|Live music at the wedding ceremony - whether civil or religious - played by the Rubin Quartet,
contributes to the festive character of this exceptional moment in life.
Rubin Quartet offers to its clients musical accompaniment for wedding ceremonies with a classical as well as nontraditional programme. Thanks to the wide genre range of its repertoire, the ensemble also accompanies wedding receptions, welcome drinks or the newlyweds' first dance.
Price of the performance is determined by its duration (standard time is 60 mins) and costs and time- related demands of transport. The ensemble offers a significant discount for prolonged performances - simply, plenty of music for a fair price!
Beneath the MEDIA button there are links to audio and video recordings. Here you can choose a processional song and the music for the exchange of rings.
|MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT AT CIVIL WEDDING CEREMONIES
The Rubin Quartet usually starts playing 15 minutes prior to the wedding ceremony. As the first guests arrive music sets the tone for the ceremony.
The ceremony itself begins with a processional song - a wedding march. The groom comes accompanied by his mother, followed by the bride with her father. Alternatively, the groom awaits the bride's arrival at the venue of the ceremony. According to which of these two ways the fiances choose, one or two compositions are played. 'Wedding March' is only a working title, it doesn't always have to be the famous Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy or Richard Wagner. The couple can of course choose a different festive composition from the ensemble's repertoire.
The fiances' arrival is followed by a speech from the marriage official, which is usually unaccompanied in order for it to be heard. Music begins for the exchange of rings and the first kiss of the newlyweds. Once again, the couple can choose a composition from the repertoire.
During the signing of official protocols and final wishes from the marriage official music quietly plays.
After official signatures, it's the wedding guests' turn to congratulate. The atmosphere relaxes and it's better to choose music of so-called lighter genres, such as swing, popular, movie or musical melodies. Music can also accompany the taking of photographs, or entertain guests while waiting for the newlyweds, should they decide to take photographs further away.
MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT AT RELIGIOUS WEDDING CEREMONIES
A religious wedding ceremony is either with or without a mass, and its duration reflects that. Music is an integral part of this kind of ceremony. It upholds its spiritual dimension and festive character. The number of compositions and their placement within the ceremony is agreed between the fiances and the marriage official (priest). Usually, 2-3 compositions are played during the ceremony.
The processional song is often played also at the end of ceremony and accompanies the newlyweds' departure from the altar.
MUSIC FOR WEDDING RECEPTIONS AND BANQUETS
The ensemble often accompanies the entire wedding reception, the first newlyweds' dance and evening entertainment. The violinist can sing selected classical or popular songs.
Rubin Quartet musicians meet the aestetic requirements of clients by fitting in with their clothing.
Our outfits can be in either white, cream white, red, turquoise, purple, silver or a golden colour in combination with black.
For the ensemble's performance, a minimum space of 3 metres square is needed; protected from direct sunshine and rain.
Should events take place outdoors, if the temperature falls below 15°C, long performances cannot be guaranteed.
Four chairs need to be prepared at the venue.
In smaller venues there is no need for a sound system, as the sound capacity of the ensemble is sufficient.
In order to bring the sound strength of a guitar to the level with the string instruments, a small amplifier is used by the guitar player. That requires access to an electric socket at the venue. When that is not possible, the guitarist plays the accoustic guitar with metal strings, although it does not produce an optimal sound. However, it does offer a solution when playing at outdoor events.
For more information about the Rubin Quartet and its performances at concerts and social events please click the link below.
Patricie Janečková’s book has information about more than music at a wedding:
How to put together a wedding