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Ruth has performed for many different styles of wedding ceremony. Her repertoire encompasses traditional trumpet voluntaries and tunes for the entry of the bride, descants to the hymns and classical pieces. For the less traditional service - Beatles songs, film and TV music, brass quintet arrangements, pop songs and show tunes.
Each couple has a different idea about the music that will make their wedding special and unique to them: a trumpet playing can add grandeur and a sense of occasion to any style of service.
Ruth has played for many weddings during her career. She is the resident trumpet player at St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfields, London (seen in Four Weddings and a Funeral) and plays for many of the weddings, services and livery ceremonies held there.
She is also affiliated with the choir 'Sarum Voices' and has performed with them in wedding services around the country.
Born in Scotland, Ruth was a pupil at the City of Edinburgh Music School before studying at the Royal College of Music and the Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. While studying at the RCM she won most of the prizes for brass as well as a Countess of Munster Scholarship.
Since graduating, she has performed with many orchestras including the LSO, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the RPO, the Ulster Orchestra and the CBSO. She is currently co-principal trumpet of English Touring Opera and has played with ETO since 2005. She also plays the natural trumpet; a Jerwood scholarship with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has led to work with the OAE including performances for the documentary Vivaldi's Women, in Venice, for the BBC.
A recent venture into jazz has led to her playing lead trumpet in the 20s jazz band the 'Charleston Chasers' and the Royal Opera House Tea Dance Orchestra.
If you need an organist, an additional trumpet player, instrumentalist or singer, Ruth can organise this for you.
Ruth also plays in a brass quintet which can play at your wedding service or at the reception. They play a wide range of tunes - classical, jazz, show tunes or are happy to arrange music especially for an event if there is a particular song or tune required. Ruth also plays in the 20s and 30s jazz band 'the Charleston Chasers' which can perform for after-dinner dancing.
A solo trumpet/trumpet and organ does not require PA or special lighting as a general rule.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.
Ruth is trumpeter-in-residence for St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfields (seen in Four Weddings and a Funeral) and plays for many of their weddings and livery services.
�Ruth�s trumpet playing during the service at St Bartholomew�s was truly amazing and one of the highlight�s of the day � everyone commented on it�
Anthony Lowes: Father of the Bride
�Some entrances are impressive� but some are heart-stopping. When the trumpet call sounded from the organ loft everyone turned as one � and there was Claire looking radiant. In some ways a small touch in the grand scheme of the day, but still one of the most memorable moments of our wedding service was the trumpet entrance played so beautifully by Ruth.�
Matthew and Claire Oakeley
�We were absolutely delighted and completely bowled over when we heard Ruth playing at our wedding. She made the day something very special and I have never seen so many thank you letters filled with comments of the �Magical Trumpeter�. Thank you so, so much.�
Ed and Tiffany Douglas-Home
�Ruth played at our wedding in 2002 at a country church in Sussex. She was up in the balcony with a soprano and played like an angel! She makes the most beautiful sound and there was hardly a dry eye in the house! Ruth�s trumpet playing helped to turn our wedding service into a truly magical event. She is professional, helpful and a top quality trumpet player. We would recommend her to anyone thinking of making the music on their wedding day something that they and all their guests will remember for all the right reasons!�
Alice and Sam Boileau
�Any service at the Priory Church is memorable. The building is magnificent and the music from the Choir is outstanding. To have trumpets playing adds another level to any event. Livery Services, Weddings and Christmas services all have had an extra touch of majesty and splendour added to them with the brilliant trumpet playing of Ruth Ross.�
Father Mark, St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfields, London
A trumpet adds grandeur to any occasion.
Ruth can play in any style you wish for your wedding day.
You can have beautiful music where ever your wedding is taking place.
Ruth has played many pieces for specific couple's ceremonies. She is happy to arrange the music to make your day special.
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)