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Protea Ensemble

String Quartet from Bellingham, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$350 - $1000 per event
From Bach to Rock, Seattle to Semiahmoo, we play it all.

Handel, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven wedding tunes and on to the Beach Boys and Beatles, to Adele, Avril, Bruno Mars, Cold Play, Daft Punk, Ellie Goulding, Enya, Lady Gaga, Magnetic Zeros, Christina Perri and Katy Perry, Sting, The Verve, Train (we've added dozens of custom pop tune arrangements). Or tangos like La Paloma, Por Una Cabeza, El Choclo, and La Cumparsita; jazz from Gershwin to Porter, to Brubeck and Jobim. Add some R&B from Chuck Berry, Percy Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson, or even Irish jigs and Klezmer. Yes, we play hymns, plus many movie and video game themes - nearly 500 tunes for string quartet, another 150 for string trio, dozens more for piano trio - the largest gigging strings song list that we're aware of.

Along with our baroque/classical audio samples, mp3s of some classical rock/pop and jazz tunes are available, using our own, original arrangements.

On the classical side, our last concert at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, with guest pianist and concert soloist, Dan Solo, aired the Brahms Piano Trio, opus 114; Faure Piano Quartet, opus 15; along with the prodigiously difficult Ysaye sonata #3 (Ballade) for solo violin.

Protea players have performed with the Emerson and Leontovitch string quartets, Seattle Symph., Northwest Ballet, and Whatcom, Pasadena, and Monterey Bay symphonies. Several have Masters degrees in music performance.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests

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Thanks, Stephanie: It was a pleasure working with you!

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I cannot compliment Proteo Ensemble enough! Ray was extremely helpful, professional, and accommodating. We booked on relatively short notice and he was able to find a few special songs for us extremely quickly. Everyone enjoyed their music during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour - many guests commented on how great they were! Overall, I am extremely satisfied with our experience with Ray and Proteo Ensemble and wholeheartedly recommend them!

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I had Protea Ensemble perform at my wedding, all of my guests were so impressed. when i walked out the door to go down the aisle i could hear Canon in D and i immediately started to cry, it was exactly what i had imagined. i highly recommend these guys for any event!!! Thank you so much for helping to make my day perfect!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
9
Sheraton 4 Points
Bellingham, WA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
15
Private Party
Bellingham, WA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Dec
17
Wedding
Blaine, WA
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Nov
13
Lairmont Manor
Bellingham, WA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Nov
5
Spring Creek
Bellingham, WA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Oct
2
Broadway Hall
Bellingham, WA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Oct
1
Willows Inn
Lummi Island, WA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Sep
3
Wedding Ceremony
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
3
Pan Pacific Hotel
Seattle, WA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PROTEA SQ SONG LIST ( in physical binders
non in digital library)
TRADITIONAL WEDDING TUNES - processional/bride's walk/recessional
Arrival of Queen of Sheba
Handel
Ave Maria (Processional)
Schubert
Canon in D (Processional)
Pachabel
Passacaille (Processional)
Handel
Wedding March (Processional)
Wagner
Jesu-Joy of Man's Desiring (Processional)
Bach
Meditation/Thais (Bride's Walk)
Massanet
Arioso Cantata 156 (Bride's Walk)
Bach
String Quartet
Chamber Music Quartet
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Protea Ensemble will also travel to Ferndale, Everson, Lummi Island, Lynden, Custer, Acme, Deming, Bow, Sumas, Blaine, Nooksack, Olga, Sedro Woolley, Burlington, Anacortes, ABBOTSFORD, LANGLEY, Clearlake, Eastsound, WHITE ROCK, Maple Falls, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Deer Harbor, Lyman, MILNER, SURREY, Lopez, DEWDNEY, Orcas.
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