Choir for Wedding Ceremony

posted 3 years ago in Music
  • poll: Octet for Wedding Ceremony
    Hire the singers. It may be pricier but the blended voice types in the chapel will sound beautiful : (11 votes)
    92 %
    Go with the pre-recording. You'll save $ and possible headaches : (0 votes)
    A classical choir at a wedding??? Seems a bit...strange... : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    573 posts
    Busy bee

    As someone who sings in choirs, make sure you do hear them first… someone hired my choir expecting traditional hymns but got modern gospel style, woops! They didn’t tell us what they wanted. 

    Regarding price, each choir has their bottom line fee which normally accounts for travel and time and this can vary, so youwould definitely need to seek a quote from each choir your approach. 

    Choirs may also take a little while to get back to you whilst they speak to the members to see who could make your time and date. If there’s enough to convey their sound, they will go for it; if only 2 altos and a tenor can make it then it’s not viable.

    So in summary:-

     

    1.  Preview the sound/vibe.

     

    2.  Decide on how many singers you can accommodate and seek a quote based on this.

    Best of luck! 🙂

     

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My friend had a choir at her wedding and it was a good idea as the congregation weren’t strong singers as they’re often not.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Does the church not have a choir that sings for the weekly services? You could hire them.

    If you can afford it, I would definitely go for the choir rather than pre-recording your own voice… especially if you are going to sing all the parts! As a singer myself I just don’t think that will work well, sorry. It would be better if you have friends who can sing the other parts for you – don’t ask too much of your voice.

    I am having a quartet rather than an octet, made up of some very close friends and my dad. They are all very experienced though and I know their voices will be strong enough to pull it off.

    Also, how could classical music in a church wedding ever be strange??? Maybe I’m traditional but personally I find pop songs far stranger for church weddings than music which was written especially for a religious setting.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @tlsine: She used the one aligned to the church.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @tlsine: No no sorry to confuse. It was a good idea as it meant there was no murmur singing but good singing.

    Post # 13
    Member
    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If our wedding weren’t on the smaller side, we would have our church’s choir sing, so I’m in favor of choral singing. 

    You mentioned that you’re a music educator.  Could you put together a choir of your fellow music educators?  I attended a funeral for an Orff educator and the choir was made up of other Orff teachers.  They were amazing.

    Post # 14
    Member
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - FMILs back yard

    I love the idea of a live choir at a wedding. As a choir singer, I would love to sing at a wedding and obviously I have a bias in how much I am in favor of this idea. 

    If you can manage it, I’d go with the live choir! Hopefully it works out for you!

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