Location: St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
Type of Event: Catholic Ceremony within a Mass
My Role: I was hired as the soloist and music coordinator with only three months until the wedding. I worked remotely with the mother of the bride to plan all the music as they were all from Illinois.
My "Save-the-Day" Moment: Originally they wanted a family member to play the piano which was fine with me. Two weeks before the wedding, the mother I was working with told me that the family member had not practiced sufficiently and they desperately needed help finding a new pianist. Within 24 hours I was able to secure a pianist from my network who was willing to play the standard Mass parts and typical hymns. It just so happens that I knew how to play the instrumental piece they wanted for the offertory, so I played that piece, and for the prelude pieces they wanted, I found instrumental recordings and played them through the sound system since the church didn't allow "karaoke singing" with recordings.