In any service of marriage, music will greatly add to the experience. We will work with you to find music and musicians that fit the type of ceremony you envision.
If you wish to use organ or piano as part of your wedding ceremony, you are expected to use Harmony Creek Church’s musical staff, if available. Fees for these services are an anticipated part of our musician’s livelihood and are included in the total wedding fees paid to Harmony Creek Church. In addition, our musicians have the “right of first refusal” as to the type of music selected. If our organist or pianist is not available, we will work with you or assist you in securing the services of musicians elsewhere.
You are free to use other types of musicians that you obtain on your own. Couples that desire vocal or instrumental music in addition to, or in place of, the organ or piano often ask family or friends to perform in their weddings. However, couples who do not have such a person(s) in mind sometimes ask the organist or pianist to assist in making these arrangements. The amount of the fee for such performers may vary widely. Generally, paid soloists are accustomed to receiving $50 – $100 for their services. You may discuss an appropriate fee with the organist or pianist if you wish to use his or her assistance for this purpose.
Having a soloist in your service that needs organ or piano accompaniment will require at least one additional rehearsal with the accompanist. Scheduling this can become difficult, particularly if the soloist of your choice is coming from out of town. Communication between the organist or pianist and the soloist at the earliest possible time can go a long way toward providing a well-coordinated effort.
Please provide the name, address, phone number and general level of training of your soloist(s) to the organist or pianist as soon as possible. Please make your payments directly to the soloist(s).