Finding the ways to say goodbye to someone close is never easy. A beautiful song can add a personal touch and bring closeness within the ceremony.
When we feel bereaved, music can be uplifting and can express how we feel more eloquently.
I can coordinate your music preferences for the service as I will be the contact with your church accompanist with whom I will arrange a rehearsal to ensure everything is perfect.
If a cremation is taking place I can also arrange to provide the music, particularly if you feel an accompanist is not needed.
There are no rules as to the type of music you can choose. Please feel free to discuss this with myself or the minister.
I understand this can be a hard time so if you feel more comfortable contacting me via email rather than over the phone then please do so.
When convenient I will arrange to meet with you and your family to discuss the musical arrangements.
Can provide organist or pianist for the full service. The amount of songs can be discussed. I would recommend
1 Song as the family enter
1 Song as the family reflects
1 song as the family exits
All hymns can also be lead by myself throughout the service
I watch the sunrise
The old rugged cross
Do not be afraid
How great tho art
Abide with me
May the choirs of angels
Be not afraid
I the lord of sea and sky
The Lords Shepherd
Lord of all Hopefulness
Any other hymn choices can be added.
“Beautiful, truly wonderful voice, we felt so blessed to have had you present at my Nan’s funeral. From the moment you took to the stage to the last notes you sang it was absolutely amazing, so professional.
Me and my family want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the service so happily memorable."
As a family we are so grateful to Joanne. We knew for six months that mum wanted a classical singer to perform ‘Time to say goodbye’ at her funeral service, but while she was fighting her illness it never felt right to look into such arrangements. When the time came we then had a week to find a singer who could sing at the church service. We found Joanne through this site and were immediately impressed. She then responded quickly to the first enquiry and from that point on was very helpful and accommodating by email and phone. In the end Joanne performed three songs and led a hymn too; bringing such a special quality to the service. Everybody was so impressed and we were so very happy to have been able to give mum the service she had asked for. A huge thanks once again from us all.
Alister Walker (Dalton in furness)
Would just like to say a heart felt thank you to joanne. Joanne sang at my dads funeral and made it extra special at the most sadest day of our life.
Nothing was too much trouble and she bent over backwards to make the day go smoothly. Not only a wonderful singer but an incrediable person aswell. The song 'dance with my father again' has such a special memory for me.
Joanne singing the song so magically for my dad is a memory now i can treasure for ever.
I can not put in enough words what you have done for myself and my family.
I know for sure dad will be dancing in heaven with my mum now xxx
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Joanne sang at our wedding recently, absolutely beautiful voice, she made our day so special and everybody was blown away by her singing. She sang our favourite song 'a thousand years' whilst playing the piano. Would highly recommend. Extremely talented lady !
"Our wedding day was how it should of been, surrounded by family, friends and extremely special, but what made it even more magical was Joanne's magical voice. She sang some beautiful songs whilst we were signing the register in the church that brought a tear to everyone’s eye! Then when we were sat down for dinner she softly sang Etta James's classic " At last".
I thank Joanne from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so Romantic. Fantastic lady with an incredible breath taking voice.
Joanne, you were amazing singing at Natalie and Patricks wedding in Greasby, we were absolutely thrilled listening to you singing Ave Maria and Pie Jesu as you could probably see we all had tears in our eyes. We would love to see you perform in anything.... I Can’t wait to see the video when it is complete.Thanks for reassuring Natalie when she was stressed out and sorting all the arrangements with the organist and the priest out xx
"Thank you so much for singing for us at our church blessing at St. Michael-in-the-Hamlet Church (Liverpool) on our wedding day. Your singing was so beautiful and moving, and it really was one of the highlights of our day. All of our guests commented afterwards about how amazing your voice was. You were a true professional beforehand as well and very easy to communicate with. Thanks again"
"Can't thank you enough Joanne for your part in helping make Sadie & Adams day perfect. Your voice is AMAZING and so many people spoke to us about it afterwards. We were very pleased with our choice of songs and you sang them perfectly, and I can tell you there was many a tear being shed!
Wouldn't hesitate in booking you again if I had another wedding to organise, have to say happy that I haven't at the moment though!!!! Hopefully my son and his girlfriend will wait a couple of years. Many thanks once again"