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Corda Entertainment

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$650 Most Popular Price

Welcome to Corda Entertainment and let the planning of your music be an amazingly FUN experience! Whether you know a lot about music or nothing, we have all the expertise you will need to set the perfect ambience and style that you desire for your most important day!

Since 1997, Corda Entertainment has been specializing in performing elegant music for weddings, receptions and special events in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and surrounding areas of North Carolina and Virginia. Our company has been featured for excellence in numerous magazines including Offbeat Bride, Triad Style and Emorywood Living.

I'm Alison Lawson, owner of Corda Entertainment, and Assistant Principal Second Violin with The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. I collaborate with Greensboro's most talented players. Our professional musicians are highly skilled with advanced performing degrees. Corda, meaning "string" in Italian, emphasizes what we do best - string combinations of ALL kinds.

Corda Entertainment is proud to be a 2022 winner of Wedding Wire’s “Couples’ Choice” Award and The Knot, “Best of Weddings” and "Hall of Fame" Awards.

Services Offered

We offer beautiful solo instruments including violin, cello, trumpet, flute, harp, piano/organ and vocals, as well as electric violin and keyboard, string duos, trios, quartets, quintets, small orchestras and jaz bands. We provide music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, rehearsal dinners, private parties and more...

Our company offers great versatility in musical styles ranging from light Classical, Jewish, Tangos, Rags, Broadway and Pop, Jazz, Fairytale Princess Theme to Contemporary artists of today. Our Now Trending Favorite Albums for string duo, trio and quartet have become a huge hit for cocktail hours and beyond. Some of the artists include Ed Sheeran, Elton John, James Tayor, Beyonce, Christina Perri, Coldplay, Journey and many more. Our Corda Electric Duo (electric violin/keyboard) has been a hit with ceremonies as well as cocktail hours and receptions. The songbook options are limitless and this new modern duo can take the place of a DJ.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$250

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$650

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Orchestra
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Flute
Harp
Organ
Piano
Trumpet
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
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    Amazing service and performance!

    Alison and her team were incredible to work with, coordinate our music and performed beautifully! I would recommend Corda to anyone for a wedding or any kind of performance needed because the quality of their performance was stellar and they were able to play contemporary, classic and sacred music. Outstanding job in setting the ambience for a reverent and romantic wedding day!

    Corda Entertainment's reply:

    Thank you so much Courtney! It was a pleasure to work with you. We love hearing that the "ambience" was what you were looking for. That is always our goal. So happy you were pleased!
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    Julie M. Married on 11/05/2022
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    Wonderful decision

    Booking Corda Entertainment for our daughter’s wedding was a real win. The string quartet provided beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour music and we received many compliments on having such beautiful, and different, music during the ceremony. Allison was a joy to work with…always quick to respond, provide great music selection recommendations, and even worked to help time music to perfectly crescendo as our daughter started her walk down the aisle. I, unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to interact personally with the musicians on wedding day but can say they were on time, professional, and even dressed appropriately for a formal wedding. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with Corda Entertainment…if you are looking to add lovely live music to your event, Corda is who I would for sure call.

    Corda Entertainment's reply:

    Thank you so much Julie! We take great pride in making timings work perfectly and we are so thrilled you all were pleased. It was a pleasure to work with all of you to make this special day so memorable!
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    Matthew R. Married on 10/22/2022
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    Good price Great Musicians

    Great people! Super responsive! Worked with us to make our wedding perfect. Would highly recommend Corda entertainment

    Corda Entertainment's reply:

    Thank you, Matthew! We are so glad we were a perfect fit for your wedding. All the best for your future!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Team

Alison
Alison
Corda Entertainment owner, violinist

Hello! My name is Alison Lawson and I love working in the wedding industry. My passion when working with you is to help you achieve the story and mood you wish to tell through your music. It's a mighty fun process and we make it very easy! I founded Corda Entertainment and the Corda Quartet in 1997 with the vision to provide elegant music for all occasions but primarily weddings in North Carolina and surrounding areas. Our repetouire list expands from classical to contemporary music and everything in between. Our team of musicians are all professionals and proficient on their instruments and have been playing for me for decades. Corda, meaning "string" in Italian, emphasizes what we do best - string combinations of all kinds.

Corda Entertainment is proud to be a Charter Member of the Triad Bridal Association since 1999, inducted into The Knot-Hall of Fame, won numerous recognitions and awards from The Knot-“Best of Wedding’s and again this year’s winner of Wedding Wire’s “Bride’s Choice” award for 2022.

I received my Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts where I studied with the late, great Elaine Richey. I am Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Greensboro Symphony and have held this position since 1987. I have performed extensively with the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, Carolina Chamber Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, and the North Carolina Symphony.

Julie
Julie
harpist/vocalist

Julie is a wedding entertainer with a difference. She has spent over 20 years delivering high-quality and personal service and takes great pride and enjoyment in providing the perfect ambiance in venues from castles to stately homes, to mountaintop meadows in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

Having graduated from the New England Conservatory, Julie is guaranteed to bring something special to your day. Either as a solo harpist or as a singing harpist, Julie provides top-quality performances that your guests will love. Friendly and professional, Julie will work with you to select the right music for your event, or you can leave the choice to her. She covers classical, traditional and modern music and is always keen to try something completely new!

She did a BFA (harp performance) and BS (music ed) at the Univ. of Minnesota -MM at NEC.

Lee
Lee
Cellist

Lee received his Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, his Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University, doctoral studies at U.S.C. (CA), and his Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Parry Karp.

He has been the principal cellist of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Green Bay Symphony, and the Fairbanks Symphony as well as members of many other orchestras. Currently, Lee is now a contract cellist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony of the Mountains.

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad Wedding Officiants

Nothing beats live music at a wedding ceremony! It is always a pleasure to work with Corda Entertainment during a ceremony. They are easy to discuss the ceremony with, knowing exactly how and when to extend their play if necessary or to fade out at the right times. Their professionalism and musical skills are awesome.

Left Lane Productions Left Lane Productions Wedding Planners

Very professional and amazing!!

Southern Celebrations Southern Celebrations Wedding Planners

Corda Entertainment is great to work with. Very professional, punctual and reliable. Not to mention beautiful music! I highly recommend to my clients.

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Colfax Colfax, NC, 27235
336-992-2422

Monday through Friday 9-5pm
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