A wedding is an occasion of deep spiritual significance, and the purity of emotions involved are artfully complemented by refined classical music. We support marriage equality and welcome clients of all orientations.

Jane, Emily and Leo's longstanding experience not only furnishes us with performance elan, but with discretionary qualities of timing and subtlety that are especially vital within the delicate dynamic of a service.

Mostly, clients leave music selection to our discretion. However if you have requests or are unsure about appropriate music for your ceremony, then let us take your hand and together we will prepare music that best reflects your personal commitment in a meaningful way.

A Protestant or Civil service usually equates to a booking of one hour and presents five musical opportunities; Guests Arrive, Processional, Signing of the Register, Recessional, and Guests Leave.

A Catholic or Orthodox service usually equates to a booking of one and a quarter hours and presents seven musical opportunities; Guests Arrive, Processional, Offertory, Communion, Signing of the Register, Recessional, and Guests Leave.

The prudent bride or groom will consider booking us for an extra 15 minutes in case the service runs overtime.

These booking times cover the service nicely by providing music for about fifteen minutes pre-ceremony and five minutes post-ceremony. Our booking time should start 15 minutes before the processional starts. For example, if the processional starts at 2pm then we should be booked from 1:45 - 2:45pm.

Below is a selection of appropriate pieces listed in general descending order of popularity, this is not a reflection of each pieces' musical merit but is simply a matter of tradition or taste.

Processional

Canon, J. Pachelbel
Bridal March from Lohengrin, R. Wagner
Flower Duet from Lakme, L. Delibes
Trumpet Voluntary, J. Clarke
Gabriel’s Oboe, E. Morricone

Signing

Air from orchestral suite in D Major, J.S. Bach
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach
Ave Maria, F. Schubert
Panis Angelicus, C. Franck
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, P. Mascagni

Recessional

Wedding March, F. Mendelssohn
Hornpipe from Water Music, G. Handel
Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music, G. Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, G. Handel
Trumpet Voluntary, J. Clarke
Ode to Joy from Symphony no 9, L. Beethoven

The duration of each piece is not a concern when planning your service. Most pieces are from three to five minutes long and thus fit well within each section. Also most classical music contains repeats or recurring phrases which sound excellent if attenuated at a cadence point. For example Pachelbel's Canon is based on a cyclical baseline which means we will always time your Processional to perfection! There is no input needed from you on the day. We take our cues directly or by liaising with the Priest or Celebrant prior to the ceremony.

Our recent weddings include;

2020

Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Opera House 19/1/20
Gunners Barracks, Mosman 20/1/20
St Marks, Darling Point 26/1/20
Bradley’s Head, Mosman 1/2/20
Hickson Rd Reserve, The Rocks 22/2/20
Bennelong Lawn, Botanic Gardens 29/2/20
Oatlands House 7/3/20
Quay Restaurant 13/3/20
Loreto Kirribilli Chapel 14/3/20
Lions Gate Lodge 9/6/20
Bells Boutique Hotel, Killcare 11/7/20
Mortuary Station, Central 10/10/20
Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay 11/10/20
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf 18/10/20
St Marks, Darling Point 26/10/20
Santa Sabina Chapel 31/10/20
Hickson Rd Reserve 17/11/20
Miramare Gardens 4/12/20
Ovolo, Woolloomooloo 6/12/20

2019

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 16/1/19
Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay 18/1/19
St Marks, Darling Point 16/2/19
Curzon Hall 24/2/19
All Saints, Woollahra 8/3/19
St Charles Borromeo, Ryde 9/3/19
Elizabeth Bay House 16/3/19
St Andrew’s Cathedral 23/3/19
Intercontinental, Double Bay 31/3/19
MCA 9/4/19
Vaucluse House 12/4/19
Lindesay House, Darling Point 11/5/19
Sydney Masonic Centre 15/6/19
Blackburn Gardens 22/6/19
Dunbar House 24/8/19
Bendooley Estate 21/9/19
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf 28/9/19
Dockside, Darling Harbour 11/10/19
Q-Station, Manly 12/101/9
Bendooley Estate 25/10/19
Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay 26/10/19
Breakfast Point Country Club 26/101/9
Curzon Hall 8/11/19
Le Montage 10/11/19
Gunners Barracks, Mosman 11/11/19
The Grounds 18/11/19
Curzon Hall 23/11/19
Athol Hall 24/11/19
Curzon Hall 23/11/19
Gunners Barracks, Mosman 4/12/19
QVB Tea Rooms 30/11/19

2018

Dunbar House 2/1/18
St Marks, Drummoyne 6/1/18
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House 27/1/18
Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel Manly 3/3/18
St Thomas Anglican Church North Sydney 3/3/18
Holy Name of Mary, Hunters Hill 17/3/18
State Library 17/3/18
Cockatoo Island 12/4/18
Dunbar House 28/4/18
Riverview Chapel 5/5/18
Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay 8/5/18
Pier One 12/5/18
Catalina’s, Rose Bay 12/5/18
Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf 4/6/18
Park Hyatt 10/6/18
Dunbar House 9/8/18
Palm House, Botanic Gardens 18/8/18
Vaucluse House 18/8/18
Elizabeth Bay House 1/9/18
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mosman 22/9/18
Elizabeth Bay House 1/10/18
Oatlands House 13/10/18
Intercontinental, Double Bay 3/11/18
Sails, Lavender Bay 7/11/18
Pier One 11/11/18
Observatory Hill 18/11/18
Curzon Hall 24/11/18
Loreto Kirribilli, Normanhurst 24/11/18
Nurses Ware Memorial Chapel, Little Bay 2/12/18
Gardens on Forest, Peakhurst 7/12/18
Burnt Orange, Mosman 8/12/18
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 14/12/18
Bayview Golf Club 9/12/18
Sofitel, Darling Harbour 12/12/18

2017

Oatlands House 7/1/17
Lions Gate Lodge 8/2/17
Cardinal Cerretti Chapel, Manly 23/2/17
MCA 25/3/17
Curzon Hall 22/4/17
Vaucluse House 21/5/17
Killara Golf Club 6/8/17
St Marks Darling Point 12/8/17
The Mint 9/9/17
Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay 24/9/17
Jonah’s Whale Beach 30/9/17
Public Dining Room, Balmoral Beach 6/10/17
Rose Gardens, Botanic Gardens 4/11/17
Doltone House Hyde Park 10/11/17
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 18/11/17
Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Beach 24/11/17
State Library 25/11/17
Sydney Theatre Company 10/12/17
Park Hyatt 22/12/17

Testimonials

  • Chris and I just wanted to say thank you so so much for the absolutely stunning classical music during our Wedding ceremony at Loreto Chapel. 

    We couldn’t have been happier with the quality of your performance, your professionalism and communication leading up to the day.

    You are all such incredibly talented musicians and many of our guests commented on how superb the music was. We are sorry we couldn’t have thanked you personally on the day!! 

    Emily and Chris @ Loreto Kirribilli

  • We just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself and the rest of the trio for performing so beautifully at our wedding ceremony at Dalton Chapel. The music was stunning and really set the mood for the mass. It was nice to just sit and take everything in - you allowed us to have some really beautiful moments of reflection. We really appreciated your accommodation of our music choices a well. 

    I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to thank you all in person on the day! 

    Thank you so much again, 

    Josie and Marcel @ St Ignatius College, Riverview

  • I just wanted to say thank you to you all for doing such a wonderful performance at my wedding. I had so many people compliment the beautiful music and it was just perfect for the feel of the day.

    Thanks so much again, please let me know if there is anywhere I can post a review for you. I will definitely recommend you to all my clients.

    Greer @ Park Hyatt, The Rocks

  • Just a quick note to let you know how thankful we are for your beautiful music at our wedding. You sounded absolutely amazing! Several people have commented on how beautiful your playing was. There were even a few musicians in the crowd who thought it was exceptional!

    Thank you so much for making our wonderful day even more special. I will definitely be recommending you guys in the future to anyone/everyone looking for musicians.

    Thank you!!

    Catherine @ St Peter Chanel, Woolwich