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Chantal Dube, The Harpist

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About

Chantal Dubé, The Harpist is a musician based in Acton, Ontario who performs at weddings and events. Known as 'Toronto's Most Elegant Harpist' and the featured harpist on VIEWS by Drake, Chantal performs at some of the most luxurious events and weddings in the GTA. She also performs with musicians playing other string instruments such as violin, cello, and guitar. Chantal's studio is different from others in that she has several talented harpists working with her to ensure more availability. She is recommended by some of Toronto’s finest venues and event planners. She has been performing at special events for over 20 years in the GTA, Caledon, Halton Hills, and the Niagara Region. You can be sure this is an experience you and your guests will never forget.

Experience

Chantal Dubé, The Harpist’s musical experience began when she was a little girl. While exploring her love of music she discovered her passion for the harp. She trained with the Royal Conservatory Summer School of Music at Ridley College and has recorded a few albums over the years. She has been performing lovely music for special events since 1996. Chantal Dube is also the featured Harpist on Views by Drake (Track 1, 3, & 14)!

Services Offered

As a professional harpist and booking agent for stringed instruments, Chantal has offered her talents and skills at a number of sophisticated locations. Some of these include The Ritz Carlton, The Estates of Sunnybrook, Casa Loma, Oliver and Bonacini, The Royal York, Mississauga Grand, and many more! She offers many musical services, such as:

  • Ceremony music
  • Cocktail hour music
  • Instrumentals
  • Learn new songs
  • Liability insurance
  • Reception music
  • Music during breaks
  • Sample performances

Other Services

Chantal volunteers at the Credit Valley Hospital in her spare time. She plays in the NICU for premature babies, a practice that has been scientifically proven to benefit them. Chantal enjoys giving back to her community with her musical talents.

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, string quintet, instrumental solo, string quartet

Instruments

Guitar, violin, cello, harp

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$425

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Acoustic
Classical
Rock
Classic rock
Pop
Orchestra
Strings
Punk rock
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Rehearsal dinner music
Liability insurance
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Liability insurance
Reception music
Music during breaks
Sample performances

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$625

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music

Which of the following are included in the price?

Travel
Learning new songs
Sample performances
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
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    Kadian Married on 08/08/2020
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    August 8 2020 wedding

    I was so happy that the ladies were able to play at my wedding. Thank you so much, I loved it so much! Would certainly recommend and use again.
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    Judice M. Married on 24/11/2019
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    Everything we expected and More

    Rachel did a phenomenal job playing at our ceremony, she went the extra mile by adding musical flourishes and was very flexible with ceremony space. She truly set the ambience and mood for our ceremony.
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    Cecilia L. Married on 25/05/2019
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    Beautiful addition!!

    I have known Chantal for many years as one of her former harp students. I thought it would be an amazing addition to have my previous harp teacher play at my wedding. She was very welcoming to my family and I, she even let me play my favourite song (she only let me do this because I know how to play) lol but man that experience and those pictures were stunning! Chantal has always been amazing and it was great seeing her again, all of my guests were entertained during the cocktail hour. She played current music as well as your classics. If you’re looking for that little bit of personality on your big day you should seriously consider Chantal and her team!

    Chantal Dube, The Harpist's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind words! It was an honour to perform for you and your new husband on such a special day. I was so glad I arrived early enough for you to play on the harp a little. It was truly a special moment! All the best! xoxoxox
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    Vanesa V. Married on 06/10/2018
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    Amazing experience

    We had Rachel play the harp for our wedding last month and she was absolutely incredible. She played beautifully and we were so impressed by her wonderful timing with everything. The music choices were great and this vendor was so easy to work with. It was such a nice touch to have a harp at our wedding and we were so happy to have chosen this music vendor. Thank you guys!
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    Diana D. Married on 09/09/2018
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    Dream Wedding - Wonderful Chantal

    Working with Chantal was a dream from the beginning till the end. My only regret is not having her play for additional time. It was such a lovely experience and up to this date our wedding guests think it was a dreamy wedding like they only saw in the movies and Chantal played a wonderful part in it. Thank you SO much!
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    Amanda C. Married on 01/09/2018
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    Sept 1, 2018 Wedding

    Chantal was the epitome of classic. She provided such an amazing atmosphere for our wedding's receiving line. We got so many compliments on her performance and her professionalism is unmatched in the wedding industry. If you are looking for a classic wedding feel BOOK CHANTAL NOW!
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    Yusuaf O. Married on 31/08/2018
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    An Elegant and Tasteful Performance

    Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour musically beautiful to perfection. Chantal and her team were well organized, and set the mood for our wedding with their incredible musical talent.

    Chantal Dube, The Harpist's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words and the lovely picture of the harp and cello twins! They love to perform and they are truly amazing! One of our most popular packages to book in 2018 was the harp and cello twins! All the best to you both!
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    Rika V. Married on 26/08/2018
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    Honest and an exquisite addition to the ceremony

    As the bride, I didn’t really get the chance to enjoy her music and performance. But I have had many Bride to bes ask me for her contact. She adds elegance to the ceremony and is perfect for pictures. Music was perfection and would added emotions to the ceremony. I now regret not getting a videographer just to see her play.
    She was also honest. My venue kicked her out before her time was up, she suggested to be moved, but they insisted on her departure. She could have just left and I wouldn’t know, but she notified me and even provided a refund for being kicked out 30 mins early.
    You would love her if you want that fairytale wedding, One of a kind music!!

    Chantal Dube, The Harpist's reply:

    Thanks so much for your review! I’m so sorry you didn’t get to hear more of my performance but you had a gorgeous wedding. All the best to you both!
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    Illusha N. Married on 07/10/2017
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    Fantastic, professional, talented harpist

    We wanted a harpist for an early October wedding ceremony. It turns out that harpists are (understandably) somewhat concerned about playing outdoors in the middle of fall. Of the over half-dozen harpists we contacted, Chantal Dube was by far the most responsive and willing to work with our venue. She was also very helpful in making suggestions regarding song choices and helping us with the songs we wanted. On the day itself, Naomi Jackson arrived with plenty of time to set up. She did a fantastic job playing in the lead-up to the ceremony and during the ceremony itself. The music really helped make our day a little bit more special. I would highly recommend Chantal Dube and her team to anyone looking for harp music for their wedding!

    Chantal Dube, The Harpist's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind words and great review. We try to be as flexible and helpful as possible! All the best to you both!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2013 Winner

Meet the Team

Naomi
Naomi
Harpist

Harpist ~ I Studied with Toronto harpist, Chantal Dubé, the Canadian Opera company orchestras principle harpist, Sarah Davidson, and Julie Umbrico at the Royal Conservatory. In 2015 I was a gold medalist with the Royal Conservatory for my grade six-grade practical exam. In 2016 I received another gold medal for my grade eight practical exam and attained first class honors in my grade eight practical exam. I have also performed with the JSO (Jubilance Singers and Orchestra) and recorded an album with them which was released in 2016. My twin sister Heather and I enjoy offering elegant romantic performances as a harp and cello duo! We offer couples a dynamic and unforgettable experience. When performing we often perform in elegant matching dresses and I play on my 46 string semi-grand pedal harp. When I am not performing as a harpist, I enjoy studying Art/Art history.

Rachel
Rachel
Harpist

Harpist ~ I began harp lessons with harpist Chantal Dubé in 2003. Since the beginning of my musical career, I have enjoyed performing and sharing my music with my family and the community. In my early years, I would perform with my school orchestra before graduating into high school. In 2008 I completed my Royal Conservatory grade eight practical exam. I have been continuing in my studies with Suzanne Thomas, former Principal harpist (for 52 years) in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. I am currently performing for Chantal Dube on my 47 string grand pedal harp at various events throughout the GTA.

Heather
Heather
Cellist

Cellist ~ I have a musical background in piano, flute and have been playing cello since 2012, studying with Peter Cosby, a cellist in Annex string quartet, since 2013. In 2015, I traveled as a cellist to Armenia with the JSO (Jubilance Singers and Orchestra). I have also been apart of the JSO and recorded an album in 2016. My twin twin sister Naomi and I enjoy offering elegant romantic performances as a harp and cello duo! When I am not playing my cello I enjoy painting the works of artists including Ingres and Botticelli.

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