Rates

 Performance Rates for Sonorous Strings

Please note: We now charge $0 in credit card processing fees for your convenience!

Sonorous String Quartet:

Ceremony A or Cocktail/Social “Hour” (up to 1 hour 30 minutes) = $700

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude 
    (OR up to 1.5 hours of Background Cocktail/Social Hour Music)

Ceremony B or up to 2 hours of Reception (up to 2 hours) = $850

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 1 hour 15 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude

           (Or up to 2 hours of Reception)

Ceremony A + Cocktail/Social Hour (up to 2.5 hours) = $1000

  •  Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  •  Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  •  Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  •  60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour

Ceremony B + Cocktail/Social Hour (up to 3 hours) = $1150

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 1 hour, 15 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  • 60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour

Ceremony A + Cocktail/Social Hour + 1 hr. Reception (up to 3.5 hours) = $1250

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  • 60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour
  • 60 minutes of Reception/Dinner Music

Red Rose Trio:

Ceremony A or Cocktail/Social “Hour” (up to 1 hour 30 minutes) = $550

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude 
    (OR up to 1.5 hours of Background Cocktail/Social Hour Music)

Ceremony B or up to 2 hours of Reception (up to 2 hours) = $662.50

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 1 hour 15 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude

           (Or up to 2 hours of Reception)

Ceremony A + Cocktail/Social Hour (up to 2.5 hours) = $775

  •  Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  •  Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  •  Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  •  60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour

Ceremony B + Cocktail/Social Hour (up to 3 hours) = $887.50

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 1 hour, 15 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  • 60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour

Ceremony A + Cocktail/Social Hour + 1 hr. Reception (up to 3.5 hours) = $962.50

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  • 60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour
  • 60 minutes of Reception/Dinner Music

Broadway Swider Duo

Ceremony A or Cocktail/Social “Hour” (up to 1 hour 30 minutes) = $375

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude 
    (OR up to 1.5 hours of Background Cocktail/Social Hour Music)

Ceremony B or up to 2 hours of Reception (up to 2 hours) = $450

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 1 hour 15 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude

           (Or up to 2 hours of Reception)

Ceremony A + Cocktail/Social Hour (up to 2.5 hours) = $525

  •  Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  •  Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  •  Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  •  60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour

Ceremony B + Cocktail/Social Hour (up to 3 hours) = $600

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 1 hour, 15 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  • 60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour

Ceremony A + Cocktail/Social Hour + 1 hr. Reception (up to 3.5 hours) = $675

  • Up to 30 minutes of Prelude Music
  • Up to a 45 minute Ceremony
  • Up to 15 minutes of Postlude
  • 60 minutes (or 1 hour) of background music for Cocktail or Social Hour
  • 60 minutes of Reception/Dinner Music

Travel Fees:

Travel fees are only necessary for gigs held beyond the 494/694 loop, and are determined by mileage distance from the loop.  Fee amounts are per musician (number of musicians depending on the size of the ensemble you choose) and can be obtained from the manager, Krista Broadway Swider.

Optional Fees:

(Please note: we keep our performance fees as low as possible and offer optional additional services for the convenience of our customers, should they choose to make use of these additional services.)

Arranging Fees: If it is possible for us to honor a request to compose an arrangement, fees per arrangement most often vary from $50-$100.  Please inquire specifically about the piece you are interested in our arranging, and we will provide a quote.  We may already have the arrangement, and are willing to consider any request!  We ask that you limit approved arrangement requests to two per event.

Consultation Fees: All phone consultations are free of charge.  If you would like to meet with the manager in person, Krista is more than happy to meet with you and anyone you'd like to bring along for a fee of $50.  She'll spend up to 2 hours helping you choose specific selections for your event, playing recordings of pieces to help you know what you like the sound of, explaining which pieces typically correspond to specific events in a wedding ceremony, and answering any questions you may have!  She'll help you come up with a plan on the spot, and e-mail it to you before the consultation is over.

Collaboration Fees: If you request that we perform with other musicians, either you must provide the appropriate sheet music for our ensemble's instrumentation, or we must already have music that works in the key signature, time signature and with the other musician's specific arrangement.  While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to collaborate, we are open to the possibility.  If we collaborate, we will need to rehearse with the other musician(s) on the day of the event, and we must charge for rehearsal time.  Rehearsal fees depend on

  • length of rehearsal time (predetermined)
  • The ensemble you have chosen (each member must receive compensation for rehearsing)

Wedding Rehearsal Fee:  This service is not always available.  If you request this service, and we are available, one of our members will attend a wedding rehearsal to assist the wedding party in understanding when and how quickly to walk, determine cues for the ensemble and generally help with the organizational aspect of the music.  We charge a minimum of $100 for this service, and that includes an hour of one musician's time.