Congratulations to our amazing cellist, Caitlin, who married the love of her life this past weekend! Her husband Court, also a musician, is well known to us from our Edmonton Youth Orchestra and University Symphony Orchestra days. The ceremony was simple and beautiful. One of my favourite parts was a reading taken from the children’s book The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. It was perfect for Court and Caitlin- a bit offbeat and quirky, but honest, and it speaks about authenticity and love in a wonderful way. Our quartet had the honour of playing for the ceremony, although we begrudgingly gave Caitlin the day off of cello, and had another cellist friend fill in for her. 🙂 Court wrote a great string quartet arrangement of Ben Fold’s song The Luckiest, which we played during the signing of the register. The reception was a lot of fun as well, as we connected with old friends, rocked the dance floor, and celebrated the happy couple. Congratulations, you two!!
The Vif String Quartet is an Edmonton-based ensemble that relishes the challenge of putting their own unique stamp on a piece of music, whether it's Mozart or Guns N' Roses.
Members of the quartet compose, teach privately, and perform regularly with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles when not playing with Vif.
Photos by Alistair Henning
Recordings by Jeremy Maitland
and Court Laslop