Note: The Elysia Strings, a string quartet based in Kendal, played before, during and after the service. At the end of their pieces, Klaus picked up their theme and improvised a short interlude so they could turn their pages and get ready for the next piece. String players and organist both enjoyed this quite spontaneous and unplanned interaction. Klaus later received the following email from the quartet.
Beautiful music for elegant weddings
21 Castle Garth
m: 07980-288 748
Monday, 15 May 2017
from: Penny Legat firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your email. It was indeed a pleasure for us to meet you and to play alongside you.
There is a great need for a good organist in our area so I do hope we will meet again!
Jennifer and Hugh Rushton
Holy Trinity Church, Winster, Lake District
Date: 26 May 2017
Good morning. That is the most amazing coincidence! We've been away for a week in sunny France, and only ten minutes before I opened your email, I was discussing with my husband that we ought to contact you very soon with a glowing review!
So, with no further delay, here it is....all the way from Aquitaine.
'We found Dr Klaus Bung online when we were looking for an organist to play at our elder daughter's recent wedding in the Lake District.
We couldn't have made a better choice. Dr Bung is not only a very talented musician who was able to advise us about suitable music and how it might fit into the order of service, he is also highly professional and dependable. He promptly responded to any of our email queries in the run-up to the wedding, then arrived at the church three full hours before the ceremony, in order to familiarise himself with the church organ and have a warm-up rehearsal.
His playing during the service was nothing short of wonderful. As soon as he began to play, we realised just how fortunate we had been! Our daughter and son-in-law were over the moon that their wedding ceremony was made perfect with the sound of beautiful organ music filling the church. Our guests were absolutely charmed too. We have many talented musicians in our family, so the accolades were well-deserved.
We would not hesitate to recommend Dr Bung to others. He is a charming and engaging gentleman with an extensive repertoire to suit any event where a skilled organist is required. In fact, if our second daughter ever decides to tie the knot, Dr Bung will be one of the very first people we contact!'
There! Hopefully our review will be of some use to you.
Holly and Joe are still on honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast and seem to be enjoying every minute, judging by the lovely photos they have sent us so far. They have thanked us on more than one occasion for finding you!
Thank you once again for your excellent service and kind assistance from start to finish.
Our best regards,
Jenni and Hugh