Our Musical Services
Corda Entertainment offers artistic excellence, professionalism, and 26-plus years of experience to make your special event truly memorable. Your choices include solo instruments of violin, cello, trumpet, flute, harp, piano/organ and vocals, as well as string duos, trios, quartets, quintets, jazz bands, The Corda Electric Duo and small orchestras.
Choosing Your Instruments
The solo violin is a great option for a small, simple, and elegant wedding of approximately 50 guests.
The string duo is suited for 50 to 100 guests and can be in many combinations: violin/flute, two violins, violin/harp, violin/cello, or violin/piano (organ). The first three give a lighter and transparent melody and harmony, the others a melody and bass sound.
The string trio is great for 100 to 150 guests because it offers an inner harmony to the melody and bass for more sound. The combinations include violin/viola/cello, flute/violin/cello or piano/violin/cello.
The string quartet has the roundest fullest sound and is well suited for over 150 guests. The group includes two violins, viola and cello which offers the most versatility in music selections. This is our most popular combination.
The string quintet offers the full sound of the quartet plus a stand up bass to add more depth to the sound. This is a great idea for the wedding that is outdoors in a wide open area or a large ballroom where the sound needs to travel.
For an added touch the trumpet is a great addition to the string trio, quartet or quintet. A trumpet fanfare before the bridal entrance adds a grand announcement and will surely capture the audience's attention. The trumpet can also be utilized during the prelude and recessional music as well.
Planning Your Ceremony
Our goal is to provide beautiful and memorable music for your special day. Before your wedding day we help you select music that personalizes your program. On your wedding day we make your music flow seamlessly with all of your entrances and processions. We take our cues from your wedding director beforehand, and if there isn't a wedding director we guide you through the process. We adjust speed and song lengths to the pace of your processions.
In a typical ceremony we perform in these moments:
A 30 minute prelude while your guests are being seated
Special music for entrances of the grandmothers and mothers
Special music for entrances of the bridesmaids, flower girls and ring bearers
Special music for the entrance of the bride for the processional
Select music during the service (lighting of unity candle, communion, reflection)
Special music for the recessional for the bride/groom
Short postlude music for your guests
For cocktail hour, reception or other special events, we offer a variety of music including Light Classical, Tangos, Scott Joplin Rags, Cole Porter Jazz, Broadway and Pop Show Tunes, Opera Favorites, Contemporary, The Beatles and The Carpenters. Please inquire as to what styles work best for the instrumentation you choose.
We are happy to accompany singers whenever possible. Please inquire for details.
Engaging Our Services
The fee for our services is based on the choice of ensemble and the length of the engagement. Please contact us for availability, pricing and further questions. When you engage our services, we send you a written contract. We require a 50% deposit to hold the date and musicians, and the remainder of the fee is due 30 days prior to your event.