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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.

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Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
String trio
Instrumental trio
Soloist/vocalist
String quintet
Instrumental solo
String quartet

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 instruments does your group play?

Guitar
Violin
Cello
Harp

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 starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$425

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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Reviews for Chantal Dube, The Harpist

4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
107 reviews
99% recommend it
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  • Flexibility
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Judice
Judice M. Sent on 25/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Diana
Diana D. Sent on 06/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Cecilia
Cecilia L. Sent on 29/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Illusha
Illusha N. Sent on 13/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Chris
Chris C. Sent on 17/06/2017
4.6 out of 5 rating
Chantal played her harp during our wedding ceremony on June 10th, 2017. She did a fabulous job and we got nothing but compliments from our guests. It also added a unique and special feel to the ceremony. Thank you Chantal for your amazing performance.
Diane
Diane G. Sent on 02/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating
I am pleased to give Chantal my highest recommendation for her work as a harpist at my wedding. She was a delight not only to hear, but also to work with. From start to finish, she was pleasant, professional, punctual, attentive, helpful and sincerely interested in making my day very personal and full of lasting memories that I will cherish. She played for one hour during the dinner, and her exquisite playing added a wonderful sense of elegance, peace and uniqueness to the event. I had positive comments from my guests, who also commented on how beautifully Chantal played and how much her presence added to their enjoyment of my wedding. Asking Chantal to play was absolutely one of the very best choices I made for my special day, and her presence was the fulfillment of a very long-held desire to have beautiful harp music for my guests. I was completely satisfied and will cherish her music as one of my favourite memories of my wedding.
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Katherine M. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Live music at ceremony and cocktail hour

Absolutely amazing, easy to communicate with, learned new songs and played them perfectly. I’d recommend this team over and over again. Almost wish I could have another wedding and hire them hahaha!
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Theresa A. Sent on 22/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional & Professional

Chantal is a true creative professional. I can't recall how we came across her name, but we're so happy we connected. Chantal's beautiful music was essential in creating a special atmosphere at our wedding. Her personal touch and assistance leading up to our wedding was awesome!
W
Will C. Sent on 20/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing Like It!

A harpist is one of the most special instrument you can ask for in a chapel setting. A wide variety of song list to choose from. Flexibility for indoor or outdoor is awesome.
Kadian
Kadian Sent on 22/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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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Awards

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WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
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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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