Herald Fanfare Trumpeters
Herald Fanfare Trumpeters provide ceremonial trumpet fanfares, with a strong visual impact, for corporate and special events, and a bespoke service for trumpet music at wedding ceremonies.
Walking down the aisle to the unforgettable sound of the trumpet was the highlight of my dayMrs C Taylor
Highly experienced professional trumpeters, who are regular players with the finest London Orchestras, provide you with a personal and specialised service for the music at your special event.
Civil and Church Wedding Ceremonies
Herald Fanfare Trumpeters specialise in both civil and church wedding ceremonies, playing in castles, stately homes and cathedrals throughout the country and abroad, as well as at smaller licensed venues, registry offices and village churches.
Herald your bridal procession with the flourishing sound of trumpets, enhance the grandeur of your hymns with rousing descants or enjoy trumpet and organ music during the signing of the register.
They have played in castles, stately homes and cathedrals throughout the country and abroad, as well as at smaller licensed venues, registry offices and village churches. They can perform music for the procession of the bride, the recessional, musical interludes, the signing of the register as well as enhancing the grandeur of your hymns with our specially written trumpet descants. The majestic sound of regal fanfares and voluntaries capture that unique atmosphere on your special day.
They can offer help and advice on selecting suitable music for your ceremony. Their bespoke service enables you to choose when in the service you would like the trumpet(s) to play. More unusual repertoire or a favourite tune can be accommodated by special arrangement.
Herald Fanfare Trumpeters normally perform as a group of three trumpeters, but also offer solo trumpet, two trumpets and larger ensembles where required. For church weddings they will usually be accompanied by an organist. This can be a competent local organist, a friend, or we can help organise a professional player for you. It is recommended that three trumpets be used for civil weddings where an organ is not present.
Corporate and Special Events
Herald Fanfare Trumpeters also specialise in corporate and special events where they are able to provide costumed fanfare trumpeters to mark your occasion. The majestic sound of regal fanfares and voluntaries capture that unique atmosphere only ever experienced at important ceremonies.
The trumpeters in traditional costume, on long belled fanfare trumpets, add to the visual impact at your event.
Regularly performing at venues such as the Tower of London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Hampton Court Palace and for Royal, corporate and private events are a speciality of Herald Fanfare Trumpeters.
As a group they select their players from a pool of top UK professional trumpeters so that they are always able to guarantee the highest standard of performance on every occasion, whether a wedding, corporate or special event.
About the trumpeters
As individuals their players have performed with the major London and UK Orchestras including; the BBC Symphony and Concert Orchestras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic & Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestras, London Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Festival Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales amongst many others.
Classical and orchestral work forms the basis of many of their individual freelance engagements, but the members of Herald Fanfare Trumpeters have also performed extensively in musical theatre in London’s West End, throughout the UK and abroad.
Their theatre credits include work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and in West End productions of Chicago, Oliver, Phantom of the Opera, High Society, Mack and Mabel, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Shoes, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar to name but a few.
Their players have also toured extensively overseas with performances in SE Asia, North and South America, Russia, China, Europe, Australia and the Middle East as well as working with orchestras, ensembles and chamber groups in the USA, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Holland, Portugal and Germany.
Radio and TV appearances have included performances on BBC TV, ITV, HTV, Sky TV, Channel 4, Greek, Spanish and German TV including appearing in the BBC Last Night of the Proms, Songs of Praise, Dennis Potters ‘Lipstick on your collar’, BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4, and with the vocal group the Hilliard Ensemble, the Steve Martland and Michael Nyman Band, Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras including the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Pete Cater Big Band, Graham Collier and Michael Garrick Big Bands. In addition members of Herald Fanfare Trumpeters have also been involved in various commercial recordings, TV, film and theatre sound tracks.
The professional experience of their players covers all genres and styles of music. They bring this collective experience to Herald Fanfare Trumpeters ensuring outstanding musicianship in all their performances.
“Walking down the aisle to the unforgettable sound of the trumpet was the highlight of my day”
Mrs C Taylor
“I have never known a standing ovation at a church wedding before”
Mrs J Foster
“….your stunning new arrangements, together with the brilliant playing just took the audience by surprise. They were deeply moved. You have made your mark with the many guests present – thank you on behalf of all of us”
Blind Veterans UK
“Thank you. The beautiful sound of your trumpets made our wedding so special”
Emma and Anthony
“….thank you to you and your fellow trumpeters for playing at our Jubilee Mass when the Cardinal was here. Your presence did lift our liturgy very nicely”
Fr M Daley
“Huge thanks to you and the chaps – marvellous stuff as always and hugely enjoyed. Please pass on thanks from us all, and from me in particular”
Director of Music, St Pauls Knightsbridge
“Your playing made the service very special for us. We have passed your details on to everyone who asked where we found you …. lots of those recently married are regretting not having known about you in time for their nuptials!”