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Weddings

The sound of live music - of stringed instruments, of a beautiful, pure voice - can be really thrilling! Whether in a church or for a civil ceremony, a musical performance will add something very special helping to make your day truly memorable.

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"What glorious singing - it really made the day. Thank you so much!"
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WE CAN TRAVEL ANYWHERE TO SING AT YOUR WEDDING!

Oyster Opera have sung all over the place: Weston Park in Staffordshire; Chateau de la Frédière, Burgundy, France; The Bingham Hotel, Richmond; European Space Agency, Frankfurt, Germany; Chelsea Football Club; Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst; Barbican Centre Conservatory; Penshurst Place, Kent; HMS Victory in Portsmouth; Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe, Wiltshire; The Gore, Kensington, to name but a few.

If you are planning a wedding on a tropical island, French Chateau or an Italian Hillside .Oyster Opera will be there!

Often a Wedding Ceremony Venue doesn't have much facility for music (piano or organ) - so we can play our backing tracks on their sound system or even bring our own portable battery-operated sound system. Or we can organize a harpist, or a string trio or a quartet to play your favourite pieces and even to accompany the congregation perhaps for hymns. This also works well in a church if there is no organ, or you do not wish to use it.

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"Thank you so much for singing at my wedding... I cannot thank you enough for making our day so very special. ALL the guests were taken back by your AMAZING voices and without you, I don't think we would have enjoyed it half as much.

If you ever need one of your potential clients to email me for a genuine reference, please do not hestiate to contact me. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN."

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WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO ADVISE YOU ON MUSIC

Popular requests for songs are Ave Maria by either Schubert or Gounod, O mio babbino caro (Dearest Daddy, please let me marry the man I love...) by Puccini, and duets - Lakme Flower Duet by Delibes (heard in British Airways ads); Barcarolle (from the Tales of Hoffmann) and Sull'aria (to the breezes - made famous in the film Sureshank Redemption).

We are also happy to learn requests - for example, we have done Con te partiro (a la Sarah Brightman and Andrea Boccelli); and Nella fantasia to harp accompaniment (made famous by the boy group Il Divo)

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"Just a brief note regarding the lovely singing during the service yesterday. The vocal contribution was both beautifully and sensitively delivered and everyone commented afterwards on just how her voice had enhanced the gathering."
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CIVIL CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS

Opera is a particularly wonderful idea in civil ceremonies, as you are not allowed to have music with a religious content.

You could have a string quartet playing a selection of favourites for the ten minutes before you arrive at the venue, and then your special Entrance piece. During the Signing of the Register another piece, together with a soprano/tenor solo song, and then another song as a feature (like a poem, or reading). Finally the String Quartet to play the chosen Exit music. (They could also accompany the hymns if needed).

And it doesn't need to stop there - the music can follow you to your Reception - to entertain in a slightly more lively fashion! The Strings can do a 25 minute show - not just sitting staring at their music stands, but on their feet, stamping and dancing, engaging the audience in clapping and dancing too.

The Singer/s can entertain your guests whilst you are having your photos taken, or between courses of the dinner or breakfast, and the Strings can play again, slightly more reserved as elegant background music.

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"The String Quartet were brilliant, they played so sensitively during the service and then, during the Reception, it was all change! They involved all the children and the older generation in such an entertaining performance, and really funny too!

Thank you again for all your help with arranging the music - we really couldn't have done it without you."

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Confused?!? Just contact us and we can explain everything. Maybe we can just organize all the music for your wedding for you? Why ever not?

Have a look at our picture gallery and listen to some of the sound bites featured on this website and please feel free contact us with more suggestions.

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