details & rates
Wedding & Unity Ceremony details:
For ceremonies outside or inside, most clients prefer the music to start 15 or 20 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to start during the seating of the guests. Most ceremonies usually start ten minutes later than the scheduled time on the invitations. Special mothers' music can be played to seat in the mothers. The groom, officiator, & groomsmen usually prefer to enter in silence to create the sense of anticipation. Next, a specific piece may be chosen to be played for the bridesmaids to enter. There is an assortment of choices also for the bride's entrance music. When the ceremony has started most clients enjoy having a solo performed in the middle of the ceremony. This piece may be also sung if the clients wish. The harpist is also a singer. (For example: "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera or a sacred work such as "The Lord's Prayer.") At the end of the ceremony, the harpist will play music for the bridal party to exit, followed by music for the guests to exit (or mingle). The harpist takes great pleasure in choosing a gown from her costume collection which blends with or matches the clients' color scheme. The musicians and staff of Holvick Harp Productions enthusiastically support any unique or unusual wedding ceremonies.
Plan A or Plan B: Clients have a choice
Prices & Possibilities:
The musicians charge by the hour with a one hour minimum.
Most clients prefer the harpist or harpist chamber group to be playing as the first guests arrive. Because the harp is not a loud instrument, it is quite suitable not only for a small, intimate group of guests (2 to 4 people), but also for a large group, up to 400 people (with amplification). The harp can be easily transported to accommodate either outside or inside sites.
Orchestral harp parts:
The harpist's rates depend on the time a particular harp part demands to be prepared, edited, or arranged for the first rehearsal. The harpist has extensive experience in preparing and performing harp parts. Upon receiving the harp part, the harpist will give a flat bid for the preparation of a work and an hourly rate for rehearsals and performances.
Amplification is recommended for background music with large audiences or sites with white noise problems (traffic, waves, water falls). There is an additional minimal charge.