Planning Your Event

The beauty of harp music adds a special touch of elegance to your special day. I have over 30 years of professional experience, and have played for many weddings and receptions of every kind.


I offer a large selection of music from many different styles, including light classical, folk, Celtic, sacred, popular, Broadway, movies, Disney, Beatles, etc. I would love to help guide you as you plan your ceremony music or reception. I have an extensive repertoire and I’m also able to take your special requests if the music is available ahead of time. I love your special requests, as it keeps my song list so interesting and vibrant. My fee includes a music meeting at my home to select ceremony music, and I will play music to help you find the pieces and feel you want for your special day.

 
A small sample of my ceremony selections include:

 

CLASSICAL

  • Canon in D Pachelbel
  • Jesu Joy J.S. Bach
  • Trumpet Voluntary Purcell
  • Largo Vivaldi
  • Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee Beethoven

POPULAR SONGS

  • All I Ask of You Phantom of the Opera
  • Over the Rainbow The Wizard of Oz
  • All of Me John Legend
  • A Thousand Years Christina Perri
  • "Game of Thrones" theme

CELTIC & FOLK

  • The Ash Grove
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Simple Gifts

SACRED

  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Ave Maria
  • Any hymn

MOVIE THEMES

  • Across the Stars Star Wars II
  • Up
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight Lion King
  • One Hand, One Heart West Side Story
  • A Time For Us Romeo & Juliet
  • Unchained Melody Ghosts
  • The Prayer A Quest for Camelot
BEATLES
  • All You Need is Love
  • Grow Old Along with Me

 

I can offer solo harp, which is a special treat for your guests as they may have never heard the beauty of the harp before. I can also play with flute, violin, vocalists, or other instruments.
A more thorough look into my extensive Repertoire


Wedding ceremony package includes:

  • 1 hour meeting at my home to select music
  • Wedding Ceremony itself:
15-20 minutes Prelude

    (This is the music that the guests hear as they are arriving and are being seated, creating a welcoming atmosphere)

Seating of the Parents

    (Optional; an opportunity to play a special piece before the Bridal Party enters)

Processional 
    (This is the music for the Bridesmaids and the entry of the Bride, grandiose)

Solos in the Ceremony

    (Usually 1-3 solos. Adds variety to break up the talking and give a time to reflect)

Recessional

    (Music for the Bridal Party’s exit. Something upbeat and joyous)

Postlude

    (Music while the guests are ushered out, people being dismissed)

 

Fees
I would love to help make your wedding music memorably beautiful! Please contact me for more information.

On the Day of Your Event

Setup and Performance
  • I will provide my own transportation to the venue.
  • I will arrive 45 minutes early to set up equipment and tune the harp.
  • I will bring own music stand, music stand light, bench, backup strings, moving dolly, or whatever else the job requires.
  • I own professional quality amps (amplifiers), and can work with venue hosts to optimize the harp's acoustics.
  • I will discreetly tuck away my equipment bags and moving dolly at the venue for best aesthetics.
  • I will dress to the occasion, matching the theme colors if applicable.

Next Step

I would love the opportunity to play and add beautiful music to your special event. Please contact me using the email form below, or by phone 651-644-7016.  If you would leave your name, address, date of your event, and time frame, I would be happy to talk with you and send you some additional info and a small contract, "The Event Fact Sheet". We would also set up a Music Planning Meeting together, in which I would be happy to play selections "live" for you and we would choose music.
I am honored to have the chance to serve you with my music and I look forward to helping make your event very special. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Sincerely,
Cathy Victorsen

After Your Event

Feedback

If you have any comments, compliments, or suggestions after your big day, let me know! I'm committed to making your ceremony the best it can be, so I always appreciate hearing what clients think.

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