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Protea Ensemble

String Quartet from Bellingham, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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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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Protea was beyond wonderful. They truest made our ceremony and cocktail hour one to remember. They were very professional, accommodating, and sounded amazing. I would hire them in a heartbeat for any other occasion. They made our wedding incredibly memorable. Thank you so much!

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Protea Ensemble’s Response:

Thanks, Chris!

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This group is very talented and fairly priced. We, and our guests, were thrilled with the entire experience!

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Protea Ensemble’s Response:

Thanks, Don - much appreciated. Keeps us on our toes. We play better when our audience is really listening - like you all did !

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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
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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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