When hiring a professional singer and musician you are investing not only in excellent music, but a stress free experience. Leaving the responsibility of the music in the capable hands of a seasoned professional, especially someone who knows the liturgy intimately, allows you to concentrate on other important aspects of your ceremony like, say, getting married.
The fees quoted below are for my singing services only and include travel costs. Fees for additional musicians will vary and will be quoted upon request.
Worcester area: $300
Boston area: $500
Western Mass: $500 - $700
Newport, North Shore, South Shore: $650
Cape and Islands: $800 - $1200
My wedding services include the following:
I totally understand that the music selection process might be unfamiliar to most brides. To streamline the process, I provide you with a free online demo, suggestion sheet and wedding music planner. If you prefer to have a CD, I can mail one to you free of charge. I am happy to assist you in choosing music and placing it appropriately in the service. I recommend that we discuss your music selections no later than 4 weeks prior to your wedding, especially if you are planning on printing programs.
You have enough phone calls to make and follow up to do before your wedding day. Depending on what is most convenient for you, I will gladly correspond via email, phone, Skype or meet in person to discuss your music selections. Once you have made your selections, I will contact the organist and/or other musicians tocoordinate and confirm the list of songs and to provide all necessary sheet music for them. You do not need to be the middle person.
Soloist, Cantor, Music Director:
I will act as soloist and cantor. In the absence of a music director, I will assume this responsibility (at no additional cost) providing direction and queues for other musicians.
Day of Your Wedding:
On the day of your wedding, I will meet with the organist or other musicians one hour prior to the wedding start time to rehearse and coordinate queues. A rehearsal before the day of the wedding should not be necessary as professional musicians are expected to have the music learned and prepared in advance. Additionally, I will coordinate with the presider and other wedding professionals and planners to ensure everything is in place well in advance of the first processional.
In the absence of a wedding planner or coordinator, I am also available, if necessary, to line up and organize the family members and wedding party before the first processional at no additional cost to you. This is just one more way to put your mind at ease.