Memorial Services

In times of loss music comforts, heals, and reminds us of those dear to us. Whether serene, deeply spiritual, or joyful, it speaks where words fail. Fairmount Strings is humbled and honored when asked to memorialize someone dear through our music.

We will listen carefully to what you want to express through the music and guide you to the selections and ensemble that will create a fitting tribute. In addition to providing instrumentalists, we can also provide solo vocalists or small vocal ensembles. 

Listen to a sample of our music

Prelude on “Rhosymedre” – Vaughan Williams
Gymnopedie #1 – Satie
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Pavane – Faure
In Remembrance – Ragan/Red

FAQs

  • Do you take requests?

    We are happy to accommodate your requests! Often they become favorites of our current repertoireContact us so that we can work through acquiring or arranging your special song. In some cases, additional fees may apply.

  • What is your policy on playing outdoors?

    Due to the delicate nature of our instruments, if an engagement is to be outdoors, the area we are in must be dry and well shaded, with temperature 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.

  • What is your dress code?

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

  • Do the musicians take breaks?
    • One hour engagement — no break
    • Two hour engagement — One 15 minute break
    • Three hour engagement — Two 15 minute breaks
    • Four hour engagement — Three 20 minute breaks

    Please note that breaks will not be taken during wedding ceremonies or religious services.

  • What are your rates?

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

  • 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.

Public Performances

Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30 PM

Music in Your Neighborhood – “Built for This”
Sponsored by Artcinia

We were built to make, share, and love music.
Join us for an evening of music of many genres by some of our favorite voices.
This is an outdoor event.

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
8001 St. Martin’s Lane, Philadelphia 19118

Tickets are free!

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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