It's not that often that the string quartet plays for a wedding where the music provided really plays a significant role in the wedding celebration. Yesterday in Wiltshire was one of those occasions, where we joined forces with The Farrant Singers for the wedding of Holly and Tom in St Mary's Parish Church in the village of Alderbury just outside Salisbury.
The quartet played several pieces as the guests took their seats in the church including Howard Goodall's setting of 'The Lord is my Shepherd' better known as the theme used for the BBC series The Vicar of Dibley. Holly arrived to Pachelbel's Canon in D. We accompanied the Farrant Singers and congregation in both hymns 'O Praise Ye The Lord' and 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' and then gave a performance of Handel's 'The Queen of Sheba'. The Farrant singers performed three sacred pieces during the service which we brought to a conclusion with 'The Wedding March' from a Midsummer's Night Dream by Mendelssohn.
It was just the kind of wedding celebration we love great music in a beautiful setting 😍 Congratulations to Holly and Tom we trust that yesterday's service set them on a harmonious path of wedded bliss.....