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Riverview Chamber Players

Waltham , MA

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Waltham, MA US 02453 (map)
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ABOUT US

Celebrating Our 20th Year!

Embodying both elegance and intimacy, chamber music is the art of creating rich, enchanting sound with a small selection of players. As background... Read more
Celebrating Our 20th Year!

Embodying both elegance and intimacy, chamber music is the art of creating rich, enchanting sound with a small selection of players. As background color or as the center of attention, chamber music adds a festive ambience to occasions both sacred and secular, evoking vibrant memories for guests of all ages.

Visit our website today to experience our “Online Music Sampler” and hear the same music performed in different arrangements, helping you choose the best music for your day! This allows us to create an exquisite musical experience designed specifically for you. Riverview welcomes and celebrates all couples and has enjoyed serving a diverse clientele for 20 years.

We can help you select music and an appropriate ensemble to set the right tone for your special event.

Let Riverview help choreograph the celebration of your lifetime. 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, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Formal black performing attire, tux for men
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Samples of our playing can be found on our website: http://www.riverviewchamberplayers.com/music/
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
This depends on the size of the ensemble you choose. The more players included, the more space needed.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
For events located farther than 25 miles from Boston, a travel fee will be added. Please contact us for specifics!

REVIEWS

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Susan
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The music was beautiful. It made the wedding ceremony even more beautiful. I would recommend them to anyone.
The music was beautiful. It made the wedding ceremony even more beautiful. I would recommend them to anyone.
The music was beautiful. It made the wedding ceremony even more beautiful. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Riverview Chamber Players responded with the following comments:

Lovely to hear. Thank you so much!
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judy
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! Extremely professional with music that was heavenly! A pleasure to deal with phone calls returned in a timely fashion! Highly recommend - made our daughters wedding all the more elegant.
Wonderful! Extremely professional with music that was heavenly! A pleasure to deal with phone calls returned in a timely Read more...
Wonderful! Extremely professional with music that was heavenly! A pleasure to deal with phone calls returned in a timely fashion! Highly recommend - made our daughters wedding all the more elegant. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Riverview Chamber Players responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Your daughter's wedding was simply gorgeous and it was an absolute joy for us to play for everyone!
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Dave
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Rebecca and team! The music was immaculate, and really set the tone for our day! You and your ensemble truly made a difference for us, and we thank you.

Just a beautiful experience! Cannot thank Riverview enough for their performance/service on the day of our wedding. Courteous, professional, not to mention, superbly gifted and talented. Music selections from the prelude all the way through the cocktail hour was fantastic - great selection of pieces. Not to mention, Rebecca was delightful to work with. Would recommend to all!
Thank you Rebecca and team! The music was immaculate, and really set the tone for our day! You and your ensemble truly Read more...
Thank you Rebecca and team! The music was immaculate, and really set the tone for our day! You and your ensemble truly made a difference for us, and we thank you.

Just a beautiful experience! Cannot thank Riverview enough for their performance/service on the day of our wedding. Courteous, professional, not to mention, superbly gifted and talented. Music selections from the prelude all the way through the cocktail hour was fantastic - great selection of pieces. Not to mention, Rebecca was delightful to work with. Would recommend to all! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Riverview Chamber Players responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your very kind comments. Your wedding was lovely and your dogs just made the best ring bearers ever! It was lovely to work with you and to be able to provide such a valued and appreciated service.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Riverview Chambers Players performed at my wedding this summer (August 2013) and did a wonderful job. Rebecca was on the ball in terms of organization and SO helpful in choosing the music played during the ceremony, looking for music not in their normal repertoire that suited my particular taste. Additionally, they learned a piece composed by my sister and performed it beautifully on the day. I felt they really went above and beyond to make it a special day and was so grateful that they took the time to learn and practice the additional composition.
The Riverview Chambers Players performed at my wedding this summer (August 2013) and did a wonderful job. Rebecca was on Read more...
The Riverview Chambers Players performed at my wedding this summer (August 2013) and did a wonderful job. Rebecca was on the ball in terms of organization and SO helpful in choosing the music played during the ceremony, looking for music not in their normal repertoire that suited my particular taste. Additionally, they learned a piece composed by my sister and performed it beautifully on the day. I felt they really went above and beyond to make it a special day and was so grateful that they took the time to learn and practice the additional composition. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved working with you! The music was so fabulous and we got so many compliments!
Loved working with you! The music was so fabulous and we got so many compliments!
Loved working with you! The music was so fabulous and we got so many compliments! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We planned our destination wedding for Cape Ann from North Carolina. We had no difficulty connecting with Rebecca about our vision, musical choices, or logistics. Rebecca made herself very available to us and was able to answer our questions thoroughly while offering advice in the areas where we were not sure. On the day of the wedding, everything went smoothly and the music was beautiful, it completely enhanced the event!
We planned our destination wedding for Cape Ann from North Carolina. We had no difficulty connecting with Rebecca about Read more...
We planned our destination wedding for Cape Ann from North Carolina. We had no difficulty connecting with Rebecca about our vision, musical choices, or logistics. Rebecca made herself very available to us and was able to answer our questions thoroughly while offering advice in the areas where we were not sure. On the day of the wedding, everything went smoothly and the music was beautiful, it completely enhanced the event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Riverview Chamber Players responded with the following comments:

Hi Amy,

I am so glad that you were happy with the music. Your wedding ceremony was lovely and a true pleasure for us to provide music for the prelude and ceremony.

Best of luck to you and your husband in your first year of marriage!

Rebecca
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
River View Chamber Players was a delight to have at our wedding! Rebecca (the director) was wonderful to work with during the planning process and the music was perfect for the setting and just what we wanted. We were married in a courtyard and the 3 string instruments worked out great. Thanks for being a part of our special day!
River View Chamber Players was a delight to have at our wedding! Rebecca (the director) was wonderful to work with during Read more...
River View Chamber Players was a delight to have at our wedding! Rebecca (the director) was wonderful to work with during the planning process and the music was perfect for the setting and just what we wanted. We were married in a courtyard and the 3 string instruments worked out great. Thanks for being a part of our special day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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William
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Rebecca (the director) was exceptionally attentive to our needs. She was well organized, professional and chose excellent musicians to perform at our ceremony. As a musician myself, I can recommend her services without reservation.
Rebecca (the director) was exceptionally attentive to our needs. She was well organized, professional and chose excellent Read more...
Rebecca (the director) was exceptionally attentive to our needs. She was well organized, professional and chose excellent musicians to perform at our ceremony. As a musician myself, I can recommend her services without reservation. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Riverview Chamber Players responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to provide music for your daughter's wedding.
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Colette
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.5/5.0
Rebecca was wonderful to work with and also helped me pick the music, which was thoughtful. The only issue we had was that the musicians did not play the right music at the right time and changed songs in the middle of walking down the aisle. I understand if there was some confusion, but during such a crucial part-- it would have been nice to have a consistent song all the way down the aisle. My recommendation to anyone is to be clear and triple confirm how the music should be played.
Rebecca was wonderful to work with and also helped me pick the music, which was thoughtful. The only issue we had was that Read more...
Rebecca was wonderful to work with and also helped me pick the music, which was thoughtful. The only issue we had was that the musicians did not play the right music at the right time and changed songs in the middle of walking down the aisle. I understand if there was some confusion, but during such a crucial part-- it would have been nice to have a consistent song all the way down the aisle. My recommendation to anyone is to be clear and triple confirm how the music should be played. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Riverview Chamber Players responded with the following comments:

I am so incredibly sorry that the music was not played at the right time during your processionals. I did speak with the musicians who played and they told me that they couldn't see the people processing down the aisle since ALL the guests stood up and blocked their view. They thought they had timed the music pretty well under the circumstances, but clearly, from your comment, they didn't succeed.

I can't tell you how much this upsets me, as I strive for excellence and ask that of all the musicians who work for me. However, I suppose sometimes there are glitches, and the fact that they couldn't see, was certainly caused a major glitch. With that said, I never want to leave a client dissatisfied so would like to make it up to you by personally playing for you and your husband, at no charge, of course. I would be happy to come to your home or you could come to mine.
If you would prefer me to refund a portion of the money you paid or if have another idea for how I can make this up to you, please let me know.

Again, I apologize.

Thank you,
Rebecca

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Rebecca,

Thanks so much for your email. We appreciate your offer on the refund or playing for us, but it's really not necessary. Things happen and sometimes we can't control it. They did play beautifully (just not at the right times and ended up changing the song while I was already down the aisle with my parents-- I'm sure it was confusing).

Thanks again for your email and for being a part of our day.

Best,
Colette
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ELSNMT
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rebecca and the ensemble (two violins and a cello) did an fantastic job. They worked with us to pick pieces that set the tone we were going for, and the music was just beautiful. We also really appreciated their commitment to marriage equality and the way that they give back to their community.
Rebecca and the ensemble (two violins and a cello) did an fantastic job. They worked with us to pick pieces that set the Read more...
Rebecca and the ensemble (two violins and a cello) did an fantastic job. They worked with us to pick pieces that set the tone we were going for, and the music was just beautiful. We also really appreciated their commitment to marriage equality and the way that they give back to their community. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Riverview Chamber Players responded with the following comments:

It was an absolute pleasure to provide music for your wedding.
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Carolyn
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was planned for the weekend when Blizzard Nemo hit the Boston area. Despite a very frazzled bride, a state-wide travel ban and three feet of snow, Rebecca and the RCP did all they could to adjust to the changing conditions and were there on time when the roads opened back up. I can't say enough about the RCP's professionalism and the quality of their beautiful music. Thank you Riverview for helping to make our wedding so special!!
Our wedding was planned for the weekend when Blizzard Nemo hit the Boston area. Despite a very frazzled bride, a Read more...
Our wedding was planned for the weekend when Blizzard Nemo hit the Boston area. Despite a very frazzled bride, a state-wide travel ban and three feet of snow, Rebecca and the RCP did all they could to adjust to the changing conditions and were there on time when the roads opened back up. I can't say enough about the RCP's professionalism and the quality of their beautiful music. Thank you Riverview for helping to make our wedding so special!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Pamela
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We can’t praise the performance and professionalism of the Riverview Chamber Players highly enough. The music was exquisite: the guests loved it. Our wedding was a few weeks ago, and guests are still talking abut how beautiful the music was. Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable about appropriate music selections and, as a result, she was very helpful when we were choosing pieces for the ceremony and reception. In addition, we wanted a vocalist; Rebecca selected a singer who was remarkable. We expected that the music would be wonderful, so we hired an A/V service to record the performance. Now we can listen to our wedding music any time we want. We contracted the string quartet to play for 4 hours. Had we known how much everyone was going to enjoy their performance, we have contracted them for longer! Our wedding would not have been as elegant without the Riverview Chamber Players.
We can’t praise the performance and professionalism of the Riverview Chamber Players highly enough. The music was Read more...
We can’t praise the performance and professionalism of the Riverview Chamber Players highly enough. The music was exquisite: the guests loved it. Our wedding was a few weeks ago, and guests are still talking abut how beautiful the music was. Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable about appropriate music selections and, as a result, she was very helpful when we were choosing pieces for the ceremony and reception. In addition, we wanted a vocalist; Rebecca selected a singer who was remarkable. We expected that the music would be wonderful, so we hired an A/V service to record the performance. Now we can listen to our wedding music any time we want. We contracted the string quartet to play for 4 hours. Had we known how much everyone was going to enjoy their performance, we have contracted them for longer! Our wedding would not have been as elegant without the Riverview Chamber Players. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The ceremony and cocktail hour music from Riverview added the perfect ambiance to our wedding day. Rebecca was extremely professional to work with and very prompt in answering any questions as well as working out particulars. I researched quite a few Musicians and found Riverview to be the best value and top quality.
The ceremony and cocktail hour music from Riverview added the perfect ambiance to our wedding day. Rebecca was extremely Read more...
The ceremony and cocktail hour music from Riverview added the perfect ambiance to our wedding day. Rebecca was extremely professional to work with and very prompt in answering any questions as well as working out particulars. I researched quite a few Musicians and found Riverview to be the best value and top quality. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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NTaylor
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a string trio for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Rebecca Strauss was extremely easy to work with and made very helpful suggestions for ceremony music, and the music for our ceremony was beautiful! In addition to the processional and recessional we incorporated a musical interlude during our candle lighting that was very moving. The live string music really contributed to making our ceremony special and memorable. I highly recommend the Riverview Chamber Players!
We had a string trio for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Rebecca Strauss was extremely easy to work with and made Read more...
We had a string trio for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Rebecca Strauss was extremely easy to work with and made very helpful suggestions for ceremony music, and the music for our ceremony was beautiful! In addition to the processional and recessional we incorporated a musical interlude during our candle lighting that was very moving. The live string music really contributed to making our ceremony special and memorable. I highly recommend the Riverview Chamber Players! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Christina
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing music. Beautiful to walk down the aisle to!
Amazing music. Beautiful to walk down the aisle to!
Amazing music. Beautiful to walk down the aisle to! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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molls225
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
These guys were by far the easiest vendor that we worked with. All of their musicians are extremely talents and profession. I would hire them again in a second.
These guys were by far the easiest vendor that we worked with. All of their musicians are extremely talents and Read more...
These guys were by far the easiest vendor that we worked with. All of their musicians are extremely talents and profession. I would hire them again in a second. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Celia
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough about Rebecca’s music, her team, her professionalism, and her caring ways. To make a long story short, Rebecca was able to fit us in her busy schedule at the last minute and she and two other players (a string trio) played beautiful music to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She guided us through the process of creating a playlist for the ceremony based on music samples from her website and hymns that I knew. She was open to suggestions for the cocktail hour and everything worked out perfectly!
I can’t say enough about Rebecca’s music, her team, her professionalism, and her caring ways. To make a long story short, Read more...
I can’t say enough about Rebecca’s music, her team, her professionalism, and her caring ways. To make a long story short, Rebecca was able to fit us in her busy schedule at the last minute and she and two other players (a string trio) played beautiful music to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She guided us through the process of creating a playlist for the ceremony based on music samples from her website and hymns that I knew. She was open to suggestions for the cocktail hour and everything worked out perfectly! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Ian
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Riverview Chamber Players did an outstanding job with ceremony music for our wedding. Rebecca Strauss, Music Director and Jaya Varma, Assistant Director were extremely responsive. They worked within our budget with their suggestions. Our guests loved the music and continue to talk about the event.
Riverview Chamber Players did an outstanding job with ceremony music for our wedding. Rebecca Strauss, Music Director and Read more...
Riverview Chamber Players did an outstanding job with ceremony music for our wedding. Rebecca Strauss, Music Director and Jaya Varma, Assistant Director were extremely responsive. They worked within our budget with their suggestions. Our guests loved the music and continue to talk about the event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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