Marilyn has always been a musician (singer, organist, pianist) but in 1990 she fell in love with the harp and has made it her musical focus since that time.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in Organ, a Masters and Doctorate in Voice, and has taught music on the college level for many years. She has been a organist and Choirmaster of several churches.
Marilyn performs widely in North Carolina with church orchestras, for weddings, receptions, parties and other events. Playing the harp professionally is a great joy to her and is a major part of her life. She especially enjoys adding elegance and sacred space through harp
music for weddings.
I just wanted to Thank You again for sharing your wonderful
music with us Friday night. Your harp playing was truly amazing
and it added just the right touch for our rehearsal dinner.
It was very nice meeting you. Hope we can listen to you play
sometime in the future.
Kimberly Allemang, my flute partner in the Raleigh area, has a BA in Music Performance from Indiana State University. She has lived in Wake County, NC since 1993 and has enjoyed playing with many of the area symphony orchestras and theater groups. She has maintained a private flute studio for over 25 years and has formerly been on the faculty at Cary School of Music and Meredith College. She is a member of the Raleigh Flute Choir, a professional flute ensemble that performs in NC and other locations such as the White House, the Biltmore Estate, and the Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, SC.
"The harp and flute combination has become one of my favorites for weddings, receptions, and special events. Both instruments have an elegant look and classical sound which adds a special touch. I am so honored to work with Marilyn and to attend so many beautiful ceremonies." --Kimberly Allemang
This enchanting instrumental duo
is sure to add at touch of elegance to any wedding.
Available for your Medieval or Renaissance
theme wedding, party or reception: The Merry Minstrels perform
Medieval, Renaissance and Celtic traditional music in period
costumes on reproduction instruments. Their merry music includes
jigs, reels, ballads, Gregorian chants, troubador love songs,
and dances using harp, recorder, krumhorn, guitar, psaltery,
penny whistle and hand drum. The members of the gourp are
Marilyn Wienand, Kirsten Vaughan, and Scott Vaughan.
Maggie and I perform a variety of Celtic songs, pops, classical and Christmas music. Maggie has a gorgeous voice with a very smooth sound which goes with the harp beautifully. She is marvelously musical and a joy with whom to collaborate.
Soprano, Maggie Pate is a professional soloist, singing throughout the US in both the classical and jazz realms for 25 years. Maggie holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from ECU, a diploma in jazz studies from Berklee College of Music, and a MSEd. in music education from Sunbridge College. She teaches private voice and piano in her home.
Wienand has been a musician all her life. She has studied in Vienna,
Austria, and holds degrees in organ and voice, with a Doctor of
Musical Arts from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has been playing the harp professionaly since 1990.