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Miriam's Joy is a flute, violin, and cello trio. We provide music for all occasions--weddings, cocktail hours, tea parties, grand openings, anniversaries, honors dinners, and retirement dinners to name a few. Our repertoire is mainly from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods of music, but we do play contemporary songs or hymns upon request. We play outdoors or indoors and have a sound system for larger venues.

Upon speaking with Alicia Christenbury, a CD sampler of our group playing snippets of songs is mailed to the prospective customer along with a music selections sheet and two copies of a confirmation agreement. We require a $60 non-refundable retainer at the time of booking (to be mailed back with one signed confirmation agreement). Our fees are $360 for the prelude, ceremony, and postlude and $275 for every hour thereafter. We only accept checks made payable to Alicia Christenbury or cash and full remittance is due 2 weeks prior to the event.

Miriam's Joy will play within a one hour radius of Bel Air, MD. If the event is further than that, a travel fee of $90 will be incurred.

Please contact Alicia Christenbury at 410-836-0043 or at to discuss the group's availability. Visit Miriam's Joy on Myspace to hear a selection of song samples performed by the group.

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Patti Sent on 06/15/2017
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Miriam's Joy provided beautiful, trio music for my daughter's cocktail hour. Their sample CD was the perfect starting point for selecting music. They were very receptive to learning special requests decided on in advance, by purchasing the music and learning the songs. Very classy touch to cocktail hour!!
Krystal Sent on 06/24/2011
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Miriam's Joy was the perfect touch to our ceremony. The music was beautiful! They were punctual, professional, and very responsive. I highly recommend them to any bride who wants to add a touch of class to their ceremony.
Taryn Sent on 08/17/2010
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This trio was great. My mother found them at a Christmas concert and asked them if they play at weddings. She was a music teacher for 30 years and has good ear for classical music. They agreed and I booked them sight unseen. These women are school music teachers and since I am a teacher as well, I thought it would be a good fit. Alicia always returned my emails and phone calls. They even send you a sampler CD to pick potential songs. There price was great! More than $200 less than other companies I looked at. They were prompt and the ceremony was beautiful. They were kind, professional, accomodating, and affordable. Even though they are based in Harford County, they had no problem traveling to Western Baltimore County for my wedding.
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I have had the pleasure of working with the talented musicians of Miriam's Joy on a number of occasions. I am immediately put at ease when a bride tells me they have selected them for their ceremony music. They arrive on time, are extremely professional and, most importantly, make beautiful music together!


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