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The Wedding Trumpeter


This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

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The Wedding Trumpeter offers is an award-winning (Sir Philip Shelbourne Award for Brass) trumpet graduate of the Royal College of Music, and specialises in music for wedding ceremonies.

His varied career has seen him perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Orpheus Sinfonia whilst also performing solo arias and oratorios as part of the London Handel Festival. He has also recorded for BBC Radio 3 performed fanfares for His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

Walking down the aisle to my favourite piece Eternal Source of Light Divine, played with such beauty and stillness, it will be something I'll never forget! Bride, Wedding Ceremony, Chelsea

The Wedding Trumpeter is much in demand as a ceremonial trumpeter and has provided music for services at some of the UK's most prestigious venues, including Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Central Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, St George's Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and Wells Cathedral.

As a versatile musician, The Wedding Trumpeter prides himself on being able to tailor his playing to suit your needs, whether he’s required for your ceremony procession, signing of the register or bridal exit.

He has memorised his entire wedding repertoire, meaning he can perform without sheet music, and he can adapt his performances to suit any acoustic.

Whether it’s the largest of cathedrals or the smallest of halls, The Wedding Trumpeter is sure to add that special touch of grandeur to your day!

Performance info

Line-up Solo trumpeter
Performance duration Entrance of the bride only OR entire ceremony (entrance, hymns & recessional)

Booking options

Entrance of the bride only
Prices as above
Entire ceremony (entrance of the bride, hymns and bridal recession)
Add £65
Fanfares to herald arrival of couple
Add £150 per trumpeter (minimum 2 trumpeters)

Sample list

Bach - Air on a G String

Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Beethoven - Ode to Joy

Charpentier - Prelude to Te Deum

Clarke - Prince of Denmark's March

Handel - Let the Bright Seraphim

Handel - The Trumpet Shall Sound

Handel - Eternal Source of Light Divine

Handel - Hornpipe (Water Music)

Handel - Finale (Water Music)

Handel - La Rejouissance (Fireworks)

Mendelssohn - Wedding March

Mouret - Rondeau

Pachelbel - Canon

Purcell - Trumpet Tune

Purcell - Trumpet Sonata

Stanley - Trumpet Voluntary

Wagner - Bridal Chorus

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Thank you so much for your wonderful playing on the day - so many people have commented on it. It really got the ceremony off to a fantastic start.”

Bride, Wedding at St Paul's Cathedral, 2019

“I found the service provided by Function Central to be professional, prompt and painless - just what is needed with the stress of trying to plan the big day! Thank you for the role you played in helping provide The Wedding Trumpeter, we had so many compliments about his playing, and he helped add some extra magic to a very special ceremony.”

Emma, Wedding in West Yorkshire, September 2016

“Sam was excellent and such a lovely guy, his playing was really good and everyone said it added so much to the ceremoney.”

Annie, Wedding, June 2016

“I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say the most enormous thank you for all your help with my niece's wedding on Saturday. It goes without saying that my family were completely bowled over with your performances and people didn't stop talking about it all weekend!”

Mother of the bride, Wedding Ceremony in Lincolnshire, May 2016

“Thank you for making our day so special. Walking down the aisle to my favourite piece Eternal Source of Light Divine, played with such beauty and stillness, will be something I'll never forget. I only wish we had recorded the service!”

Bride, Wedding Ceremony in Chelsea, London, 2016

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