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The Paradies Ensemble

String Quartet from Rhinebeck, NY - Will travel up to 45 miles
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$200 - $1100 per event
We have been performing music weddings for 20 years, at more than 50 venues and more than 30 houses of worship. Our familiarity with so many locations will set your mind at ease.

You choose the ensemble: solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet. Planning a traditional ceremony? You can enter to the Pachelbel Canon in D, and exit to the Trumpet Voluntary played joyfully by trumpet and strings. Or choose your own Processional and Recessional. We are flexible. At one memorable wedding ceremony at The Villa Borghese, we played all Beatles! You don't need to choose all the music; we are the experts so leave it to us. At your cocktail hour, enjoy a mix of classical plus contemporary selections such as You're Beautiful, Make You Feel My Love, All You Need Is Love, and A Thousand Years.

We all play in orchestras, chamber groups, and we all teach lessons. We are not a "pick up" group who only gets together for gigs. We are friends and family ... and it shows!

If you want us to play a special song, and if we can obtain the music on the internet, there will be no fee. Other instruments available: harp, guitar, flute, or piano. Jim Paradies can play a fanfare on his trumpet to announce the bride's walk down the aisle. We love witnessing the excitement on guests' faces at that important moment!

Prices start at $200 for a solo instrument for one hour. Prices vary according to duo, trio, quartet, quintet, number of hours, and travel distance. Our prices are competitive within today's market, based on our professionalism and experience.

If we are already booked, we will gladly recommend other local musicians at no additional charge to anyone -- no "finder's fee," no middleman's fee, nothing except a sincere desire to make your wedding as successful as possible.

We look forward to "playing a part" in your wedding!
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

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We had the honor of having the Paradies Ensemble play at our Ceremony and cocktail hour this past Saturday up in Roxbury NY. They were absolutely amazing! They even learned A Whole New World for us (our first date was Aladdin on Broadway). They were such a pleasure to work with and their beautiful music made our day extra special. We can't say enough good things about this group, we highly recommend them for your event. Thanks again Paradies Ensemble!

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The Paradies Ensemble’s Response:

Hi Tom and Kacie, It was very gratifying to see your thumbs up while we were playing A Whole New World. We were happy to play a part in your perfect day! ~~Julie, Jim, Ryan and Jay

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They were a true pleasure to work with and they were very considerate of my personal experience. Reasonably priced and added a classy component to our wedding

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The Paradies Ensemble’s Response:

Thank you Gigi! It was a pleasure to play at the wedding at Diamond Mills.

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They were FANTASTIC!!!!

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2016
Aug
28
Wedding
Lakeville, CT
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Sep
17
wedding
Germantown, NY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Sep
24
Wedding
Rhinecliff, NY
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Oct
2
Wedding Ceremony
Big Indian, NY
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Oct
15
wedding
Beacon, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Oct
22
Wedding
Milton, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Jun
18
Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra concert
Rhinebeck, NY
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
May
22
Woodstock Chamber Orchestra concert
Stone Ridge, NY
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
May
21
Wedding
Saugerties, NY
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
May
15
Wedding Ceremony
Saugerties, NY
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
May
7
Barnes&Noble informal performance
Kingston, NY
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2015
Oct
17
Wedding
Catskill, NY
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dancing in the Moonlight
Orleans
Marry You
Bruno Mars
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Bridal Chorus, "Here Comes The Bride"
Wagner
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Marry Me
Train
You're Beautiful
James Blunt
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
String Quartet
Brass Ensemble
Classical Duo
Variety Duo
Classical Trio
Pop Trio
Chamber Music Trio
Variety Trio
Chamber Music Quartet
Classical Quartet
Weddings
Celebrations
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Holiday Parties
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Church Services
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Country Clubs
Lessons
Please note The Paradies Ensemble will also travel to Rhinecliff, Barrytown, Connelly, Kingston, Port Ewen, Annandale, Red Hook, Staatsburg, Lake Katrine, Esopus, Hurley, Bloomington, Clinton Corners, Glasco, Mount Marion, Ruby, Ulster Park, Rifton, Saugerties, Tivoli, West Park, Hyde Park, Rosendale, Salt Point, Tillson, Bangall, Cottekill, Malden On Hudson, West Hurley, Germantown.
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