Brass String Chamber Ensemble (BSCE) is Chicagoland's Wedding Chamber Music specialist! We are based in Naperville but travel throughout Chicago and the suburbs to provide wonderful brass and/or string music for your wedding or other special event. There are over 2000 happy brides and grooms that have used our services since 1990 for their ceremony or reception. Our BSCE musicians also play with symphonies and orchestras in the Chicago area and they ensure an elegant and magical music experience for you and your guests to remember for many years. Whether you are interested in classical or contemporary music, the BSCE would be delighted to be a part of your wedding day.
The BSCE offers a wide variety of musical arrangements, as well as a comprehensive library with more than 1,000 songs. Our ensembles include string quartet, Stonegate Brass Quintet, string quartet with trumpets, solo trumpet, and solo violin as well as other instrumental combinations. We provide traditional musical arrangements - including Canon, Trumpet Voluntary, Jesu Joy, Hornpipe, Wedding March (etc.) and many non-traditional and more contemporary options including music by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Sia, Sting, Beyonce, Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Walk the Moon (etc.) We also have a large collection of Bollywood string quartet music which is a perfect way to entertain guests during a South Asian wedding.
Let Our Music Tell Your Story
We can't wait to learn more about you and your vision for your event. Perhaps we can write an arrangement of your Dad's favorite song, or your Grandmother's favorite hymn... or maybe a special piece to celebrate your heritage. We love to find ways to connect our music to your story, so contact us today to start the conversation.
19 Reviews for Brass String Chamber Ensemble
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Avani Patel · Married on 06/08/2019
Indian-American Fusion Wedding
Very professional and very accommodating! We had an Indian-American fusion wedding. They were able to play both Indian and American songs for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They made our wedding very special!Sent on 08/18/2019
Dee Dee · Married on 05/25/2019
Music by the BSCE sets the perfect tone for your wedding! They are incredible!
I cannot imagine an instrumental ensemble capable of creating a more beautiful musical experience than BSCE! The music they provided for my daughter's wedding was absolutely magnificent! Every piece was polished and perfected, yet played expressively from the heart. We chose to have a string quintet, 2 trumpets and a timpani. Each musician performed at virtuoso level; as a group, they achieved a superb blend. The BSCE has an endless repertoire, ranging from chamber classics and trumpet voluntaries for ceremony music to light jazz and pop for cocktail / dinner music. Each piece is arranged so creatively and played so professionally that is is an absolute joy to listen to them play! Plus, they will customize their music to fit your needs: in our case, they worked with us to add and subtract interludes and musical repeats to achieve the perfect timing for our processionals. They will also customize the combination of instruments to fit your preferences. They are consummate professionals who love what they do and perform with breath-taking artistry. In addition, founders Paul & Kris Semanic are among the most delightful people l have ever worked with. They will take a genuine interest in making your event musically perfect!Sent on 06/05/2019
kim · Married on 09/15/2018
Outstanding, amazing, talented group of people
Planing a wedding is very stressful. I am sure everyone can agree with me on this. However, working with Kris & Paul Semanic -The Brass String Chamber Ensemble was a pleasure. They are very special people that go above and beyond. They helped me immensely. Very detailed and professional. They have forms to help with all the details of the ceremony (readings, wedding party, etc.) They walked me through all of the music to select from. Not to mention there website. Everyone should check it out. The instrumental music is just beautiful to listen to. I cried when I heard them playing. I knew right then and there that this was what I was going to have playing at my wedding ceremony. When I walked down the isle and hear the ensemble playing it was just breath taking. ALL of my guests were in awwww. I had so many compliments. They said "they had never been to such beautiful wedding" and that "the music was unbelievable and it made my wedding complete." I have to agree with them.Sent on 01/16/2019
I also had them play during my cocktail hour. Just an amazing talented group of people. I highly recommend Kris & Paul Semanic - The Brass String Chamber Ensemble you will NOT be disappointed. I am so very grateful to them both. Wedding Date 9-15-18
There are over 2,300 wedding vendors in Illinois, most of which I personally know and/or have heard of. I can honestly say that there are a number of vendors that don't provide the service that BSCE does to their clients. They have went above and beyond to service our clients and I am honored that BSCE is one of many fabulous partners!
I have had the priviledge of working with Paul Semanic at many weddings. He and his gifted colleagues bring a sense of professionalism and warmth to each occasion. They understand how to craft their music to the spirit of the bride and groom