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Elegant Ensembles

Schaumburg , IL

LOCATION

2 Grand Central Lane
Schaumburg, IL US 60193 (map)

PHONE

847-534-1056

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Elegant Ensembles recently celebrated 19 years of business with over 2500 Chicago area performances. We have spent several years putting together a roster of top-notch musicians who are... Read more
Elegant Ensembles recently celebrated 19 years of business with over 2500 Chicago area performances. We have spent several years putting together a roster of top-notch musicians who are not only some of the most experienced wedding performers, but also some of the most passionate music makers in the Chicagoland area. Our owner, April Berkowski is also a professional violinist who has personally performed at over 1000 weddings. With her extensive first hand experience, she understands all the aspects of planning and executing a successful music performance. Additionally, her knowledge of appropriate song selections, religious and secular ceremony protocol and various ethnic ceremonial traditions is quite extensive. For Wedding ceremony performances, we generally recommend that you have the musicians start about 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time so that your guests will enter in to the ceremony area hearing the lovely sounds of our performing ensemble. We make sure that the pre-service music sets the proper tone for the ceremony to follow. Please see the below for a summary of some of our most beloved ceremony music ensembles: String Quartet (2 violins, viola and cello) ….Traditional lush, rich sounds from Bach to the Beatles….depending upon your taste! A versatile repertoire of Classical, Opera, Waltzes, Tangos, Ethnic, Movie, Theater, Pop and Rock music. Perfect for weddings of any size. String Trios or Flute-Violin-Cello Trio or Piano-Violin-Cello …Very comparable to the String Quartet in repertoire…graceful string sounds on a lower budget with special arrangements just for three instruments. The instrument missing from the quartet is not lost…but instead intertwined between the remaining three instruments. Great for weddings of 175 or less guests. Nice with added pianist or trumpet player. Duets: Violin-Guitar, Flute-Guitar or Violin-Piano, Piano & Trumpet or Flute-Piano …Duets are simple yet well-designed ensembles whose players express music in a small but moving way. They are usually acoustic instruments which are amplified (if necessary) so that up to 250 guests can hear the performance. Their song list includes many traditional classical favorites, and just about any style of music including a much more vast option of light rock, pop and music of today. Harp & Harp Ensembles …This glorious instrument is not only a stunning visual for your guests, but also a calming, comforting sound that carries very well both indoors and outside(on a flat surface). The repertoire of a harpist(and of harp ensembles) is very similar to that of the above duets. Utilized for ceremonies, cocktail music and dinner performances, your guests will be enamored with the grace and style of such a lovely sight and sounds. Brass & Brass Ensembles …Magnificent in majesty, the royal blend of brass instruments is unlike no other. There is a noble romanticism behind a proper ensemble of horns that will bring an impressive presence of grace and power to the space in which it is heard. The traditional baroque and classical pieces of a stately wedding are best showcased by this ensemble which can be hired with either four or five instruments. Soloists …If you are looking for just one musician…we can certainly provide that, but only recommend hiring the following types of instrumentalists when they will be performing as a solo artist: A la Carte …Get creative and put together the ensemble of your dreams! We have the ability to put together an endless amount of other ensembles for you, and will be happy to guide you in what instruments will (and won’t) work together. Here are a few ideas: •Guitar, Violin & Cello •String Trio Trumpet •Pianist/Vocalist String Trio (very nice for Catholic weddings!) •Brass Ensemble Organist Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

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

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Briana
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.6/5.0
We had the Northbrook String Quartet provide music for our ceremony, and they did such a WONDERFUL job! The music was simply beautiful and provided such an element of elegance to the ceremony, it was just perfect. The only complaint I had was with regards to paying the musicians through Elegant Ensembles (had to give my credit card number by fax or over the phone, which I don't like doing), and for whatever reason, we weren't allowed to tip our musicians directly, it had to go through the company...otherwise though, they were great!
We had the Northbrook String Quartet provide music for our ceremony, and they did such a WONDERFUL job! The music was Read more...
We had the Northbrook String Quartet provide music for our ceremony, and they did such a WONDERFUL job! The music was simply beautiful and provided such an element of elegance to the ceremony, it was just perfect. The only complaint I had was with regards to paying the musicians through Elegant Ensembles (had to give my credit card number by fax or over the phone, which I don't like doing), and for whatever reason, we weren't allowed to tip our musicians directly, it had to go through the company...otherwise though, they were great! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Loren
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you Elegant Ensembles! I book a ceremony guitarist over through email by watching and listening to video clips. Ken was assigned to my wedding. He had a tons of songs to choose from and even played a request that was not on his list!
Also, I discovered later that the mic for our ceremony was having major issues and Ken came to the rescue by getting an extra mic he had in his car! Way to save the day! :)

Thank you Elegant Ensembles. Your professionalism was amazing!
Thank you Elegant Ensembles! I book a ceremony guitarist over through email by watching and listening to video clips. Ken Read more...
Thank you Elegant Ensembles! I book a ceremony guitarist over through email by watching and listening to video clips. Ken was assigned to my wedding. He had a tons of songs to choose from and even played a request that was not on his list!
Also, I discovered later that the mic for our ceremony was having major issues and Ken came to the rescue by getting an extra mic he had in his car! Way to save the day! :)

Thank you Elegant Ensembles. Your professionalism was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Laura
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The musicians at Elegant Ensembles did an amazing job at my ceremony. I chose a few pieces that are not typically used in weddings - I was concerned with how it would work out to all of us walking down the aisle, and the timing, but everything was perfect. I'm so glad we chose them because they really set the mood for the ceremony and made everything beautiful!
The musicians at Elegant Ensembles did an amazing job at my ceremony. I chose a few pieces that are not typically used in Read more...
The musicians at Elegant Ensembles did an amazing job at my ceremony. I chose a few pieces that are not typically used in weddings - I was concerned with how it would work out to all of us walking down the aisle, and the timing, but everything was perfect. I'm so glad we chose them because they really set the mood for the ceremony and made everything beautiful! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
A Flute-String Trio played for our cocktail hour during our reception. The music was beautiful and really set an elegant setting for our event. Coordinating the event was easy, and we always received quick responses to all our inquiries.
A Flute-String Trio played for our cocktail hour during our reception. The music was beautiful and really set an elegant Read more...
A Flute-String Trio played for our cocktail hour during our reception. The music was beautiful and really set an elegant setting for our event. Coordinating the event was easy, and we always received quick responses to all our inquiries. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mary and Paul
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with April at Elegant Ensembles was so seamless! We very much appreciated her professionalism in planning our daughter's wedding as she helped us find the perfect band for our day. She made the day of the wedding so beautiful; the music was lovely and many of our guests remarked how great an addition to the ambiance she made playing the violin. The guitarist was also fantastic and the Tim Hays Band that performed
for the dancing later was terrific for our event. We are so grateful that she was there to help make our day so
memorable!
Working with April at Elegant Ensembles was so seamless! We very much appreciated her professionalism in planning our Read more...
Working with April at Elegant Ensembles was so seamless! We very much appreciated her professionalism in planning our daughter's wedding as she helped us find the perfect band for our day. She made the day of the wedding so beautiful; the music was lovely and many of our guests remarked how great an addition to the ambiance she made playing the violin. The guitarist was also fantastic and the Tim Hays Band that performed
for the dancing later was terrific for our event. We are so grateful that she was there to help make our day so
memorable! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Liz
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding coordinators recommended Elegant Ensembles to me, and I am so happy with the results! We opted to go with a violin/guitar duo as our wedding musicians - the combination was incredible. We worked with April B. to pick out songs that reflected our alternative rock taste, and she was incredibly accommodating during the process. They are such talented musicians, too - our guests kept complimenting us on how much they loved the ceremony music, and how it was such a nice touch to add versus simply opting for a DJ. Thanks, Elegant Ensembles!
My wedding coordinators recommended Elegant Ensembles to me, and I am so happy with the results! We opted to go with a Read more...
My wedding coordinators recommended Elegant Ensembles to me, and I am so happy with the results! We opted to go with a violin/guitar duo as our wedding musicians - the combination was incredible. We worked with April B. to pick out songs that reflected our alternative rock taste, and she was incredibly accommodating during the process. They are such talented musicians, too - our guests kept complimenting us on how much they loved the ceremony music, and how it was such a nice touch to add versus simply opting for a DJ. Thanks, Elegant Ensembles! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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stephieswimswimsmc
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
They played our cocktail hour for our reception. Worked with me on price and from what I hear they created a great atmosphere for the cocktail hour! Highly recommend!
They played our cocktail hour for our reception. Worked with me on price and from what I hear they created a great Read more...
They played our cocktail hour for our reception. Worked with me on price and from what I hear they created a great atmosphere for the cocktail hour! Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Claire
Wedding:
10/14/2006
4.8/5.0
This is the second time we have used this group. My sister used them for her wedding and had a quartet with a trumpet. We had a string trio and the music was beautiful. They were very easy to work with and had a great selection of music. Additionally, one song they didn't have to play but suggested an alternative that was perfect. I highly recommend this group, they are really great.
This is the second time we have used this group. My sister used them for her wedding and had a quartet with a trumpet. We Read more...
This is the second time we have used this group. My sister used them for her wedding and had a quartet with a trumpet. We had a string trio and the music was beautiful. They were very easy to work with and had a great selection of music. Additionally, one song they didn't have to play but suggested an alternative that was perfect. I highly recommend this group, they are really great. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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