Stringed instruments and flute are acoustic instruments and do not come with additional amplification, so you'll want to choose the size of your ensemble depending on the size and type of room you're filling. So how many players will you need?
A Quartet (4 players) gives the fullest sound and the most intricate harmonies, yet it is rarely too loud for any room. You'll probably need a quartet for a very large room (such as a ballroom), a large carpeted room, an outdoor event where the music needs to project across a lawn, or if you are expecting a large and/or talkative crowd. Even in smaller rooms, if you have the space for a string quartet, you will be pleased with the results.
A Trio (3 players) sounds similar to a quartet but is more cost-effective. A trio would be suitable for a medium- or large-sized room or an outdoor event with a medium sized lawn. A terrific bonus for the trio option is the expanded trio repertoire list that includes many non-classical songs, if you choose to include them in your event.
A Duo (2 players) is an excellent option for smaller or quieter spaces, such as a small- to medium-sized wedding ceremony, a house party, or an event on a patio or deck. It is also appropriate for a room with good acoustics (such as a ringy church) or one where you don't expect your guests to be talking too loudly.
Solo Cello (one player) is a great way to make the music at your event unique! Imagine walking down the aisle to the mellow sounds of your favorite music on the cello or treating your party guests to the soothing sounds of the Bach Cello Suites. Solo cello can create the lovely, relaxed atmosphere you are seeking.
Repertoire does vary based on the ensemble size. Please use the links at the top of this page to view repertoire lists by instrumentation.
If you don't see your favorite piece, please ask. We may have added it recently. If it is not in our collection, we may be able to purchase the music and/or arrange it for the instruments you request. The fee for this service starts at $25 per song.
That decision is completely up to you! It depends on your personal preference. There's no difference in volume.