Claire specialises in Wedding Ceremonies and Champagne Receptions. Whether it be Religious or non-religious Claire never fails to deliver beautifully.
Prior to you’re Ceremony Claire is happy to meet up and suggest hymns or songs for your special day. Selecting appropriate music for you’re Wedding Ceremony (Whether it be a religious or non-religious ceremony) can be a difficult task.
Wedding Ceremony Only:
Generally Catholic Wedding Ceremonies require an organist as many hymns are very old and can’t be obtained in a backing track format.
I am often asked to sing at Catholic weddings to help lead the hymns. My role as cantor helps the guests and gives them encouragement to sing along. Most weddings are accompanied by an organist but I have worked with several musicians including string quartets, classical guitar and harp.
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Catholic Wedding Ceremony Music Sung for a full Mass – with example Order of Service below.
*One Solo as guests arrive (Examples in Repertiore)
*Music during Signing of the Register
*Final Hymn – (Not necessary)
Catholic Order of Service
Canon in D (for bridal party)
Let there be love shared among us
Responsorial Psalm eg As the deer pant s for the water.
You alone are my hearts desire and I long to worship you.
God is Love, let us love one another as I have loved you
One bread One body
Often I suggest to couples that I sing a sacred solo as the guests/congregation go for communion. People tend not to sing out at this stage eg Panis Angelicus or any of the Solos suggested in my Repertoire section
A Communion hymn can then be sung after eg, This is my body.
If you are having a full mass I don’t recommend you have a final hymn. If a full mass is not recommended by the priest I would then suggest a final hym.
Often an organist or String quartet would play a nice piece of music for the couple to exit as a married couple. It doesn’t have to be a Wedding March or Sacred music as long as it isn’t sung.
Church of Scotland
Church of Scotland weddings don’t tend to have Cantors but occasionally may require a singer to sing a couple of hymns and a song during the Signing of the Register. A Singer may be a great contribution to the Ceremony particularly if many of the guests don’t attend church and are unfamiliar with the hymns.
Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony Package:
- 2 Songs as The Guests Arrive
- 1-2 Songs for the Bridal Party
- 1-2 Songs for The Signing of the Register
- 1 Song or the Married Couple to Exit the Ceremony Room.
Example Songs Include Songbird, From this moment, Feel’s Like Home, Can’t help falling in Love.
For Choices in Music always contact you’re celebrant as occasionally sacred music is not permitted during a non-religious Ceremony
Claire is also available to sing after the Ceremony and continue during the Drinks Reception, meal and first two dances during the evening.