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Corda Entertainment

Colfax, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$625 Most Popular Price

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. Our company has been featured for excellence in numerous magazines including Offbeat Bride, Triad Style to Emorywood Living and have had repeat appearances on the Good Morning Show.

Alison Lawson, owner of Corda Entertainment, is Assistant Principal Second Violin with The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. She collaborates 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 2021 winner of Wedding Wire’s “Couples’ Choice” Award and The Knot, “Best of Weddings” and "Hall of Fame" Awards.

Services Offered

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

Our company offers great versatility in musical styles ranging from light classical, Jewish, Tangos, Rags, Broadway and Pop, Fairytale Princess Theme to Contemporary artists of today. Our Now Trending Favorite Albums 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.

Your options are limitless with Corda Entertainment.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$225

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$625

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
Winds

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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    Erin K. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Beautiful Music!

    We had Rick Hendricks play the keyboard for our outdoor ceremony and it was absolutely perfect! He was able to play every piece we asked for, no questions asked, and they all sounded beautiful. Communication with Rick & CE was straightforward, friendly, and professional. They were quick to respond and answered all our questions. I highly recommend booking with Corda Entertainment and Rick Hendricks for your wedding! Thank you for making our ceremony so special and personalized.
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    Courtland W. Married on 05/07/2022
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    Wonderful Ceremony

    Corda Entertainments Trio was an absolutely wonderful addition to our wedding. The ceremony music was perfect and could not have asked for a better group. The entire process was flawless.

    Corda Entertainment's reply:

    Thank you, Courtland, for putting your wedding music in our hands. We are so happy you were pleased.

    All best for the future,

    Alison Lawson
    Corda Entertainment
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    Caroline G. Married on 04/30/2022
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    Wonderful experience

    Corda entertainment was excellent to work with and helped to make our ceremony so beautiful. Many of our guests commented on how lovely the music was. They also offered insight on our song choices as to whether they would be long enough for different parts of the processional which was very helpful. Many songs to choose from whether it is pop, classical, opera or oldies and all sounded wonderful! Highly recommend!

    Corda Entertainment's reply:

    Thank you, Caroline! We are so happy you loved the music! It was a pleasure to work with you!

    All best,

    Alison Lawson
    Corda Entertainment

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • 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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