The Chapel Musicians
Wayfarers Chapel features some of the finest musicians in Southern California. These musicians have been associated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the South Bay Master Chorale. Their performance experience includes a variety of chamber orchestra settings, weddings, church services, solo and duo recitals, and concerts with singers and instrumentalists. They blend an exquisite sound with the acoustics of the Chapel’s unique architecture.
Your wedding music creates a mood of simple dignity that is in harmony with the Chapel and the spirit of your ceremony. The music for your wedding is composed of four parts:
Prelude: Music played as your guests are being seated.
Processionals: The music for the entrance of the wedding party which may include a separate piece for the bride.
Candle lighting: Music played while you are lighting your marriage candle.
Recessional: Music played as you exit the Chapel.
You can listen to sound tracks of Wedding Music Samples and suggestions (Wedding Music Samples). In addition, you may review additional options at your Planning Conference with a Wedding Director.
Music for your wedding is played on the Chapel’s Yamaha Clavinova. This is a single keyboard instrument with the capacity to sound like a piano, organ or harp, as well as other instruments. Only the Chapel keyboardist is permitted to play the keyboard. Arrangements can me made for additional musicians from the the Chapel Musician’s list, including harp, cello, violin, trumpet, flute, oboe, guitar, viola, bagpipes, vocals, etc.
You may also provide your own musician(s), who should arrive one hour before the scheduled wedding time. They may rehearse quietly in the Chapel up to thirty minutes before the scheduled wedding time. If you have favorite recordings you wish to play, you may bring them on a digital playback device. No microphones or amplification is needed or permitted in the Chapel.
To discuss your music selections, please email the Chapel Music Director.
The Chapel staff reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of all music and its placement in the ceremony.