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We would be pleased to provide the music for your ‘special day’.  Ristretto is the perfect choice for a traditional wedding ceremony. We can offer you the highest quality singers and musicians to ensure that everything about the music is perfect, from the selection to the arrangement to the day itself.

We can provide various musical combinations from small vocal group to full orchestra – each with a possible range of titles to match your needs or preferences.


We wanted to thank you, your choir and the other musicians for the wonderful ensemble at our wedding. This was truly what we had hoped for and made the celebration very special for us. Thank you very much for this excellent performance, the work and passion you have put into this! As soon as we have the pictures we will send you a copy as well. Once again, thanks for your contribution. Please extend our wishes to the rest of the team.

It was wonderful! We are so glad that Ristretto sang at our wedding. We have got very enthusiastic reactions from all the guests…. Almost everybody had to blink away a tear. Special thanks to the Ave Maria…. So thank you so much for your great performance!

Thank you  for all your work on this event. I had excellent feedback from the ceremony and the string quartet at the villa were great as well.

To give you an idea of the range of repertoire we are able offer, here are four sample music lists performed by Ristretto at weddings over the past two years :-


  • Eglise du Sacré Coeur, Beaulieu sur Mer: Handel, Zadok the Priest / Vivaldi, Gloria RV 589 / César Franck, Panis Angelicus / Schubert, Ave Maria / Edward Elgar, Salut d’amour / Pachelbel, Canon in D / Schubert, Deutsche Messe, D 872, Sanctus / Beethoven, 9th Symphony, Ode to joy
  • Eglise S. Charles, Monaco : Handel, Air from Water Music / Bach, Air from Suite in D / Schubert, Agnus Dei from Mass in C / César Franck, Panis Angelicus / Schubert, Ave Maria / Buxtehude, Alleluia
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy de Grasse : Bach, Prelude from Suite No.1 BWV 1007 / Bach, Air from Ouverture No.3 in D BWV 1068 / Mozart, Alleluia from Exsultate, jubilate K 165 / Dvorak, Psalm 23 / Massenet, Méditation from Thaïs / Reynaldo Hahn, A Chloris / Rachmaninov, opening of Piano concerto No.3 / Schubert, Ave Maria / Bach, Schafe können sicher weiden Cantata BWV 208 / Handel, movements from Water Music / Withers, Lovely day
  • Eglise Saint-Michel, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat : Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Handel, movements from Water Music / Mozart, Overture Le Nozze di Figaro / Wagner, Bridal Chorus Treulich geführt ziehet dahin from Act 3 of Lohengrin / Handel, Hallelujah from Messiah / Rolf Løvland, You raise me up / Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine / Cro, Easy (Official version) / Beatles, All you need is love

(Orchestral and vocal arrangements, where necessary, are made by Errol Girdlestone. Lists of further suggestions are available on request.)