Music by Anthem

Music by Anthem Your musical concierge offering everything from solos to ensembles, playing Amadeus to Zeppelin. Chelle Fulk officially founded Music by Anthem in high school, having formed its genesis with the Fauquier String Quartet.
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After concentrating on the viola during college, she combined her love of music with her love of running businesses, and developed a musical organization capable of performing in a wide range of venues, from very intimate settings to large celebrations. She hired professional musicians whose versatility with various musical styles and instruments complemented each other, and whose interests enabled the company to bring about its tremendous repertoire. Her interest in Celtic music has led her to research, and share with audiences, the folklore of the British Isles, adding another dimension to her performances. She actively explores new musical interests, and looks for opportunities to expand Anthem's services.

After concentrating on the viola during college, she combined her love of music with her love of running businesses, and developed a musical organization capable of performing in a wide range of venues, from very intimate settings to large celebrations. She hired professional musicians whose versatility with various musical styles and instruments complemented each other, and whose interests enabled the company to bring about its tremendous repertoire. Her interest in Celtic music has led her to research, and share with audiences, the folklore of the British Isles, adding another dimension to her performances. She actively explores new musical interests, and looks for opportunities to expand Anthem's services.

Operating as usual

It’s been a bit quiet in the event entertainment world. What a treat to play together yesterday! A rescheduled anniversa...
09/05/2020

It’s been a bit quiet in the event entertainment world. What a treat to play together yesterday! A rescheduled anniversary party for a repeat client found its home at Patapsco State Park. We played a mix of Celtic, pop and classical with Chelle Fulk on fiddle, Jody Marshall on hammered dulcimer, and Kristen Jones on cello.

One last holiday party for the season! Chelle debuted her new octave viola, “Octavio” (it’s a viola with thick strings, ...
01/05/2020

One last holiday party for the season! Chelle debuted her new octave viola, “Octavio” (it’s a viola with thick strings, pitched the same as a cello!). He really needs a quiet room to be heard, but he’s pretty cool. #stringduo #dcstrings #viola #cello #octaveviola

12/16/2019
Fluffy's Master Plan for World Domination (FLUFFY 2.0), by Amy Engelhardt

We are thrilled to announce that the long-awaited "Fluffy's Master Plan for World Domination" (featuring Anthem string players Chelle Fulk, Janet Greene & Kristen Jones) is now available for download! All proceeds will be donated to Operation Blankets of Love, which helps homeless animals on their path to adoption.

Thanks to Amy Engelhardt for including us on this fun track, and Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media Studios for the string engineering!

Oh, and Chelle & Kristen's cats are also part of the "Meowalujah Chorus" on this song....
https://amyengelhardt.bandcamp.com/track/fluffys-master-plan-for-world-domination-fluffy-20

track by Amy Engelhardt

11/05/2019
Janet at the Castle

Short video from last Saturday, before our performance at the Smithsonian Castle.

11/05/2019
Kristen at the Castle

Short video from last Saturday, before our performance at the Smithsonian Castle.

Tonight’s office: corporate event on behalf of Olivera Music Entertainment at the @smithsonian castle! Lots of happy Nat...
11/02/2019

Tonight’s office: corporate event on behalf of Olivera Music Entertainment at the @smithsonian castle! Lots of happy Nats fans in the neighborhood 😁 ⚾️ #violincello #dcstrings #washingtondc #smithsoniancastle

After a rainy start to the day, the sun brought its A-game to this beautiful Rust Manor wedding.  Thank you to Olivera M...
10/28/2019

After a rainy start to the day, the sun brought its A-game to this beautiful Rust Manor wedding. Thank you to Olivera Music Entertainment!

This Saturday (10/26), Chelle & Kristen will be providing the music for the Leesburg Assembly’s All Hallows’ Eve Masquer...
10/25/2019

This Saturday (10/26), Chelle & Kristen will be providing the music for the Leesburg Assembly’s All Hallows’ Eve Masquerade Dance! At the Herndon Senior Center, 6:30-9:30. Tom Spilsbury will be calling. Costumes are optional...but we just might partake in that fun!

Our string trio played a gorgeous backyard wedding today - we loved the color scheme of purples, golds, oranges and reds...
10/20/2019

Our string trio played a gorgeous backyard wedding today - we loved the color scheme of purples, golds, oranges and reds. And our Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Instruments handled the autumn chill nicely. Thanks to Olivera Music Entertainment for the gig! #weddingstrings #virginiaweddings #luisandclark #carbonfiberviolin

I hope you enjoy this beautiful tour of Mike and Lauryn's November wedding.  They chose violin and cello for their cerem...
10/18/2019
Woodend Sanctuary Wedding Ceremony for L&M – Bright Occasions

I hope you enjoy this beautiful tour of Mike and Lauryn's November wedding. They chose violin and cello for their ceremony and cocktail music. https://brightoccasions.com/woodend-sanctuary-wedding-ceremony/

Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, Washingtonian Weddings, Engaged Magazine and many other print and online publications, Margo has become known for customizing events and adding her distinguishing style (classic elegance with a splash of color).

Our trio had a lovely evening playing (on behalf of @jjtentertainment ) for an event at the World Bank!
10/18/2019

Our trio had a lovely evening playing (on behalf of @jjtentertainment ) for an event at the World Bank!

Anthem Maryland meets old Hollywood!We performed at Belmont Farm on the Eastern Shore.  Now a gorgeous wedding venue, it...
09/29/2019

Anthem Maryland meets old Hollywood!

We performed at Belmont Farm on the Eastern Shore. Now a gorgeous wedding venue, it was formerly the home of movie star Robert Mitchum!

It’s a busy day for Anthem! One quartet is headed to a wedding near Charlottesville VA (and we get to carpool!), another...
09/28/2019

It’s a busy day for Anthem! One quartet is headed to a wedding near Charlottesville VA (and we get to carpool!), another is headed out to the eastern shore of MD! #stringquartet #weddingstrings #virginiawedding #marylandwedding #ontheroadagain

09/23/2019
JJ&T Entertainment at Kentlands Mansion Wedding Showcase

JJ&T Entertainment invited us to represent them at this wedding showcase in Gaithersburg MD. The event included a "mock" wedding, and here you'll hear clips of the music we played for Prelude, Processional, and Recessional. You get to see a bit of the musicians'-eye-view of wedding ceremonies! I hope you'll consider recommending us to anyone you know who is planning a wedding or special event.

Our violin/cello duo played a short but sweet elopement ceremony today at one of our favorite venues, Chase Court in Bal...
08/03/2019

Our violin/cello duo played a short but sweet elopement ceremony today at one of our favorite venues, Chase Court in Baltimore! They recently did some improvement work to their patio/walkway and it looks great! More room for the musicians too! 🎵 🎻 #baltimore #baltimorewedding #weddingmusic #weddingstrings #elopement #gardenwedding #luisandclark #carbonfiberinstruments @ Chase Court

Today was a hot one - but our wedding clients generously set up this beautiful library for our string duo to play most o...
07/20/2019

Today was a hot one - but our wedding clients generously set up this beautiful library for our string duo to play most of the event. Congratulations Sean & Ron, and thanks to JJ&T Entertainment ! #weddingstrings #weddingmusic #dmvweddings #mdwedding @ Deale, Maryland

It’s Waltz Time!  #waltztime at #glenecho with Owen Morrison and Ralph Gordon.. we are #taintedromaine. Come dancing!
07/07/2019

It’s Waltz Time! #waltztime at #glenecho with Owen Morrison and Ralph Gordon.. we are #taintedromaine. Come dancing!

Saturday was a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding at Rockwood Manor Retreats and Events in Potomac! Our string duo play...
06/02/2019

Saturday was a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding at Rockwood Manor Retreats and Events in Potomac! Our string duo played a variety of classical, Celtic & pop for the ceremony & cocktail hour. Thanks to JJ&T Entertainment for the gig!

Now available on CD and digitally - Anthem's string quartet recorded parts on the song "Come, Come, Whoever You Are" on ...
05/07/2019
♫ Not Your Mama's Hymns - Unfolding. Listen @cdbaby

Now available on CD and digitally - Anthem's string quartet recorded parts on the song "Come, Come, Whoever You Are" on Unfolding's new album, "Not Your Mama's Hymns." And our cellist Kristen also plays on "Amazing Grace." You can order the CD or get a digital download here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/unfolding2 - or the album and individual tracks are also available on iTunes. We enjoyed recording this project at Tonal Park studios in Takoma Park, MD!

Click to listen at CDBaby

Tomorrow (April 27th), Chelle and I will be the musicians for an English Country Dance at the Herndon Senior Center! All...
04/26/2019

Tomorrow (April 27th), Chelle and I will be the musicians for an English Country Dance at the Herndon Senior Center! All are welcome - details in the photo caption.

Then on Sunday, I get to attend a friend's wedding which will be the first one in years that I have not had to "work!"

Chelle and Kristen will be providing the music for the Leesburg Assembly's English Country Dance this Saturday, April 27th, with caller April Blum. It's at the Herndon Senior Center (873 Grace Street, #1 Herndon, VA), 6:30-9:30pm. $10 admission, singles welcome, casual dress, no experience necessary. More info: http://theleesburgassembly.org

Chelle and Kristen will be providing the music for the Leesburg Assembly's English Country Dance this Saturday, April 27...
04/22/2019

Chelle and Kristen will be providing the music for the Leesburg Assembly's English Country Dance this Saturday, April 27th, with caller April Blum. It's at the Herndon Senior Center (873 Grace Street, #1 Herndon, VA), 6:30-9:30pm. $10 admission, singles welcome, casual dress, no experience necessary. More info: http://theleesburgassembly.org

Our string duo had fun today working with a recording engineering class at Community College of Baltimore County! We rec...
04/11/2019

Our string duo had fun today working with a recording engineering class at Community College of Baltimore County! We recorded an English Country Dance tune and a multitracked version of Kristen’s “Sweet Dreams” quartet arrangement. Thanks to professor Artem Bank and his students!

Flashback to December: one of our favorite weddings ever! Charles and Michelle tied the knot at historic Gadsby's Tavern...
04/07/2019

Flashback to December: one of our favorite weddings ever! Charles and Michelle tied the knot at historic Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Alexandria with an evening full of English Country Dance music, in period dress! That's Chelle Fulk on fiddle, Kristen Jones on cello, and Liz Donaldson on piano. Chelle and Kristen will be the musicians at the Leesburg Assembly's English Country Dance on April 27th at the Herndon Senior Center. Info: https://sites.google.com/a/theleesburgassembly.org/the-leesburg-assembly/Home

Photo by Bee Two Sweet.

Our string quartet is providing music tonight for the Loudon Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, courtesy of Olivera Mus...
01/25/2019

Our string quartet is providing music tonight for the Loudon Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, courtesy of Olivera Music Entertainment!

And here's one of our string duo at an early November wedding ceremony at Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion in Chevy Chase. Ph...
12/20/2018

And here's one of our string duo at an early November wedding ceremony at Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion in Chevy Chase. Photo by Erin Kelleher Photography, and thanks to Margo at Bright Occasions for recommending Anthem!

Thanks to Modern Frames Photography for this shot of our trio at a wedding this past October at the Omni Shoreham Hotel ...
12/19/2018

Thanks to Modern Frames Photography for this shot of our trio at a wedding this past October at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in DC! Our Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Instruments definitely served us well this past outdoor gig season :) .

Members of Anthem will be performing Sunday morning in the orchestra for Vivaldi's Magnificat at UUCF-Unitarian Universa...
12/15/2018
Live streaming worship services

Members of Anthem will be performing Sunday morning in the orchestra for Vivaldi's Magnificat at UUCF-Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax! Services are at 9:15 & 11:15am and all are welcome to attend. You can also live-stream the services at https://uucf.org/worship/worship-services/streaming/

Live streaming of UUCF worship services is offered on Sundays at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (summers and holiday weekends at 10 a.m.).

We’re in the studio today recording string parts for a special and fun project with Amy Engelhardt! This is one for the ...
12/10/2018

We’re in the studio today recording string parts for a special and fun project with Amy Engelhardt! This is one for the feline enthusiasts... 😺

11/12/2018
"Ashokan Farewell", Anthem String Quartet

"Ashokan Farewell", Anthem String Quartet

“Ashokan Farewell”, performed by Anthem String Quartet (www.musicbyanthem.com) at the Institute of Musical Traditions (www.imtfolk.org), Rockville, MD, USA o...

11/11/2018
"Ashokan Farewell", Anthem String Quartet

Some video is now posted from our concert with Institute of Musical Traditions, featuring Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Instruments! Here is a lovely arrangement of Jay Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cup72p_alY

“Ashokan Farewell”, performed by Anthem String Quartet (www.musicbyanthem.com) at the Institute of Musical Traditions (www.imtfolk.org), Rockville, MD, USA o...

Anthem String Trio (Janet Greene, Kristen Jones, Chelle Fulk) had the honour of playing for this beautiful wedding at th...
11/06/2018
A Work Coffee Outing Led to True Love for these Federal Law Enforcement Agency Coworkers

Anthem String Trio (Janet Greene, Kristen Jones, Chelle Fulk) had the honour of playing for this beautiful wedding at the Goodstone Inn, on behalf of Olivera Music Entertainment. See if you can find us hiding in one of the pictures. :-)

Candice Snell and Joey Cain were coworkers—they both worked as Federal Law Enforcement Agents—when they decided to get a casual work coffee together. From there, love bloomed.

A gorgeous November wedding at Stone Tower Winery...congratulations, Heidi & Mike!
11/04/2018

A gorgeous November wedding at Stone Tower Winery...congratulations, Heidi & Mike!

Anthem String Quartet featuring all Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Instruments, in concert at Institute of Musical Traditio...
10/21/2018

Anthem String Quartet featuring all Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Instruments, in concert at Institute of Musical Traditions. Photo by Andy Culhane.

Monday night in Rockville, MD at the Institute of Musical Traditions concert series! Advance tickets are available onlin...
10/15/2018

Monday night in Rockville, MD at the Institute of Musical Traditions concert series! Advance tickets are available online until 1pm Monday at http://imtfolk.org/html/index.php?show=2018_1015_1930_00 . You'll want to try and get there for the 7:30pm start to see Boss Company, but we will be playing in the second half if you are running late!

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Thanks for everything!! Your musical talent at our wedding was wonderful and our only regret is that we weren't so busy that we couldn't enjoy it more!