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Quartet Parapluie

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL US (map)

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847-922-4030

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ABOUT US

Featured in the Chicago Tribune, highlighted in TimeOut! Chicago, and heard on National Public Radio, Quartet Parapluie (QP) is a versatile and dynamic ensemble. Performing together... Read more
Featured in the Chicago Tribune, highlighted in TimeOut! Chicago, and heard on National Public Radio, Quartet Parapluie (QP) is a versatile and dynamic ensemble. Performing together since 2001, the quartet has recorded for rock albums and movie soundtracks, presented traditional classical concerts, and premiered new works. QP musicians have been seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the David Letterman Show, and they have shared the stage with a range of artists from Peter Gabriel to Tony Bennett to Grammy-Award winning Kanye West. As classically trained musicians, members of QP are passionate about many styles of music, from baroque to indie rock.

QP is more than just the background music at your special event. QP will set the right mood for you and your guests. With a specialized repertoire that includes music ranging from Journey to Gnarls Barkley (and of course all of the classical standards), our music will reflect your spirit and style. Whether the event calls for classical music or indie rock, our aim is to provide the perfect musical atmosphere. And behind the scene, our level of musicianship is matched by our fabulous customer service. We are passionate about what we do, and we know you are passionate about making your wedding special. Let us help you express that passion!

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Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
We wear all-black, dressy attire.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We don't offer live sample performances, but you can hear us perform on our website: www.quartetparapluie.com/music.html. All recordings were made in a live setting!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
If we are performing acoustically, we only need about 20 minutes to set up. If we are using our PA system, we need about 40 minutes to set up and test our sound.
How much space do you usually require?
We require about 3 square feet per person.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We are happy to travel up to 25 miles away from downtown Chicago without charging any travel fees. For all events that are more than 25 miles away, we charge the current IRS mileage rate (per musician) for the additional miles.

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Allison
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The very best string quartet available. Period! Michelle was a joy to work with and made the entire process so easy on my husband and I. So many of our quests commented on how beautiful our ceremony music was. Not only did they play our ceremony but also our cocktail hour afterwards and it was just as amazing as the ceremony. They even learned some new music especially for our wedding. My father and I are huge David Bowie fans and they were able to take some Bowie classics and spin them into beautiful string versions. They also learned the song "We Had Today" from the movie "One Day" as the song I walked down the aisle to even though there was no available music tabs. This was an off the wall, somewhat last minute request and their version sounded just as lovely as the movie version. Everything was so perfect. They made wonderful music choice suggestions and helped my husband and I out in every step of the process when we really needed it. I will (and have) recommend this quirky quartet to anyone getting married. Go listen to them play one of their live concerts and you will see how great they are.
The very best string quartet available. Period! Michelle was a joy to work with and made the entire process so easy on my Read more...
The very best string quartet available. Period! Michelle was a joy to work with and made the entire process so easy on my husband and I. So many of our quests commented on how beautiful our ceremony music was. Not only did they play our ceremony but also our cocktail hour afterwards and it was just as amazing as the ceremony. They even learned some new music especially for our wedding. My father and I are huge David Bowie fans and they were able to take some Bowie classics and spin them into beautiful string versions. They also learned the song "We Had Today" from the movie "One Day" as the song I walked down the aisle to even though there was no available music tabs. This was an off the wall, somewhat last minute request and their version sounded just as lovely as the movie version. Everything was so perfect. They made wonderful music choice suggestions and helped my husband and I out in every step of the process when we really needed it. I will (and have) recommend this quirky quartet to anyone getting married. Go listen to them play one of their live concerts and you will see how great they are. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Melissa from Quartet Parapluie! We knew we wanted a string trio perform for our wedding ceremony (they give the option of quartet or trio) and they came highly recommended by another vendor that was not available on our date. Melissa was amazing to work with and gave us plenty of suggestions and options for songs based on the style of music we wanted, and they executed beautifully on our big day. She was exceptionally organized and contacted our officiant and wedding planner independently to ensure that they were all on the same page. Our guests were blown away and thought it was just lovely. My only disappointment is that as the bride I didn't hear much of their performance since I was the last one into the ceremony and first one out! I am so thankful we chose Quartet Parapluie :)
We loved working with Melissa from Quartet Parapluie! We knew we wanted a string trio perform for our wedding ceremony Read more...
We loved working with Melissa from Quartet Parapluie! We knew we wanted a string trio perform for our wedding ceremony (they give the option of quartet or trio) and they came highly recommended by another vendor that was not available on our date. Melissa was amazing to work with and gave us plenty of suggestions and options for songs based on the style of music we wanted, and they executed beautifully on our big day. She was exceptionally organized and contacted our officiant and wedding planner independently to ensure that they were all on the same page. Our guests were blown away and thought it was just lovely. My only disappointment is that as the bride I didn't hear much of their performance since I was the last one into the ceremony and first one out! I am so thankful we chose Quartet Parapluie :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Our guest could not stop raving about how beautiful the quartet music was and how it made our wedding that much more special! The quartet was very willing to play whatever type of music we asked for, be it the Beatles, Coldplay, or classical! And you can't beat the price! Such great service without taking a second mortgage out on your house!
Our guest could not stop raving about how beautiful the quartet music was and how it made our wedding that much more Read more...
Our guest could not stop raving about how beautiful the quartet music was and how it made our wedding that much more special! The quartet was very willing to play whatever type of music we asked for, be it the Beatles, Coldplay, or classical! And you can't beat the price! Such great service without taking a second mortgage out on your house! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Melissa Bach and the members of Quartet Parapluie can not be matched. Choosing to book them for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. Melissa was extremely responsive to all my emails and requests. She even came to my home to discuss music selection and make suggestions. It was really nice to meet her prior to my event. They arrived early the day of the wedding and began playing as soon as they were set up all the way through till the last row of guests were dismissed. People commented how wonderful they were after my wedding. They were so professional and easy to work with. I was wonderful to be so confident with the quartet's work. They added so much to my wedding day. Thank you so much Melissa! I can not speak highly enough of your work.
Melissa Bach and the members of Quartet Parapluie can not be matched. Choosing to book them for my wedding was one of the Read more...
Melissa Bach and the members of Quartet Parapluie can not be matched. Choosing to book them for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. Melissa was extremely responsive to all my emails and requests. She even came to my home to discuss music selection and make suggestions. It was really nice to meet her prior to my event. They arrived early the day of the wedding and began playing as soon as they were set up all the way through till the last row of guests were dismissed. People commented how wonderful they were after my wedding. They were so professional and easy to work with. I was wonderful to be so confident with the quartet's work. They added so much to my wedding day. Thank you so much Melissa! I can not speak highly enough of your work. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.9/5.0
Melissa and team were an absolute pleasure to work with! Their repertoire is quite impressive. I loved how they were able to adapt the Beatles' Michelle for our ceremony. They're the ultimate professionals - you won't be sorry!
Melissa and team were an absolute pleasure to work with! Their repertoire is quite impressive. I loved how they were able Read more...
Melissa and team were an absolute pleasure to work with! Their repertoire is quite impressive. I loved how they were able to adapt the Beatles' Michelle for our ceremony. They're the ultimate professionals - you won't be sorry! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jbelski
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.4/5.0
Quartet Parapluie did an amazing job during our ceremony and cocktail hour. They offered an extensive song selection and Melissa was a great help to us in planning and selecting the ceremony music. They even learned a new song for our recessional for a nominal fee. We wanted to incorporate an accordion for the cocktail hour and Melissa was able to find an accordionist they could work with and make it happen. My only regret was that I missed must of their music during cocktail hour!
Quartet Parapluie did an amazing job during our ceremony and cocktail hour. They offered an extensive song selection and Read more...
Quartet Parapluie did an amazing job during our ceremony and cocktail hour. They offered an extensive song selection and Melissa was a great help to us in planning and selecting the ceremony music. They even learned a new song for our recessional for a nominal fee. We wanted to incorporate an accordion for the cocktail hour and Melissa was able to find an accordionist they could work with and make it happen. My only regret was that I missed must of their music during cocktail hour! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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