Post # 1
Hello! I have hired a pianist for my ceremony.
The songs that I have picked out are:
Prelude: Come Away With Me (maybe)
Procession: Feels Like Home
Recessional: Bitter Sweet Syphony
My pianist is very talented and she also sings. She has a wonderful voice. Should she sing during my ceremony or should she just play and not sing?
Post # 3
I would want her to sing “It Feels Like Home.” Just because the lyrics are SO touching and beautiful!
Post # 4
It would depend upon if she is comfortable playing and singing at the same time. With sung music, you have the added difficulty of cutting or lengthening a piece of music to fit the processionals. You can easily fade in/out of instrumental music, but if you’re singing, you really have to finish the verse or chorus you’re on. That can cause a delay in the next entrance or the beginning of the service. If that’s a concern, you can always have her sing just during the prelude, or as an interlude during the ceremony (unity candle, etc.).
Post # 5
That is what she does for a living. Playing and Singing. I didn’t think about timing if vocals were involved. That is a good point. With instrumental, the pianist can make it stop any where basically vs in vocals, it would be harder.