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Cecily Beer

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About Cecily

Resident Harpist of The Waldorf, one of London’s luxury hotels, Cecily is one of the most in demand harpists in the South East.
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Cecily has been playing for weddings and events for over 15 years. Her repertoire is extensive, covering classical, pop, Disney, film, musicals, jazz, and more. The Waldorf hotel regularly hosts themed afternoon teas which has prompted Cecily to source new music for the genre. These have ranged from Disney’s ‘Frozen’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to ‘Music for the Jubilee’. The most special thing part of Cecily’s job is playing a bride down the aisle: “It’s a spine-tingling moment where the guests seem to hold their breath as one, and the sound of the harp magically floats around the room regularly bringing people to tears”. As well as playing solo for weddings and events, Cecily regularly performs on the concert stage and particularly enjoys accompanying choirs. Something to consider if you might be thinking of a church ceremony. Cecily has performed to some big names over the years, including members of the Royal family - The late Queen and Prince Philip; King Charles and The Queen Consort; and Princess Anne. Other names include Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones; Ellie Goulding; and B*witched. When it comes to venues, it doesn’t matter if you’re planning your event in a De Vere Estate or the local village pub! The harp creates a magical atmosphere and looks grand and wonderful in any setting.

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Cecily's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Senel N
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing and beautiful! Thank you for giving that extra magic and panache to our ceremony🌟

Reply from Cecily
10 months ago

You're so welcome, Senel. It was such a pleasure to play you down the aisle. Congratulations again, and best of luck for the future.

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Dean C
10 months ago, for a Wedding in Queen's Hall
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5 out of 5

I just needed to say how wonderful Cecily was from start to finish, she was amazing, so utterly talented warm and friendly. All of the guests commented how amazing she was and she really set the tone for the afternoon. I will definitely recommend her for any type of event, we feel so lucky that we managed to have her perform at our wedding.

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Vasoulla T
10 months ago, for a Wedding in High Wych
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5 out of 5

Cecily played during our wedding ceremony and drinks reception and was utterly magical. She was a breeze to work with from start to finish and was honestly sensational on the day. We had so many comments from our guests at how beautiful her music was. We couldn’t be more thrilled that Cecily was part of our special day and we would recommend her a million times over. THANK YOU!

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Cecily's Song list

This is an example list to give an idea of what Cecily can play. Her actual list is much longer and constantly being updated.
Across the Universe - The Beatles
Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Arabesque no.1 - Debussy
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
All Of Me - John Legend
All the Things You Are – Kern
All Through the Night
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Amazing Grace
And So It Goes - Billy Joel
Against All Odds - Phil Collins
At Last - Etta James
Balcony Scene from 'Romeo and Juliet'
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Beautiful Dreamer – Stephen Foster
Beauty and the Beast
Best Day of my Life - American Authors
The Blue Danube - Strauss
Blue Moon - Rodgers and Hammerstein
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Bridge over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkle
Bright Eyes from 'Watership Down'
Bring Him Home from 'Les Miserablés'
Breton Lullaby
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man from 'Show Boat'
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
Chi Mai - Morricone
City of Stars from 'La La Land'
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Colours of the Wind from 'Pocahontas'
Come Fly with Me – Sinatra
Cry to Me from ‘Dirty Dancing’
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Danny Boy
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Edelweiss from 'The Sound of Music'
Fields of Gold – Sting
The Flower Duet - Delibés
Fly Me to The Moon – Sinatra
Game of Thrones Theme
Go The Distance from 'Hercules'
Greensleeves
Grow Old with Me – Tom Odell
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Home – Michael Bublé
I Dreamed a Dream from 'Les Miserablés'
I Giorni - Einaudi
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
Into the Unknown from 'Frozen 2'
I See the Light from 'Tangled'
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Had to be You – Isham Jones
I Vow to Thee My Country - Holst
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
La Donna e Mobile - Verdi
La Vie En Rose – Louiguy
A Million Dreams from 'The Greatest Showman'
Moon River – Mancini
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Way - Sinatra
The Way you Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
One Day Like This - Elbow
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Plaisir D’Amour – Martini
Prelude in C – J.S Bach
Primavera - Einaudi
The River Flows in You - Yiruma
Rocketman – Elton John
Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
Skye Boat Song
Song To The Moon – Dvorak
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
The Swan – Saint-Säens
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Up Theme
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
What the World Needs Now - Bacharach
Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
Wonderwall – Oasis
Your Song– Elton John
You've Got A Friend in Me from 'Toy Story'

Cecily's Prices

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

Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£460
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£560
Wedding ceremony & drinks
All of the above
£685
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£880
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The variety of my repertoire and the bespoke service I offer. I've had so many reactions to playing songs by the likes of Metallica and Guns & Roses! The difference between setting a magical atmosphere for the ceremony and then a changing to a little more upbeat for the drinks is also extremely fun. I often have guests asking for their favourite songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Ragley Hall The Shard Goodwood Estate De Vere Beaumont Estate Tylney Hall Hotel Easthampstead Park Hotel Pennyhill Park Cain Manor Blenheim Palace The Ned The Royal Society of Arts Windsor Castle The Ritz The Savoy Royal Festival Hall Cadogan Hall Coworth Park Penshurst Place

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

Ronnie Wood's son's 30th birthday party. It was very exclusive! Not harp related, but I sang at Ellie Goulding's wedding which was a who's who of A listers. A surreal day! I played at King Charles' 60th birthday at the Royal Opera House which was broadcast on BBC R3. A 'gold' dinner where golden human statues stood around me and the harp on a golden stage

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

Timings change all the time and as long as I'm kept up to date then there shouldn't be any problems.

How much time do you need to set up?

I can set up extremely quickly in as little as 15 minutes, but I tend to arrive about 45-60 minutes in advance so there's plenty of time to get everything sorted.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes everything is included in your quotation - there are no hidden surprises.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I play outdoors a lot during the summer months but it's extremely important to have the following provided for me: - Shade from the sun - A flat surface to play on My harp is extremely valuable so it's important it doesn't get wet in the rain, or damaged by strong direct sunlight. Similarly, playing outside when it's too cold can cause muscle damage.

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

Absolutely! You can ask me to play whatever you want from my list. Equally, some clients don't like to overdo it and just let me know a genre they like, or just a few examples of their favourite songs and I can build a playlist around that.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can indeed. I LOVE learning new music so if there's something special you want that's not on my list then please let me know. I learn up to 5 songs included in the quoted price.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Recording session, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Accompanist
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