String Quartet in Atlanta

Weddings & Events

About US

About Us

The Da Capo Strings Quartet is a full-service wedding and event string quartet or trio based in the Greater Atlanta area. The string quartet is a harmonious ensemble of experienced and professional string musicians who perform different genres as quartets, trios, duets, and soloists to help meet the needs of our clients. Quartet members include musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Community Orchestra and other prestigious orchestras in the Greater Atlanta Area. 


We've had the honor to perform at venues such as The Atrium, Rhodes Hall, Roswell Founders Hall, Flint Hill,TPC Sugarloaf, The Biltmore in Midtown Atlanta, The Tate House and many churches and places of worship in the Greater Atlanta Area.


The Da Capo Strings Ensemble has become known for creating special events by listening to our clients' needs & with one-to-one conversations with the bride and groom and/or their wedding planner.


Let us help make your event special and stress-free. We look forward to meeting you! 

Looking for a String Quartet for Your Event?

Searching for a wedding string quartet in Atlanta or the Greater Atlanta area? Call us! With the DaCapo Srings-ATL Wedding String Quartet, we take your wedding music preparations off your shoulders but never out of your hands.  


​We can help coordinate song ideas for your ceremony and set the ambience at your reception.  Have a business event coming up that needs music? We do those, too! 

 

From Our Clients

Testimonials

String Quartet in Atlanta


Tammara & Erik Shipes

"You made this Jersey Girl Opera Singer's wedding day dream come true!"

July 2015


"Dear Da Capo Strings Quartet,


Erik and I can't thank you enough for putting the perfect touch on our wedding day. The music was stunning & we couldn't imagine saying our vows without the beautiful works of Holst, Bach, Handel, Pachelbel, and others! Your playing was brilliant! We had a blast at our cocktail hour! Hearing the Beatles play as we came in was so much fun! My bridesmaids & myself had a ball singing along with you on some operatic favorites. You made this Jersey Girl Opera Singer's wedding day dream come true!


Thank you for making our day complete!

Love, Tammara & Erik"



Bonnie & Nicholas Schnyder, Bride & Groom

"I couldn't ask for anything more."

​Rhodes Hall

2013


"Da Capo Strings Ensemble did a wonderful job at my wedding, I was told by multiple guests that the quartet really made my ceremony perfect. Best value in Atlanta for a professional Quartet ensemble, and well worth every dime! You all were great to work with-- You suggested different titles of music, made sure the quartet only played the music selections I wanted, adapted my entrance song to include my favorite part of the piece, and were very attentive to my needs as a bride. All of you made sure to find out all the little details that I would have never thought about to ask. Carla worked so hard to make sure the music for my ceremony was perfectly timed and it sounded absolutely beautiful.  The professionalism of Da Capo Strings and their quality of service was absolutely superb, I couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you so much Da Capo Strings!"



Brittany & Joshua Meeks

"Thank you for making my dreams come true."

Flint Hill

October 2015


"Thank you so much for being a part of the happiest day of my life! The music was perfect and made the ceremony complete! I always imagined walking down the aisle while a quartet played... Thank you for making my dreams come true."



Ginger Payne, Mother of the Bride 

"You were quick to respond..."

Roswell Founders Hall

2013


"I can't thank you enough for all you did to make Andy and Mary Kate's wedding ... a success. From the moment we first talked... we felt a warmth and feeling that we would be in good hands. You were quick to respond to questions we had and willing to make suggestions and changes in order to make their wedding as personal as they wanted it. I really can't remember a wedding where I have had so much fun! I expected to be stressed but I wasn't because I knew you all would take care of everything music wise. The music was absolutely beautiful and filled the night air setting the mood perfectly for a magical evening. One of the most wonderful things a mother can hear is her daughter say, 'This was the wedding of my dreams!' 

Thank you Carla and Da Capo Strings for making that happen."



James Doyle

LewisBrisbois.com

Christmas Carols, Historic Home of Robert Woodruff

December 2016


“You all played beautifully. Thank you!”



Mary Kate & Andy Bryan 

"I would recommend them to any bride!"

2013​


"I thoroughly enjoyed having Da Capo Strings perform at our ceremony. They were punctual, performed beautifully, and performed exactly what I wanted. They were kind and professional and I would recommend them to any bride!"



Bernie Sotola, Director of Music, All Saints Catholic Church

"It was a real treat to have such a quality string quartet participate in such an important Feast Day."

All Saints Catholic Church

December 2013


"Many thanks to your wonderfully talented group of string players. Your group was a pleasure to work with and added so much to our Christmas Day Mass. It was a real treat to have such a quality string quartet participate in such an important Feast Day. We are looking forward to your next performance with us."



Bernie Sotola, Director of Music, All Saints Catholic Church

"The string quartet added so much..."

All Saints Catholic Church

December 2014


"I have had so many people compliment your group's involvement in our Christmas Day Masses. The string quartet added so much and many members of the choir and congregation commented on your beautiful playing. Thank you for joining us and working so well with our choir and musicians.  Again, thank you!"



Bernie Sotola 

"I hope we can count on [your quartet] every year."

All Saints Catholic Church, Dunwoody

December 2016


"Thank you once again for the beautiful music you provided for our 2 Masses on Christmas Day. I received many wonderful comments about how wonderful your group played and how it made their Christmas morning Mass experience. The priest loved the music as well.  Thank you again. I hope we can count on it every year. My best to Juan, Carol, and David also. Juan played the Ave Maria so beautifully, no, it was Heavenly!"



Mr. & Mrs. Noah Williams 

"Excellent and professional service!"

2013


"Thank you Da Capo Strings Ensembles for the excellent and professional service! We had a wonderful experience, due in part to your great service. Thank you again for making our wedding special."



Giselle Bryant, Bride

"Very professional!"

2014 


"The ensemble was everything we hoped. They handled everything for us, provided suggestions, and performed beautifully. Very professional!"


Denise Brzezienski Housel, Mother of the Bride

"Your music was truly delightful!"

July 2015


"Your music was truly delightful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent at Tammara and Erik's wedding as well as at their reception at The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Warner Robins Georgia. It was beautiful!"



Maria Marks, Mother of the Bride

"Everything was to my liking!"

2014


"Your ensemble sounded lovely and Elizabeth got to hear the song she really wanted to hear played with violins. We had several folks comment how nice it was to enter the church with the sound of strings playing. Everything was to my liking! All the best!"


Tim Dryden

"They truly helped take our vision to the next level..."

Sugarloaf UMC

December 2015

"We were considering hiring a stringed quartet for our Christmas Eve service at church and didn't know where to start. After reaching out to a few other groups we found online, we stumbled across Da Capo Strings. Right from the first call Carla was kind and enthusiastic about the project. They truly helped take our vision to the next level and our performances went wonderfully. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!"



Matthew Mitchell, Lead Pastor

Sugarloaf United Methodist Church

December 2015


​“You guys were the best!”



Laurie Cotton-Smith, The Hirsch Academy

The Hirsch Academy Founder/Treasurer

March 2018


“Thank you... for providing the music for our event last night. The music was so beautiful, and provided the perfect ambiance for the evening!”



Bonnie & Nicholas Schnyder, Bride & Groom

"I couldn't ask for anything more."

​Rhodes Hall

2013


"Da Capo Strings Ensemble did a wonderful job at my wedding, I was told by multiple guests that the quartet really made my ceremony perfect. Best value in Atlanta for a professional Quartet ensemble, and well worth every dime!


You all were great to work with-- You suggested different titles of music, made sure the quartet only played the music selections I wanted, adapted my entrance song to include my favorite part of the piece, and were very attentive to my needs as a bride. All of you made sure to find out all the little details that I would have never thought about to ask. Carla worked so hard to make sure the music for my ceremony was perfectly timed and it sounded absolutely beautiful. 


The professionalism of Da Capo Strings and their quality of service was absolutely superb, I couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you so much Da Capo Strings!"



Jake, Groom

"We appreciate the immense amount of time you put into our wedding music."

2007


"Thank you for the beautiful music you performed at our wedding. My wife and I truly enjoyed working with Da Capo Strings because of the ease of communication and help making our wedding complete. We appreciate the immense amount of time you put into our wedding music. Everything was perfect!"



Becky & Curt Harshman, 

Parents of the Bride

"Your music was so perfect..."

Flint Hill

​October 2015


"Thank you for the beautiful music you performed at Brittany & Josh's wedding. Your music was so perfect to a wonderful event."



June Lassetter

"The music was beautiful!"

October 2015


"I am so glad the weather held out for us. The music was beautiful! You did an awesome job."



James Doyle 

LewisBrisbois.com

Christmas Party, Historic Home of Robert Woodruff

December 2017


"Thank you so much-- Your group played beautifully. You made the evening very special."



Charlene Rowe, Mother of the Bride

"... wonderful!!"

TPC Sugarloaf Country Club

November 2015


"You were wonderful! Many thanks!"


  

Vitaliy & Tanya

"Thank You... Thank you "

July 2014


Carla, I want to tell you 'Thank You' so much for being patient... 

Everyone Loved it. 



Kasmarine Ho

"Thank you for helping me in giving the beautiful gift of music to my friends..."

May 2015


"Dear Carla and the DaCapo Strings, 


My friends (bride and groom) cried when I told them that you would play at their wedding. Thank you very much for helping me in giving the beautiful gift of music to my friends. I'm deeply appreciative of your understanding and willingness to work around my tight budget and your availability and flexibility with the craziness of time and scheduling. 

God Bless, Kas"



JoAnne, Bride

"The Ave Maria was so beautiful."


"How can anyone forget their wedding music? Thank you for the best memories! The Ave Maria was so beautiful."



Georgia & Chris Alizieri, Bride & Groom

"... the perfect choice"

Delta Flight Museum

September 2016


"Da Capo Strings was the perfect choice for our wedding reception. They welcomed our guests in the beginning of our reception with their amazing quartet performance. They are very easy to work with and respond fast to emails and requests. Thank you for making our wedding such a wonderful moment to remember for the rest of our lives. We will make sure to recommend you for future family and Delta museum events.  Kind regards."



Susanne Warner & Steve Coleman

173 Carlyle House, Norcross, GA

June 2017


"Thank you so much. Your music was beautiful!"



Meagan Swaim, Atlanta

The Foundry at Puritan Mill

October 14, 2017


"Da Capo Strings played during the ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding in October 2017. The music was absolutely beautiful and Carla was so great to work with! She made planning easy and was one of my favorite vendors! Very nice and personable, attentive, and very responsive. Highly recommend!



Lan Mai & Thad Partridge

"Our guests could not be more pleased!"

Basilica of the Sacred Heart Church

April 2018


I worked with Carla to schedule Da Capo Strings for our church wedding. Carla was extremely flexible and communicative. Their library of songs is very extensive, and so there were no worries whether or not they could play our regular church songs. Their performance was perfect, and they all dressed appropriately. Our guests, my mother especially, were all very pleased - it was the cherry on top of the lovely ceremony!"



Rodney Hunt, Officiant

"Your ensemble performed beautifully..."

Flint Hill

October 2015​​


"Thank you... your ensemble performed beautifully. It was a pleasure working with you and I will keep you on my list of referrals!"



Elizabeth & Tim Klespies

Ivy Hall 

May 2018

"Thank you for being so thorough!" 


"We hired the Da Capo Strings as the musicians for our Wedding Ceremony. They were wonderful and so easy to work with! They were very flexible: learning a new song for my entrance and working with my soloist to perfect her song. It was so nice to have live music - it really brought the whole the whole thing together."



Emily Han & John Yoon

"The music was beautiful!" 

May 2018



Sarah Haines & Randall Self

Eastland Heights

"Thank you!"

2018


"Hearing the song Rainbow Connection as I walked down the aisle was truly magical! Thank you!"



Lan Mai

Da Capo Strings ATL String Trio/

Lan Mai, Bride

"... the cherry 🍒 on top of the lovely ceremony!"

Basilica of the Sacred Heart Church


"I worked with Carla to schedule Da Capo Strings for our church wedding. Carla was extremely flexible and communicative. Their library of songs is very extensive, and so there were no worries whether or not they could play our regular church songs. Their performance was perfect, and they all dressed appropriately. Our guests, my mother especially, were all very pleased - it was the cherry on top of the lovely ceremony!"



Kristen & Trent

​Trolly Barn​

May 2018



"The music was beautiful! Thank you so much!"


Strings Quartet in Atlanta

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Can you give us more information on wedding performances?

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can you give us more information on wedding performances?


A:  Weddings are considered to be one hour events with soft, prelude music beginning prior to the wedding, and recessional music as guests are departing. We are happy to also play music during the wedding ceremony, as well. If the ceremony will be longer than one hour, we usually shorten our prelude and postlude music. If the ceremony is longer than an hour, additional fees may apply.


Q: What if my wedding starts late?


A: It is completely understandable if a wedding is running a little late. We are happy to continue playing the prelude music up to an additional 10 minutes after the original start time which has generally been the amount of time needed to get back on schedule.


If we happen to have an additional event scheduled later that day, we cannot stay longer than the time agreed upon and written in our contract due to our obligation to other clients. We will let you and/or your wedding coordinator know of our obligation before your event. 


Q: Does your quartet also play at the reception?


A: Yes, we can certainly play at the reception either immediately after an event as well as another location.


Q: Does your quartet also come to rehearsals?


A: Yes, We are more than happy to attend rehearsals.  Additional fees will apply for the extra time incurred.


Q: How can we secure your quartet to perform for our event?


A: A non-refundable deposit of $100 will hold the quartet for your event.  Full payment is due two (2) weeks prior to event.  Please fill out the "Contact Us" form on this Web page and Carla will contact you as soon as possible. 


Q: Do you have any suggestions for music?


A. We would be more than happy to suggest music for your event. Many of our clients begin by taking a look at our list of music on our "Music" page.  From here, we are more than happy to give you some possibilities and suggestions to help you create your ideal wedding or event.


Q: Can your musicians perform with, or accompany, other musicians such as a pianist or singer?


A. Yes. We have performed with many different ensembles over the years and have a broad experience with different types of musicians. A rehearsal can be scheduled just prior to the ceremony or we can schedule a different time for an additional fee.


Q: Can your quartet perform non-standard repertoire or unusual arrangements?


A: Yes. Please speak with our music coordinator so she can clear the request before a contract is signed. If the music is not in our library but is available for string instruments, there will be an additional fee for obtaining the music.


Q: Does your group perform outside?


A: While an outdoor wedding or event can be very beautiful, we do ask for an alternative venue in the case of inclement weather. Instruments must be protected from sun, heat, moisture, hot and cold temperatures.


Q: What equipment does your group need during your service? 


A. Our quartet needs 4 comfortable chairs without arms when playing. We provide our own music stands and music.


Q: Do we need to provide food for the musicians?


A: We ask you to provide food if the musicians play at your event for four hours or more or if a long distance is traveled. 


Q: Do we need to tip the musicians?


A: Feel free to tip the musicians if you so choose.




RATES


Our rates begin at $200. Please email Carla at carla.violist@gmail.com for more details. We have several special package deals! 


STRING QUARTET (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello)

~ Warm, rich sound loved & requested by many


STRING TRIO (1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello)

~ Light, more transparent sound, for lighter occasions 


STRING DUO (1 violin or viola, 1 cello)


SOLO VIOLIN



Additional fees may apply if extensive travel is required.


Please contact us by email or call us (404-358-5827) for special arrangements or information. 


 


DON'T SEE YOUR SPECIAL SONG?

We Probably Just Don't Have It Listed.

Please Don't Hesitate to Ask!  


We have over 300 titles in our complete library, and more are added all the time.  If we don't happen to own the music you're looking for, there may be a $30-40 fee to obtain the music.



Wedding Plan Sample Ideas


PRELUDE

Cantablile ~ Tartini

Traumerei ~ R. Schumann

Romanza ~ Mozart

(From Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)

Flower Duet ~ Delibes

 

WEDDING PARTY

Canon in D ~ Pachelbel

Largo ~ Handel

Air ~ Bach

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring ~ Bach


BRIDAL ENTRANCE

Canon in D ~ Pachelbel

Air On A G String ~ Bach

Winter ~ Vivaldi

(From the The Four Seasons)

Trumpet Voluntary ~ Clark

A Thousand Years ~ Christina Perri

Wedding March Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride) ~ Wagner


BRIDE & GROOM RECESSIONAL
Wedding March ~ Mendelssohn

Trumpet Voluntary ~ Clark

Trumpet Tune ~ Purcell

I'm Yours ~ Jason Mraz

 
COCKTAIL HOUR/RECEPTION

​On the Beautiful Blue Danube ~ Strauss

Skye Boat Song ~ “Outlander Theme”

Por Una Cabeza ~ Gardel/Lazaryeva

Just the Way You Are ~ Bruno Mars

 


MORE IDEAS :



CLASSICAL


  • Air (Bach)
  • Arioso (Bach)
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
  • Bridal Chorus/Wedding March (Wagner)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
    Cantabile (Tartini)
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenata K525, (Mozart), I. Allegro  II. Romance, III. Menuetto & Trio
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Handel, G.F.)
  • Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
    Flower Duet from  "Lakme" (Delibes/arr.)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
  • La Rejouissance (Handel, G.F.)
  • Largo 'Aria' from Xerxes (Handel)
  • Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
  • On the Beauiful Blue Danube (Strauss)
  • Palladio (Jenkins)
  • Pavane, opus 50 (Faure, Gabriel) 
  • Por Una Cabeza from "Scent of A Woman" (Gardel/arr.)
  • Rondeau 'Masterpiece Theatre' (Mouret)
  • Spring from 'Four Seasons' (Vivaldi)
  • Thaxted (Holst)
  • ​Theme from Symphony No. 1 (Brahms)
  • Traumerei (Schumann)
  • Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark' (Clarke)
  • Water Music Suite Selections (Handel) 
  • Wachet auf (Bach)
  • Water Music: Hornpipe in D (Handel) 
  • Water Music: Hornpipe in F (Handel)
  • Water Music: Air in D (Handel)
  • Water Music: Bourree in F (Handel)
  • Water Music: Royal Fireworks: La Paix (Handel)
  • Water Music: Royal Fireworks: Rejouissance (Handel)
  • Water Music: Royal Fireworks: Menuet in D Minor (Handel)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • Winter from 'Four Seasons' (Vivaldi)


SACRED & TRADITIONAL


  • Amazing Grace (Newton)
  • Ave Maria (Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ave Verum Corpus K. 618 (Mozart)
  • La Paloma (Traditional Spanish Dance) Londonderry Air 'Danny Boy' (Irish Folk Song)
  • O Sole Mio (Capua)
  • Panis Angelicus (Franck)
  • Sheep Ma Safely Graze (Bach)
  • Skye Boat Song (Scottish Folk Song)
  • Te Deum (Charpentier)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • 'Tis a Gift to be Simple (Shaker Tune)

CONTEMPORARY
 

  • All of Me (John Legend)
  • All You Need is Love (Beatles Arr.)
  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perry)
  • At Last (Etta James)
  • Beatiful Day (U2)
  • Besame Mucho (Velazquez)
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Gaudio)
  • Count On Me (Bruno Mars)
  • From This Moment On (Twain/Lange)
  • Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
  • Halo (Beyonce)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)​
  • Love Me Tender (Elvis)
  • Marry You (Bruno Mars)
  • September (Earth, Wind, and Fire)
  • Skye Boat Song (Scottish Folk Song)
  • The Entertainer (S. Joplin)
  • Yellow (Coldplay)
     

SACRED


  • All in a Garden Green (Traditional)
  • Amazing Grace (Newton)
  • Ashokan Farewell (Ungar)
  • Ave Maria (Bach or Schubert)
  • Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)
  • Be Thou My Vision (Irish Melody)
  • Blessed Assurance (Crosby, Frances)
  • Come Thou Font of Every Blessing (Nettleson)
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Runyan)
  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehova
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (Heber, Reginald)
  • La Paloma (Traditional Spanish Dance)
  • Londonderry Air 'Danny Boy' (Irish Folk Song)
  • O Perfect Love (Barnby,J.)
  • To A Wild Rose (MacDowell, Edward)
  • O Sole Mio (Capua)
  • Panis Angelicus (Franck) 
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
  • Skye Boat Song (Scottish Folk Song)
  • Te Deum (Charpentier)
  • The Lord's Prayer (Malotte/Moss) 
  • To a Wild Rose (MacDowell)
  • Tis a Gift to be Simple (Shaker Tune) Wonderful


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Questions?

Please send call or send me a message!


Thank you!

Carla

Da Capo Strings-ATL

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

(404) 358-5827