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Karina Bell

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About Karina

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Karina Bell has over a decade of experience playing at weddings in Oxfordshire and further afield.

Karina Bell BA (Hons), DipABRSM, PGCE, ATCL Karina has over a decade of experience playing at weddings in Oxfordshire and further afield. She studied music at the University of East Anglia, specialising in flute and piano before taking up the harp under the tutorage of Catherine White. She has played for many orchestras, including the Norfolk Youth Orchestra, the UEA Orchestra, the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and more recently many local orchestras including the Banbury Symphony Orchestra, The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra, The Cherwell Orchestra and the Beauchamp Sinfonietta. Karina played harp and flute for the RSC’s productions of The Christmas Truce, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies and featured on the soundtrack for the Broadway Production of Wolf Hall. Karina also works as an accompanist and Musical Director as well as having a busy teaching practise, both in piano and harp.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical
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Instruments:
Harp
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Event types:
Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Wedding Processionals
Clark - Trumpet Tune Prince of Denmark’s March
Clark – Trumpet Voluntary
Handel - Air from Water Music
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - The Rejoicing from Royal Fireworks Music
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Wagner – Bridal chorus from Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride)
Signing of the Register
Bach – Air on a G string
Bach – Prelude No.1
Debussy – Claire de Lune, Premiere Arabesque
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakmé
Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Glinka – Variations, Nocturne
Grieg – Morning from Peer Gynt Suite
MacDowell – To a Wild Rose
Massenet – Meditation from Thaïs
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Satie – Gymnopedie
Schumann—Traumerei
Recessional
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Clark—Trumpet Voluntary
Handel – Hornpipe from Water Music
Handel – March from ‘Occasional Oratorio’
Handel—The Rejoicing from Royal Fireworks Music
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
The following list gives an idea of the kind of pieces available to play during the ceremony or reception. If you have a piece of music with personal significance, just ask – it’s very possible that Karina will be able to make an arrangement especially for you.
Classical
Bach - Air on a G string, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Prelude No.1
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Clark—Trumpet Voluntary, Chaconne
Debussy – Claire de Lune, Premiere Arabesque
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakmé
Einaudi – I Giorni, Samba, Bella Notte, Questa Notte, Passaggio, Lontano
Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Faure – Pavane
Giordano – Caro Mio Ben
Glinka – Variations, Nocturne
Grieg – Solveig’s Song from Peer Gynt
Handel - Air and Hornpipe from Water Music, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Passacaille, The Rejoicing from Royal Fireworks Music
MacDowell – To a Wild Rose
Massenet – Elegie, Meditation from Thaïs
Mendelssohn – O For the Wings of a Dove, Wedding March
Myers – Cavatina
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Reade – Prelude from The Victorian Kitchen Garden
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Satie – Gymnopedie No 1
Schumann—Traumerei
Wagner – Bridal chorus from Lohengrin
Popular/Easy Listening
A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
All I Ask of You, Phantom of the Opera
All of Me, John Legend
And I Love Her, The Beatles
Autumn Leaves
Blower’s Daughter, Damien Rice
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
Clocks, Coldplay
Closest Thing to Crazy, Katie Melua
Everything I Do, Brian Adams
Falling Slowly
Fireflies, Owl City
Fields of Gold, Sting
From this moment, Shania Twain
Greatest Day, Take That
Hello
Hey Jude, The Beatles
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley
Kissing You, Desree
Make You Feel My Love, Bob Dylan
Misty
Moon Dance, Van Morrison
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Will Go On
One Day Like This, Elbow
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story
Over the Rainbow
Songbird
The Way You Look Tonight
Think of Me, Phantom of the Opera
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Time to say Goodbye
Your Song, Elton John
Wind Beneath My Wings
Wonderful Tonight
Film Music
Bodyguard – I will always love you
Braveheart – For the Love of a Princess
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Moon River
Deer Hunter – Cavatina
Fiddler on the Roof – Sunrise, Sunset
Ghost – Unchained Melody
Gone with the wind – Tara’s Theme
Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
Lion King – Can you feel the love
Lord of the Rings - Rohan
Romeo and Juliet – Kissing You
Stardust – Rule the World
The Sound of Music – Edelweiss, My Favourite Things
Titanic – My Heart Will Go On
Top Gun – Take My Breath Away
Twilight – Bella’s Theme, A Thousand Years
West Side Story – One Hand, One Heart
Wizard of Oz – Over the Rainbow
Traditional Music
Across the Water to Llanstephan’s Beach
Ash Grove
Brian Boru’s March
Caernarfon’s Ships
Danny Boy
David of the White Rock
Greensleves
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose
Myfanway
O’er the Sea to Sky
Scarborough Fair
She Moved through the Fair
Watching the Wheat

Reviews

From customers:

Rachel S, 1 year ago

Hi Karina Firstly, I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to speak to you yesterday after the wedding and thank you personally - there just wasn't an opportunity once we were outside and at the drinks reception. We would both like to thank you so much for playing at our ceremony. It was lovely to hear you play. I had several guests come up to me afterwards and say how great it was to hear live (rather than piped) music and how wonderful you were. We had a fantastic day and you playing for us contributed to our enjoyment; so, thank you again. With best wishes Rachel & Simon

Louisa, 2 years ago

Hi Karina Thanks very much for playing at our wedding on Saturday, the harp sounded beautiful and we had the weather to match! Sorry I didn't get to speak to you (!) but it was just a whirlwind! Thanks again Louisa

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