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5 star rated cellist with over 20 years experience in providing live music for Weddings, parties and corporate events.
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Bethany graduated in 2003 with a degree in music performance and has worked as a freelance performer and teacher ever since. To date, Bethany has had a varied performing career playing with Orchestras across the East Midlands as well as Chamber ensembles and solo engagements. After acting as a deputy cellist for string trios and quartets for several years, Bethany started running Bethany Morris Music in 2014. The aim was to provide high quality music at an affordable price for smaller weddings and functions. Bethany performs as a soloist, using professional backing tracks to accompany. This offers an affordable alternative to hiring a larger ensemble and is perfect for smaller venues and tighter budgets. Over the last couple of years Bethany has played in some of the countries most beautiful Wedding venues including Chatsworth house in Derbyshire, Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire and Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire. With a wide choice of repertoire including popular classics as well as jazz, pop covers and film music, Bethany is able to offer the perfect accompaniment to your special day.

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25 gigs
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Classical, Ambient pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent sight-reader
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Bethany's Song list

Popular/ Film music:
All of me – John Legend
All you need is love – Lennon/ McCartney
At Last - Etta James
A whole new world - From Aladdin
‘A Thousand years’ from Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 – Perri
Beautiful Day - U2
Beautiful in White - Westlife
Better half of me - Tom Walker
Biblical - Callum Scott
Blinding lights - The Weekend
Between two lungs – Florence Welch
Can you feel the love tonight - From The Lion King
Castle on the Hill - Ed sheeran
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
Chandelier - Sia
Cosmic Love - Florence Welch
Dancing on my own - Robyn
Feeling Good - Muse
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Girl on fire - Alicia Keys
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Grow old with me – Tom Odell
Halo - Beyonce
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Here comes the sun – Lennon/ McCartney
Here, there and everywhere – Lennon/ McCartney
Hoppipola - Sigur ros
How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
If I ain't got you - Alicia Keys
In my life – Lennon/ McCartney
Iris - Goo goo dolls
It must be love – Madness
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Kiss from a rose - Seal
‘Kissing you’ from Romeo and Juliet – Des’ree
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Love - Lana Del Ray
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
Lover - Taylor Swift
Make you feel my love – Bob Dylan/Adele
A million dreams - From the greatest showman
Moon river - Mancini
Never enough - From the Greatest showman
Nothing else matters - Metallica
Ordinary people - John Legend
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Rather be - Clean Bandit
Rewrite the stars - From the Greatest showman
‘Rule the world’ from Stardust – Take That
Run – Snow Patrol
Shallow - Lady Gaga
She – Elvis Costello
Skyfall – Adele
Someone like you – Adele
Somewhere over the rainbow - Ariana Grande version
Somewhere only we know – Keane
'Start a fire' from La La Land - Stephens/ Hurwitz
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Symphony - Zara Larsson
Tale as old as time - From Beauty and the Beast
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
This love - Taylor Swift
Titanium - David Guetta and Sia
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
We found love - Rhianna, Calvin Harris
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
We have all the time in the world – Louis Armstrong
When we were young – Adele
Wings - Birdy
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
When love takes over - Kelly Rowland, David Guetta
Writings on the wall – Sam Smith
When we were young - Adele
Yellow - Coldplay
‘Yesterday’ fantasia – Lennon/ McCartney arr Johnstone (cello only)
You are the reason - Callum Scott
You're still the one - Shania Twain
‘Young and Beautiful’ from The Great Gatsby – Lana Del Ray
Folk/ World
Decide – Piazzolla arr Johnstone (cello only)
Irish Medley
The Irish Washerwoman – The Blackthorne stick
La Cumparsita – Rodriguez
Medativo – Piazzolla arr Johnstone
'Adagio' from Concerto in C major - Haydn
'Adagio' from Concerto in D major - Haydn
Air on the G string - Bach
‘Arioso’ from Cantata 156 – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba – Handel
Auf Flugen des Gesanges - Mendelssohn
Ave Maria – Bach/ Gounod
Ave Maria – Schubert
Bass dance - Warlock
‘Berceuse’ from the Dolly suite – Faure
Bist du bei mir – Bach
Bridal chorus – Wagner
Canon – Pachelbel
Chanson de nuit – Elgar
Concerto grosso in D minor - Vivaldi
Allegro - Adagio - Finale
Czardas – Monti
Dance of the blessed spirits – Gluck
Danza Espanola - Grandos arr Johnstone
Due Tramonti - Einaudi
Eine Kleine nacht music – Mozart
Allegro – Romanza – Menuetto – Rondo
‘Ent’racte’ from Carmen – Bizet
The Fireworks music (selections from) – Handel
La Paix – La Rejouissance
Flower duet – Delibes
Gavotte – Gossec
‘Gigue’ from suite in D major – Bach
Grande Valse brillant – Chopin
‘Grand march’ from Aide – Verdi
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie
‘Habenera’ from Carmen – Bizet
Humoresque – Dvorak
‘If with all your hearts’ from Elijah – Mendelssohn
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
‘La dona e mobile’ from Rigoletto – Verdi
‘Largo’ from Xerxes – Handel
Laudate Dominum – Mozart
Londonderry air – Trad Irish
‘Meditation’ from Thais – Massenet
‘Minuet’ from concerto grosso in B min – Boyce
‘Nimrod’ from Enigma variations – Elgar
Nocturn No. 1 – Chopin arr Johnstone
‘O mio babbino caro’ from Gianni Schicchi – Puccini
O perfect love – Barnby
‘Preludio’ from Sonata 6 for cello and piano – Vivaldi
'Romance' from the Gadfly suite - Shostakovich
‘Rondeau’ from Sinfonies de fanfares – Mauret
Salut d’amour – Elgar
‘Sarabande’ from suite in D minor for piano – Handel
Serenade – Haydn arr Johnstone
Sheep may safely graze – Bach
Sicillienne – Paradis
Sonata in F major – Marcello
Largo – Allegro
Sonata in G major for Viola da Gamba - Bach
Adagio - Allegro
Song without words – Mendelssohn
Standchen – Schubert
Suite No. 1 in G major – Bach (Unaccompanied)
Prelude – Allemande – Courante – Sarabande Minuet I – Minuet II – Gigue
Swan, The – Saint Saens
The girl with the flaxen hair – Debussy
Traumerei - Schumann
Trumpet voluntary – Clarke
‘Waltz’ from Coppelia – Delibes
‘Waltz’ from Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky
The Water music (selections from) – Handel
Air – Bouree – Hornpipe - Finale
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Easy listening/ Jazz/ Shows:
Aint misbehavin’ – Waller/ Brooks
Anything goes – Porter
Bess, you is my woman from Porgy and Bess – Gershwin
Blue Tango – Anderson
Chrysanthemum, The – Joplin
Doin’ the crazy walk – Duke Ellington
Dream a little dream of me – The mamas and the papas
Easy Winners – Joplin
Entertainer, The – Joplin
Embraceable you – Gershwin
Fiddle Faddle – Anderson
Fig leaf rag – Joplin
Fly me to the moon – Sinatra
I got rhythm – Gershwin
It ain’t necessarily so – Gershwin
It’s de-lovely – Porter
It had to be you – Jones
I’ve got you under my skin – Porter
Jazz pizzicato – Anderson
Let’s call the whole thing off – Gershwin
Let there be love – Nat King Cole
Lullaby of Birdland – Weiss/ Shearing
Magnetic rag – Joplin
Makin Whoopee – Kahn/ Donaldson
Maple leaf rag – Joplin
Moon river – Mancini
New rag – Joplin
Night and Day – Porter
Oh, Lady be good – Gershwin
Over the rainbow – Arlen
Pennies from heaven – Johnson
Ragtime dance – Joplin
Smoke gets in your eyes – Harbach/ Kahn
Summertime – Gershwin
Sweet Lorraine – Burwell/ Parish
S’wonderful – Gershwin
Take five – Desmond
Take the A train – Strayhorne
They can’t take that away from me – Gershwin
What a wonderful world – Weiss/ Theile
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I offer solo cello with a choice of either professional backing tracks or live piano to accompany. I work regularly with pianist Jane Olson who provides this service and knows all of my repertoire. This choice offers clients flexibility in their booking when taking into account budget and the space available.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

There is a certain amount of flexibility with every booking. My aim is to make your day run as smoothly as possible. If timings change in the run up to the event then just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I always arrive 40 minutes before the start time to set up and warm up before guests start to arrive.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

A set list and Special requests form are sent out 6 weeks before your booking for you to pick your playlist. You can pick as much or as little as you want and I am always on hand to give advice where needed. If there is a special piece that you would like that isn't on the list then I am always happy to source new material for a booking.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I carry all the equipment needed for a performance. This includes speakers to play the backing tracks through, a pick up for the cello if needed in larger venues and electric piano if the live piano option is chosen. All electrical equipment is PAT tested and accompanied with a current certificate.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song that you would like me to play on the day that is not on my set list then I am happy to source music for the occasion, as long as a suitable arrangement can be found.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I offer a very personal performance for each of my clients, playing pieces that they have personally selected for the day. I offer a broad range of music to choose from with everything from Classical favourites to Contemporary pieces and pop covers, so there is really something for everyone to enjoy.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in venues all over the country: Chatsworth house, Woburn Abbey, Stubton Hall, Elsham Hall to name a few.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am a classically trained musician but I listen to a broad range of music, Classical, jazz, world, pop, and draw from influences across the board.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I have repeat bookings for the RHS playing at their annual Flower shows.

Bethany's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£45
Up to 1 hour£245
Up to 2 hours£330
Up to 3 hours£415
Ceremony only
Bethany is a professional cellist with over 15 years experience in providing high quality live music for Wedding ceremonies. Bethany plays a classical cello using a pick up and professional quality PA for larger venues. For a ceremony only, Bethany plays your guests into the venue from 15 minutes before the ceremony starts. You will then have a piece of your choice played for the entrance of the Bridal party, the signing of the register (this requires 2-3 pieces) and the exit of the Bride and Groom. If there are any pieces you would like to hear in advance of the day then Bethany is always happy to send out recordings.
Drinks reception
Bethany is a professional cellist with over 15 years experience in providing high quality live music for Weddings and parties. Bethany plays on a Classical cello using a pick up and professional quality PA system for larger venues and outdoor bookings. This package gives you 1 hours live music to accompany your drinks reception. Additional time can be booked at £75 per hour. For bookings of more than 1 hour Bethany plays in sets of 50 minutes having a 10 minute break after each set. Bethany has a wide choice of repertoire to choose from including Classical, Contemporary pieces as well as pop covers, meaning that you can hand pick your perfect playlist for your guests.


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Bethany's Reviews

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Nicola K
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Bethany was the perfect entertainment for our Client Drinks Reception at Elton Hall. Bethany was professional, she played the Cello beautifully and we have received lots of compliments from our clients regarding this event. Thank you Bethany, I will be recommending you in the future.

Jade C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing for ir wedding ceremony

Debbie W
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Bethany was amazing. She made our day very special and leant new songs on request which was very much appreciated. Thank you Bethany. X

Kasie C
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Bethany was amazing!! Everyone commented on how lovely she sounded. It really gave such a romantic atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed

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From other customers:

Benjamin C
14 years ago

A quick message to say a big thank you for your beautiful playing last week. You received a lot of lovely comments from friends and family who thoroughly enjoyed your playing. You really helped to create the atmosphere we wanted.

Emily C
14 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful music during our ceremony. It was beautiful and a real talking point for our guests

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