|Cheryl, thank you so much for the beautiful music you provided for the wedding! Everyone commented on how wonderful the music was; and we loved every minute of it! I think the music adds so much to the ceremony! Please extend out thanks to everyone! We absolutely enjoyed every song! - Eileen S|
|It was 2 weeks ago today that you played beautiful music at my wedding ceremony. Thank you so much for your professionalism, easy going attitude, and playing so wonderfully :-).........thank you again for the music you provided. It was the perfect touch to the ceremony! - Amy|
|Hi Cheryl - Just wanted to say thank you. The music was PERFECT - exactly what I was looking for. Everyone enjoyed it ! Thanks again. Joy|
|Very professional. Extremely easy to work with. Highly recommend Vivace!! -Amy L, Philadelphia, PA|
|Thank you so much for making our wedding so special! Vivace Strings was such a wonderful addition to our ceremony. Your promptness and attention to detail with planning the event made it is so easy. Thanks so much again! -Emily S, Blue Bell, PA|
|They were wonderful to work with! Their music added so much to the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend Vivace String Quartet. -Denise B, Broomall, PA|
|We had a cellist and violinist at our event. They were punctual, professional, highly talented, and lovely to work with. I would hire them again in a minute! -Carol V, Philadelphia, PA|
|Vivace were a pleasure to work with. In preparation, they communicated clearly and promptly, and in performance, they were everything I had hoped for. I had a special request for a favorite Mozart piece that they did a lovely job with. They clearly enjoyed their work, playing together, and playing for us and our guests. Musically, they blended well and definitely listened to each other, and their sound was quite lovely, for us and our neighbors. They were totally professional as far as arriving and starting on time and being responsive to the audience. I'd be happy to hear them again any time. -Andrew S, Philadelphia, PA|
Kathleen Hastings and Cheryl Everill (violin and cello of ViVaCe) played the Brahms Double Concerto as soloists with the Newark Symphony. Here are a few comments about the performance!!
"Soloists Kathleen Hastings, violin and Cheryl Everill, cello, must have rehearsed a lot to play so perfectly together in some of the many passages where they had to play the same fast patterns of runs and arpeggios. They also ended the first movement’s furious finale on a dime. ...... The third movement was my favorite, with the cello’s brilliant attack on the motive which it then passed to the orchestra."
and from deartsinfo.blogspot.com
"Kathleen Hastings, violin and Cheryl Everill, cello were soloists in the Double Concerto for violin and cello by Johannes Brahms. Their smooth ensemble and the chiaroscuro contrast between soloists and orchestra was a pleasure to hear."
Concert Recap: ViVaCe Strings
The sound of music was heard deep in the narrow valley of Glen Providence Park on a warm, sunny afternoon at the tail end of a beautiful summer. Despite a rescheduling to the Sunday, September 7 rain date prompted by stormy weather the previous day, an audience of nearly one hundred adults and children, seated on the bucolic lawn in front of the stage, savored an eloquent and diverse classical music program. ViVaCe Strings, one of the most requested string chamber ensembles in the region, contributed a touch of elegance to this woodland setting.
ViVaCe Strings, a group of professional conservatory trained musicians, have provided music in the Philadelphia region for more than twenty years. Kathleen Hastings and Barbara Jaffe on violins (Vi), Louise Jaffe on viola (Va) and Cheryl Everill on cello (Ce), have played leading positions in the area’s musical groups – Delaware Symphony, Philly Pops, Symphony in C and OperaDelaware just to name a few.
Their repertoire of classical song and dance selections included compositions by Monti, Elgar, Gottschalk, Borodin, McLean and the beautiful, melodic St. Paul Suite by Gustavus Theodore Holst. This grand finale performance concluded the free 2014 Summer Concert Series in the Park.