Chris plays many wedding ceremonies each year. Whether you want a traditional wedding with organ, a classic piano wedding or a more contemporary keyboard sound, Chris can do the job. He will also sing at the ceremony if you like. Here is information to assist in planning your wedding.

Other Instrumentalists

Although the organ and/or piano sound fine alone, adding other instruments to the mix can really set the mood for your ceremony. For example, trumpet has a brilliant and formal effect; harp has an inspired and elegant effect; violin has a sincere and heart-felt effect; and bagpipes have a rustic and outdoors effect.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to hire any additional instrumentalists for your wedding so that I can get them scheduled.

Places For Music In A Roman Catholic Wedding Ceremony

  • Prelude – selected by musician unless you have specific requests.
  • Seating of the Mothers [optional]
  • Attendants’ Processional
  • Bride’s Processional
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Unity Candle [optional]
  • Preparation of Gifts
  • Rite of Peace [optional]
  • Communion
  • Visit to the Mary statue [optional]
  • Recessional

Places For Music In A Protestant Wedding Ceremony

  • Prelude [selected by musician unless you have specific requests]
  • Seating of the Mothers [optional]
  • Attendants’ Processional
  • Bride’s Processional
  • Congregational Hymn [optional]
  • Unity Candle [optional]
  • Vocal Solo [optional]
  • Recessional

Responsorial Psalms (Roman Catholic Mass)

Psalm 16  Center of My Life
Psalm 25  To You, O Lord
Psalm 34  Taste and See
Psalm 103  The Lord is Kind and Merciful
Psalm 118  Sing to the Mountains
Psalm 128  Blest Are Those Who Love You
Psalm 139  You Are Near
Psalm 145  I Will Praise Your Name
Psalm 148  Let All Praise the Name of the Lord

Processionals & Recessionals

Allegro Maestoso from Water MusicGeorg Frederick Handel

Bridal Chorus – “Here comes the bride”Richard Wagner

Canon in DJohann Pachelbel

HallelujahLeonard Cohen

Highland CathedralScottish Air


Jesu, Joy of Man’s DesiringJ. S. Bach

Main Titles from Cider House RulesRachel Portman

Ode to JoyLudwig van Beethoven

Overture or The Rejoicing from Fireworks MusicGeorg Frederick Handel

Prelude in Classic StyleGordon Young

Prelude to the Te DeumMarc-Antoine Charpentier

Procesión AlegreGarry Cornell

RondeauJean-Joseph Mouret

Star Wars—Main TitleJohn Williams

Toccata from Symphony No. 5Charles-Marie Widor

Trumpet TuneHenry Purcell

Trumpet VoluntaryHenry Purcell

Trumpet VoluntaryJohn Stanley

Wedding March – “traditional”Felix Mendelssohn

Wedding Processional from The Sound of MusicRodgers & Hammerstein

Hymns & Vocal Solos

A Nuptial BlessingMichael Joncas

All I Ask of You

Amazing Grace

And On This DayTina English

As Man and Woman We Were MadeUMH 642

Ave MariaSchubert

Ave MariaBach/Gounod

Ave VerumMozart

Bist du bei mirJ. S. Bach

Blest Are They

Blest Are Those Who Love You(Psalm 128)Marty Haugen

Bread of Life, Hope of the World

Center of My Life (Psalm 16)Paul Inwood

Come, Let Us Use the Grace DivineUMH 606

Come, My Way, My Truth UMH 164

Covenant HymnGary Daigle

Dona Nobis PacemUMH 376

For the Beauty of the EarthUMH 92

God, Whose Love Is Reigning O’er UsUMH 100

Grow Old With MeJohn Lennon

Hail Mary, Gentle Woman

HallelujahLeonard Cohen

Here I Am, LordUMH 593

Holy God, We Praise Thy NameUMH 79

How BeautifulTwila Paris

I Am the Bread of Life

I Have Loved You

I Will Be HereSteven Curtis Chapman

I Will Be with YouJames Moore

In This Very RoomRon Harris / Sandi Patty

Irish Wedding SongAndy Coony

Jesus, Joy of Our DesiringUMH 644

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore YouUMH 89

Let There Be Peace On EarthUMH 431

Life-Giving Bread, Saving Cup

Love Will Be Our HomeSteven Curtis Chapman

MagnificatJames Chepponis

Make Me a Channel of Your PeaceFWS 2171

Mary MeTrain

My Soul Rejoices (Magnificat)Owen Alstott

No Greater LoveMichael Joncas

Not for Tongues of Heaven’s AngelsMichael Joncas

Now in This Banquet

Now Thank We All Our God

O Perfect LoveUMH 645

On Eagle’s WingsUMH 143

On This Day, O Beautiful Mother

One Bread, One Body

One Hand, One HeartLeonard Bernstein

Panis AngelicusCésar Franck

Shine on UsMichael W. Smith

Simple GiftsShaker Song

Sunrise, SunsetJerry Bock

Taste and See (Psalm 34)FSW 2267

The Gift of LoveUMH 408

The Lord Bless You and Keep YouPeter Lutkin

The Lord’s PrayerAlbert Hay Malotte

The PrayerDavid Foster / Carole Sager

The Servant SongFWS 2222

The Wedding SongJohn P. Kee

The Wedding Song [There Is Love]Paul Stookey

This Is the Day (A Wedding Song)Scott Wesley Brown

We Are Many PartsMarty Haugen

We Have Been Told

When Love Is FoundUMH 643

Where Charity and Love PrevailUMH 549

Wherever You Go

You Are Near

You Raise Me UpJosh Groben

Your Love, O God, Has Called Us HereUMH 647