Barn at Gibbet Hill May Wedding

Sarah and Brendan were married on the lawn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. We enjoy playing there, especially when the cows are out on the opposite hillside. Sometimes they serenade us during the ceremony!

Barn at Gibbet Hill

Emmy Whitney of Whitney Events was a big help to our string quartet for the ceremony and cocktail hour on the deck.

The bride and groom wanted a mix of contemporary popular songs and several traditional classical pieces during the prelude (Yellow, Marry Me, God Only Knows, You’re My Best Friend, Here Comes the Sun, All You Need Is Love, Marry You, All of Me, Vangelis Hymne, Bach’s Arioso, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Air and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy)

The processionals were “Can You Feel the Love”, “A Thousand Years” and “Canon in D”. “I’m Yours” was the recessional. Cocktail hour included more songs from Broadway musicals and contemporary popular selections

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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You won’t find a better view than that from the Boston College Club, located on the 36th floor of 100 Federal Street in Boston. And it was the perfect location for Cris and Roland’s spring wedding.

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Our string trio played Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” as the maid of honor and then the bride walked down the aisle at this intimate affair. Schubert’s “Ave Maria” was their choice for a musical interlude between the readings and the vows. “Ode to Joy” was the recessional.

Cris and Roland are big Beatles fans so we played mostly Beatles tunes during cocktail hour. We loved playing them, too!

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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You can’t top the beauty of the Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port, MA. Most weddings are held on the lawn overlooking the harbor and beach.

Alexis & John

Alexis and John were lucky to get a pretty day even though it was cold outside. They chose all-classical music for the prelude.

The bridal party walked down the aisle to “Trumpet Voluntary” while Alexis and her father entered to “Bridal Chorus” (Here Comes The Bride). We played Allegro from “Spring”, the Four Seasons as the recessional.

Everyone moved inside for cocktail hour. The bride and groom asked for some old jazz standards such as “At Last” and “The Way You Look Tonight” as well as several contemporary popular songs including “A Thousand Years”, “Bless the Broken Road” and “Viva La Vida”.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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One of our favorite places to play is The Harvard Club on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Jennifer Sepulveda is a terrific coordinator. Our string quartet had a great time working with her.

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The processionals were “Air” by Handel from the Water Music, for the bridal party, and “Canon in D” by Pachelbel for Kyle’s walk down the aisle. Sam, the officiant is a friend of the couple and had some very funny stories to tell during the ceremony.

The recessional was “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. It was a fun and upbeat way to end the ceremony.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Laura & Rick at the Four Seasons Hotel

It’s always a treat to play at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel. It’s super elegant and, with Philip Deschamps as the event coordinator, weddings run really smoothly.

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This was a second marriage for the groom so there were several children in the bridal party. The ceremony was held in the ballroom, which overlooks the Boston Public Garden. The bride and groom had pictures taken there.

The processionals, played by a violin, viola and cello trio, were Handel “Air” and “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke. (We play this with or without trumpet. I think it sounds great with all strings.)

Laura was looking for something cute for the recessional. We played the theme from the move “Up”. She thought the children would enjoy it. I wasn’t sure we’d ever be asked to play it again but we’ve already performed it twice as a recessional and also had requests to play it during cocktail hour.

We enjoyed working with Boston Wedding Group colleague Lauren Killian from Person & Killian Photography. Cocktail hour was a mix of classical and old jazz standards.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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We had so much fun playing for Sharon and Chris. Sharon is the sister of my friend, event planner Edna Dratch-Parker,  who was matron of honor. It was fun to see Edna IN a wedding instead of assuming her usual role coordinating all the details. Rabbi Jill Perlman from Lexington’s Temple Isaiah officiated.

Tupper Manor has a lovely lawn area, complete with a fountain, for outdoor ceremonies.

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Luckily, it was a nice day so the wedding could be held outside. Even if it rains, the manor has a beautiful room in which ceremonies can be held.

Our quartet included flute, violin, viola and cello. The processionals were “Canon in D” for the bridal party and “A Thousand Years” for the bride’s entrance. The recessional was the first movement from “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”. Mother of the bride, Gladys, played an important part in music selections. It was a pleasure working with her.

We played a mix of tangos, jazz standards and contemporary popular songs during cocktail hour.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Rhusha & Michael at Church of the Resurrection

Our violin, viola, cello and trumpet quartet had the pleasure of playing for Rhusha and Michael’s July ceremony.

Rhusha and Michael

We don’t get to play with trumpet as often as we’d like so I was very pleased when the couple chose to include trumpeter Randy O’Keefe in the ensemble.

The processionals were “Romanza” from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Bach’s “Air” and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”. “Arioso” was played during the unity candle lighting. A rousing and joyful rendition of “La Rejouissance” was the recessional at the end of the ceremony. We continued to play Bach’s “Gigue” as the guests left the church.

Boston area event planner Nicole Simeral helped coordinate this beautiful wedding.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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