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Sarah Kegerreis

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Versatile and enthusiastic musician available for weddings, parties, recordings and ensembles. Specialising in solo, chamber and arranging.
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If you are looking for a musician for your private event, such as a wedding or birthday party, I would be thrilled to work with you to make sure you get the perfect soundtrack for your day! I am an experienced arranger and am happy to find the best way to add your favourite songs to my set-list, or to play you down the aisle. I have a first-class BA(Hons) in music and extensive experience with solo, chamber, orchestral, contemporary and musical theatre / opera performance. I have played in all manner of settings, from cathedrals to back gardens, and am happy to cater to specific events and needs. I have also participated in recordings of various styles of music and am skilled at leading groups and rehearsals, as well as one-to-one and small group-based teaching. Happy to help with any enquiries and needs for all kinds of performances and events. Just ask!

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Christmas
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, Funeral / Memorial service
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

My set list is very adaptable to your event. If you are keen to have a particular theme or set of songs, just let me know. I am also happy to arrange songs by request, which may cost a small extra fee.
POP/JAZZ/MUSICALS
Accidentally In Love
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
All of Me
All My Loving
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Thousand Years
At Last (my love has come along)
Better Together
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Chandelier
Cheek to Cheek
Cupid
Dancing In the Moonlight
Dream a Little Dream
Embraceable You
Endless Love
Exactly Like You
Fly Me to the Moon
God Only Knows
Hallelujah
How Long Will I Love You
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
I Get a Kick Out of You
Isn't She Lovely
It's Been a Long, Long Time
It's Got To Be Love
It's You I Like
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
I've Had the Time of My Life
I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Just the Way You Are
Le Festin
Let's Stay Together
Love is Here to Stay
Love Me Tender
L-O-V-E
Make You Feel My Love
May It Be (Lord of the Rings)
Our Love is Here to Stay
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Say a Little Prayer
Shallow (A Star Is Born)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
So This is Love
Stand By Me
Sunny Side of the Street
Sweet Caroline
Symphony
The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Thinking Out Loud
Unchained Melody
You Are the Best Thing
You Are the Reason
You'd Be So Easy to Love
You Can't Hurry Love
You Make Me Feel So Young
CLASSICAL MUSIC
6 suites for solo cello, J S Bach
12 Fantasies for solo flute, Telemann
Air on the G String, J S Bach
Arioso, J S Bach
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, J S Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze, J S Bach
Wachet Auf, J S Bach
Chanson de Matin, Edward Elgar
Salut d’Amour, Edward Elgar
The Swan, Camille Saint-Saens
Air from the Water Music, G F Handel
Hornpipe from the Water Music, G F Handel
Largo from Xerxes, G F Handel
Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni
Song without Words, Felix Mendelssohn
Ave Maria, Franz Schubert
Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Largo from Winter, Antonio Vivaldi
FILM MUSIC
Themes from Harry Potter
Main theme from Jurassic Park
Love theme from Star Wars
Themes from the Lord of the Rings
May it Be, from the Lord of the Rings
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My flexibility! My priority is providing the perfect soundtrack to your event, and I will work with you to curate what and how I play.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Concert halls, churches, cathedrals, hotels, private homes, small gardens, large courtyards... You name it!

Do you have different line-up options?

This is a solo listing, but as an experienced ensemble player I am able to join a group if arranged by the event.

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

I am usually able to be very flexible on timings and dates. As long as the changes occur with enough time for me to arrange travel if necessary, this will not affect your booking.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the venue, I can set up in less than half an hour. This allows me to settle into the space and have a quick warmup. I only require a chair and space for my music stand, unless you are requesting amplified (non-acoustic) performance.

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

Absolutely! Everyone has different tastes and requirements. Please specify if you require a specific genre or style of performance and we can make sure you get the right soundtrack to your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

For cello performance, ideally I need a chair without arms. I can play standing up using my own equipment if agreed in advance. For flute performance I only require a music stand, which I bring myself.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely. My set list is always expanding, but bespoke arrangements will need to be paid for due to the time they take to produce.

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)£75
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
45 minute lesson
Please see my website for details on teaching.
£25
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Arrangement
Arrangement of one song or piece of any length for any instrument, details and price variable according to requirements (NB this can also be included as part of a live performance. Please only select this service if you do not also require performance.)
£20
Recording
Digital recording of any song or piece on cello, flute, piano or a combination. Price is variable according to number of instruments, length of song, and whether music is provided or arranged by me.
£80

Add-ons

Extra arrangement
+£15
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Joanne H
19 days ago
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5 out of 5

Sarah played at our wedding and really made our ceremony and reception very special. Excellent communication leading up to the event, all our guests commented on what a fabulous addition it was to the atmosphere of our wedding. Would highly recommend!!

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Cara H
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Sarah was fantastic at our wedding. I gave her a brief idea as to the kind of music we like and she put together a wonderful playlist that sounded beautiful and really complimented the ceremony.

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Kiersten G
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lovely from start to finish! And super playing— highly recommended for a wedding!

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Lisa H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

What a fantastic musician. Sarah is so accomplished not only in her music but her organisational skills - from the outset we knew we were in safe hands for our wedding. Our guests absolutely loved her. Her accompaniment to the singing was flawless. Thank you Sarah.

Reply from Sarah
5 months ago

Thank you Lisa for your kind words! It was a pleasure to be a part of your beautiful day and especially to play with Rebecca. All the very best to you and Will for the rest of your life together!

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James M
4 years ago, for a Concert in York
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5 out of 5

Sarah was extremely professional and a delight to work with. She always came prepared, early and eager to start rehearsals. Sarah communicated well with the conductor and the rest of the ensemble. It was clear Sarah is a very talented cellist who loves music! Would book again!