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As a string ensemble we perform at many Catholic Churches, either for a full mass or partial mass, depending on what the clients and Church are interested in. This wedding, was a very traditional full Catholic mass, and our string trio were honored to be a part of the big day my provided wonderful music.

One of our favorite songs in the program was music that we performed during the signing, the Schubert Ave Maria. Quite often clients request the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria, so it was a nice change for us to perform the other (and just as beautiful) version.

Bridesmaids Processional: Canon in D
Bride Processional: Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing: Schubert: Ave Maria
Communion: Bach Air on the G-string
Recessional: Mouret: Rondeau

Videographer: MPSG INC

Wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Our clients were married at a beautiful Croatian Church in Calgary, and chose their ceremony music to fit the different parts during the ceremony. We really enjoy performing Charpentier’s Prelude at wedding, as this was no exception, as our string ensemble played this piece of music during the bridesmaid’s processional. Once the bridesmaids got to the front of the church, we performed Pachelbel Canon.  One of our favorite pieces (though somewhat less popular than Jesu Joy is Bach’s other composition, Arioso, which we performed during communion. Rounding out the ceremony was Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.

Bridesmaids: Charpentier: Prelude from TeDeum
Bride: Pachelbel Canon D
Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Communion: Bach: Arioso

Exit of Bride and Groom: Wedding March

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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I had a great time chatting with Sarah and Matthew, as I always like it when couples know what the music they would like, and when we can deliver and craft an interesting grouping of songs for the ceremony that reflect both the church (in this case) and the bride and groom’s personal style. The Church wanted to make sure that the songs they had chosen would work well during the ceremony, and aside from the classical selections, which always work well, I wrote the following short reviews of the more modern pieces. We had a great time performing them, and received many compliments.

Bridesmaids Processional: Bach Air on the G string
Bride Processional: Disarm you with a Smile

The cello and violin are each highlighted in this soft and gentle arrangement. Both players alternate between bowing and plucking the strings to give a unique and interesting color to the sound. This piece is more intimate than the Bach Air, which provides a lovely contrast for the processional.

Signing: Hallelujah and Bach Jesu Joy
Recessional: Viva la Vida

Spirited and rhythmic, Viva la Vida brings a contemporary celebratory twist to the wedding ceremony, as the bride and groom exit.

Wedding venue and photo: Our Lady of Lourdes

Wedding Ceremony Music Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Chuck and I just wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job with your team at our wedding in Niagara Falls on November 24, 2012. The music was so beautiful I still tear up I hear it. I really appreciate all the time and effort you took in picking out the perfect songs including “Accidentally in Love” last minute. Everyone loved the music and had such a wonderful time. Thank you again and we wish you all the best! Vicki and Chuck, bride and groom

Vicky and Chuck were amazing to work with. We had a wonderful time discussing and customizing the music selections for their ceremony. Also, they worked really hard to achieve a beautiful setting for there wedding ceremony. If you have never been to the Table Rock Welcome Center before, the ground floor consists of tourist shops as you would expect at Niagara Falls. However, the second floor was virtually transformed into a candle lit dream during the ceremony. Add the fact that the large windows in the room had great views of both the Horseshoe and American Falls, and it is easy to imagine how beautiful this wedding was. For music, the couple wanted their guests to feel happy and warm and have a good time and enjoy the wedding. They wanted the ceremony to be classy, elegant and romantic, and the songs they chose really complemented everything. Following the ceremony we stayed to perform a one-hour cocktail reception. We received many comments and the wedding and reception were incredibly memorable. Congratulations!

Processional: Enya Only Time
Signing: You Raise Me Up
Recessional: Accidentially in Love

Wedding ceremony and reception musicians Niagara Falls: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets

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“We hired Duo d'Amore a sting duo for our wedding at the Old Mill chapel on October 13. The musician's were absolutely amazing!! I can not even express the feeling I had when I heard our wedding song coming down the isle. It brought tears to my eyes. It was absolutely perfect. We picked three custom songs. Nine inch nails - A warm place, Metallica - Nothing else matters, and Foo Fighters- Everlong. The arrangements of these songs, were so beautiful, and fit each part of our ceremony wonderfully. The musicians were on time, dressed appropriately, and were very professional. I wish we had more time to visit with them after the ceremony to express our gratitude for their amazing work.” Shannon, bride

Wedding ceremony musicians Toronto: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets

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Tori and Eric’s wedding ceremony at Hauser Hall, September 29, 2012, violin and cello duo, Heidelberg ON

Another amazing wedding at Hauser Hall! Our violin and cello duo performed for this morning wedding on September 29, 2012, and had a great time working with Eric and Tori, creating a wonderful grouping of wedding songs for their ceremony. The selections combined the elegance and sophistication of classical baroque music with more modern, more upbeat selections such as Arms of Love by Kutless and Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve.


La Rejouissance by Handel

First movement of the Cello Suite no 1 by Bach

Sleepers Awake by Bach

Wedding ceremony:

Processional: Canon in D- Pachelbel

Signing: Arms of Love- Kutless

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve


Photographers: Stephanie Canada Photography and Melissa Weber Photography


Wedding ceremony musicians Heidelberg/Kitchener-Waterloo: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets

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Andrea and James’s wedding ceremony at Spencer’s on the Waterfront, string trio September 21, 2012, Burlington ON

There is no question that the city of Burlington has some beautiful venues, but we and our clients always fall hard for Spencer’s. The venue’s angled glass room is very modern, while the service and the attention to detail from the staff has been honed for years, so it’s no secret that we love to perform here. The clients requested a mixture of classical and pop music during the wedding ceremony, with classical coming to the forefront. The bridesmaid’s processional was Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze, and this piece is a beautiful way to ease into the ceremony. As the brie walked down the aisle, the music shifted slightly to a Bach’s Air. This song has a wonderful octave leaps in the bass, which helps to anchor the sound and give the song a great footing to support the soaring and smooth upper line played by the violin. Of course, all of this is accentuated and highlighted by the beautiful acoustic in the room. Still sticking with Bach, the next time the string trio performed in the ceremony was when the papers were being signed. Bach’s Jesu Joy is a natural fit in keeping with the ‘Bach” theme. As the couple exited just after the officiant announced their marriage, we performed the upbeat and exciting (also very popular) Viva la Vida by Coldplay.


Wedding planner: Jackie Scott at Spencer’s

Photographer and photo credit: http://jclayphoto.com/blog/andrea-james-wedding-at-spencers/

Wedding ceremony musicians Burlington/Oakville/GTA: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet


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