Weddings and Special Events

Playing at my own wedding!

Looking to add a touch of class to your ceremony, reception, or special event? Look no further! Offering solo viola and violin, I have helped make the dreams of countless brides come true! Send inquiries here to check for availability and a quote today.

Look below for reviews and a wedding repertoire list, sound clips, and a more extensive repertoire list. If you don’t see a song you’d like played, just indicate so in your inquiry and I can bring musical bliss to your event by making a special arrangement.

Reviews

  • “We loved having Jean perform for us at our wedding ceremony! She is not only professional and extremely talented but she went out of her way to look up songs and learn them for our ceremony. It made it so unique and memorable. As a destination bride planning from afar, I really appreciated her quick response time and dependability. We are very grateful- thank you, Jean!” – Laura Clerc, bride. 
  • “…Jean made Sara & Brian’s wedding day very special and very easy for me. It was a pleasure working with Jean and in my opinion she is the ultimate professional.  I would recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding or any other event…” – Debra Galon, mother of the bride.

Wedding Repertoire List

Bach: “Ave Maria”; “Sheep May Safely Graze” from Cantata No. 208

Bock: “Sabbath Prayer” from Fiddler on the Roof

Beethoven: “Ode to Joy”

Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary in D

Frank: “Panis Angelicus”

Handel: “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon; Hornpipe from the Water Music; “La Réjouissance” from the Royal Fireworks Music; Overture from the Royal Fireworks MusicMinuet from the Water Music

Malotte: The Lord’s Prayer

Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mouret: Rondeau from Symphonies des fanfares

Naughtin: Chaconne, Meditation and Recessional

Pachelbel: Canon

Purcell: Trumpet Tune (The King of Denmark)

Schubert: “Ave Maria”

Traditional: “Amazing Grace”

Wagner: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Sound Clips

Viola: Jean Rochelle

…and some fiddle tunes!

General Repertoire List

1. BAROQUE/CLASSICAL (for additional selections, see *wedding repertoire)

Bach: “Air” from Suite No. 3; Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena); Arioso from Cantata No. 156; Brandenburg Concerto No. 2  in F; Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G; Cantata No. 140  (“Wachet Auf”); Sinfonia; Chorale Prelude: “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier”; Chorale Prelude: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”; “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”; Largo from the Concerto for Two Violins in D minor; Violin Concerto in E major: First Movement

Gemiani: Concerto Grosso No. 12, “La Folia”

Handel: Chaconne in G; Violin Sonata No. 4 in D major; Largo from Sonata for Strings in E-flat Major “Al Santo Sepulcro”, RV 130; Andante from Concerto in F major for Three Violins, RV 551; Andante molto from Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 152; Overture and Aria “Lascia ch’io panga” from Rinaldo

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11; “The Four Seasons”: “Summer”, “Fall”, “Winter”, “Spring”; Concerto for Strings in G major “Alla rustica”, RV 151

2. ROMANTIC / MODERN

Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances (complete)

Beethoven: Adagio Cantabile from the “Pathetique” Sonata

Bizet: Entr’acte to Act III of “Carmen”; Entr’acte to Act IV of “Carmen”; “Flower Song” from “Carmen”; “Habañera” from “Carmen”

Brahms: Hungarian Dances: Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 & 21

Copeland: Hoe-down from “Rodeo”

Debussy: Clair de lune; The Girl with the Flaxen Hair; Golliwog’s Cake-walk

Dvorák: Largo from the “New World” Symphony

Gershwin: Prelude No. 2

Grieg: “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt Suite

Herbert: “Gypsy Life”

Keler: Son of the Puzta, Op. 134, No. 2

Kreisler: Allegretto (after Boccherini); The Old Refrain; Tambourin Chinois

Lehar: “Vilia” from “The Merry Widow”

Massenet: Meditation from “Thais”

Monti: “Csárdás”

Naughtin: “Simple Gifts” Fugue

Puccini: “Che Gelida Manina” from “La Bohéme”; “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot”; “O mio babbino caro” from “Gianni Schicchi”

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini:  18th Variation; Vocalise

Ravel: Menuet from “Le Tombeau de Couperin”; Pavane pour une infante defunte

Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza

J. Strauss, Jr.: Czardas from “Die Fledermaus”

Satie: 3 Gymnopédies

Shostakovich: Romance

Traditional: Golden Earrings; Moldovanke

Wieniawski: Romance (from Violin Concerto No. 2)

3. WALTZES

Chopin: Waltzes: Op. 18, Op. 64, #1 & Op. 64, #2

Dvorák: Waltz from Symphony No. 8 in G

Ivanovici: “Danube Waves” (“Anniversary Waltz”)

Kreisler: Liebesfreud; Liebesleid; “Midnight Bells” Waltz; Schön Rosmarin; Caprice Viennois

Lehar: “Merry Widow” Waltzes

Puccini: Musetta’s Waltz from “La Boheme”

Rachmaninoff: Waltz

Stolz: Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time

J. Struass, Jr.: “Blue Danube” Waltzes; “Die Fledermaus” Waltzes; Tales from the Vienna Woods; “Wiener Blut” Waltzes

R. Strauss: Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier

4. BROADWAY, POPS & LATIN

“As Time Goes By” (Hupfeld); Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 (Villa-Lobos); “Begin the Beguine” (Porter); Birthday Variations (Naughtin); “Chicago” (Fisher); “Dance Like Crooked Antoine”  (Gonçalves); Danzas Argentinas No. 2 (Ginastera); “Do It Again” (Gershwin); “Embraceable You” (Gershwin); “Galway Rambler” Medley (Eight traditional Irish dance tunes); “I Got Rhythm” Variations (Gershwin/Naughtin); “Jalousie” Tango (Gade); “La Bamba” (Traditional); “Lamento Quichua” (Gianneo); Loony Tunes Fugue (Naughtin); “Noites Cariocas” (Bandolim); “Por Una Cabeza” (Gardel); “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Gershwin); Tango in D (Albeniz); “The Moon Reflects My Heart” (Chinese love song);

Andaluza (Granados); “La Cumparsita” Tango (Rodriguez); “Retintín” Tango (Arolas); “Tico–Tico” Chôro Sapéca (Abreu); “El Choclo” Tango (Villoldo); El Esquinazo” Tango (Villoldo); El Fandango del Candil (Granados)

5. CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Bell Carol/In Dulci Jubilo (“Good Christian Men Rejoice”) (Traditional); “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella” (Traditional); “Carol of the Drum” (Traditional Czech); “Carol of the Bells” (Ukranian Carol) (Leontovych); Greensleeves (“What Child Is This”) (Traditional); “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (Praetorius); “O Holy Night” (Adam); “Silent Night, Holy Night” (Gruber); “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Traditional);

A Christmas Feast: Five ancient carols for strings: includes: “Ding Dong! Merrily on High,” “Verbum Caro Factum Est,” “Gaudete,” “Carol of the Bagpipers,” and “Coventry Carol.”

Heaven and Nature Sing (Christmas Medley I): includes “Joy to the World,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and “Away in a Manger.”

We Come A-Caroling (Christmas Medley II includes: “Shepherds Leave Your Sheep,” “Come, O Come Emmanuel and “Here We Come A-Caroling”

Carols for Christmas Eve (Christmas Medley III) includes: “The Coventry Carol,” “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen” and “Listen, Lordlings, Unto Me”

A Christmas Wassail (Christmas Medley IV) includes: “Adeste Fideles,” “Away in a Manger” and “The Glouchester Wassail.”

Christmas Angels (Christmas Medley V) includes: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “The First Noel” and “Deck the Hall.”

Sing We Now of Christmas (Christmas Medley VI) includes: “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Fum, Fum, Fum!” and “Il Est Né, le Divin Enfant”                   

6. RAGTIME CLASSICS

Donald Ashwander: Friday Night Rag

George Gershwin/Will Donaldson: Rialto Ripples

Robert Hampton: Cataract Rag

Scott Joplin: “Bethena” Concert Waltz; The Cascades; Elite Syncopations; Stoptime Rag; Sunflower Slow Drag

 Joseph F. Lamb: Ragtime Nightingale; Top Liner Rag; The Alaskan Rag

Max Morath: The Golden Hours

Matthew Naughtin: Birthday Rag

Paul Pratt: Hot-House Rag

James Scott: Calliope Rag

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