"The presentation and performance were excellent. This was a Valentine Concert at our church open to the public. The performers connected well with the audience, and their enthusiasm for the music was contagious. We received many compliments from members of the audience; and were very pleased that we selected South Louisiana Virtuosi to perform at our event." Mr. C.Knight (Centreville United Methodist)
"Dorela was wonderful, she is totally accomodating and very prompt with answering back both phone calls and emails. I don't think I ever had to wait more than 30 minutes for a response to anything I asked of her. We planned our entire wedding long distance (we live in Chicago but got married in Baton Rouge) and she was everything we asked for and more. It was *very* difficult to find vendors that were willing to work within our schedule (99% over the phone and emails) and finally meeting 3 days before our wedding. We were so pleased to have chosen her.Plus she has the most adorable son ever! We couldn't be happier. " lynn 17/7/2010
"This group of musicians is extremely talented and professional. The music they played for my niece's wedding was beautiful and perfectly chosen. We had left the selections basically up to them and it was perfect. They were easy to coordinate with and everything went extremely smooth. SLV would be a perfect choice for anyone's wedding or any special event." Susanne 07/11/2009
"South Louisiana Virtuosi was just wonderful. From the time we first contacted them until their services were complete they were very prompt, efficient and professional. They were easy to work with, but best of all their music was wonderful. It added so much to my daughter's wedding. It could not have been more perfect. They worked with us in choosing the music and advised us as to what might work best. They showed up timely and were extremely professional. I could not have been more pleased. They get an excellent rating from me." Arlene Edwards Sept.2.11
"I was beyond pleased with South Louisiana Virtuosi. The music was gorgeous and Dorela was super easy to work with. I only told her once what songs I wanted played and she took care of the rest. She was completely professional and responded to emails promptly. They arrived on time to the ceremony and played each song at the correct time and on cue. I would absolutely recommend these guys to anyone looking for a string trio for their wedding. I could not have asked for a better experience!" Dana Edwards & Brannon
"Great to work with! Always responded promptly. Did a wonderful job at the wedding! I could not have asked for more!" Lauren 04/23/2010
"Dorela was very easy to work with. We had a delay starting the ceremony and the “Duo” Special didn’t mind playing overtime. Their music saved the day. Beside they were 1 hour early and very friendly to work with. Her beautiful cello tone was impressive. We went with the Piano/Organ, Cello and Trumpet since we got married in a church in New Orleans. They have also an amazing quartet which I had the pleasure to listen in Performance. Very Pleased !" Laura Dec.11/10
"South Louisiana Virtuosi made my ceremony unforgettable. They came dressed to impress, played the perfect music, and worked in-sync with the chaplain to make the ceremony run smoothly and perfectly. Dorela is personable and extremely helpful. They have a huge song list to choose from. Highly recommended." Liz March 11/11
"South Louisiana Virtuosi played for our daughter's wedding. They did a beautiful job and made our outdoor wedding complete. Dorela is so easy to work with and answered quickly when I had a question. I recommend them for your wedding." Holly Jul. 2 2011
"I was incredibly pleased with South Louisiana Wedding Music. The musicians were very talented, professional, and wonderful to work with. The wedding guests are still talking about how beautiful the music was and how much their performance made the wedding ceremony memorable! I would recommend this group to all my friends and family! Pleased beyond words!" Dr.Melanie Frederick Jan.2012 St Martinville LA
"This is by far the best musicians you could hire. Extremely professional and organized. Dorela was always there when I had questions and made planning so easy by suggesting songs and helping me. The day of the wedding, they absolutely set the mood into something magical and so romantic. The guests loved it! They also played at the cocktail hour which was so perfect and set the mood. After I went to personally thank them and they were so sweet and kind and just made my night. THE BEST!" Chelsea Allshouse 10/20/12
"I am so pleased with South Louisiana Wedding Music! Dorela is a sweetheart. She responded to every email I sent in just a couple of hours. The songs i requested had significant meanings but none of them were on the song list. I was prepared to change my songs but Dorela informed me that she found sheet music for all my songs! I received so many compliments on how well the sound and how professional they were! I am so happy they were apart of my day!" Tuesday Rivers 03/30/13
"South Louisiana Virtuosi was a fantastic choice for our ceremony music! They took special requests, were very professional and we received many, many compliments on them. They have a large repertoire and are very accommodating. All of the musicians were dressed very nicely. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are highly recommended. We could not have been happier with out selection." Ashley and Jacob 03/23/13
"I had a full Catholic mass for my wedding ceremony in my small hometown church. I was looking for something that would be acceptable in church, but would make my wedding special. A coworker referred me to Dorela for a string trio, and I'm so glad that she did. Dorela was prompt in all of her communication with me, and I usually had a reply by email within 24 hours or less. She was very professional and easy to get along with, and she helped to make the process of choosing ceremony music much less daunting. She provided a list of songs for me, and let me know which ones were more appropriate for a church ceremony. I even chose one song that was not on the list for my bridal processional, and she was happy to play that as well. The week before the wedding I requested a meeting with her, and she went over the final details for the ceremony with me. On the day of the wedding, we were standing in the bridal suite and we heard music over the speakers in the church, and my mom asked if someone had started playing a cd. Turns out, it was the string trio playing already as my guests arrived to the church. They played beautifully for the ceremony, and were dressed professionally with church appropriate attire. They even improvised during the ceremony for parts where I had forgotten to ask for them to play music (i.e. during the lighting of the unity candle). We were all pleased with their services. I would recommend them highly!" Christy Tircuit June 8 2013
"South Louisiana Virtuosi was great! Dorela always answered my emails back immediately, and was very flexible. I had to change my wedding date, and a lot of other stuff changed, but she worked with me very welll! The music they played was beautiful. I had a violin, harp, and cello trio during the wedding ceremony. I recommend them!!" Ashley & Edwin Billot August 2013 Oakdale LA
"We had South Louisiana Virtuosi play for our ceremony and the reception at White Oak Plantation, and we are so glad we went this route. For our recessional, my husband requested they play the finale theme song in the Legend of Zelda. For those the guests that recognized it, they were absolutely amazed by it. It was something so different, and will be something we never forget. And when I passed them going back down the aisle with my husband, they all looked so happy to be playing it! The reception turned out to be a big hit with the string quartet. We asked them to play mainly pop songs. The guests had so much fun trying to figure out the songs. One minute it was Lady Gaga and the next Beyonce! Everyone had so much fun, and could visit with one another without a loud DJ playing in the background. Thank you for such a wonderful night Dorela!" Sarah and Jeffrey Huxen September 2013
"Perfect choice!! There is a timeless, beautiful, classy, personal atmosphere that can only be created by live music and these musicians were amazing! From my first correspondence they were professional and very kind! The classical music for the ceremony was just graceful. Not to mention that the combination the joyous event combined with the beautiful music caused me to cry as I was escorted down the isle! As for the reception, they even went above and beyond to learn two songs that I requested at a short notice. One being our 1st dance and the other a song that my grandfather sang at all of his children and grandchildren weddings! Not only did they participate in keeping our family tradition alive, this was the 1st time in over 8 weddings that my grandfather sang with live musicians! South Louisiana Virtuosi performed at both my ceremony and reception flawlessly and had a wonderful selection of music from classical, jazz, pop, rock, seasonal and many more! In person and appearance they are sweet friendly people who are very professional and considerate to any request! If you are needing music for any event I would'nt hesitate contacting these musician!!" Megan Roy December 2013
"We hired Dorela for a string trio for our ceremony. It was definitely one of my favorite parts of the entire wedding. I am not an emotional person, but when I got close enough to the church to hear their beautiful music, I couldn't help but tear up. I do not regret splurging on music at all. Dorela and the other musicians are incredibly kind and professional. I would highly recommend them!" Mitzi Miller Maddox May 17 2014
"Dorela and her group played recently for my daughter's wedding ceremony. It was a large wedding with a full Catholic mass. Dorela worked with the vocalist and organist to make sure everything was perfect. Her trio played most of the music and it was absolutely brilliant. She is a fantastic musician, but she is also organized and easy to work with. I highly recommend Dorela and South Louisiana Virtuosi!..." Ms.Patti Gonzalez October 2014
"Dorela, We have just received our wedding photos from the Perry/Reynaud wedding on October 11, on River Road outside Baton Rouge where South Louisiana Virtuosi performed. Your group was in several photos and I realized that I did not thank any of you for your performance that night, and my only excuse is that as mother of the bride, I was pretty busy that night! Please accept my apology! I do want you to know how very pleased we were to have you play for the ceremony and interlude before the reception began. It was a beautiful night and venue, but it your music that set the tone for the ceremony!! I can’t thank you enough for your performance and professionalism. Your have our heart felt thanks, Sarah Ann " (Perry Wedding October 2014 )
"Play beautifully - Money well spent!!! They are extremely easy to communicate with and I will definitely use them again!" Lana Giddings March 26 2016(Juliette Plantation , Boyce LA)
"Dorela, I wanted to let you know that everything was absolutely perfect on Saturday night! The music sounded so beautiful, and wish I could rewind and experience it all over again! Please thank your musicians for doing such a wonderful job! I couldn't be happier!" Kasey Mathews April2 2016 Houmas House
"I honestly don't know if I've ever worked with musicians who are as on point and aware and flawless as South Louisiana Virtuosi.
Any time you hire professional string ensembles you expect the music that they play to be perfect but not always do you have a group who gives so much attention to exactly when to start and stop and change songs. They don't just show up and play just because they've been paid to do so. They honestly want the bride's day to be as perfect as possible.
It's so refreshing to work with this company! Thanks, Dorela ! " -Stacy Watts Parker owner of 'Gala Productions'
"Would like to thank South Louisiana Virtuosi for their amazing performance at Matt and Kaylin's wedding in Grand Coteau this past weekend. As a wedding planner in South Louisiana and throughout the entire state, I can honestly say that their music is some of the best I've heard at a wedding ceremony! I cannot wait to work with them again! Truly a masterpiece !"
Professional Wedding Planner - Louisiana State Manager, ABC