(Closed) Ceremony Musicians

posted 8 years ago in Pittsburgh
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not really in your position, as we’re doing a more secular ceremony (with the reception at the same venue, so we’re just using our DJ for the whole thing). However, I’ve heard rumors about people not being allowed to use anyone except for the church’s organist. So, before you go through the trouble of looking for a string group, I just wanted to make sure that you’ve verified with the church that you’re allowed to bring someone else in.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re using a string trio for our ceremony referred by a friend but I also looked into using local CMU musicians (since I was a CMU music major myself and can vouch for their talent!!). 

Because we’re getting married in the summer, we ran into trouble finding students that would still be around, and it got annoying to have to call/email them all individually and match up instrumentation so we ended up just going with a company – but PM me if you’re interested, and I can send you the student list I got from the Music department.  Duquesne also has a pretty extensive music school.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are using a string trio from Steve Vance strolling violins….they have all different kinds of ceremony musicians from one person to 4 I beleive.  Also, my friend contacted a high school and had a few people from their band or orchestra play for the ceremony-they only had to give a donation to the high school for them to play.

HTH!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We hired a guitarist, and that worked out really well! The church organist charged her normal fee, but she was very helpful in helping us pick out the hymns and other songs, setting up the sound system, etc.

The classical guitar was really nice and unique, everybody loved it. He served as our cantor as well.

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