Sussex Pianist – Music for any Wedding Ceremony or Civil Partnership – Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Chichester, Worthing, Crawley, Bognor Regis or Horsham

Sussex Pianist – Music for any Wedding Ceremony or Civil Partnership – Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Chichester, Worthing, Crawley, Bognor Regis or Horsham

Thatched Cottage in Amberley, Sussex.

Providing Piano Music for Weddings in Sussex

Throughout the year Sussex provides me with a lot of work as a pianist and I always look forward to playing the piano in this area. Most of the time I am hired to provide music for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, but I can provide music for every part of your special day.

Sussex has many venues and I have played at quite a lot of them of them. They range from luxury hotels in Brighton and Eastbourne to historic venues in Chichester and Hastings. Here are just some of the venues where I’ve played the piano:

Alias Seattle Hotel, Brighton Marina, Brighton

Grand Hotel (The), King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne

The Barn on the Causeway, Causeway, Horsham

Chartham Park, Felcourt Road, Felcourt, East Grinstead

Edes House, West St, Chichester

Rowfant House, Wallage Lane, Rowfant, Crawley

The Dome, Marine Parade, Worthing

Beachcroft Hotel, Clyde Road, Felpham, Bognor Regis

Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Battle Road, Hastings The Music I play

I play many different styles of music including: classical, jazz, ragtime, latin, pop, rock, swing and sing-a-long. Many couples have classical music for the ceremony followed by music from different genres for the rest of the day. Please explore this site to hear the many different styles of music I play.

Please note that I am always willing to learn any requests.

The Ceremony

If it is a civil ceremony or civil partnership then you can have any music you want as long as it doesn’t have any reference to God or religion. Most of the information on this site refers to civil ceremonies in the UK, but I have found that religious ceremonies (usually Church of England) are similar and allow even more freedom of choice by also allowing music that has religious content. If the ceremony is in a church, then you will usually find that the minister conducting the ceremony will probably offer guidance about music choices.

Before the ceremony begins everyone has to be seated and music is usually provided just to allow people to settle. This part is traditionally called ‘The Gathering of the Congregation’, but it isn’t really a part of the ceremony, and anything is suitable for this section. It is not usually necessary to make any music choices for this part of the days procedings. However, I have occasionally been given a list of pieces for this part also.

After ‘The Gathering of the Congregation’ the ceremony, as far as any musician is concerned, can then be divided as follows:

The Entrance (Procession or Processional)

The Signing (of the Register)

The Recession (Recession or Recessional)

Please select any of the above links to take you to the relevant page.

Please note that I am always willing to learn any requests.

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