Umbria has a wealth of talented musicians ranging from choral singing and classical music to traditional Italian music and jazz. Perugia, the capital of Umbria is host to the international annual Umbrian Jazz Festival and has a world class "Conservatorio" or college of music where many famous Italian musicians have graduated. We are lucky to know some of these musicians and they are available to play for your wedding here at La Preghiera.
There is a choice of two famous choral groups singing a capella or accompanied songs of various genres, under the direction of talented Maestros to provide a wonderful accompaniment to a wedding ceremony in the chapel at La Preghiera. Their repertoire includes madrigals from the medieval and baroque periods through to soul, gospel and traditional folk music.
Alternatively, a harpist can play during your ceremony or afterwards at the aperitivo providing an elegant backdrop of classical music for your guests to enjoy.
Perhaps a solo voice and piano during the ceremony either in the chapel or at the Town Hall, to sing your favourite aria, Ave Maria, or classical piece. Cittą di Castello has several accomplished musicians who perform at local wedding venues and have attended wedding celebrations at La Preghiera...
Swing bands playing a classic jazz repertoire are available, a duo or trio will help you dance the night away after the wedding reception, or elegant lounge music or contemporary jazz during the wedding dinner itself. Extra players can be added to the trio including drums, double bass and saxophone as required. An accomplished and experienced tenor can also provide a more classic or traditional Italian tone with piano accompaniment.
A string quartet can play in the garden while the guests arrive, or in the church, or during the aperitivo after the ceremony.
If you are looking for more traditional Italian music including the accordion, there is a band available to play a wide range of Italian folk songs and pop songs with some salsa mixed in as well!
The choice is yours, for any combination of these alternatives and we will be happy to help with suggestions.