Fairmount
Chamber Ensemble

The Fairmount Chamber Ensemble adds winds, brass, and percussion to a full complement of strings to provide a rich orchestral accompaniment for choral works, dance, theater, and educational collaborations. 

Combining a reputation for the highest standard of musicianship with the spirit of positive collaboration, the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble has presented many memorable performances, both alone and with conductors, choirs, and musicians of all ages and abilities.

Committed to education at every level, in elementary school assemblies, high school workshops, a university master class or residency setting, each Fairmount Chamber Ensemble musician finds joy in sharing their wealth of expertise. It is this deep-seated passion that enables students of all ages to shine alongside the professionals.

The Fairmount Chamber Ensemble has performed with the Germantown Oratorio Choir, the Keystone State Boychoir, the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, the choirs of Germantown Friends School, Drexel University, and Chestnut Hill College, and many area church choirs including the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and All Saints Church in Princeton, NJ.

Listen

Requiem, Introit – Mozart
Requiem, Dies Irae – Mozart
Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure
Magnificat – J.S. Bach
Lord Nelson Mass Kyrie – Haydn

FAQs

  • What are your rates?

    Please go to our rates page for pricing and deposit information.

  • Do you bring your own stands, chairs and lighting?

    If stands and lighting are not provided at the venue, we can bring our own (given advance notice).  A grounded power supply (electrical outlet) must be available at the location and any required extension cords must be supplied and positioned by either the venue or the client. The client must provide chairs.

  • What are your stage requirements?

    We require a sturdy, level stage or dry, level ground. Dimensions vary with the size of the ensemble. Please contact us for specifics.

  • Are you insured?

    Fairmount Strings carries a liability insurance policy. We can provide your venue with a certificate of insurance, if needed. If the venue must be listed as an additional insured on our policy, there is a $50 charge.

  • What is your dress code?

    Ladies wear concert black and men wear either tuxedos or suit and tie, as the venue dictates.

  • What is your policy on playing outdoors?

    Due to the delicate nature of our instruments, if an engagement is to be outdoors then the area we are in must be dry and well shaded, with temperatures between 65 and 85 F. Please be sure to take the proper precautions for outdoor services, as we will not ask our musicians to subject their valuable instruments to conditions that will damage them.

Kind Words

Friday evening’s performance…by the members of the Fairmount String Quartet was splendid…the playing was expert to the point of perfection.

Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

From more classical music to fun contemporary songs, Fairmount Strings knocked it out of the park.

Alison F., bride

We are so grateful that Fairmount Strings made our wedding day vision come to life. 

Jocelyn G., bride

The quartet was magnificent and so very professional. One guest said the setting and the quartet made the ceremony storybook!

Joanne F., Bride

Last night the audience told you so well what I am trying to put into words now. Thank you for an unbelievably beautiful concert!

Alice Nugent, Candlelight Concerts at Laurel Hill

The beautiful sound of your music will stay with me always. It was simply stunning and made our day feel like a fairy tale.

Julie & Tom B., Bride and Groom

Adding to their laurels — professionalism, intuition and timeliness, we look forward to many future musical endeavors with the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble.

Kevin O’Malia, Director of Music, First United Methodist Church of Germantown

I made a point of standing off to the side in the back of the church to listen. It was….well….perfection.

Chris C., Mother of the Bride

It is such a privilege to work with musicians of their caliber who are so genuinely committed to supporting the growth and development of our students.

Stephen Kushner, Director of Choral Music, Germantown Friends School

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your beautiful performance, which helped to make the vision and dream I had for my daughter’s wedding day come true.

Jeanne B., Mother of the Bride

They are wonderful musicians, easy to work with, and deliver performances of consistently high quality.

Clair Rozier, Director of Music, St. David’s Episcopal Church

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