Soloist & Catholic Cantor
Michelle's extensive training and experience has enabled her to become one of Cleveland's most highly sought after wedding ceremony and funeral mass soloists. She sets herself apart from other soloists by singing both traditional and contemporary pieces with conviction and ease. Having over 20 years of experience, she is very knowledgeable of ceremony proceedings and adept at selecting appropriate and compelling music. She has worked as a hired Cantor/Soloist in many Catholic churches in the Cleveland Diocese, and works well with all parish organists. She can also recommend and provide contact information for other talented musicians that she works with frequently, when you desire additional instruments for your special occasion. She is personable and enjoys working with families to plan the perfect music selections to enhance the ceremony. Her goal is to deliver beautiful singing while relieving a little of the stress that is sometimes associated with ceremony planning.
Michelle released her faith based album, "Songs of Comfort & Devotion," in 2014 featuring Catholic & Christian songs from her repertoire, including Christmas songs, as well as her original wedding song, "My Vow," which has been featured on the Catholic Playlist Show, 88.7 FM WJCU NEORocks radio show, and she has performed "My Vow" live on Fox 8 News in the Morning in Cleveland as well as at many wedding ceremonies. In addition, she released her debut solo pop/rock EP, "Floating Shift," in October 2015, and a follow-up EP, "Torrent," in May 2016. She performs her original songs with her trio and band at live music venues throughout Ohio.
Please visit Michelle's YouTube channel & her music page to see & hear more of her work.
Listen here to Michelle's studio recordings of popular Wedding & Funeral Selections
"I want to thank all of you for Saturday. We had so many compliments on the music at Sara and Andrews ceremony. It was perfect. Thanks so very much." July 5, 2014 @ St. Paul's Shrine, Cleveland, Ohio
Dear Michelle, Thank you for helping make our wedding day so special! We are so glad that you were able to be here and sing! You have such a beautiful voice - thank you for sharing it with us. Liz & Dennis - August 10, 2013 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River, Ohio
Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for singing at my daughter's wedding this past saturday at St. Michael church. It was perfect. I recieved so many compliments about the music and especially the soloist. Your singing is amazing. Thank you for coordinating everything so well with Todd and Rachel. I really appreciate all you did to make it a really beautiful ceremony. I'm so sorry I didn't get to meet you to thank you in person. It was so hectic. Hopefully I'll be at a wedding you are singing at in the future. Thanks again. You were great. Rita Colangelo - May 11, 2013 @ St. Michael's Church, Independence, Ohio
Michelle has a beautiful and amazing singing voice!!! She sang at our ceremony. She also did some non traditional hymns before the wedding mass started. Michelle was also very easy to get in contact with, which is beneficial when your time is limited because of planning a wedding. She also discussed the ceremony at length with me. Beautiful singer and very sweet lady. Book her for you event! Maria & Massimiliano - December 1, 2012 @ St. Rocco's Church, Cleveland, Ohio
"My husband and I first heard Michelle sing at my cousins wedding in August 2011. The minute we heard her voice we knew she had to sing at our ceremony. She was a pleasure to work with in the planning process. She made everything so simple on our part by coordinating with the organist at the church and was very easy to get ahold of. We received a ton of compliments and she sounded like an angel! Thanks Michelle for being a part of our special day!" Ashley & Anthony McDonald - September 22, 2012 @ St. Rocco's Church, Cleveland, Ohio
"The Music Director at our chuch recommended Michelle. We took a look at her website and were sold. We were nervous having 100 people in a 600 person chuch, but her voice was amazing and the volume was perfect - Thanks Michelle!! We only did the vocals and the organ for our ceremony which worked out great." Erin & Jack Ahern - September 1, 2012 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle was a cantor at our wedding at St. Christopher in Rocky River, OH in August 2012 and she did an absolutely beautiful job! We had so many compliments from people that attended our ceremony on how nice her voice was! She sang like an angel and we couldn't have been more pleased! Thanks, Michelle for making our day even more perfect than we could have imagined!" Lori & Michael Marks - August 18, 2012 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle has a beautiful voice, we are lucky to have her cantor at our Church regularly. That is how we knew she was the perfect person to sing at our wedding. She was prompt, prepared and looked beautiful at the Church. In preparing for the wedding, she was helpful in choosing songs and patient in talking me through all the details. She is easy to get in touch with and very responsive to emails. I didn't want to worry about every little detail at the Mass, and knowing she was singing allowed me to be assured that it was all taken care of for the ceremony." Stephanie & Ben Geletka - May 5, 2012 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"The ceremony and music was absolutely amazing! We were so grateful that you were available. It was a perfect day!" Neeko & Robert - March 31, 2012 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"You were great at our wedding...thanks for being a part of our special day!" Hollyanne & Michael - December 31, 2012 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"My family wanted to thank you for singing at my mom's funeral. Your voice is an exquisite gift from God and bless you for raising your voice to praise Him. When you sang the Ave Maria it touched our hearts and souls because our mom had a special love and devotion to Mary, our mother. Sincerly, Sharon" December 2011 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"We hired Michelle after listening to her video on YouTube signing 'Ave Maria'. This song has special meaning to us, as it reminds us of my Aunt Kathy who passed away in January from brain cancer-it was her favorite song. Michelle far exceeded our hopes for the song during our wedding ceremony not to mention all the other songs she sang that day. Attendants of the wedding are still talking about how beautiful Michelle's voice was! I can not thank you enough Michelle for the amazing memories you gave both Scott and I on our wedding day." Courtney & Scott - October 15, 2011 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle-THANK YOU for singing at our wedding ceremony yesterday; you were amazing and everyone was commenting on how lovely your voice is. Your voice is angelic and it made our day perfect. Hopefully the next time I am back in town I will have to chance to formally meet you!!! Thank you again!!!" Vanessa & Mark Carlson - October 1, 2011 @ St. Albert the Great, North Royalton
"We were honored to have Michelle as our vocalist for our wedding on September 24th, 2011. She has an absolutely amazing voice which was accompanied with the professionalism we were looking for at a formal event like this. Her previous experience made it extremely easy for her to mesh with the other musicians that preformed that day - which relieved a lot of stress for us. We are still getting compliments on the singing from those in attendance and would recommend her to anyone that is looking for the best of the best." Seth & Jocelyn Forthofer - September 24, 2011 @ St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Avon
"Michelle was the cantor at our wedding and she did such an amazing job! She is a truly talented person!" Ian & Colleen Gillespie - September 10, 2011 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle came very highly recommended by my mother-in-law and Aunt that are frequent parishioners of St. Christopher. We requested Michelle for our ceremony and to our delight she was available. Michelle did not disappoint and I was pleasantly surprised to get compliments on our Cantor of all things a wedding guest could make compliments on. That says a lot. Thanks again to Michelle, Mr Gullion and St. Christopher for such an meaningful experience. Best Wishes, The McNamee's" Christina & Terrence McNamee - August 13, 2011 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle – Just wanted to thank you for doing such a beautiful job with Jill and Rory’s wedding mass. You were great – thank you for being there." Kathy Jacobs - July 30, 2011 @ St. Colman Catholic Church, Cleveland
"Michelle has an absolutely gorgeous voice! We were so happy to have her singing on our special day. Many of the guests commented on how beautiful the music was - and this had everything to do with Michelle. We will continue to recommend her to family and friends." Lia & Micah Pickel - April 30, 2011 @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Cleveland
"Hi Michelle, We want to send our appreciation for the wonderful singing you provided at our wedding. Our guests loved it and provided many compliments. Our only regret was that we could not express our gratitude in person. As you can imagine, it became quite busy after the ceremony. Once again, thank you so much! Best regards," Richard & Sarah Jablonski - November 13, 2010 @ St. Andrew Abbey at Benedictine, Cleveland
"Hi Michelle, Thank you for being a part of our wedding and for your help on song selections. We received a lot of compliments on your performance. The Ava Maria was truly beautiful! (My mom absolutely loved it!) You added special touch to the ceremony. Thank you!" Francesca & Jeff Nomina - October 30, 2010 @ St. Rocco Parish, Cleveland
"Michelle, Thank you for being a part of our ceremony! Your voice is beautiful and truly perfected the ceremony. A handful of guests asked who you were and how we found you as they enjoyed your voice as well. Thank you again!" Jennifer & Brian Simpson - October 1, 2010 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle's voice is simply breathtaking!!! We were delighted Michelle was available to sing at our wedding ceremony! She has the most beautiful voice! We heard her sing during Mass many times before and knew she was the one we wanted to ask. Michelle was very professional and easy to work with! After the ceremony, we received so many compliments on Michelle’s singing from family and friends. We feel we were the lucky ones to have her share in such an important part of our ceremony!" Dan & Crystal Doyle - September 25, 2010 @ St. Christopher Church, Rocky River
"I asked Michelle to sing at my daughter's wedding because I heard her and Pat sing at a Mass at St. Chris's Parish in Rocky River. She and Pat sang beautifully, my favorite, "The Prayer", which got great reviews from the congregation. My brother, who is a musician himself, commented that he never heard such outstanding musicians and soloists in a Catholic Church. Also, I would like to add how helpful Michelle was in planning the music for the Mass and how professional she handled every aspect." Michaeline Hill - August 7, 2010 @ St. Angela Merici Church, Fairview Park
"Michelle, Your beautiful voice enhanced our marriage ceremony. Thank you for all the effort you put into finding our special song "You Changed My Life in a Moment". Love and many thanks, Suzanne and Joe" Suzanne Moulin & Joe Harbert - July 24, 2010 @ St. Peter's Catholic, Canton, OH
"After hearing Michelle sing at our Pre-Cana day mass there was no hesitation whatsoever that we wanted her to sing at our ceremony. We could not be more pleased with the selection. She sang our song choices beautifully, and everyone in attendance inquired how we ever found such a great singer! We would highly recommend Michelle for any and all events!" Aaron & Rachel Bartlone - July 10, 2010 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"We chose Michelle to sing at our wedding because we had heard her sing before as a part of the band, Rick and the Cutting Edge. She has a beautiful voice and we are so glad we chose her to be a part of our ceremony as well as singing in the band at our reception. We had so many compliments on what a lovely voice she has! Thanks Michelle for a making our ceremony so beautiful and also making our reception a blast!" Joel & Megan Ficzner - June 26, 2010 @ St. Bridget of Kildare Church, Parma
"Vocalist, Michelle Romary did a great job bringing the whole congregation together in song, such a beautiful voice. Let me just say, I was tempted to switch churches and start attending St Christopher’s." Alyssa Clow, Photographer & Owner of Images by Alyssa - www.imagesbyalyssa.com - quote taken from her Blog regarding the May 15, 2010 Wedding Ceremony @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle was great! Her voice and singing ability are fantastic! She was an invaluable contribution to our wedding. She didn't try to "steal the show" and worked wonderfully with the organist, Father John, and the people in attendance. I recommend her without reservation."
Marc & Melissa Catanzarite - May 15, 2010 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Hi Michelle! Gosh, I just want to thank you so much for your beautiful performance at our wedding. You were simply amazing...you did such an awesome job and I can’t wait to watch the video from our camera. I cannot thank you enough for the exquisite part that you played in our special day. If I ever hear of anyone looking for a soloist, I will always direct them to you. Always. And, ...if you ever need a reference, please feel free to use me at any time. You have an amazing gift and I’m glad I found you. All the best, Jennifer Janas"
November 7, 2009 @ Ridgewood United Methodist Church, Parma
"Hi Michelle, Don and I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. We had so many compliments both on the music and your wonderful voice and singing ability. It was truly a pleasure having you as a part of our wedding and we really appreciate you singing for us!! Thank you so much! Sincerely, Heather and Don"
October 30, 2009 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"I wanted to thank you again for singing at my wedding this past summer (July 17th at St. Chris). You did a beautiful job. I received so many compliments on how beautiful your voice is....Thank you again for sharing your beautiful voice on such a special day in our lives. Molly McClain Fasulko"
July 17, 2009 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"Michelle's singing at our wedding was absolutely perfect - her voice with the music was exactly what we pictured on our wedding day. The music at the church was the most important part of the day for me - something I was so looking forward to - and it was everything I imagined! We had so many compliments from family and friends on our music and her beautiful voice. We were so happy with how easy she was to work with, and she knew just what we wanted! We would recommend Michelle to anyone, she was outstanding!!! A++++++++++++!" Chris & Kristen Gollinger - May 30, 2009 @ St. Christopher Catholic Church, Rocky River
"...I wanted to thank you for the beautiful job you did at our wedding ceremony on December 6. We had so many guests compliment us on the ceremony and the music and they all raved about you! Thanks again... you were wonderful! Attached is a picture that our photographers took of you during the ceremony. Thanks, Lauren (Wallace) Martin"
December 6, 2008 @ St. Paul Shrine, Cleveland