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What parts of the wedding ceremony should have a song?

  • Entrance of Parents

  • Bridesmaid Entrances

  • Bride’s entrance

  • Recessional for Couple at the ceremony’s end

What kind of music is best for the entrance of the bride?

Choose your favorite song! Just be sure you can walk to the music at a moderate pace

Can you play music for a first dance ?

Yes ! We work directly with

Kalli Siamidou from 

www.weddingdancevows.com to create the perfect first dance  for you with your favorite live music.

What is average number of songs needed for a cocktail hour?

Between 12 and 15 songs.

Can all of Chantal’s groups play everything from its song list?

We sure can! With Jazz tunes we recommend choosing our versatile Jazz Trio for the most authentic sound.

What if I want a song that is not on the Chantal song list?

Not a problem as we offer one FREE customized song for each ceremony.

Do your music groups require amplification?

No, we are acoustic and play unplugged.

Does Chantal ‘s groups provide liability insurance?

Yes, for a nominal fee.

How soon do I need to choose the music for my wedding?

One month prior to the event date is suggested.

With over 20 years of professional experience,  the ensembles of Chantal Music offer an extensive range of musical styles and repertoire.  Carla and Shelagh work individually with each client to help create a  perfect and unique setting, customizing songs and themes for any event.   Dynamic arrangements from Jazz, Rock, and Pop to Classical favorites and sweeping Cinematic scores are performed  by conservatory trained musicians from New York’s most famous Broadway stages and the Radio City Music Hall.


Please send us your thoughts and ideas; we look forward to hearing from you!


Destination events and weddings are welcomed and accommodated. 

Adele - Melt My Heart to Stone [MTV Unplugged]

Carla Fabiani and String Quartet


Carla Fabiani, Director

Photo: Alex Markow

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Shelagh Abate, Producer

Photo: Matt Dine