Your Wedding with the Anglican Church in Paphos

Music

Hymns

A selection of hymn choices are available so please apply direct to the Wedding Co-ordinator and she will send you the choices in a PDF file a for you to choose from.   Although a hymn (or hymns) can add meaningfully to a wedding ceremony, it is not compulsory and some couples prefer to omit this part of the service.

A Choir – Ayia Kyriaki only

A small Choir is available, on request, for a limited number of weddings. There will be an extra charge of €175 payable for this service. The choir has a range of 4 part anthems suitable for the occasion which can be sung as the bride enters, completes the signing of the certificates, or leaves the Church. A Soloist can also be provided to sing during the signing of the Marriage Certificates (price on application).  Anthems available to be sung by the choir include:

  • Ave Maria – Elgar
  • Ave Verum – Mozart
  • Fairest Lord Jesus – How
  • Lead me Lord – Wesley
  • View me Lord – Lloyd
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring – Bach
  • Loving Shepherd of thy sheep – How
  • Jesu the very thought of thee – Lole
  • My eyes for beauty pine – Howells

Music for your Wedding Day

Some suggestions for wedding music and hymns are included below.

We welcome classical duos/quartets to accompany at weddings, but please contact the Wedding Coordinator before booking.

Unfortunately the Orthodox Church does not permit CD music to be played in Ayia Kyriaki as part of the ceremony.  Only live music is now accepted.

CD music, only, is now played in St. George’s Chapel and at all other wedding venues in the district of Paphos.  If couples have a number of favourite pieces they wish to have played at their wedding ceremony, then please bring your CD with you to your Church Meeting with the Priest and Wedding Verger.   When choosing your CD music, please take into consideration that your music choices must be suitable for a religious ceremony.

To discuss your music choices in detail, please contact the Wedding Coordinator.

Popular classical wedding music choices

 

1. Before the Ceremony
  1. Air (from Suite No.3) – Bach
    Jesu Joy – Bach
    Prelude in C – Bach
    Sheep may safely graze – Bach
    Air (from Water Music) – Handel
    Fanfare – Mathias
    Minuet (from Berenice) – Handel
2. Entrance of the Bride

Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Minuet (from Berenice) – Handel
La Marche – Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Grand March (Aida)  – Verdi

3. Signing of the Certificates
  1. Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
    Greensleeves – R. Vaughan Williams
    Prelude on ‘Brother James’s Air’ – Wright
    Aria (Concerto Grosso No. 12) – Handel
    Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
    St Anthony Chorale – Haydn
4. Recessional

Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Clarke
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Hornpipe (Water Music) – Handel
Prelude (from Te Deum) – Charpentier