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An ensemble differentiates from a band by having a more classical approach. This can be the case because of the instruments they use or the compositions they perform. An ensemble is interesting for intimate settings, such as at home or in the park. But for receptions, it is also appropriate to book an ensemble because they are both interesting for attentive listening and for the background. An ensemble is, in general, a little more expensive than other artists. This is because playing in an ensemble takes a certain level of professionalism. On our platform, you can find them at different levels, but most ensembles are conservatory trained. Besides brass ensembles and choir, cabaret is also on this list, mostly because it fits the same locations.
A choir is, among other settings, best suited for living room performances. The classic choir has a place on our platform, but we see ensembles such as choirs, are moving with the times. They do this with attractive harmonies, acapella, or by mixing with other genres like jazz or even pop. On their profiles, choirs indicate if they can be accompanied by instruments and what the possibilities are. A choir is nice to take along on a boat trip or to accompany a special ceremony.
Brass ensembles have a place on Gigstarter as well. You see more and more brass players in an alternative assembly besides orchestras. In an ensemble, the different instruments get highlighted and there is a lot of room for experimentation and modern compositions. A brass ensemble is interesting to book for a living room concert. Or surprise the neighbours with a brass ensemble in your garden!
By far the perfect music for the thoughtful listener. Of course, the choir and brass ensemble are classical aswell. When speaking of a classical ensemble most people think of string or violin ensemble. These ensembles are good for similar occasions but are a perfect fit for receptions because of their enchanting atmosphere while staying in the background. You can book several formations, from a duo to a small orchestra. Also nice for company parties or a gettogether.
This is somewhat different than a choir or a brass ensemble and therefore a little left out. This music focusses on mockery, humour and complexity. These artists are however placeable in the same settings as the above. Although this genre has spoken elements, our artists limit themselves to the musical aspect of the genre. There are artists who practise this genre alone and they can be found under 'solo artists'. The ensembles can be booked for living room concerts where the guests are looking for a musical performance with humorous aspects. As a variation in the programme, this genre can be considered for a festival. These kinds of ensembles give a different twist to a show which can work as a nice surprise element. In conclusion, there are a lot of possibilities.