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GENERAL

Edmonton’s premiere ensemble of outstanding professional musicians will bring taste, expertise and elegance to your special day.

  • We perform for small, intimate ceremonies or large events.
  • You will feel comfortable knowing that the music for your ceremony will be in experienced hands.
  • For receptions and dinners, we provide tasteful, elegant background music.
  • By drawing from our selection of extensive repertoire, the musical ambiance of your wedding will exceed your expectations.
  • We have smaller groups available.
  • Our business is built on referrals.

SINCE 1987

Superb quality wedding performance experience since 1987!

Contact us to personalize your event.

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The event planner will help you to organize the details.


DETAILS

Timing

When you hire us for your wedding ceremony, we will start playing 20 minutes prior to the start of the processional, as your guests are arriving. During the ceremony we can perform for the processional, the signing of the register and the recessional, but also for candle lighting or communion or any other moments during the ceremony that you would like us to play. Generally, the entire ceremony, including the 20 minute prelude, takes one hour. If you are having a full Catholic Mass you should book us for two hours.

Many couples hire us to play for the cocktail hour and/or dinner. We do not charge for the time between the ceremony and the reception.

Music

We can assist you in choosing the music selections for your special day. (contact us) Please check our extensive repertoire list.

Contract

Once you have confirmed your booking, we will send you a contract, which you will sign and return, together with a post-dated cheque for the full amount, payable two weeks prior to your wedding. The event planner will help you to organize the details.

Performance

We need four armless chairs and adequate light at the performance location. If the ceremony is outside, we will need full shade to protect our instruments. Unfortunately, we cannot perform under cold or wet conditions.

Video

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Links
Edmonton Wedding Ceremonies

Contact

Contact us to personalize your event.


TESTIMONIALS

  • “I just wanted to thank you for your splendid playing and professionalism.  It was a pleasure meeting you all.” G.L
  • “Our wedding day was beyond our dream come true and you were a large part of making that happen. The ambience before the ceremony was so elegant and beautiful and you provided the perfect accompaniment to our ceremony. Many of our guests commented on what a wonderful addition your quartet was to our wedding day. Thank you for helping us select songs that matched our vision and were cohesive together. We wish we had recorded it so that we could enjoy it again! A.E. and B.H.
  • “The guests loved your music! More than a few people approached me after the ceremony to tell me how your music really made the ceremony special. One woman said your music was so lovely it gave her goosebumps.” P.
  • “Thank you Jennifer, we greatly enjoyed your music. Your music added a great touch to the evening.” J.L.
  • “Thank you all so much for your magical performance! When I heard my song start I could hardly hold back the tears! You made our day unforgettable to all! My only regret is having to leave so early for our pictures, I just wanted to sit and listen to you play.” P.T.
  • Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the Strathcona String Quartet’s music! It was simply heavenly! We have received nothing but rave reviews from our guests. The quartet’s magnificent performance took the wedding ceremony and reception to a whole new level……. it was pure magic. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (March 2011)
  • “We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the wonderful job you did at our wedding on August 13th. The music was perfectly lovely-thank you! We received so many comments on what a lovely job you did. I have already recommended you to a friend. Thank you!”
  • “Thank you so much for providing the music for our wedding ceremony. You guys did a wonderful job and when I heard you playing as I came down the aisle, it was so beautiful it made me cry. You are so talented and many of the guests commented on how great you sounded. Thank you again for being there to share in our special day-the ceremony was perfect thanks to you. Take care. Thanks again.”
  • “Thank you so much for your beautiful playing on our wedding day (May 26). You did a wonderful job of setting the music and I felt truly special walking down the aisle with my Dad to Pachelbel’s Canon…Thanks also for meeting with my mother and me ahead of time and being so patient with us!”
  • “I am so glad I hired you to play for my wedding. You did everything perfectly. I know because we videotaped it! You made me feel very confident in your ability so that when I couldn’t personally choose every detail, I still knew you would do fine and I would be happy with the performance. I’m sorry I didn’t invite your to stay for supper because you missed all the nice things people said about you! Many, many thanks!”
  • “Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special, the music was incredible! You received many complements from our guests and of course we mentioned the Strathcona String Quartet often. Thanks again!”
  • “Thank you very much for playing for our wedding on 29 December 2002. Your quartet sounded excellent! A lot of people commented on how wonderful you are. We are very glad you made our day even more special.”
  • “Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at our ceremony. We received many compliment on your music”
  • “Thank you for providing our wedding reception with such beautiful music! We look forward to the next event when we can hear you play again. Thank you!”
  • “We would like to take this opportunity to say once again how much we enjoyed your playing. Everyone spoke very highly of your skill and dedication”
  • “Thank you so much for the beautiful music. Many compliments were offered on the beautiful music.”
  • I am writing to thank you for the beautiful music you played at my wedding this summer on August 4 in Camrose. You did a wonderful job and helped make our wedding day even more memorable. Almost all of the guests commented on how much they enjoyed your music. Thank you for coming down to Camrose and for being a memorable part of our wedding day. Best of luck in your future.”
  • “Thank you so much for all your expertise and excellent playing. It’s been a real pleasure for me to work with you and your talented quartet. I appreciate your work and willingness so much- Thanks so much again!”
  • “Thank you for the lovely music you played at our wedding party on Sunday August 6th! We had many compliments on the music and on how elegant it made the evening!”
  • We would have been happy to stay and listen to you play for another few hours!
  • You guys sounded great–we had rave reviews about the music.
  • I wanted to thank you and the quartet for doing a fantastic job! We truly enjoyed the quartet’s performance. Thank you for being part of our wedding and making it so special and memorable.
  • Thank you very much for the participation of the Strathcona String Quartet at my mothers memorial service. The music you provided was a wonderful backdrop to the service. It was exactly what my mother would have wanted.Thank you very much
  • We would like to thank you and the other members of the Strathcona String Quartet for playing so beautifully at our wedding ceremony on September 30th.  Your melodies really helped to make the ceremony unique and special. Thank you.
  • We would like to thank you and the other members of the Strathcona String Quartet for playing so beautifully at our wedding ceremony on September 30th. Your melodies really helped to make the ceremony unique and special. Thank you.
  • Thanks for putting on such a great concert. Always a pleasure to hear you perform. J.W.
  • Thank you again for the wonderful concert on Saturday night.  My family and friends really enjoyed themselves – it was a thought provoking, fantastic concert!   By the way, the Brahms was excellent! G.N.
  • We enjoyed the concert very much.  I’m always so amazed at the beauty of the music, and how some people can make such a difficult thing seem so easy!! G.D.
  • Thank you so much, you were wonderful. I will keep you in mind if I need you again for events, you were great. D.O.