Carolyn Wehner


Meet Carolyn Wehner, Pianist and Vocalist. As both a singer/pianist and solo pianist, Carolyn is an exceptionally versatile musician who has earned a reputation as a polished performer dedicated to providing distinctive live music for your upcoming event.

Hoping to find just the right mix of traditional and contemporary songs for your wedding ceremony? Trying for that elusive blend of uptempo jazz, romantic ballads and classical piano favorites for your cocktail reception? Want to include special musical requests for a milestone birthday or anniversary celebration? How about an after-dinner cabaret show personalized to fit the theme of your corporate event? Carolyn’s performances have enhanced these events and more, and her calendar includes regular appearances at some of the finest venues in Wisconsin and greater Chicagoland. In the Milwaukee area she appears regularly at The Wisconsin Club and plays occasional dates at The Lobby Lounge of the Pfister Hotel. You may also remember her from longtime engagements at The Boulevard Inn and Karl Ratzsch’s Restaurant.  Her Lake Geneva dates include ongoing weekly appearances at The Baker House as well as a six-year engagement at The Geneva Inn were she was featured as house singer/pianist. Recent Chicago appearances include numerous private and corporate engagements (The Drake Hotel, Hotel Intercontinental, The Ritz-Carlton) as well as onstage dates at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, Skokie Theatre and Davenports.

 

Carolyn’s always expanding repertoire as both a singer/pianist and solo pianist includes jazz standards (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall), romantic ballads (Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole), Broadway show tunes, pop classics (Carole King, The Carpenters, Elton John, Billy Joel) and light classical selections. All piano/vocal selections can also be performed as piano solos when your event calls for ambient background piano music only. And for holiday events Carolyn offers a full selection of Christmas music. Her wedding repertoire consists of classical favorites, traditional sacred music and contemporary Christian, as well as selections from her regular repertoire when permitted by your church. She is always happy to learn special requests to personalize your wedding music selections. 

 

No matter how large or small your occasion, you deserve the finest music performed by an experienced professional who sincerely enjoys her role of enhancing your day. 

 

Carolyn will perform on your venue’s piano, or if there is no piano on site a high quality portable digital piano can be provided.

STANDARDS AND JAZZ —
As Time Goes By
At Last
The Best is Yet to Come
Besame Mucho
Beyond the Sea
Blue Skies
Come Fly With Me
Crazy
Desafinado
East of the Sun
Embraceable You
Get Happy
The Girl from Ipanema
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
It Had to Be You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
L-O-V-E
La Vie en Rose
Let’s Fall in Love
The Look of Love
Love is Here to Stay
Lullaby of Birdland
Misty
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
New York, New York
Night and Day
Non Dimenticar
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
Over the Rainbow
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Route 66
Satin Doll
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone to Watch Over Me
The Summer Wind
There Will Never Be Another You
Unforgettable
The Way You Look Tonight
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love
You Make Me Feel So Young
…and many others
POP CLASSICS–
Because You Loved Me
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Close to You
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Don’t Know Why
Downtown
Evergreen
Faithfully
Grow Old Along With Me
Have I Told You Lately
Here, There and Everywhere
I Honestly Love You
If
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
It’s Too Late
Just the Way You Are
Killing Me Softly
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Linus and Lucy (Peanuts theme)
Midnight Blue
Open Arms
Piano Man
The Prayer
Rainy Days and Mondays
The Rose
Send in the Clowns
So Far Away
Sway
Through the Eyes of Love (Ice Castles theme)
Time After Time
Time in a Bottle
To Sir With Love
Unchained Melody
The Way We Were
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Yesterday
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You’ve Got a Friend
Your Song
We’ve Only Just Begun
…and many more
BROADWAY SHOW TUNES–
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
And All That Jazz (Chicago)
Cabaret (Cabaret)
Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina (Evita)
Don’t Rain on My Parade (Funny Girl)
For Good (Wicked)
Hello Dolly (Hello Dolly)
I Don’t Know How to Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
If Ever I Would Leave You (Camelot)
If I Were a Bell (Guys and Dolls)
It Might as Well Be Spring (State Fair)
Lullaby of Broadway (42nd Street)
Mame (Mame)
Matchmaker (Fiddler on the Roof)
Memory (Cats)
My Favorite Things (The Sound of Music)
On My Own (Les Miserables)
Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
People (Funny Girl)
Seasons of Love (Rent)
Singing in the Rain (Singing in the Rain)
Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
There’s No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun)
Till There Was You (The Music Man)
Tomorrow (Annie)
Tonight (West Side Story)
Too Darn Hot (Kiss Me Kate)
The Trolley Song (Meet Me in St. Louis)
A Wonderful Guy (South Pacific)
What I Did for Love (A Chorus Line)
The Winner Takes It All (Mamma Mia)
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady)
You’re The Top (Anything Goes)
…plus additional selections and medleys from numerous other Broadway shows
 
WEDDING REPERTOIRE–
Air on the G String (Bach)
All I Ask of You (Webber)
And on This Day (English)
Angel Eyes (Brickman)
Arioso (Bach)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Bridal Chorus (Mendelssohn)
Bridal March (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Con te partiro (Sartori/Quarantotto)
From This Moment On (Twain/Lange)
The Gift of Love (Hopson)
Grow Old With Me (Lennon)
Hornpipe from “Water Music” (Handel)
Household of Faith (Rosasco/Lamb)
Hymne (Vangelis)
I Hope You Dance (Sanders/Sillers)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
The Lord’s Prayer (Malotte)
Morning Has Broken (traditional)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
One Hand, One Heart (Bernstein)
Panis Angelicas (Franck)
Perhaps Love (Denver)
The Prayer (Foster)
La Rejouissance (Handel)
Rondeau (Mouret)
The Rose (McBroom)
A Simple Song (Bernstein)
Somewhere in Time (Barry)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Valentine (Brickman)
Wedding Song (Kenny G)
Wedding Song (Paul Stookey)
You Raise Me Up (Lovland/Graham)
…and many more