130x130_sq_1261083946644-cello

Accolade Musicians

Chicago , IL
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Chicago, IL US 60660 (map)

PHONE

847-903-8679
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Accolade Musicians has played for over a hundred weddings in the Chicago area. Feel free to hear our musicians and learn more about us on our website, http://AccoladeMusicians.com. We... Read more
Accolade Musicians has played for over a hundred weddings in the Chicago area. Feel free to hear our musicians and learn more about us on our website, http://AccoladeMusicians.com. We look forward to hearing from you! Read less
Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

REVIEWS

4.9
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.8/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Lauren
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Chose Accolade Musicians after a ton of research! So glad we did! This group was so wonderful to work with and very responsive with emails and phone calls. They literally can play ANYTHING and were able to obtain the sheet music and learn a few songs we wanted for our ceremony!! Accolade was very professional and a great price for such a high quality service. They also played a great mix of music for our cocktail hour. We received several compliments on their performance. We would use them again in a heartbeat!
Chose Accolade Musicians after a ton of research! So glad we did! This group was so wonderful to work with and very Read more...
Chose Accolade Musicians after a ton of research! So glad we did! This group was so wonderful to work with and very responsive with emails and phone calls. They literally can play ANYTHING and were able to obtain the sheet music and learn a few songs we wanted for our ceremony!! Accolade was very professional and a great price for such a high quality service. They also played a great mix of music for our cocktail hour. We received several compliments on their performance. We would use them again in a heartbeat! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Accolade to play at our New Years Eve ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding. Victor was really easy to work with and was able to incorporate our music requests. They were even able to play some fun contemporary songs. The music added a layer of romance and ambiance to our wedding and made it magical. I would recommend them a million times over. A++++
We hired Accolade to play at our New Years Eve ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding. Victor was really easy to work Read more...
We hired Accolade to play at our New Years Eve ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding. Victor was really easy to work with and was able to incorporate our music requests. They were even able to play some fun contemporary songs. The music added a layer of romance and ambiance to our wedding and made it magical. I would recommend them a million times over. A++++ Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
130x130_sq_1330955574916-42778567824539501903392495551781306552n
Malia
Wedding:
12/15/2012
4.4/5.0
We found Accolade through Gigmasters. They had a competitive rate for the string quartet we were looking for for our ceremony. Our point of contact was Victor. He was very responsive over e-mail. On Accolade's website, they have a number of sample audio files that you can listen to specific tracks. From there, we chose our selections for our ceremony. What was nice is that in his list of music to choose from, he did include a lot of contemporary songs that we ended up using for our ceremony.

It made us a little nervous that we had only communicated with Victor via email ( I believe he offered to meet in person, but due to schedules we declined), but on the day of, him & his quartet were on time, and aware of exactly what was going on. The quartet gave a special feel to our ceremony.

I would definitely recommend Accolade, my only recommendation for them would be to put more sample tracks on their website so people will know how certain non-traditional songs will sound.
We found Accolade through Gigmasters. They had a competitive rate for the string quartet we were looking for for our Read more...
We found Accolade through Gigmasters. They had a competitive rate for the string quartet we were looking for for our ceremony. Our point of contact was Victor. He was very responsive over e-mail. On Accolade's website, they have a number of sample audio files that you can listen to specific tracks. From there, we chose our selections for our ceremony. What was nice is that in his list of music to choose from, he did include a lot of contemporary songs that we ended up using for our ceremony.

It made us a little nervous that we had only communicated with Victor via email ( I believe he offered to meet in person, but due to schedules we declined), but on the day of, him & his quartet were on time, and aware of exactly what was going on. The quartet gave a special feel to our ceremony.

I would definitely recommend Accolade, my only recommendation for them would be to put more sample tracks on their website so people will know how certain non-traditional songs will sound. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Casey
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.6/5.0
As an out of town bride I had some reservations about hiring a string trio long distance. Luckily Accolade Musicians were easy to work with. After placing a request on Gigmasters I received a fast quote which was followed up by great email communication. When we were closer to the big day Victor was helpful in making music selection suggestions. We heard some great comments from our guests at cocktail hour about the contemporary music the trio played. Other than a small pause during the ceremony when we transitioned from vows to the unity candle everything went beautifully. I would recommend Accolade Musicians.
As an out of town bride I had some reservations about hiring a string trio long distance. Luckily Accolade Musicians were Read more...
As an out of town bride I had some reservations about hiring a string trio long distance. Luckily Accolade Musicians were easy to work with. After placing a request on Gigmasters I received a fast quote which was followed up by great email communication. When we were closer to the big day Victor was helpful in making music selection suggestions. We heard some great comments from our guests at cocktail hour about the contemporary music the trio played. Other than a small pause during the ceremony when we transitioned from vows to the unity candle everything went beautifully. I would recommend Accolade Musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Elise28
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved that they had a repertoire of both classical wedding music as well as contemporary music that all the guests would recognize! Victor was great to work with and I would recommend Accolade Musicians to any other bride.
I loved that they had a repertoire of both classical wedding music as well as contemporary music that all the guests would Read more...
I loved that they had a repertoire of both classical wedding music as well as contemporary music that all the guests would recognize! Victor was great to work with and I would recommend Accolade Musicians to any other bride. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
tn
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Accolade Musicians were perfect for our ceremony musicians. From the start, Victor was dependable, personal, experienced, and reasonably priced. He was very helpful throughout the planning process and gave us several ideas and tips to consider to make the day perfect. We were so glad we took his recommendations because many of our guests commented on the beautiful ceremony music. I would recommend Accolade musicians and definitely hire them again if I ever need a string quartet.
Accolade Musicians were perfect for our ceremony musicians. From the start, Victor was dependable, personal, experienced, Read more...
Accolade Musicians were perfect for our ceremony musicians. From the start, Victor was dependable, personal, experienced, and reasonably priced. He was very helpful throughout the planning process and gave us several ideas and tips to consider to make the day perfect. We were so glad we took his recommendations because many of our guests commented on the beautiful ceremony music. I would recommend Accolade musicians and definitely hire them again if I ever need a string quartet. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jeanie
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a string quartet, definitely contact Accolade Musicians. They are amazing musicians and are reasonably priced. They provided music as our guests were arriving to the ceremony, our ceremony music, and music for our cocktail hour. They can seriously play just about anything! All of our guests were very impressed and the music for our ceremony was just perfect. Victor was very quick to respond to all my emails and had great suggestions for helping me select songs for our ceremony. This group is awesome! :)
If you are looking for a string quartet, definitely contact Accolade Musicians. They are amazing musicians and are Read more...
If you are looking for a string quartet, definitely contact Accolade Musicians. They are amazing musicians and are reasonably priced. They provided music as our guests were arriving to the ceremony, our ceremony music, and music for our cocktail hour. They can seriously play just about anything! All of our guests were very impressed and the music for our ceremony was just perfect. Victor was very quick to respond to all my emails and had great suggestions for helping me select songs for our ceremony. This group is awesome! :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
bvhillgrl4
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
The musicians were wonderful to work with. Victor was great throughout the whole process. They play such a wide range of music and all of our guests were complementing us on how great they were. Book them, you will not regret it.
The musicians were wonderful to work with. Victor was great throughout the whole process. They play such a wide range of Read more...
The musicians were wonderful to work with. Victor was great throughout the whole process. They play such a wide range of music and all of our guests were complementing us on how great they were. Book them, you will not regret it. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Gail
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.9/5.0
An extremely talented quartet! They were very willing to learn a couple of special requests. Heavenly music!!!
An extremely talented quartet! They were very willing to learn a couple of special requests. Heavenly music!!!
An extremely talented quartet! They were very willing to learn a couple of special requests. Heavenly music!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Thane
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
victor sotelo along with his group of musicians were beyond phenomenal for my wedding. he was able to obtain the stevie wonder arrangements for my ceremony and they played beautifully. i was definitely an overeager bride and victor was kind an understanding. i offered to pay fee in order to preview the songs we requested for our ceremony (did i mention i was an overeager bride??). i have since learned requesting to preview your ceremony music is a bit untoward. victor never once made me feel as if my requests were unusual and i really appreciate that gesture. all this to say it never hurts to ask and be willing to pay for the musicians time!

victor and accolade musicians went above and beyond to make my wedding ceremony special and their contribution was invaluable!
victor sotelo along with his group of musicians were beyond phenomenal for my wedding. he was able to obtain the stevie Read more...
victor sotelo along with his group of musicians were beyond phenomenal for my wedding. he was able to obtain the stevie wonder arrangements for my ceremony and they played beautifully. i was definitely an overeager bride and victor was kind an understanding. i offered to pay fee in order to preview the songs we requested for our ceremony (did i mention i was an overeager bride??). i have since learned requesting to preview your ceremony music is a bit untoward. victor never once made me feel as if my requests were unusual and i really appreciate that gesture. all this to say it never hurts to ask and be willing to pay for the musicians time!

victor and accolade musicians went above and beyond to make my wedding ceremony special and their contribution was invaluable! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jason C
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were looking for a quartet that could play both traditional wedding music for our ceremony and also spice things up a bit for our cocktail reception after. Accolade hit the right note: they were totally familiar with even the obscure pieces of wedding music that my wife requested and offered interesting music for our reception. In discussing cocktail music with them, I very much appreciated how they talked in terms of themes. I simply cannot name enough entertaining string music to fill 2 hours, so it was great to talk of lively chamber music, romantic operas, and latin tango. They took it from there by offering a slew of pieces that they within those themes.

At the wedding, they executed more than competently on what we had discussed. They arrived on time, relieving my mother of additional stress, and came with sound equipment because they knew from having played before at our venue that it was a must. They also provided a mic for our pastor which saved us some money. They played a preclude for forty minutes before the ceremony which was very welcoming to our guests. I honestly cannot remember the ceremonial music all that much since I was so focused on all the goings on, including my bride, but several guests made note of their beautiful playing to me later. Their performance during the cocktail hour I remember more clearly, and they deserve kudos for it. They showed such verve throughout the pieces that our gathering felt like a very special event, not simply another wedding. Plus, the pieces they chose filled the transition from ceremonial music to the jazz band very nicely.

In all, I couldn't have asked anything more of them. They are a highly competent and thoughtful group of musicians.
My wife and I were looking for a quartet that could play both traditional wedding music for our ceremony and also spice Read more...
My wife and I were looking for a quartet that could play both traditional wedding music for our ceremony and also spice things up a bit for our cocktail reception after. Accolade hit the right note: they were totally familiar with even the obscure pieces of wedding music that my wife requested and offered interesting music for our reception. In discussing cocktail music with them, I very much appreciated how they talked in terms of themes. I simply cannot name enough entertaining string music to fill 2 hours, so it was great to talk of lively chamber music, romantic operas, and latin tango. They took it from there by offering a slew of pieces that they within those themes.

At the wedding, they executed more than competently on what we had discussed. They arrived on time, relieving my mother of additional stress, and came with sound equipment because they knew from having played before at our venue that it was a must. They also provided a mic for our pastor which saved us some money. They played a preclude for forty minutes before the ceremony which was very welcoming to our guests. I honestly cannot remember the ceremonial music all that much since I was so focused on all the goings on, including my bride, but several guests made note of their beautiful playing to me later. Their performance during the cocktail hour I remember more clearly, and they deserve kudos for it. They showed such verve throughout the pieces that our gathering felt like a very special event, not simply another wedding. Plus, the pieces they chose filled the transition from ceremonial music to the jazz band very nicely.

In all, I couldn't have asked anything more of them. They are a highly competent and thoughtful group of musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Melissa
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.8/5.0
When I contacted Accolade for a string quartet, they gave me pricing for a trio or a quartet. I didn't realize that my contract was for a trio until the week of the wedding. My bad.

Luckily, they were able to find a fourth performer. They went above and beyond because they took the time to learn some songs for us. I wanted to enter to Coldplay's Clocks and we wanted to exit to Enya. They learned the songs and they sounded PERFECT. I would highly recommend.
When I contacted Accolade for a string quartet, they gave me pricing for a trio or a quartet. I didn't realize that my Read more...
When I contacted Accolade for a string quartet, they gave me pricing for a trio or a quartet. I didn't realize that my contract was for a trio until the week of the wedding. My bad.

Luckily, they were able to find a fourth performer. They went above and beyond because they took the time to learn some songs for us. I wanted to enter to Coldplay's Clocks and we wanted to exit to Enya. They learned the songs and they sounded PERFECT. I would highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

MAP

 
Chicago, IL 60660 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Accolade Musicians
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
220x220_1261083946644-cello