Stonegate Brass Quintet
String Quartet with Trumpets
Solo Trumpet / Solo Violin
These are some of the ensembles available to you with the Brass String Chamber Ensemble.
We've been in business since 1990 and have performed for over 2000 weddings and special events.
Our versatile music library contains over 1000 pieces of music and we are always adding new pieces - including arrangements that we write for our clients.
A comprehensive library plus over 25 years of experience = beautiful wedding music that's also worry-free.
If you like traditional music we have wonderful arrangements of Canon, Trumpet Voluntary, Jesu Joy, Hornpipe, Wedding March, Rondeau, etc. We have even arranged the music used in a traditional Catholic Mass which means we can either play along with your organist or we can cover the organist's part if you prefer not to use an organist.
If you like non-traditional music we have a diverse collection of non-traditional choices for you to consider - both classical and contemporary.
Check out the highlight video from our most recent Stonegate Brass concert in 2016 - this was a special concert called "Amazing Space" held at St Giles in Oak Park, IL>
Our string quartet cocktail and dinner music library is quite versatile - we play Gershwin, Porter, Sinatra, Beatles, Zeppelin, Verve, Bollywood, etc. We even have a sound and light system if your room is very large and/or dark.
We have played with: Moody Blues, Brian Wilson, ELO, Page and Plant (Led Zeppelin), Luciano Pavarotti, Gladys Knight, Anne Murray, Clay Aiken, Michael W Smith, Dennis DeYoung...
You may recognize a few of our clients: Harpo Studios, United Airlines, Ralph Lauren, Mario Tricoci, WCKG...
Please visit our website (www.theBSCE.com) where you can read more information and listen to audio samples... then let us know if we can answer any questions for you. Put our experience to work for you and ensure that your wedding music is the best it can be!
Recommended by 100% of couples
Samantha · Married on 07/16/2016
One of my most favorite memories from my wedding was walking down the aisle to Trumpet Voluntary, I had goosebumps from the BSCE playing Trumpet Voluntary. This was the same song my mother walked in to at my parents wedding and it literally took my breath away as my dad and I began our walk. The BSCE played this song (and all the others) with exceptional finesse! I can't remember a time in my life when I felt more like a princess than in that moment. To say they added a great sound to the songs for my ceremony would be an understatement, they completed my ceremony! The BSCE added a level of class and elegance with their perfect sound to give my wedding ceremony the magical feel I was envisioning. The rich sound of their instruments filled the church and really put our ceremony over the top, I still get compliments about them! They will be my first call if ever the situation arises for musical talent! Kris and Paul were super easy to work with, once we picked our songs we emailed them over and it was so stress free! We recommend them to all our friends and family and hope to have an event that needs their talent again in the future! Thanks for making our day so perfect and memorable and for making this day everything we could have dreamed of and more!
Stefanie · Married on 06/09/2018
The Brass String Chamber Ensemble (BSCE) truly made our wedding special! My husband and I are professional musicians and wanted only the best as far as music for our wedding. The BSCE was hands down the best choice for providing professional musical performances for our wedding! They were easy to communicate with and they provided helpful suggestions to make the experience for both ourselves and our guests a memorable one! It's been 3 months since our wedding, and people are STILL talking about how wonderful the music was that BSCE provided!
Natalie · Married on 05/05/2018
ris and Paul made the process of choosing our music so easy. Phone calls helped answer any questions and Paul had contacted the church to become familiar with the setting. We are grateful that this process was so easy. On top of that, the string quartet and cantor that we had perform for our ceremony was amazing. We got to select each and every song and they were beautifully played. Our guests enjoyed the music so much; a family member booked BSCE for their big day coming up!! We’re so happy with how everything turned out, and would recommend BSCE for any event! Our wedding was perfect and the BSCE helped contribute to the most perfect day!
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