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The Bayou Belles - Bordeau Sette - Estelle Campagne
A Classical Trio

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Estelle Campagne

The Bayou Belles perform all the classical repertoire, including standard wedding music and the Pachelbel canon, as well as tango, pop, ethnic and seasonal music.

They perform regularly around Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, for weddings, parties and celebrations of all kind. 

We have performed individually and collectively at Trinity Churches Bach Around the Clock Series.

The Belles' sound is elegant and eclectic.  We all have classical training and are experienced with improvisation. 

We also have an extraordinary singer and pianist.

Estelle Campagne - Flute and Vocals

Estelle Campagne was 22 years old when she was awarded the Principal Flute chair in the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

From there she performed on a nationally televised Canadian Broadcasting TV Show, "Take Time", with host Noel Harrison.  After moving to Manhattan, she began pursuing her career as a jazz flutist and vocalist.  

Her musical studies include LSU and the Hartt College of Music. She has performed and/or recorded with Eddie Gomez, Ricky Sebastien, Victor Atkins, Chris Severin, Betty Shirley, Ron McClure, Jeremy Steig, Harold Danko, Arnie Lawrence, Beverly Sill, and Pinchas Zuckerman.

Carrie Telthorst -- Violin (see group shot, far left)

Carrie Telthorst began violin lessons at age 10 in Fayette,MO.  She continued her  violin studies with a major in violin at Central Methodist University and received her BME in 1976. 

While in high school she played tenor saxaphone with entertainer Earl Turner.  In l984 she received a Master's in Violin Performance from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music.  She has maintained a private teaching studio for 30 years.  

During her years of teaching she has performed with numerous orchestras and given several solo recitals.  Her teachers have been Fryderick Sadowski, Taras Gabora, John Kendall, Takaoki Sugitani and Karol Welcelean.

Michelle Evilia -- Cello (see group photo, center)

Michelle Evilia began her music education at the age of 9 in her home town of New Orleans. She studied with Michael Wright, Peter Dombourian, and Tim  Mooney before heading off to college. After she graduated from the University of Texas, she moved back to New Orleans and joined the New Orleans Civic Symphony and the Crescent City Symphony. Currently she is the principal cellist for the New Orleans Civic Symphony and a member of the Jupiter Chamber Ensemble.

We have ALL the following tunes in our vast library of music. However, if there are any particular songs that you would like played at your particular event please let us know in advance. Similarly, if there is anything that you do not see listed here, let us know.

Pachelbel Canon in D Major
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  J.S. Bach
The Wedding March  Richard Wagner
Mendelsohn’s  Wedding Music from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
Playlist in Progress!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the band play for? 

We are highly professional and always arrive early. 
If playing for a ceremony, we will perform while the guests are arriving.   Generally we are booked for a period of one to three hours.

How long do you need to set up?  
Since we are an accoustic group, set up is about fifteen minutes.

Will the group play our favorite song?
We take all requests and will be happy to play your favorite song.

The Website

Hear some wonderful audio clips on this site that include some of the bayou belles - Estelle Campagne of flute and Patrice Fisher on harp..
Click the wedding songs link in the left navigation bar of her site.

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