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String Ensembles

Heinz Chapel Ceremony Music
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QUINTET     QUARTET      TRIO      DUO    SOLO VIOLIN      9-11 PIECE ORCHESTRA

 

THE LEADER IN OUR FIELD

Strings are our specialty and we do more of this than anyone else. Our ensembles have performed for over 1,000 Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions and Corporate and Special Events in the Tri-state area.  For the past 20 years we have provided professional, personable, and prepared musicians and ensembles so we have been doing it longer than anyone else. You only get one chance to do this right.

AWARD WINNING

In 2016, we were voted “Best of Weddings” by The Knot for the 6th year and we are in their Hall Of Fame. Plus, for the 5th year in a row we earned the “Couple’s Choice Award” from Wedding Wire. You can see over 300 total reviews on those sites but the best awards come from the notes our couples and clients.

A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE

We offer only professional performers – no students or amateurs – so you can be comfortable knowing you are in good hands. These musicians have worked together for many years and worked individually with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Benedum Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the Mendelssohn Choir Orchestra, Disney On Ice, Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra (accompanying stars such as Luciano Pavarotti and Tony Bennett) and more. These groups are by far the most experienced and busiest performing ensembles in the area.

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A VARIETY OF OPTIONS

Choose the group based on your tastes and budget and what works best for your event.

Quintet  Two Violins, Viola, Cello and Bass (available only in Premium form)

Quartet  Two Violins, Viola and Cello *   Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

Trio Two Violins and Cello  *  Violin, Viola and Cello  *  Flute, Violin and Cello

Duo Violin and Cello  *  Two Violins  *  Flute and Violin

Solo Violin        Solo Cello        Solo Flute

Violin and Piano/Keyboards

Cello and Piano/Keyboards

Violin, Cello and Piano/Keyboards

9, 10 or 11 piece Orchestra

 

FULL SERVICE CEREMONY PERFORMANCE PACKAGE

Our standard ceremony performance includes :

30 minutes of prelude music as the guests arrive to set a nice tone to the event.  This is usually mostly Classical and Religious but some Popular and other styles of music may be available.

PLUS,

Music for the entrance of the Mom’s – if you choose to do this.

The Processional(s) – which can be split up with the Bridesmaids coming down to one selection and the Bride to a separate piece for a more dramatic entrance.

Selections during the service – such as during a Unity Candle Lighting or another special moment during the service.

The Recessional – when the two of you march back up the aisle and off into the sunset.

One or Two Postlude pieces as the guests leave to move on to the Reception.

This package also includes advance consultation with the Group Leader/Performer to discuss music and go over other details.

You also have 24/7 access to the resources on our web site http://www.stevenvance.com/ including a Ceremony Planning Sheet, Song lists, audio and video samples of the different groups playing all of the most popular wedding pieces, and more.

I am STILL getting compliments......

We had luck and pleasure to have Joyce play the Electric Violin at our wedding reception. I am STILL getting compliments and requests for her contact information. She was easy to work with and extremely talented. I am thrilled that she was able to be part of our wedding!”

Mary & Cody - Lewis Family Farm Rochester PA

We were so pleased....

"We hired the Sapphire strings; flute, violin and cello, as well as a trumpeter for our wedding ceremony. They were wonderful, they worked with our organist and cantor to create a beautiful Catholic ceremony. We were so pleased that my sister booked them for her wedding next June."

Elizabeth & Vincent

DJ Anthony kept the dance floor full

Steven helped us select a package that was perfect for our reception. DJ Anthony kept the dance floor full and our guests were wowed by Violinist Joey M! Every person we worked with was kind and helpful in planning our wedding!

Katy & Brian - Sygan SNPJ Hall Bridgeville PA - PopRock Violinist & DJ Package

The dance floor was packed all night!

“Khory and I would just like to thank you again for your DJ-ing last night. The dance floor was packed all night and we received many compliments about you. We also were surprised and delighted when we were handed a CD with the important songs on it from our wedding! Thank you so much,we truly appreciate it.”

Kaylynn and Khory Lion - Crystal Ballroom Days Inn Butler - PopRock Violinist Joyce and DJ Mike Greca

You're truly the BEST!

"Steven is absolutely FANTASTIC! He was extremely professional from start to finish of the process. Always responded promptly to emails and answered any question we had. Steven really made our wedding day special. We had violin and piano for our ceremony, which were beautiful. Then Steven wowed our guests with his pop rock violin during cocktail hour. Our friends and family LOVED him and were challenging him to play all kinds of crazy songs, which he happily did. Next was the reception where he continued to be outstanding. He had people out on the dance floor way earlier than any wedding I've ever been to. He played our requests but also read the crowd to choose music. I could not give a higher recommendation to Steven. Our wedding was over a month ago and I'm still getting texts from friends asking for his contact info. Thanks Steven, you're truly the BEST!”

Paige & Chad - Keystring Violin & Piano Duo, PopRock Violin and DJ Package

He is engaging!

We loved the complete package with Nathan Goodrich He created the final symphony of music for our wedding! Our family and guests all mentioned him in point! "Hey the Violinist fantastic and what a great job" They also loved the music mix and DJ service that Nathan incorporated into the evening as part DJ service and Entertainment My suggestion is to spend an afternoon together as a couple - choosing your favorite songs and sharing everyone of them with Nathan, his artistic ear puts the evening together as it flows like a musical symphony of artists with the violinist acting as mistro really superb! We will use Nathan again for events other than weddings as he really knows how to read a crowd. He is engaging!”

Joe & Lori Bosiljevac - Omni William Penn Hotel

PopRock Violinist Steven Vance

“I'm so impressed by Steve's professionalism and talent; man, can he rock a violin! I was more than satisfied with his services and will wholeheartedly recommend.”

Kathy Succop Conservancy

"Everyone at the wedding loved Joyce."

Kayla & Jeremy The White Barn Prospect PA

PopRock Cellist Younga

“We wanted to express our deepest gratitude for your hard work at the ceremony. I loved all the music you played and it really set the moment. The combination of your talent and walking down the aisle made me want to tear up/cry multiple times. We are forever in your debt for making the moment such an unforgettable one for us."

Elizabeth and Nolan Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

“We worked with Joseph as our violinist and he was fantastic! Accommodated all of our song requests and supersuper nice, professional and sounded great!”

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