Victorian Era Singers
Managed by Forte Studio
We, like many others, have been directly affected by the pandemic. The CDC's guidelines for facial coverings and social distancing (6 feet or more) are neither practical nor desirable for live singing and similar entertainment, nor for the rehearsals necessary to perform. Therefore, for the safety of our singers and our clients, the Queen's Carolers will not be accepting any performance requests for the 2020 season.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
We are an a capella singing group, bringing a spot of Merry Olde England to your Christmas celebration. A diverse group of singers, we enjoy sharing our love of music, and the message of the true meaning of Christmas.
Dressed in Victorian era costume, we perform for private parties, businesses, and events. Our public performances have included locations such as Disney on Tour, Callaway Gardens, Christmas Made In The South, retail stores, nursing homes, and even a funeral parlor! We are also available for churches, civic groups, and individual private parties.
We primarily serve the Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama area, but are also available for and have performed at other nearby locations such as Fortson, Cataula, Hamilton, Pine Mountain, Smiths Station, Ladonia, and Seale.
ideal for situations with an unchanging audience, such as the entertainment portion of a banquet or party. In addition to the music, the singers enhance the performance through background stories and audience participation on select songs.
Perfect for your high-traffic area, such as a lobby or entryway, or as live background music for your company party, sales or promotional event, annual social, or similar "come and go" style party.
Have an event which covers a large area? The strolling option is similar to the Ambiance, but allows the singers to cover a wider area or multiple nearby sites, by singing at each site - usually 12-15 minutes - then moving to the next location.
If logistics and acoustics allow, they will sing as they move from one location to the next - this is at the singers' discretion.
"Performance time" is the scheduled time. However, singers will arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the contracted time to check in, complete any last-minute costume adjustments, receive any final instructions, and move to the designated location.
When booking, please specify any timing constraints (i.e., "must end by 8:00") or flexibilities (i.e., "sing as guests approach the entrance..")
The longer a scheduled performance, the more likely that the singers will need a short break, or that singer substitutions may be needed.
Minimum performance time is 1 hour. Shorter periods may be booked, but are billed as one hour.
Most of the songs we sing have 4-part harmonies; therefore, the minimum group size is four (4) singers - one each of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. In certain cases - especially in places where the acoustics are less than optimum - we recommend an additional soprano, or soprano and alto.
A popular size for more robust sound - especially outdoors or large areas - is six (6) or eight (8) singers.
Management reserves the right to add a singer or two to any size group for better sound, at no additional cost to the customer.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Cost is calculated on what, how long, how many, and how far. Thumbnail estimate, about $50 per singer per hour, if local. (A distance fee may apply, to compensate the singers for their travel time/mileage.)
Q: Do you give discounts?
A: Yes. There are discounts available for non-profit and public service organizations, multiple bookings (two or more dates for the same organization, in the same place), or longer sessions (more than 1 hour). Finally, there is an "early bird" discount, if your date is confirmed and paid before Thanksgiving.
Q: When are you available?
A: From mid-November until Christmas Eve, mostly evenings and weekends. Email or call to check current availability. Preference is given to returning customers.