- 1. The Little Heathy Hill/The Fair Hills of Eire O! Celtic duo
- 2. Beside the White Rocks/The Brink of the White Rocks
- 3. Concerning Hobbits from Lord of the Rings
- 4. Nothing Else Matters
- 5. Italian Medley
- 6. Russian Medley: Waiting/Expectation and Tumbalalaika
- 7. Polish Medley: Red Apple and Oberek
- 8. Ave Maria (Schubert)
- 9. Here Comes the Sun (G. Harrison)
- 10. How Great Thou Art
- 11. New World Symphony 2nd movement excerpt
- 12. Schubert Medley
- 13. Theodora - Original Belly Dance Music
- 14. Gemma - Original Belly Dance Music
- 15. Thalia - Original Belly Dance Music
Make your celebration memorable with soulful, beautiful violin music by Dorothy Barth. Classically trained and Stanford-educated, Dorothy has played at weddings and special events throughout California. She has the experience, passion, commitment, and creativity (along with an interesting and diverse repertory) to add magic to your wedding or event. Dorothy delivers great value for her musical services and loves to customize events for clients who appreciate fine music for their celebration.
Kammeraderie - Violin and Recorder Duo specializing in folkloric music and early music
Winds of Grace - NEW Woodwind duo specializing in sacred, meditative hymns.
Dorothy is a highly talented musician. She arrived early to set up. She was very crowd conscious and adjusted the music to meet the flow and capacity of the room. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. You won't be disappointed. Thank you Dorothy for making my event great!
Response from Dorothy Barth:
It was a pleasure to perform for your event. I look forward to working with you again in the future!
Dorthy was great! She was able to answer questions and give great advice when needed. She also was flexible! So thankful I found her! She also recorded each song on to her website whiched help for the rehearsal!
Response from Dorothy Barth:
I'm honored to have provided the music to accompany your beautiful ceremony. Thanks for booking me!
We hired Dorothy to play violin Beatles songs for our wedding. The result was beyond our expectation. Dorothy was incredibly professional from the beginning. She provided us song previews and allowed us to completely customize our requests. We got tons of compliments for her beautiful violin renditions of our favorite Beatles songs. I would recommend Dorothy for anything you are considering hiring her for.
Response from Dorothy Barth:
It was a pleasure to provide violin music for such a thoughtful and creative wedding (and great fun to prepare all that Beatles repertory!). Thanks for the opportunity and the review.
Wonderful violin playing!!!!!
Response from Dorothy Barth:
Thank you; I'm glad you enjoyed my playing!
I highly recommend Dorothy Barth for any special event! We attended a High Tea at Tea Lane in Fallbrook and Dorothy helped created a wonderful experience. Her playing is exquisite, her selection of music was romantic and perfect for the event, and she was very personable. In addition, Dorothy wore an historical Victorian dress that inspired the guests, male and female, to don hats provided by the tea shop!
Response from Dorothy Barth:
It was my pleasure to provide romantic violin music for the Valentine's tea at Tea Lane. Thanks so much, Beverly, for your wonderful review!
What to Expect
Romantic, popular, classical, Renaissance Baroque, and many international styles await your listening pleasure. In addition to solo violin performances, two ensembles are available:
(1) Kammeraderie (violin and recorder duo)
(2) Tea Rose Consort (violin, guitar, and two recorders) specializing in Celtic and Renaissance music - see our separate GigSalad profile for Tea Rose Consort (under Celtic music)
Sample Style List:
- 19th century violin standards
- Irish and Scottish traditional
- English Country Dance
- Wedding standards
- Hymns and Praise Songs
- Holiday music
- Movie and musical theater themes
- 20th Century romantic and nostalgic ballads from the 1920's through the 1960's (including Beatles)
- Contemporary romantic pop - Ask Dorothy for her curated list of "top 40" romantic popular songs perfect for the violin!
- International music (Italian, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Klezmer and Jewish traditional, Latin American, etc.). I love international music, ask me for more details or share with me your vision! We particularly enjoy performing international music as a violin and recorder duo, Kammeraderie (Music from Many Lands).
A high quality portable amp that can operate on battery power if necessary is provided at no extra charge where amplification is allowed. It is a welcome addition to outdoor events where sound might otherwise be lost.
Brides and Grooms: Your customized wedding ceremony package includes 30 minutes of serene and lovely Prelude music while guests arrive as well as up to 10 minutes of joyful Postlude music after your recessional. Early arrival (45 minutes to an hour before start of Prelude music) allows plenty of time for setup and communication with your wedding coordinator.
Dorothy began violin studies as a child in Amsterdam. After she moved with her family to the U.S., she studied with prominent violin teachers first in Lawrence, Kansas and then in California. She earned her music degree from Stanford University at the age of twenty. Past orchestral experience includes the Pasadena Community Symphony, Santa Rosa Baroque Sinfonia, Solano Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Vallejo Choral Society, and American Recorder Orchestra of the West. For two decades, Dorothy has been a sought-after violinist for weddings and special events throughout California.
She frequently performs as a duo (Kammeraderie) with her husband Bertram Barth. They recently completed recording six albums of English, Irish, and Scottish traditional music. This project features Dorothy's own arrangements and took up much of 2015 to complete; it was a true labor of love. All albums are available as digital downloads under the Kammeraderie label at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc. as well as streaming platforms. We can feature this music for your theme performances: wedding, Celtic, St. Patrick's Day, nautical, Earth Day, etc.
Dorothy is also available for freelance orchestral assignments, musical theater productions, string ensembles, international festivals, re-enactment festivals, and performances in restaurants and hotel lobbies.
PRAISE FROM PAST CLIENTS:
Dorothy Barth provided beautiful music for our wedding ceremony. She arrived early to set up and was very helpful in the music selection before the day of the wedding. She also provided us with a wedding page that outlined what order and what songs would be played. Everyone complimented on how wonderful the music was for the ceremony.
Review by Jessica P. , Laguna Beach, CA, 9/14/2013
We couldn't be happier with Dorothy. Extremely talented, punctual and went out of her way to make us happy. Quick reply to any emails and she located sheet music to an uncommon wedding song. When there was a mix up in the timing of the bridal party starting, Dorothy noticed this and continued /replayed the song without a pause. Our guests would have never known that the party missed their cue. Amazing! Highly recommended!
Review by Roy W. , Redlands, CA, 6/22/2013
I just wanted to say thank you for everything at our wedding this last weekend. Your music was an absolutely beautiful surprise for my new husband!! He love love loved it!! Everyone loved it, you had absolutely raving reviews!! You made my ceremony very special and I just wanted you to know how thankful I am for you being a part of it! It couldn't have been more perfect, thank you thank you thank you!!! December 2014 Wedding, Bride
Dorothy, you made the ceremony beautiful with your amazing talent and music selection....you can use me as a reference anytime!
October 2014 Wedding, Groom
Thank you so much again for the beautiful music you created for my son's wedding yesterday. All our guests at the reception told us how lovely and enjoyable it was. It was everything we wanted and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for sharing in our son's special day.
July 2013 Wedding, Mother of the Groom
I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for the beautiful job you did at our wedding November 1st. I have always loved the sound of a solo violin and always imagined it being played at my wedding. You made that image become a reality, and you did it so well. My grandmother also wanted me to tell you what a wonderful job you did as well. I saw her sitting and listening to you during the champagne hour on the terrace, I know you made her night!
November 2008 Wedding, Bride
Additional Booking Notes
Dorothy brings her own equipment: two violins (she always bring a second instrument for backup) and amplification if desired. A violin is a delicate and precious instrument and needs protection from wind, rain, fog, or extreme temperatures.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 31, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 14, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Rehearsal Dinner (Quartet)|
Past Booked Events
|August 12, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Dance Performance|
|July 28, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding|
|July 08, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Dance Performance|
|June 22, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Graduation Party (Quartet)|
|May 26, 2018 • 6:45pm - 8:15pm||Rehearsal Dinner (Quartet)|
|May 23, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Dinner Party|
|May 18, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Community Event|
|May 06, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Brunch|
|May 05, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 29, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour|
|April 14, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Titanic Tea|
|April 07, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Irish Music Event (Quartet)|
|March 25, 2018 • 10:30am - 2:30pm||Commencement Ceremony and Reception|
|March 18, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||St. Patrick's Tea (Quartet)|
|March 18, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Church Service|
|March 17, 2018 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm||St. Patrick's Day Celebration (Quartet)|
|March 17, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||St. Patrick's Day Luncheon (Quartet)|
|March 16, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||St. Patrick's Celebration (Quartet)|
|March 15, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||St. Patrick's Party (Quartet)|
|March 09, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Cocktail Party (Quartet)|
|March 07, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||English Theme Dinner (Quartet)|
|February 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Grand Opening|
|February 20, 2018 • 10:00am - 2:30pm||Renaissance Tea (Quartet)|
|February 11, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Valentine's Tea|
|December 22, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Christmas Luncheon (Quartet)|
|December 10, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Tea (Quartet)|
|December 06, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Celebration|
|December 02, 2017 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm||Celtic Birthday Celebration (Quartet)|
|November 16, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 12, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Renaissance Theme Event (Quartet)|
|October 21, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Cultural Event|
|October 07, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 30, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 29, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Renaissance Theme Event|
|September 15, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Renaissance Theme Event (Quartet)|
|September 03, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 23, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Summer Tea Event|
|August 19, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Celebration - Celtic Quartet|
|August 16, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Summer Tea Event|
|August 14, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Celebration of Life (Quartet)|
|August 09, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Summer Tea Event|
|August 02, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Summer Tea Event|
|July 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Summer Tea Event|
|July 19, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Summer Tea Event|
|June 22, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Renaissance Theme Event (Quartet)|
|June 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Dance Event|
|June 04, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Church Service|
|June 03, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour|
|May 20, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Film Festival|
|April 13, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Memorial Celebration|
|April 01, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Theme Wedding Ceremony|
|March 31, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Cultural Celebration (Quartet)|
|March 26, 2017 • 10:30am - 1:30pm||Celebration|
|March 19, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Celtic Tea (Quartet)|
|March 18, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding, Temecula|
|March 17, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||St. Patrick's Day Celebration (Quartet)|
|March 17, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||St. Patrick's Day Celebration (Quartet)|
|February 25, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour|
|February 24, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Cultural Celebration|
|February 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 12, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Valentine's Tea|
|December 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Eve Service|
|December 18, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Tea (Quartet)|
|November 26, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Community Holiday Celebration (Quartet)|
|October 09, 2016 • 5:45pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony, Temecula|
|October 05, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Theme Event, Escondido|
|October 01, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm||Renaissance Theme Celebration, Quartet|
|September 10, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Celebration, Carlsbad|
|August 06, 2016 • 11:10am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony, San Diego|
|July 04, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Fourth of July Celebration|
|April 20, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Medieval Dinner Event|
|March 18, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Escondido|
|March 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Escondido (a.m.)|
|March 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Escondido, CA|
|March 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Patrick's Celebration, San Marcos, CA|
|December 20, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas program, Rancho Santa Fe, CA|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Celebration, Fallbrook, CA|
|December 06, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding (Quartet) , Valley Village, CA|
|December 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party, Falbrook, CA|
|October 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Scottish Theme Event, Rancho Santa Fe, CA|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Tea Party, Escondido, CA|
|September 26, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Escondido, CA|