Ad Libitum Ensemble
Established in 2005 by Charlene Williams, Ad Libitum Ensemble (after the Latin musical term “at the performer’s pleasure”) is a dynamic group that boasts seven permanent musicians.
The ensemble consists of a string quintet, a flautist and pianist,with six ad hoc members(featuring saxophone(s), trumpet, flugelhorn, or strings) who often join in when requested to. Using their diverse instrumentation with innovative orchestration the team always delivers a distinctive performance.
The ensemble, which regularly perform at weddings, charity events and corporate functions, are able to provide background music for any celebratory event. The team’s musical repertoire includes popular light classics, wedding standards, soulful jazz, romantic love songs, evergreens from the fifties, sixties, seventies etc. as well as contemplative spiritual compositions.
With years of musical experience between them, the members of Ad Libitum Ensemble are also able to advise clients on appropriate pieces for particular events, issues relating to the acoustics at a venue and music genres for specific events. Have a special song in mind? If we don’t have it, we will find it. Our team members are more than willing to source your favourite songs to make your day extra special.
“We don’t simply play to entertain, but to spread the wonderful message of music.” comments Charlene. “Without music life would be a mistake,” she quotes the famous philosopher Nietzsche. The team pride themselves in being reliable and committed to their trade. “We never compromise on the quality of music we deliver. Our aim is always to provide pleasure by performing at our best, at every opportunity we get.”