Highly Recommended Based in Bromley, Kent but travels UK wide
Brilliant violin, viola and cello trio combining classical with contemporary music. From Bach to The Beatles and Pachelbel to Gershwin. Based in London, their smaller ensemble size means they are perfect for petite budgets and venue spaces! Prices: From £468 + (for standard 3 hours' playing time)
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"City String Trio were very friendly and professional and really made a difference to our event. It would not have been such a success without them."
Standard performance time: 3 x 60 minutes (with breaks) - DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR LESS THAN 3 HOURS' PLAYING TIME
The City String Trio was formed by Edward Morton (violin) Sarah Blundell (viola) and Diana Bailey (cello) . The members of the City String Trio are based in Kent and Surrey and they perform regulary in London and the South East.
Edward Morton took up the violin at the age of four under the tutilage of Teddy Bor and later continued his studies at the Royal College of Music London. He studied with various professors including Bernard Newland Christopher Warren Green Hugh Bean and Suzanne Rosza. He has had a long interest in contemporary music developing his techniques for performance with Oliver Knussen. He was a founding member of the Parke Ensemble a contemporary music group based in London with whom he worked with such eminent composers as Judith Weir. He now performs exclusively with The City String Trio.
Diana Bailey studied the 'cello at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London where her professors included Stefan Popov and Raphael Wallfisch. Her studies included extensive training in chamber music under the direction of Gordon Back and Paul Berkowitz with whom she specialised in piano trio performance. As well as working with the City String Trio she is also an accomplished pianist and clarinettist.
Sarah Blundell studied the viola at the Royal College of Music and The University of Surrey prior to a period of training in performance at Goldsmiths College University of London. Her viola professors included Eileen Engelbrecht William Padel and Roger Best. Following extensive performance of chamber music with both small and large ensembles coached by experts including Sebastian Forbes and Norman Del Mar she now devotes her energies to performance with The City String Trio.
Their repertoire contains music that is appropriate to be performed before the service during the entrance of the bride while the register is being signed and while the couple exit down the aisle. The live music created by The City String Trio lends a particular intimacy to your service and certainly adds to the depth of the occasion. The music of a string trio is less intrusive than that of a string quartet for example and is perfectly suited to the wedding service. During the reception our style changes and they tend to perform a selection of popular music and light jazz classics. The music can provide a beautiful background to a reception for up to 100 people.
If you are arranging a party for a wedding anniversary we can usually provide music of the appropriate period. Live music always helps to develop a fun and lively atmosphere for your guests and we recommend that you give it a try!
City String Trio's Set List / Repertoire
Classical Pachelbel - Canon Mendelssohn - Wedding March Wagner - Bridal March (Here comes the Bride) Handel - Water Music Suite I Handel - Water Music Suite II Handel - Firework SuiteHandel - Largo Handel - March from Scipio Handel - Sarabande Elgar - Salut d'Amour Elgar - Chanson de Matin Elgar - Nimrod from Enigma Variations Massenet - Meditation from Thais Bach - Jesu Joy Delibes - Flower Duet Haydn - Minuet and Trio (Surprise Symphony) Handel - Queen of Sheba Boyce - Symphony No. 4 Vivaldi - Themes from The Four Seasons Clarke - Prince of Denmark’s March Handel - Suite in Bb Thomas - Gavotte from Mignon Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary Haydn - Minuet from Symphony No. 75 Haydn - String Trio Bach - Air on the G String Mozart - A Musical Joke Mozart - March from Magic Flute Mozart - Come Deck with Flowers Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart - Voi che sapete from Marriage of Figaro Mozart - Overture from Marriage of Figaro Mozart - Adagio from Clarinet Concerto Mozart - La Ci Darem La Mano from Don Giovanni Delibes - Prelude and Mazurka from Coppelia Strauss - Radetzky March Tchaikovsky - Excerpts from Swan Lake Grieg - Morning from Peer Gynt Schubert - Ave Maria Schubert - Moment Musical Borodin - Polovtsian Dance Borodin - Nocturne Faure - Pavane Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe Boccherini - Minuet Debussy - Clair de Lune Holst - Jupiter from The Planets Bizet - Intermezzo L'Arlesienne Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda Mendelssohn - Andante Dvorak - Largo from New World Symphony Britten - Rondeau (Young Person's Guide to The Orchestra) Elgar - Land of Hope and Glory Karl Jenkins - Palladio Handel - Trio Sonata Dark Eyes Hava Nagila La Golondrina
Light Jazz I Got Rhythm Lullaby of Birdland I’ve Got you Under My Skin It had to be You What a Wonderful World Anniversary Waltz Time on my Hands Tuxedo Junction As Time Goes By Moonlight Serenade Blue Moon Lady Be Good Embraceable You A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Someone to Watch Over Me Charleston Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Ain’t Misbehavin’ These Foolish Things All the Time in the World More Than You Know Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) Happy Feet S’Wonderful Side By Side I Get a Kick out of You Fly me to the Moon Moonlight Serenade Belle of the Ball Blue Tango Jazz Legato They all Laughed Once in a While Cruising Down the River Way down Yonder Pennies from Heaven Take Five Forgotten Dreams Pennies from Heaven Stormy Weather Making Whoopee Stardust Lady Sings the Blues Tea For Two
Film, TV and Show Tunes I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables) I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady) On the Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady) Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera) Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love) Harry Potter medley As long as He Needs Me (Oliver) Food Glorious Food (Oliver) Where is Love? (Oliver) As Long as He Needs Me (Oliver) I'm Reviewing the Situation (Oliver) America (West Side Story) Maria (West Side Story) There’s No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get you Gun) The Entertainer (The Sting) Cavatina (Deer Hunter) You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera) My Favourite Things (Sound of Music) Edelweiss (Sound of Music) This Nearly was Mine (South Pacific) Big Spender (Sweet Charity) Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Oklahoma!) But Not for Me (Four Weddings……) What Kind of Fool (Stop the World) Summertime (Porgy and Bess) Is you Is (Five Guys Named Moe) Getting to Know You (The King and I) Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins) Theme from Titanic Theme from You Only Live Twice Theme from The Godfather Theme from Out of Africa This is a Lovely Day (Bless the Bride) HMS Pinafore medley Pirates of Penzance medley Winnie the Pooh Ev'rybody wants to be a Cat Cruella de Vil When you wish upon a Star I need a Boat All Creatures Great and Small Theme from Star Wars Theme from Fawlty Towers Theme from Match of the Day Theme from Game of Thrones Theme from Gladiator (Now We Are Free) Benny Hill Theme Tune (Yackety Sax)
Popular Everything I Do Groovy Kind of Love Truly, Madly, Deeply Runaway Your Song Money Money Money On the Wings of Love It Must be Love Live Forever This Love She will be Loved Love of My Life My Immortal Kissing You Yesterday When I’m 64 All you Need is Love Michelle Fixing a Hole Here, There and Everywhere All Shook Up Walk Don't Run Scott Joplin Rags, including The Entertainer Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue All I have to do is Dream Puppy Love You’ll Never Walk Alone Danny Boy You Can't Hurry Love Smoke gets in you Eyes Stand by Me Bring Me Sunshine Bittersweet Symphony Universal Annie's Song But not for Me She Frankie and Johnny New York, New York Time to say Goodbye My Way All I have to do is Dream Nothing Else Matters The Way you make me Feel Take my Breath Away Louise Country House Viva La Vida The Scientist Love of My Life You Are The Best Thing Another One Bites the Dust Run For Your Life At Last - Etta James A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
NEW!Christmas Repertoire! Twelve Days Of Christmas Joy To The World White Christmas Carols – Once In Royal, The First Nowell, While Shepherds, O Come, Etc Frosty The Snowman Silent Night Bluesy Night Deck The Halls With Swingin’ Music Good King Wenceslas Freaked Out Hark The Herald Angels Scat Sing Good King Wenceslas Swing Carols – Away In A Manger, Hark The Herald, O Little Town, Ding Dong, Etc Let It Snow Sleigh Ride God Rest Ye Swingin’ Gentlemen Jinglin’ Janglin’ Bells Ding Dong Merrily Swing Have Yourself A Merry Christmas Blue Christmas Sleigh Ride (Abridged) Calypso Carol Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Mary’s Boy Child
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Customer reviews for City String Trio
1 to 10 of 16 customer reviews for City String Trio in date order
14/09/2013 City String Trio
"City String Trio were very friendly and professional and really made a difference to our event. It would not have been such a success without them."
Customer review by Joanne Woodhead
20/07/2013 City String Trio
"We were delighted with the City String Trio who added to the elegance and sophistication of the Dode setting for our wedding.
The Trio were adaptable and played inside and out; their repertoire was varied and very suitable for the occasion. The booking process was easy and we would recommend the City String Trio and Alive Network to others."
Customer review by Angela
06/07/2013 City String Trio
"I recently booked the City String Trio to perform at my daughter's wedding. After consulting several groups, I found this trio to be one with a great deal of experience and many satisfied customers.
We required traditional music for the ceremony and some more "light hearted" and upbeat music for the following reception. All of our requests were happily accepted and performed on the day. This group clearly has a large repertoire to suit all tastes and a highly professional approach to their performances.
The City String Trio produces a full sound and you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between this trio and a quartet. They arrived at the church in plenty of time before the ceremony, and then moved on to the reception venue, ready to play before any of the guests had arrived.
In short, they added a huge element of class and style to help make my daughter's day perfect. I would highly recommend the City String Trio without any hesitation."
Customer review by Michael Coates
15/06/2013 City String Trio
"Our whole service was made just perfect by having the beautiful music played by the City String Trio. We cannot thank them enough for the punctuality and the service they provided, with fun and professionalism.
We had a specific agenda on the songs we wanted played and my partner had a quite specific piece to walk out of the service to.
We wanted not the typical classic tunes but ones that showed there was still time to run away… such as "Don’t Marry Her"… and "Run for the Hills"... The group arranged these tunes and did a great job. The theme tune to Benny Hill went down a storm. Very grateful…"
Customer review by Greg Allen & Paul Shepherd
24/11/2012 City String Trio
"We were entirely happy with the performance and attitude of the City String Trio. They played perfectly to suit the mood of the occasion - happy, friendly, and relaxed. They chose music that was of the type we indicated we wanted, without us having to go into tedious detail. They were extremely approachable and friendly, while clearly taking their performance seriously. I would not hesitate to engage them again. "
Customer review by Owen Crispin
28/09/2012 City String Trio
"This was the first time we had used Alive Network and were very pleased with the service we received. The City String Trio were brilliant, staff, clients and venue staff were all impressed with their performance."
Customer review by Naomi Franklin Hobbs
26/09/2012 City String Trio
"Gemma at Alive Network was prompt in all correspondence, thus ensuring our booking was straightforward and removing the need for me to contact Alive Network to double check information.
City String Trio were incredibly professional and played beautifully at our wedding - I just wish that I had been able to listen to them more instead of being whisked away for photos all the time! The Trio played the music we had requested and were a joy to listen to. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and would love to book them again!"
Customer review by Liz Albert
02/08/2012 City String Trio
"The trio had a large repertoire so they were quite versatile from playing jazzy tunes when guests started arriving and were sitting down for a garden cream tea party to playing beautiful classical pieces for our ceremony- they even improvised in such a professional manner when the bridal party walked down the aisle. They took so long that the piece ended so when it was time for me (the bride) to walk down the aisle they quickly improvised and starting playing again so it looked as if it had been rehearsed all along...very impressed!
They also chose a beautiful piece for the exit of the bridal party (as I was running around like a headless chicken the day before the wedding so missed to specify what we wanted)!
We are also very grateful to Gemma from Alive Network who coordinated all the different bands we hired as well as offered outstanding customer service when it came to being flexible about being able to pay by card and asking the bands about our special requests! The 3 bands we hired from AliveNetwork were exceptional and we wouldn't hesitate them to use their services again."
Customer review by Ally Hill
03/07/2012 City String Trio
"City String were smart, professional and the music they produced was exactly what I asked for. All of my guests commented that the music was beautiful and really highlighted the special nature of the evening. I wouldn’t hesitate to book the City String Trio again."
Customer review by Craig Beer
31/01/2012 City String Trio
"A lovely trio, who, once set up, didn’t need any more of my time which as the organiser is one thing less to worry about. They were great and very polite and professional. The trio really added to the ambience of the night."
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City String Trio is based in Bromley, Kent but most of the
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