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Chesapeake Strings

Baltimore , MD
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LOCATION

106 W. Hill St.
Baltimore, MD 21230 US (map)

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410-299-4020

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ABOUT US

Polished, classy, and chic, Chesapeake Strings provides live classical trios, duos, and soloists for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or reception. All of our musicians hold... Read more
Polished, classy, and chic, Chesapeake Strings provides live classical trios, duos, and soloists for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or reception. All of our musicians hold advanced degrees in music performance from top conservatories and universities, and actively perform as professionals in the Maryland area. Based along the Baltimore/Washington corridor, we have performed throughout the Maryland region and are also able to travel to the Eastern Shore, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Unless otherwise requested, we will wear all black. We take pride in looking polished and sophisticated, enabling us to blend into any type of event. Depending on the season and the location of your event, however, please feel free to request attire other than all black. For example--a coordinating color, cocktail attire in pastel colors, etc.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
See the "Have a Listen" section of our website! Or, our myspace page!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We will arrive at your event at least 15-20 minutes before our contracted playing time to ensure that we are positioned in the best place and ready to compliment your event!
How much space do you usually require?
This depends on the size of the group you hire. A trio, for example, will need 3 armless chairs about an arm's width apart from each other.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
If we will be traveling more than 30 miles for an event, there will be a nominal travel fee which will be decided according to how many musicians will be performing.

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Heather
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I am SO glad we chose Chesapeake Strings for our wedding. I knew I wanted strings for our ceremony music & I don't think we could have chosen a better group to work with. We started planning our wedding a little over a year in advance & when I emailed CS for an inquiry, Elizabeth quickly responded. I emailed with Elizabeth several times over the course of the year & she was always very prompt in her responses. She is so helpful & will walk you through everything that needs to be done prior to the wedding. They make it very easy to choose songs too. I only had a few songs that I knew I wanted & I left the rest of the music up to them & they didn't disappoint. Their music sounded so beautiful & it fit our evening winter wedding theme perfectly. We received many compliments about their music. We had a contract with them for 1 hour. They arrived early to set up & all were dressed very formally. They played while guests arrived & were seated & before & after our ceremony. If you're looking for live music for your ceremony, look no further. Chesapeake Strings is the best! We couldn't be happier with them. Thank you Elizabeth & Chesapeake Strings for making our ceremony so beautiful!
I am SO glad we chose Chesapeake Strings for our wedding. I knew I wanted strings for our ceremony music & I don't think Read more...
I am SO glad we chose Chesapeake Strings for our wedding. I knew I wanted strings for our ceremony music & I don't think we could have chosen a better group to work with. We started planning our wedding a little over a year in advance & when I emailed CS for an inquiry, Elizabeth quickly responded. I emailed with Elizabeth several times over the course of the year & she was always very prompt in her responses. She is so helpful & will walk you through everything that needs to be done prior to the wedding. They make it very easy to choose songs too. I only had a few songs that I knew I wanted & I left the rest of the music up to them & they didn't disappoint. Their music sounded so beautiful & it fit our evening winter wedding theme perfectly. We received many compliments about their music. We had a contract with them for 1 hour. They arrived early to set up & all were dressed very formally. They played while guests arrived & were seated & before & after our ceremony. If you're looking for live music for your ceremony, look no further. Chesapeake Strings is the best! We couldn't be happier with them. Thank you Elizabeth & Chesapeake Strings for making our ceremony so beautiful! Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Chesapeake Strings after our initial ceremony musicians fell through. I am so glad we did as they were wonderful to work with and played beautifully (they sound even better in person). The group was able to play our two specially requested songs for our procession and recession, and provided a great mix of classical and pop music for the prelude and cocktail hour. One of my favorite wedding memories was hanging out with our bridal party while listening to the group play.

The group also surprised us by taking a few pictures of the ceremony (from above) and sending them to us after the wedding. It was a nice treat!

We did all of our planning with them via e-mail, and had absolutely no issues. Elizabeth, our contact, was professional, responsive, and friendly. We give them our fullest recommendation.
We booked Chesapeake Strings after our initial ceremony musicians fell through. I am so glad we did as they were wonderful Read more...
We booked Chesapeake Strings after our initial ceremony musicians fell through. I am so glad we did as they were wonderful to work with and played beautifully (they sound even better in person). The group was able to play our two specially requested songs for our procession and recession, and provided a great mix of classical and pop music for the prelude and cocktail hour. One of my favorite wedding memories was hanging out with our bridal party while listening to the group play.

The group also surprised us by taking a few pictures of the ceremony (from above) and sending them to us after the wedding. It was a nice treat!

We did all of our planning with them via e-mail, and had absolutely no issues. Elizabeth, our contact, was professional, responsive, and friendly. We give them our fullest recommendation. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful music, excellent service, responsive communication. These are some of the friendliest people and talented musicians out there.
Absolutely beautiful music, excellent service, responsive communication. These are some of the friendliest people and Read more...
Absolutely beautiful music, excellent service, responsive communication. These are some of the friendliest people and talented musicians out there. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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I hired Chesapeake Strings to propose to my fiancee at a bar. It went off without a hitch and now my fiancee has a memorable story to tell everyone on how I proposed.

They were very nice and responsive to emails. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a string trio. Also, "Call Me Maybe" sounds awesome.
I hired Chesapeake Strings to propose to my fiancee at a bar. It went off without a hitch and now my fiancee has a Read more...
I hired Chesapeake Strings to propose to my fiancee at a bar. It went off without a hitch and now my fiancee has a memorable story to tell everyone on how I proposed.

They were very nice and responsive to emails. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a string trio. Also, "Call Me Maybe" sounds awesome. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I made the decision late in the game to have a strings duo play at our wedding ceremony. I had a specific request for the timing of a piece so that I could walk down the aisle to it at a certain part. Not only did Chesapeake Strings honor my request, the piece was played exactly as I had hoped it would be! They were very responsive and reliable. Our ceremony was at a Catholic Church, so we had to use the church's musicians once the mass began. The gentlemen in the duo packed up their instruments and left so quietly that no one in the church heard them leave!
I highly recommend Chesapeake Strings for your wedding music. They are very professional and know their stuff!
My fiancé and I made the decision late in the game to have a strings duo play at our wedding ceremony. I had a specific Read more...
My fiancé and I made the decision late in the game to have a strings duo play at our wedding ceremony. I had a specific request for the timing of a piece so that I could walk down the aisle to it at a certain part. Not only did Chesapeake Strings honor my request, the piece was played exactly as I had hoped it would be! They were very responsive and reliable. Our ceremony was at a Catholic Church, so we had to use the church's musicians once the mass began. The gentlemen in the duo packed up their instruments and left so quietly that no one in the church heard them leave!
I highly recommend Chesapeake Strings for your wedding music. They are very professional and know their stuff! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rob
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
chesapeake strings played ceremony music for our wedding on 10/11/14 in baltimore and we are extremely happy with how it worked out. the music sounded beautiful and they were super professional and easy to work with (sorry i actually didn't even get to talk to you guys and tell you that on the 11th!).

they learned a new song specifically at our request and it sounded fantastic!

for wedding ceremony strings anywhere in maryland i'd highly recommend chesapeake strings.
chesapeake strings played ceremony music for our wedding on 10/11/14 in baltimore and we are extremely happy with how it Read more...
chesapeake strings played ceremony music for our wedding on 10/11/14 in baltimore and we are extremely happy with how it worked out. the music sounded beautiful and they were super professional and easy to work with (sorry i actually didn't even get to talk to you guys and tell you that on the 11th!).

they learned a new song specifically at our request and it sounded fantastic!

for wedding ceremony strings anywhere in maryland i'd highly recommend chesapeake strings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Chesapeake Strings to play at our Wedding Ceremony and cocktail hour. They did a phenomenal job and were extremely happy with the quality and talent! We received multiple compliments from our guests. We picked out the songs we wanted played during the reception and the cocktail hour, which was fun! Especially to hear top 40 in a string trio is pretty neat! One of our friends said he loved when they played Call Me Maybe. We were happy to hear our guests enjoying the music as well.

Elizabeth was extremely easy to work with and very responsive to emails.
We hired Chesapeake Strings to play at our Wedding Ceremony and cocktail hour. They did a phenomenal job and were Read more...
We hired Chesapeake Strings to play at our Wedding Ceremony and cocktail hour. They did a phenomenal job and were extremely happy with the quality and talent! We received multiple compliments from our guests. We picked out the songs we wanted played during the reception and the cocktail hour, which was fun! Especially to hear top 40 in a string trio is pretty neat! One of our friends said he loved when they played Call Me Maybe. We were happy to hear our guests enjoying the music as well.

Elizabeth was extremely easy to work with and very responsive to emails. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I highly recommend Chesapeake Strings. Chesapeake Strings has a robust and updated song list on their website. However, if you want music that is not on the list, then there is an additional charge for them to arrange and learn new music. (Hint: Look at the song list before you sign the contract). Elizabeth was quick to respond to my emails and offered valuable suggestions when I had trouble selecting music. The musicians were able to skillfully transition between the more modern prelude and classical processional pieces. They were also flexible and able to create a beautiful 2 minute long version of the Ave Maria. Our wedding guests, who are also skilled musicians, agreed that Chesapeake Strings executed the music flawlessly. If you are looking for skilled, responsive and professional musicians, then I highly recommend Chesapeake Strings.
I highly recommend Chesapeake Strings. Chesapeake Strings has a robust and updated song list on their website. However, if Read more...
I highly recommend Chesapeake Strings. Chesapeake Strings has a robust and updated song list on their website. However, if you want music that is not on the list, then there is an additional charge for them to arrange and learn new music. (Hint: Look at the song list before you sign the contract). Elizabeth was quick to respond to my emails and offered valuable suggestions when I had trouble selecting music. The musicians were able to skillfully transition between the more modern prelude and classical processional pieces. They were also flexible and able to create a beautiful 2 minute long version of the Ave Maria. Our wedding guests, who are also skilled musicians, agreed that Chesapeake Strings executed the music flawlessly. If you are looking for skilled, responsive and professional musicians, then I highly recommend Chesapeake Strings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
It was such a busy day that I never got to meet the band but I did hear them, of course! They did a lovely job and were very helpful choosing the music
It was such a busy day that I never got to meet the band but I did hear them, of course! They did a lovely job and were Read more...
It was such a busy day that I never got to meet the band but I did hear them, of course! They did a lovely job and were very helpful choosing the music Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kaye
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Chesapeake Strings played during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Leading up to the event, Elizabeth was so responsive to all questions. We only had the duo, and they adjusted 2 songs from a trio to a duo for us, as well as added a new song as per our request, which we used as our recessional. Everything sounded wonderful. They have a great mix of classical and modern songs - we were sold on them during a bridal show where they played the Game of Thrones theme song! They are very professional and talented!
Chesapeake Strings played during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Leading up to the event, Elizabeth was so responsive to Read more...
Chesapeake Strings played during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Leading up to the event, Elizabeth was so responsive to all questions. We only had the duo, and they adjusted 2 songs from a trio to a duo for us, as well as added a new song as per our request, which we used as our recessional. Everything sounded wonderful. They have a great mix of classical and modern songs - we were sold on them during a bridal show where they played the Game of Thrones theme song! They are very professional and talented! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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