CLASSIC STRING ENSEMBLES

Classic String Ensembles provides string ensembles for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions.  Our groups range from solo violin to string quartet and our vast repertoire list ranges from classical to rock to Broadway. Don’t see your favorite song? Special requests can be arranged!  Classic Strings founder Deb Shebish has performed and coordinated music for weddings since 1998 and is committed to creating the perfect music for your special occasion.

FAQ

What parts of the ceremony will I need to choose music for?  Many wedding ceremonies follow this format:

Prelude  This begins 30 minutes before the ceremony when guests begin to arrive.

Processional  Music for the entrance of parents, grandparents, the wedding party, and the entrance of the bride/wedding couple.

Unity Candle  A ceremony symbolizing the union of two families as one.

Recessional  Music for the wedding couple as they walk back down the aisle and out of the ceremony site.

Can you play special requests not on the repertoire list?  Absolutely!  Special requests no on the repertoire list can be arranged for an additional fee.

What type of deposit is due in order to reserve a group?  A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the date.

Do you play outdoors?  We are able to accommodate outdoor events.  Due to the delicate nature of the instruments, we require to be under the shade of a structure and the temperature must be between  with no precipitation.

What will the group be wearing?  Musicians wear concert black (black suit and tie for men, long black skirt/pants and black top for women).

When will you arrive at the venue?  The musicians arrive at the venue one hour before the contracted start time.

What forms of payment do you accept?  We accept all of our payments through PayPal.

REPERTOIRE

TRADITIONAL PROCESSIONALS
BACH: JESU, JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING
CLARKE: TRUMPET VOLUNTARY
PACHELBEL: CANON IN D
PURCELL: TRUMPET TUNE
WAGNER: WEDDING MARCHTRADITIONAL RECESSIONALS
BEETHOVEN: ODE TO JOY
BACH: BRANDENBERG CONCERTO NO. 3
MENDELSSOHN: WEDDING MARCH
MOURET: RONDEAUCLASSICAL
DVORAK: LARGO FROM SYMPHONY 9
FRANCK: PANIS ANGELICUS
GERSHWIN: LULLABY
GERSHWIN: THEME FROM RHAPSODY IN BLUE
GOUNOD: CHANSON DU ROI FROM FAUST
GOUNOD: VIN O BIERE FROM FAUST
HANDEL: ARIA FROM XERXES
HANDEL: ENTRANCE OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA
HANDEL: LA REJOUISSANCE
HANDEL: ROYAL FIREWORKS MUSIC
HANDEL: WATER MUSIC SUITE
LISZT: LIEBESTRAUM
MASCAGNI: INTERMEZZO CAVALLERI RUSTICANA
MASSNET: MEDITATION FROM THAIS
MOZART: EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK
MOZART: STRING QUARTETS

POP/ROCK/COUNTRY/JAZZ/BROADWAY
ALAN SILVESTRI: FORREST GUMP
ALLISON KRAUSS: YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL
ANDREA BOCELLI: THE PRAYER
BEATLES: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
BEATLES: WHEN I’M SIXTY-FOUR
BEATLES: HEY JUDE
BEATLES: IN MY LIFE
BEATLES: HERE COMES THE SUN
BEATLES: ELEANOR RIGBY
BEATLES: I WILL
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
BERNSTEIN: ONE HAND, ONE HEART
LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
MOON RIVER
SATIN DOLL
TAKE FIVE
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
UNFORGETTABLE
HOME, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
KISS YOU, ONE DIRECTION
I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE, EDWIN MCCAIN
MORE THAN ANYONE, GAVIN DEGRAW
FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE, THE CURE
CHAPEL OF LOVE, THE DIXIE CUPS
MARRY YOU, BRUNO MARS
RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH, IKE & TINA TURNER
EVERYTHING, MICHAEL BUBLÉ
I’M ONLY ME WHEN I’M WITH YOU,TAYLOR SWIFT

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
PETER GABRIEL: IN YOUR EYES
RASCAL FLATS: BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD
SHANIA TWAIN: STILL THE ONE
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE: CECILIA
SOMEWHERE OUT THERE
SUNRISE, SUNSET FROM FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
TEMPTATIONS: MY GIRL
U2: BEAUTIFUL DAY
VAN MORRISON: BROWN EYED GIRL
AT LAST
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
BLUE MOON
CARAVAN
BERNSTEIN: SOMEWHERE
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE,THE LION KING
CHRISTINA PERRI: THOUSAND YEARS (TWILIGHT)
COLDPLAY: VIVA LA VIDA
DANNY BOY
DEAN MARTIN: THAT’S AMORE
DEAN MARTIN: YOU BELONG TO ME

DEAN MARTIN: MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
ERIC CLAPTON: WONDERFUL TONIGHT
FRANK SINATRA: STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
HAROLD ARLEN: SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
JASON MRAZ: I’M YOURS
JAY UNGAR: ASHOKAN FAREWELL
JEFF BUCKLEY: HALLELUJAH
JOHN MAYER: HEART OF LIFE
JOURNEY: DON’T STOP BELIEVING
KENNY CHESNEY: ME AND YOU
KISS THE GIRL, LITTLE MERMAID
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
MY HEART WILL GO ON FROM TITANIC
OASIS: WONDERWALL
PATSY CLINE: CRAZY
SÍ BHEAG, SÍ MHÓR, CAROLAN
VAN MORRISON: MOONDANCE
WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL
FLY ME TO THE MOON
HOW HIGH THE MOON
I DO, COLBIE CAILLAT
DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT, TOPLOADER
BOOM CLAP, CHARLI XCX
ALL MY LIFE, K-CI & JOJO
DREAMS, THE CRANBERRIES
MINE, TAYLOR SWIFT
FEEL SO CLOSE, CALVIN HARRIS
BEST DAY OF MY LIFE, AMERICAN AUTHORS
KISS ME, SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER
LUCKY, JASON MRAZ FEATURING COLBIE CAILLAT