Lisa Marie & Charles Tie the Knot at St Thomas Aquinas Church

Our violin, viola and cello trio had a great experience working with singer Marie Chabot at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater, MA. The bridal couple chose to have a full mass in addition to their ceremony.

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Since the bridal party was large, we played three processionals. The first was “Ave Maria” with singer and strings for the grandparents, groom’s parents and mother of the bride. The second was “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for five bridesmaids and two flower girls. Lisa Marie walked down the aisle to “Minuet” from The Royal Fireworks.

“How Beautiful” was played for Presentation of Gifts, “Taste And See” for communion. Both songs were accompanied by the string trio. The organist and singer performed the rest of the music during the mass. Our string trio can play all of the music if a couple prefers not to have organ.

“Trumpet Voluntary” was the recessional, followed by “La Rejouissance” while guests exited the church.

The reception was held at The Brookside in Bourne. We provided cocktail hour music which was a mix of classical and old jazz standards.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

String Trio at the Weston Copley Hotel

The Weston Copley Hotel was the setting for Lauren and Michael’s August wedding. The Staffordshire Room has floor to ceiling windows with a gorgeous view that keep things light and bright.

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The 30 minute prelude while guests were being seated included such classical favorites as Handel’s “Alla Hornpipe”, Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”, Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary” and Purcell’s “Trumpet Tune”.

The bridal party walked down the aisle to “Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring” while Lauren entered to the famous “Bridal Chorus”, better known as “Here Comes The Bride”. The recessional was “Wedding March”.

Cocktail hour was a mix of classical music, waltzes, Irish tunes, tangos, Broadway show songs and old jazz standards.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Jessica & Michael at Hampshire House

Our violin/cello duo had the pleasure of playing for Jessica and Michael’s wedding at the historic Hampshire House located above the famous “Cheers” bar on Boston’s Beacon Street. Thanks to Paula Marrero and Michele Giacomozzi for coordinating a beautiful event.

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The ceremony took place in the 2nd floor Library. Cocktail hour was on the 3rd floor. Guests returned to the Library for dinner and dancing.

Prelude music consisted of various light classical selections. You should think about what “mood” you want to set, when choosing pre ceremony music. I recommend classical but anything goes these days, so feel free to choose whatever kind of music you like best.

Processionals were Largo from “Winter” of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi for the grandmother and mothers, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for the bridesmaids and Bridal Chorus for the bride’s entrance. Alla Hornpipe from The Water Music by Handel was the recessional. For the reception, Jessica and Michael chose a number of old jazz standards and popular songs from our extensive list.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Sarah and Victor at Tupper Manor

Sarah and Victor’s wedding ceremony was held on a sunny August day on the lawn in front of Tupper Manor in Beverly, MA.

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Tupper Manor is one of our venue members in the Boston Wedding Group, which adds to the fun of working there. They have a lovely circular fountain that serves as the backdrop for wedding ceremonies.

The processionals were Bach “Air” for the bridal party and “A Thousand Years” for Sarah’s walk down the aisle. “Finale” from The Water Music was the recessional at the end of the ceremony. Our string trio — two violins and cello — also provided music for cocktail hour so we moved inside and continued playing light classical music.

Good luck with your wedding plans.
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Maggie & Kris Wed at The Wequassett Resort in Harwich, MA

Our string trio never gets tired of playing for weddings at the Wequassett Resort on Cape Cod. Maggie and Kris are from Maryland and wanted a beautiful destination location for their intimate celebration.

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They were very happy with their choice.

The view is fantastic, rain or shine. Recent renovations have added more seating to the lawn and terrace with cushioned sofas and fire pits which are really nice when the temperature is cool.

The bridal party walked down the aisle to Schubert’s “Ave Maria”. Maggie chose Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” for her entrance. The very upbeat “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” was the recessional. We had fun playing old jazz standards and contemporary popular songs for cocktail hour.

Kris comes from a musical family (her father was a symphony orchestra principal cellist) so there were plenty of suggestions for what to play at the reception. We always come with plenty of music and were happy to be able to accommodate most of the requests.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

 
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Katie & David at Glen Manor in Portsmouth, RI

Katie and David chose Intermezzo’s violin/cello duo to provide ceremony and cocktail music for their July wedding at Glen Manor, a beautiful French chateau-style mansion, designed by John Russell Pope, who was also the architect for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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The Portsmouth Historical Society has volunteers who manage this lovely home, with a resident event coordinator for special events. We’ve had the pleasure of playing for several weddings on the great lawn overlooking the water.

Prelude music included selections by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Purcell, Mouret and Beethoven. The first processional was “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for a bridal party consisting of grandparents, the groom’s parents, mother-of-the-bride, maid of honor and a flower girl who was escorted by her dad because she was shy about walking down the aisle. (If you’re including small children, keep in mind that they may be frightened by so many people and need an adult to walk down the aisle with them.)

Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusic by Mozart was the bride’s processional. The recessional was the very upbeat “Alla Hornpipe” from Handel’s Water Music. We played a mix of light classical, old jazz standards and Broadway favorites during cocktail hour.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

 
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Karen & Michael say “I Do” in Salem, MA

The Salem Common was the wedding ceremony site for Karen & Michael. There’s a neat gazebo where our flute, violin and cello trio played. It was perfect for watching the bridal party and the bride walk down the aisle.

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Sometimes we end up in the back of a room which isn’t so good when everyone stands for the bride’s entrance. It’s hard to know when to stop playing if I can’t see her when she gets to the front. We often end up guessing. You should consider where the musicians sit when you make arrangements with your church or other ceremony venue.

Rick Perry officiated. He brings his own sophisticated sound system so all guests can hear the ceremony. This is another item to think about. Without a microphone, will people be able to hear you when you say your vows?

Karen & Michael chose Bach’s “Prelude in C Major” and Delibe’s “Flower Duet” for their processionals. The recessional was “Blue Danube Waltz”, which was a fun way to end.

We moved to the Hawthorne Hotel for cocktail hour, playing old jazz standards and rags.

Our pianist took over for dinner. The couple chose the “Muppet Show Theme” for the cutting of the cake. The remainder of the dinner music consisted of old jazz standards and Broadway show tunes.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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