Weddings

Church, Civil, Humanist – all weddings catered for.

Joanne McCabe, Vocal Coach, Soprano, Wedding SingerAs a vocalist it is an honour to be a part of your special day. I pride myself on enhancing the ceremony and creating the desired atmosphere while reflecting the personalities of the couple. This is your opportunity to influence your ceremony with personal choices. I am here to help you explore the options and to deliver them to a professional standard during your big moment! I will guide you through the ceremony informing you of the opportunities for musical enhancement and perform a variety of music to help you discover the pieces you believe best capture your story. When words are not enough, music speaks. I am confident that during your free consultation you will see what I mean!

Common Spaces for Music within a Church Ceremony

  • Bride’s Entrance
  • Lighting of Independent Candles
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Lighting of the Marriage Candle
  • Offertory
  • Sign of Peace
  • Communion – usually two pieces
  • Reflection
  • Signing of the Register
  • Recessional

* The Lamb of God, Holy Holy etc can also be sung if desired

This structure applies to Catholic Church Ceremonies. However, Church of Ireland Services follow a similar structure which can be discussed and finalized at a consultation if you wish.

Civil / Humanist Ceremony

  • Entrance Music
  • After the Opening Reading
  • After the Marriage Vows
  • After the Exchanging of the Rings (optional part of the ceremony)
  • During the Lighting of the Candle (optional part of the ceremony)
  • As enhancement behind Readings/Poems
  • After the Marriage is formally declared/Signing of the register
  • Exit Music

I also offer Drinks Reception music where those beautiful love songs that did not fit in your ceremony or perhaps were not quite appropriate can provide a relaxing backdrop for your guests. Instrumentation can include piano, organ, guitar, harmonica, varied whistles, vocal harmonies and more – variety is guaranteed!