- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Okay ladies, I need your opinions 🙂 The fiance and I are getting hitched in a teensy little country church (this one:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44394327), and I’m considering having a choir for the ceremony because 1) I’m a music educator, so it’d be like a little homage to that, and 2) that church + choir = cute imo. To clarify, when I say “choir” I’m actually thinking more octect.
Okay so, here’s what I need help with…
I’m thinking this could work 1 of 2 ways. The first is that I find some local community, high school, or college choir with members that are up to snuff and pay for them to sing. I have about $350 budgeted for such a thing, which would work out to $44 per singer (maybe a little cheap?). However, I have a “set list” in mind and they would have to learn songs that may/may not be in their repertoire.
Option 2 would be significantly less expensive and less of a logistical hassle, but may be considered weird/unconventional and certainly less effective amiance-wise. I would sing and record the various parts of the songs (would have to go up an octave for the dude parts, hehe), and simply play the pre-recorded music through the church sound system. Voice is my principal instrument, so no it wouldn’t sound like awful warbling, lol!
Here are the songs I have planned, for reference. A huge thank you fellow brides! 😀
prelude – Randle Thompson’s “Alleluia” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U88mAw1b2pU
penitential act – George Fenton’s “Kyrie” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf4nnxeVHkI
consent and exchange of vows – Eric Whitacre’s “This Marriage”
communion – Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsUWFVKJwBM
recessional – Maurice Durufle’s “Ubi Caritas” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=457nVpxJDkA