Lord Thompson Manor September Wedding

Susan and Jonathan got a spectacular day for their outdoor wedding ceremony.

The Lord Thompson Manor has a lovely enclosed garden complete with gazebo under which the couple and bridal party stood.

Jackie and Andrew are owner/coordinators at LTM and make each of their weddings very elegant affairs. The staff dress in tuxedos and gowns so if you’re looking for a bit of glamour, you’ll find it here.

The couple chose Handel Air and Pachelbel Canon as the processionals. The recessional was Handel’s La Rejouissance. We moved inside for cocktail hour, playing a mix of classical, old jazz standards, Broadway tunes and popular songs. The groom’s special request was Theme From Alladin for which I wrote an arrangement to fit the string trio.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Allison & Jed at St. Christopher’s & Chatham Bars Inn

Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham is a modern, air-conditioned space. I mention the air-conditioning because, the weather on Cape Cod can often be hot and humid. Some of the older churches have only fans and that don’t help much on those miserable days.

But the air-conditioning isn’t the only attraction at St. Christopher’s. The always wonderful Brian McGurk officiates, so your ceremony is really special.

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Allison and Jeb chose Vangelis’ Hymne for the mothers’ entrances. We played Bach Air for the seven bridesmaids while the bride walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

Our string trio also played for cocktail hour at the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn. We sat on the deck overlooking the beach and ocean. Guests milled about on the lawn and inside the boathouse. We played a mix of light classical, old jazz standards, popular songs and Broadway tunes. It provided an upbeat start to the celebration.

 
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Kelley Chapel & Old Yarmouth Inn Wedding

Jessica and Cory were married in the historic Kelley Chapel in Yarmouth Port, MA. It’s an intimate space near their reception venue, the Old Yarmouth Inn.

Cory’s aunt officiated at the ceremony which included All My Love and Bittersweet Symphony for processionals. The recessional was Stand By Me. The prelude was all pleasant classical music selections.

Everyone moved to the Old Yarmouth Inn for lunch. The bride and groom requested that our string quartet play a mix of classical, old jazz standards, popular songs, Broadway tunes, rags and waltzes.

 
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

August Wedding at The Barn at Gibbet Hill

Libby and Bryant used the Barn at Gibbet Hill as their wedding venue.

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This is one of my favorite places for weddings. Ceremonies are usually held on the lawn with a hillside full of cows in the background. Sometimes you can even hear them mooing.

We played two processionals, Hymne by Vangelis and Canon in D by Pachelbel. We played One Hand, One Heart, from West Side Story, after the first reading. The recessional was a contemporary popular song called Bittersweet Symphony.

Cocktail hour was held on the deck overlooking the lawn.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Chatham Bars Inn July Wedding

Louise and Katie were married at beautiful Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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It was an ocean-side ceremony, on the beach yet close enough for our violin, cello and keyboard trio to sit in the shade of the covered deck.

There was a half hour of prelude music including In My Life, Yellow, Wind Beneath My Wings, Bittersweet Symphony, Glasgow Love Theme, Can’t Help Falling in Love and Strangers in the Night.

Processionals were Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World and A Thousand Years. The band played a CD of Gone, Gone, Gone for the recessional. Cocktail hour featured old jazz standards and contemporary popular songs.

Special thanks go to CBI event coordinators Kate Mann and Clarissa Davis. They’re great to work with and always make things go smoothly.
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Katherine & Matt at Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI

One of the things I like best about playing at Glen Manor House is working with Event Coordinator Katie Wilkinson. She manages to amaze me every time we play a wedding at Glen Manor. There are so many details that go into creating a beautiful wedding and the event coordinator or wedding planner is the person who makes sure it all goes smoothly.

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Our musicians always work with a comprehensive rundown in our music books. This list includes not only the selected music but also the order of bridal party entrances. (We count as people enter so we know when to switch to the next piece.) Our notes also include the exact words the officiant will say at the end of the ceremony so we can start playing the recessional just as the newlyweds turn to walk up the aisle.

Katherine and Matt chose two processionals for their Glen Manor House wedding. The bridal party entered to Handel Air while Katherine was escorted down the aisle by her father to Pachelbel Canon in D. The recessional was Handel La Rejouissance.

We played a mix of classical pieces and contemporary popular songs for the cocktail hour.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Angela & William at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI

It was a perfect July day for a wedding on the lawn at Rosecliff Mansion.

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This venue is absolutely spectacular with a huge lawn overlooking the water. The ballroom is everything you’d expect in one of the premier Newport homes.

Our string quartet played Canon and Trumpet Voluntary for the processionals with Allegro from Spring, the Four Seasons, as the recessional. Cocktail hour featured a mix of styles including classical, jazz standards, Broadway tunes and popular songs.

We had a great time playing all of it!

Erica Phillips from Moran Catering was the coordinator. We love working with her.