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Anthem Strings

Ann Arbor , MI
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Ann Arbor, MI US 48108 (map)

PHONE

509-551-7026

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ABOUT US

Since 2006 Anthem Strings has been performing at functions in and around the Detroit and Chicago Metro areas. The group was founded by cellist Michelle Lewis with the vision of providing... Read more
Since 2006 Anthem Strings has been performing at functions in and around the Detroit and Chicago Metro areas. The group was founded by cellist Michelle Lewis with the vision of providing exceptional musical services for weddings and special events throughout the area. Anthem Strings includes extremely talented musicians all of whom hold degrees from prestigious universities and conservatories and have years of experience performing in weddings and events.
The mission of the Anthem Strings is to provide outstanding personal service and deliver a flawless performance to create an atmosphere of sophistication, elegance, and grace for your special occasion.
Thank you so much for visiting and we look forward to being a part of your special day. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin

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Shannon
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.9/5.0
Anthem Strings came recommended from another vendor that was unavailable for our wedding date. Overall, I can say that I'm pleased with the recommendation. We didn't expect much from them as this piece of our wedding/ceremony wasn't the most important part to us. I know that others really want the ceremony music to be something special, but we were basically looking for someone to play when everyone walked in and everyone walked out. And, I can safely say that Anthem Strings delivered on their promises. They were easy to work with and definitely a great value given the cost and the talent they bring. We had the string duo and found that to be sufficient for our wedding. Their website has a number of samples and they sound similar to what they are in person. Overall, Anthem Strings is a good ensemble.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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susie
Wedding:
8/14/2010
3.6/5.0
If you want to hire a reasonably priced string group to play songs from their own repertoire, hire Anthem Strings. If you want them to play original music, DO NOT hire them (unless you want to micro-manage). My husband composed music for our wedding and he sat down with the manager of Anthem Strings to go over notation. She was very helpful and willing to meet with him. We thought that was a good sign. Unfortunately, it was obvious the quartet didn't get the message, and they didn't practice together until the day of the wedding.

The music sounded fine to our guests, but kind of heart breaking that my husband spent months working on the music for it not to sound the way it should. The quartet also made a minor flub during the processional by stopping the music right before the ring bearer came down. They restarted the music again after they realized their mistake. The Anthem String manager said this was a "common mistake" made by ceremony musicians. If you hire this group, be sure to specifically request that they look at a ceremony program so this doesn't happen to you.

Also, when I got up to the alter, the quartet kept playing. We were waiting for them to stop until finally the pastor interrupted them with a prayer, and they finally got the hint. The manager said the musicians wanted to play the rest of the piece out of respect for my husband who took the time to compose the piece. Valid excuse, but why didn't they play the rest of the music correctly? Again, everything sounded fine, but if we're paying to hire these people, we would have liked for them to be prepared.

This group probably has one of the best prices in the Chicago area. So that's good. But if you plan to hire them, give them very specific instructions about your event. And don't stray from their repertoire unless you want to risk it.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Anthem Strings played all of the music for our ceremony. They sounded wonderful and were great to work with. The only critique that we had was that they didn't cut off some of the phrases in the best spots.
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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