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Toronto Wedding Ceremony Musicians

Toronto Wedding Ceremony Musicians
Toronto Wedding Ceremony Musicians

Toronto Wedding Ceremony Musicians. We love clients like Kaitlyn and Cole as they were extremely excited to have Duo d’Amore perform a fantastic selection of music at their wedding ceremony at Hockley Valley. As the guests arrived the violin and cello duet performed modern pop music, with songs including Fields of Gold, I Think I Wanna Marry you, River Flows in You and others. When the officiant, parents and groomsmen were ready, we performed You Raise Me Up, making a smooth transition into Beyonce’s Halo for the four bridesmaids.

Beyonce’s Halo great for a wedding ceremony

When Beyonce released her groundbreaking 2008 album “I Am… Sasha Fierce”, it featured the smash hit, “Halo”. While the original version of the song was a pop masterpiece, the instrumental version of “Halo” for violin and cello brought the song to a whole new level.

The beautiful strings and gentle melodies of “Halo” for violin and cello bring out the true emotion of the song. Every note is delicately held and carefully placed to bring out the sorrow and beauty of Beyonce’s heartfelt lyrics. The strings reach soaring heights and then dip to depths of despair, reflecting the sentiment of the song itself. The combination of cello and violin creates a unique soundscape, which has been praised by fans and critics alike. The pairing of the two instruments is incredibly effective for conveying the message of the song. The cello provides a foundation for the more delicate violin to work its magic. This builds and releases tension as the piece progresses.

The instrumental version of “Halo” for violin and cello has been covered by a wide range of artists. From classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma to metal guitarist Lita Ford, and many other artists. This is testament to the song’s enduring appeal and its ability to be interpreted in a variety of ways.

Bride’s wedding music

For the bride the strings performed a lovely rendition of Pachelbel Canon for a traditional touch. When the couple signed the marriage license, we moved back to pop music with Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love. As the couple and guests exited, performed Viva la Vida, to add a lovely touch to a memorable wedding ceremony!


Photo credit: Janice Yi Photography

Wedding planning: Willow Rose Events

Get in touch with us if you are looking for wedding ceremony musicians in Toronto, the GTA or across Canada. With our professional and award winning violinists, cellists and ensembles such as our violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet, we would be happy to perform for your event.

About Us

Now that we have discussed the main points of our blog, Toronto Wedding Ceremony Musicians, here is a little bit about us. Duo d’Amore is an award winning professional string wedding ensemble. We provide exceptional live music for wedding ceremonies receptions, corporate events, and other special occasions across Canada. The group consists of professional musicians with extensive experience performing at various events, ensuring that they deliver an outstanding performance every time.

Personalized experience

What sets Duo d’Amore apart is their commitment to providing a personalized experience for each client. They work closely with their clients to understand their preferences and needs. This ensures that they deliver a performance that exceeds their expectations. Whether you are looking for classical music, contemporary pieces, or a mix of both, Duo d’Amore has the expertise to deliver.

Wedding string ensembles

The solo violin

The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument, but that does not mean that it cannot produce a sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra. This is in a large hall seating 2000 or more people–the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. This is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where we perform. No matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.

Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.

The solo cello

Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50. Of course this is not necessarily so.

The violin and cello duo

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player. This is our most requested string ensemble for hire. Having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany, while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano. Together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.

Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for weddings. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

We often recommend the violin and cello duo for between 50-150 guests. When mic’s, we have performed for over 600, so it all depends. The more that we know about the type of event that you are hosting, the easier it is for us to recommend a string ensemble that will sound the best and fit with the event that you are planning. Contact us here

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third instrument. Often this is a violin or viola.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

This larger string ensemble is suited for events with over 200 guests, and larger venues in general. The string trio has a slightly larger sound than the violin and cello duo. It fits right in the middle of the string ensembles that we offer.

Wedding String quartet

One of the most popular offerings of Duo d’Amore is their string quartet. A string quartet consists of four musicians who play the violin, viola, and cello. The quartet is a versatile ensemble. We can perform a wide range of music, from classical pieces to modern arrangements of popular songs. The string quartet is perfect for weddings, cocktail receptions, and other events that require elegant, sophisticated music.

Not just classical–Pop, Top40, Jazz, Folk etc.

Duo d’Amore’s string ensembles has an extensive repertoire. This includes classical pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, as well as contemporary pieces by popular artists such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars. Their ability to perform a mix of classical and contemporary pieces makes them a perfect fit for any event. Regardless of the theme or atmosphere.

Caledon ON and area venues, perfect for our string duo, trio and quartet ensembles

There are several wedding venues in Caledon, Ontario, Canada that you may want to consider. Here are a few options:

Caledon Country Club

Elegant and spacious venue offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony space as well as an indoor banquet hall for your reception.

Millcroft Inn & Spa

Historic inn features stunning gardens, a waterfall, and a picturesque pond, making it an ideal location for a romantic outdoor ceremony. The venue also offers indoor options for receptions.

Cambium Farms

Rustic and charming venue boasts a beautifully restored barn and acres of farmland, providing a picturesque backdrop for your wedding. They offer both indoor and outdoor options for ceremonies and receptions.

Glen Eagle Golf Club

Features a stunning outdoor ceremony space with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The clubhouse provides an elegant indoor reception space as well.

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