If your service funeral is to be held outside, there are a few practical considerations to think about. Consider the audibility of both the spoken word and any music if the site is exposed or windy, or it’s raining, as this will prevent the sound from travelling.
Singing outside is not an issue for our soloists. As professional opera singers, we spend much of the summer months singing outside anyway.
For funerals, we have a discreet self-powered Bose sound system that we pick up and carry to the grave site for our accompaniments. It’s plenty loud enough for a still or calm day and sounds great even on a site with no natural reverb/echo. The level of sound will inevitably be affected by cross winds, or the sound of falling rain, but we’ve always been heard and appreciated by mourners and visitors alike.
Interested in live singing at a burial? Do call us for more details – we’re happy to help, call us on 01252 511 762.
A green funeral is one that aims to minimise the environmental impact, and return to a more simplistic, naturalistic approach. You will make choices on how and where you wish your loved one to be buried, how the body is preserved, and of course, the type of ceremony you wish to conduct. We would be more than happy to sing as part of any ceremony you choose.