For your wedding, cocktail party, or other special event, consider hiring the Chicago Cello Duo! The sound of two cellos playing together is beautiful and elegant, and will be sure to make your event stand out in the minds of your guests.
Richard Evans and Sara Sitzer are a husband and wife team and have been playing together for 10 years. Our goal is to make your wedding or event as special as if it were our own. Please contact us for more information, rates, and audio samples.
We can't wait to add an elegant touch to your special day!
Chicago Cello Duo was sublime. They set the mood for the wedding. We would highly recommend them! They are prompt responding to emails and attentive to the details of the wedding.
Chicago Cello Duo was the perfect choice for our son's wedding. The duo added just the right touch, helping make the ceremony a beautiful tribute to the bride and groom and creating a cherished memory for our guests. They were talented, professional, and (importantly) patient with us as we went through the inevitable changes and ups and downs of planning a wedding. Highly recommend!
Words cannot express how beautiful the cellist Richard Evans and the violinist Aimee played at my daughter's wedding ceremony! Sarah was a complete pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She is so helpful and always responds so quickly with such a positive and uplifting attitude. Thank you Chicago Cello Duo for making our event even more special ... I will forever be grateful!
Chicago Cello Duo played for both our wedding ceremony and reception. They went above and beyond to accommodate our needs-my husband wanted to sing for me during the ceremony so they learned the song and recorded it and sent the recording to us so my husband could practice before the wedding. They sounded beautiful throughout the whole ceremony and reception, I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Sara played at my wedding and she was wonderful! She was very quick to respond and easy to work with, which was perfect as I was running around planning last minute details to my wedding. The music was absolutely beautiful and really added an extra element to our wedding ceremony. I would recommend Chicago Cello Duo to anyone and would certainly use them again if there's ever a need!
My husband and I hired the Chicago Cello Duo to play at our wedding luncheon. They are so wonderful to work with and we cannot recommend them enough! Not only did Sara spend time getting to know us, what music we like and our vision for the event, but she then made recommendations that were absolutely perfect! On the day of the event, they were incredibly professional and adaptable. They are such talented musicians- our guests are still raving about them! We will be sure to use them again in the future and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional, trustworthy duo whose talent is second to none!
Sara Sitzer played our wedding and cocktail hour and did a beautiful job. She has a wonderful sound and accommodated our varied requests ranging from traditional classical (Bach) to modern folk/bluegrass hybrid. She also purchased and learned a modern rendition of Happy Together for the recessional. Sara was incredibly kind and easy to work with - I recommend her for any event whole heartedly!
Sara was great. She accommodated us with our every want and was great at making suggestions that were in line with what we wanted. I would definitely recommend her for your wedding or other event!
Chicago Cello Duo played at our wedding ceremony. Sara was very easy to communicate with and they really went above and beyond for us- including learning some new pieces. Best of all they sounded phenomenal. We would definitely hire them again!
Like icing on the cake Chicago Cello Duo was the absolute right touch for my daughter's wedding. They played 3 selections that my daughter requested during the ceremony, and before / after music while the guests were arriving and exiting. We made arrangements on the phone and the internet, and everything went smoothly and as planned. Very easy to work with, on time, and just plain beautiful. I have already given their information to a future bride for her big day.
Chicago Cello Duo played at my wedding and my husband and I could not have been more pleased. I love the rich sound of the cello having played as a young child, and was so excited to find Chicago Cello Duo. Sara made wonderful recommendations for each aspect of our service. Many guests commented that our ceremony was extremely warm, and I know that was thanks to Chicago Cello Duo.
Price Range: $350-850
Sara Sitzer is a professional cellist who performs all over Chicago and its surrounding areas. She is a member of Chicago Q Ensemble, the Elgin Symphony, the Northwest Indiana Symphony, and she frequently plays with the Milwaukee Symphony and Firebird Chamber Orchestra in Miami. Sara received her Masters in Cello Performance from the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelors in Cello Performance from Boston University.
Richard Evans is a professional cellist and instructor. He teaches private and group cello lessons through the Music Academy in Rockford and the Knight Music Academy in Lake Zurich. He also regularly performs with the Rockford Symphony and Mendelssohn Club.
We are a husband and wife team and have been playing together for 10 years. When you choose us to perform at your wedding, reception, or special event, you can expect the highest degree of professionalism and quality. We are happy to offer you a free consultation, during which we will help you choose the music that best fits your needs. If we don't have a specific piece or song in our repertoire that you'd like us to play, we'll be happy to arrange it for you. And on the day of the event, leave everything to us. We pride ourselves on our responsibility, which means you won't need to worry about a thing!
Past Booked Events
|October 13, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 28, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 12, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 03, 2015||Church Service|
|September 27, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 14, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 24, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
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