info @ campanellaensemble.com
Phone : 201.739.7394 917.952.8180
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should we book your ensemble?
Dates are reserved on a "first come, first served" basis, so we encourage you to book early. A deposit is required at the time of contract to reserve a date.
Will you help choose music for our event?
Yes. One of our specialties is to create a "musical narrative" tailored to your individual style. We will discuss various parts of your wedding ceremony and guide you in selecting the perfect music for each section of your event.
What styles of music do you play?
We have a diverse repertoire ranging from classical to light jazz, show tunes, tangos and popular songs. We continually update our repertoire with contemporary rock, R&B, and jazz arrangements.
Do you do special music arrangements?
Yes, with pleasure. We will arrange any music specifically for an ensemble combination of your choice and usually at no extra cost.
Can you engage other instruments and/or a vocal soloist?
Yes. We engage and perform with trumpet, piano, flute, oboe, harp, organ, guitar and vocal artists.
Can you provide music for the entire event?
Yes! We specialize in performing during ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours and many other types of private events. Because we are such a diverse group of musicians, it is even possible to have two types of ensembles for the ceremony and reception during the same event.
What about insurance? Are you insured?
Yes, we are insured, which gives our clients and us that extra peace of mind. Insurance certificates are available upon request.
What do you wear?
We usually wear concert black attire. Sometimes we're asked to wear different clothing. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your event.
When do you arrive?
We usually arrive half an hour prior to our scheduled playing time.
Do you use amplification?
We perform on fine concert instruments that are capable of filling a concert hall with sound. Thus, amplification is generally not necessary.
Do you play outdoors?
We are happy to perform for outdoor events provided that there is an alternate location in case the temperature is below 66 degrees and/or shelter from rain or direct sunlight is available .
Can you play for Jewish ceremonies?
Yes. We have a complete library of appropriate music and a great deal of experience.
Do you know how to follow the mass at a Roman Catholic service?
Yes. We are very experienced in the order of the mass, as well as other denominational and civil ceremonies. We can accompany all the parts of the mass. We can work with the church organist or provide our own.
What do you require to perform?
The ensemble requires only several armless upright chairs
When is the final payment due?
We do prefer getting the balance two weeks prior to the event, that way neither you nor we have to think about it. As an option, you can pay on the day of your event.
Do we need to meet in person?
It is actually not necessary to meet in person. All details can be addressed over the phone or via e-mail, but, if you prefer meeting in person, we would be happy to do so.
Will you attend the wedding rehearsal?
It is really not necessary for us to attend rehearsals since we are very adept in timing the music to the right length. Having said that, there have been occasions, where the music choices and number of performers made it important to have a rehearsal before the wedding day (a fee typically applies)
My wedding ceremony and reception are in two different locations. How do you charge for that?
In a situation like this, which is quite common, we charge for the length of the engagement, including the time to travel between venues. In other words, from the start of the prelude until the end of our playing time at the reception. Feel free to contact us to discuss your event.