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SYNCHRONICITY Strings

Oakland , CA
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Oakland, CA US 94607 (map)

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510-367-0979

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ABOUT US

San Francisco Bay Area's premier string ensemble - SYNCHRONICITY Strings provides the finest musicians for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Stunningly beautiful music guaranteed... Read more
San Francisco Bay Area's premier string ensemble - SYNCHRONICITY Strings provides the finest musicians for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Stunningly beautiful music guaranteed to accompany you down the aisle.

Special Requests are our specialty!
We have a huge repertoire of music: classical, pop, rock, light jazz, tangos, ragtime, waltzes etc. But if you do not see YOUR special song on our list, NO problem! I’ll be happy to chat with you about writing a special arrangement.

We are available to perform as a string quartet, string trio, string duo or solo violin, viola, cello.

Flute, vocalist, harpist or trumpet can be added.

We serve San Francisco, Oakland, East Bay, Napa, Marin and Sonoma Wine Country, Alameda County, San Jose.

Professional - Personal - Premier


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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
String - Quartet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Glamorous black 
 Suit and Tie or Tuxedo for the men
How much time do you usually need for setup?
20 minutes
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We charge a travel fee for performances outside the immediate San Francisco Bay Area. The fee varies according to distance.

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Kristie
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I got married this past weekend at Shakespeare Garden and commissioned Synchronicity Strings to perform during our ceremony. While Rachel manages her team, the trio that came out to perform was spectacular!

Rachel is a complete professional - we mainly communicated over email and finalized our plans over the phone a couple weeks before the wedding date. We had Rachel arrange 2 pieces for us (processional and recessional) and the trio was amazing when they performed it! She also has quite a list of songs already that you can choose from, so it was basically seamless!

I'd highly recommend Synchronicity Strings for your event; they sounded beautiful and guests were complimenting how great they sounded throughout the day!
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Janet
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Outstanding! We were absolutely delighted to have the beautiful music from the Synchronicity Trio at our wedding last month at the Jefferson Street Mansion in Benicia.

I first heard Synchronicity at a wedding as a wedding guest several years ago and knew that I would want them for my own wedding. Having live classical music at the ceremony and for the reception was just magical.

Highly recommended in every way! Thanks Rachael and Synchronicity!!

Janet & Brian
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired Synchronicity Strings for ceremony music for my wedding in Millbrae. The music was beautiful! Better than I could have imagined. Rachel and her team put together two songs that they hadn't done before and they sounded wonderful!! She put together Dave Mathews- Crash into me- for the bridesmaids to walk down and Stevie Wonder- Sign, Sealed, Delivered as our walk out song. I walked down the aisle to Somewhere Over the Rainbow and they played it so beautifully- it brought tears to my eyes. They made the ceremony perfect! They were very professional and kind and I would recommend them to anyone. :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired a trio for our outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. Rachel was great to work with. Music selection is modern and the trio added a special request to our selection.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Review for Rachel Turner Houk & Syncronicity Strings:

We recently had the pleasure of having Synchronicity Strings play at our wedding. The string quartet arrived on schedule, set up quickly and played a wide variety of songs prior to, during and at the dinner after our wedding. The music was perfect in the background allowing for conversations while still providing a very classy background for our guests. Synchronicity Strings played a wide variety of music including classical string music, Beatle and modern day music with a classy flare. Many folks commented to us how special the music was and how it added to the evening. Our wedding and dinner took place in the winery caves which presented an acoustics challenge that was handled perfectly by Rachael and Synchronicity Strings. We want to thank Rachael and Synchronicity Strings for making our wedding so special and we will look for opportunities to use them in the future.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was being held on what seemed to be the busiest day in San Francisco. The Blue Angels were flying, America's Cup was going on, and the Giants were playing at home in the playoffs. Even with all that going on Synchronicity Strings showed up on time and looking great. We have received countless compliments on how great they were and how they really helped to pull the event together. They definitely set the tone for how the rest of the evening would play out. I highly recommend them!
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Elisa
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I chose Synchronicity Strings to provide music at our ceremony & cocktail hour. I could not have been happier with my choice. Rachel Turner Houk, who is the main contact for the group, was an absolute pleasure to work with. I chose the group based on my conversation with Rachel on the telephone. She was friendly and open to working with me, even having the special ability of writing an arrangement for a quartet of a piece that I really liked. She made me feel reassured during a time that is quite stressful!

Rachel was also very responsive. I would always receive a reply to my e-mails within 24 hours. When I could not decide on the pieces for my ceremony, I sent her a list and asked her to help me. She responded immediately and happily had an extended phone discussion with me. Even though I had not met the other members of the quartet, I had full confidence in Synchronicity Strings' capabilities.

My only regret? I never got to really enjoy the music!! I missed the cocktail hour with all the pictures we had to take. You will not regret your decision if you choose Synchronicity Strings. As you choose your vendors, you will realize how amazing it is to trust a vendor and know that they will deliver.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Getting Synchronicity Strings for our wedding was the best decision we made. We had a small wedding (40 people) in a large church. Their music filled the church and relaxed us. It was heavenly! As an added benefit, our guests were able to enjoy the music while they waited for our late entrance.
Later at our reception they expanded the variety of music beyond the traditional wedding music selection to include other classics and some choice "pop" covers. It created the warm atmosphere for our guests to socialize. It was like having your own private string quartet concert. We loved it!
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Gabriela
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
rachel of synchronicity strings was great to work with. the music was beautiful and enhanced the romanticism of our event.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Walnut Creek Mom
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Very professional - arrived on time, looked very elegant, set themselves up and played beautifully. We provided a list of music which they played. They are excellent musicians. Very responsive to emails. We did quite a bit of research and they are one of the best values in the Bay Area. They played prior to the ceremony, the ceremony music and for the cocktail hour - timing for the ceremony was perfect. This is a vendor you can trust :)
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elizabeth
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Synchronicity Strings for our destination wedding at Huntington Park, Nob Hill. From the start, Rachel could not have been more accommodating and professional! She said yes to every request and was timely with email responses. We asked for specific songs to be played, she was more than willing to play for us! On the day of our wedding, the duo was on time and dress beautifully. The music was perfect for our wedding and set the atmosphere for the event. We couldn't have been happier with Synchronicity and highly recommend their services to any bride and groom!
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Rhoda
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Synchronicity Strings provided the beautiful music for my daughter's wedding in September 2011. We were a destination wedding therefore all communication was done over email and phone. Rachel was very helpful, responsive and was one of the string players on the wedding day. The music my daughter requested required extra music preparation for the string duo and they performed all the music beautifully beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend Synchronicity for their helpfulness, professionalism and most of all for their music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Steph
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Synchronicity Strings is awesome! From booking to performance, it was a pleasure working with them. I couldn't have asked for anything more on our special day.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Rachel and her musicians were amazing, they graciously learned a few contemporary pieces that we wanted for our wedding and played them beautifully! Our music was more than we could have ever dreamed and they were all super professional. I highly recommend Synchronicity Strings.
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.8/5.0
Synchronicity Strings was a pleasure to work with. They have a broad repertoire of music including many pop songs. The bride wanted a Rihanna song not in their list and they learned it just for the wedding. They showed up early to a Napa wedding which put me at ease. They brought their own PA system for an outdoor wedding so all the guests could hear them perfectly. They played beautifully and received many compliments from our guests. Their wedding expertise was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend them.
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David and Martha
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.7/5.0
Synchronicity Strings did a fantastic job at our wedding and Rachel was easy to work with. They learned a difficult song for our ceremony and played it beautifully. For the cocktail hour they played from their long selection of pop and rock hits and our guests loved it. Along with the great music, they dressed well, were on time and read the sheet music off of iPads on stands (a pretty cool touch that many people commented on, very sleak).

We definitely recommend Synchrostrings.
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.6/5.0
I hired Synchronicity Strings for my July wedding. Rachel was extreamly professional and accomodating throughout the entire process. I was overjoyed when I came up with an out of the blue song choice to walk down the aisle to. She graciously offered to rewrite the music for our ceremony and it came out beautifully. Every time I watch our wedding DVD I hear the song I wanted and it brings tears to my eyes. Rachel and her team made my wedding a dream come true! I highly recommend this vendor for any event. Thanks again!
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Benjamin
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.2/5.0
Synchronicity strings performed as a violin/cello duo at our wedding ceremony, and for a few minutes afterwards during the cocktail hour. They were professional, prompt, and able to perform a variety of songs. They were even willing to learn an arrangement of an entirely new song that we wanted played while our rings were passed up, which was wonderful. I will say that this song was noticeably less "polished-sounding" than the rest of their repertoire, but that's quite understandable considering the short time frame and the fact that they had never played it before. Overall we were pleased with their professionalism and their quality of playing, and we would certainly recommend them to a friend looking for classical music for their wedding.
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