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Abbey Strings

Abbey Strings can provide a glamorous string quartet, trio or duo for weddings, private parties or corporate functions. With years of experience & a huge range of repertoire Abbey Strings know exactly how to add a touch of class to any event!

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Set List / Repertoire

General Repertoire (for Duo, Trio, Quartet and Orchestra):
Air from Water Music in F – Handel
Air on a G String - J.S Bach
Amazing Grace – Traditional
Ave Maria – Schubert
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 - J.S Bach
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Everlasting Love - Cason & Gaydon
Fields of Gold – Sting
Greensleeves – Traditional
Halleluja – Cohen
Hornpipe from Water Music in F – Handel
Hungarian Dance No.5 – Brahms
La Rejouissance – Handel
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Minuet from String Quintet no.11 – Boccherini
Nearer My God to Thee – Mason
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
One Day Like This – Elbow
Pavane - Faure
Rondeau – Mouret
Rule Brittania – Arne
Salut D'Amour – Elgar
Sheep may Safely Graze - J.S Bach
Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Arlen
Spring- 1st movement – Vivaldi
Tango in D – Albeniz
Tango por una Cabeza – Gardel
Te Deum – Charpentier
The Entertainer – Joplin
The Flower Duet from Lakmé – Delibes
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Winter- Largo – Vivaldi
You're Beautiful - Blunt

Duo:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Waller & Brooks
Andante from Violin Concerto – Mendelssohn
Arioso – J.S.Bach
Bridal March – Wagner
Cantabile – Tartini
Crazy for You – Madonna
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Hava Nagila – Traditional
Hornpipe from Water Music in D – Handel
Jesu, Joy of man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
Largo – Handel
Last Spring – Grieg
Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof – Bock
Melody & Dance from Scheherazade – Rimsky-Korsakov
Minuet in G – Beethoven
My Funny Valentine from Babes in Arms – Rodgers
Norwegian Dance No.2 – Grieg
Romance – Mozart
Scherzo – Schubert
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Kern
Swing Low – Traditional
The Ash Grove – Traditional
The Blue Danube – Strauss
To Life from Fiddler on the Roof – Bock
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Wachet Auf – J.S.Bach
Waltzing Matilda – Cowan
What a Wonderful World – Weiss
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

Trio:
‘S Wonderful – Gershwin
A Knightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Sherwin
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Age and Remembrance – Levin
All You Need is Love – John Lennon
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart
Andante from Piano Concerto No.21 – Mozart
Angels – Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers
Annie’s Song – Denve
At Last – James
Barcarolle – Offenbach
Bridal March – Wagner
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Peretti, Weiss, Creatore
Clocks – Coldplay
Concerto Grosso No.10 – Corelli
Country Club Rag – Joplin
Country Clare Waltz – Levin
Daydream – Tchaikovsky
Deh Vieni, Non Tardar from The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart
Divertimento No.1 K.439b – Mozart
Entr’acte from Carmen – Bizet
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Everything I do – Adams
Feather Theme from Forrest Gump – Silvestri
God Only Knows – Wilson
Here, There and Everywhere – McCartney
Hornpipe from Water Music in D – Handel
How Deep is Your Love? – Gibb
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ from Porgy and Bess – Gershwin
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Porter
If With All Your Hearts – Mendelssohn
Imagine – John Lennon
It Had To Be You – Jones
It Must be Love – Safiri
Just the Way You Are – Joel
Kissing You – Des’ree
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Lennon
March from the Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky
Moon River – Mancini
Morning – Grieg
My Heart Ever Faithful – J.S.Bach
Nobody Does it Better – Hamlisch
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
P.M.’s Love Theme from Love Actually – Armstrong
Pleasant Moments – Joplin
Pretty Woman – Orbison & Dees
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin
Schindler's List – Williams
She from Notting Hill - Kretzmer & Aznavour
Somebody to Love – Mercury
Songbird – Cassidy
Stand by Me – King
Suite from The Fairy Queen – Purcell
Summertime from Porgy and Bess – Gershwin
The Final Countdown – Tempest
The Man I Love – Gershwin
The Tangled Waltz – Levin
There She Goes – Mavers
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Wachet Auf - J.S Bach
We Have All the Time in the World – Barry
We've Only Just Begun – Nichols
When a Man Loves a Woman – Sledge
When I'm Sixty Four – McCartney
Where is Love? from Oliver – Bart
Wonderwall – Gallagher
You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Wonder
You Raise Me Up - Graham & Lovland
You're the First, the Last, My Everything – White

Quartet & Orchestra:
'S Wonderful – Gershwin
A Little Help from My Friends - Lennon & McCartney
A Thousand Years – Perri
A Whole New World from Aladdin – Menken
Aint Misbehavin' - Waller & Brooks
All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd Webber
All I Want is You - U2
All of You – Porter
All You Need is Love – Lennon
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart
And I Love You So – McLean
Angels - Williams & Chambers
Angels, from the Realms of Glory - French traditional
Anything Goes – Porter
As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver – Bart
At Last – James
Bohemian Rhapsody – Mercury
Brown Eyed Girl – Morrison
Can't Help Falling in Love with You - Peretti, Weiss, Creatore
Cavatina from The Deer Hunter – Myers
Cinema Paradiso – Morricone
Clocks – Coldplay
Cry Me a River – Hamilton
Danny Boy – Traditional
Deh Vieni, Non Tardar from The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart
Don't Cry for Me Argentina from Evita - Lloyd Webber
Don't Get Around Much Anymore – Ellington
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
English Country Gardens – Traditional
Entr'acte from Carmen – Bizet
Everything I Do – Adams
Feather Theme from Forrest Gump – Silvestri
Fly Me to the Moon – Howard
From a Distance – Gold
Funiculi Funicula – Denza
Fur Elise – Beethoven
Good King Wenceslas - Traditional English
Good Riddance - Green Day
Have I Told You Lately – Morrison
Hey Jude - Lennon & McCartney
Hotel California - The Eagles
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
I Love You – Porter
I Will Always Love You – Houston
I've Got You Under My Skin – Porter
If I Were a Richman from Fiddler on the Roof – Bock
Imagine – Lennon
It Don't Mean a Thing – Ellington
It Had to Be You – Jones
It Must Be Love – Safiri
It's Alright With Me – Porter
James Bond theme – Patrick
Just the Way You Are – Joel
Kissing You - Des'ree
Let's Do It – Porter
Liebestraum – Liszt
Love Changes Everything from Aspects of Love - Lloyd Webber
Makin' Whoopee from Whoopee! – Donaldson
March from The Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky
Memory from Cats - Lloyd Webber
Mission: Impossible – Schifrin
Moon River – Mancini
Moondance – Morrison
Morning – Grieg
My Funny Valentine from Babes in Arms – Rodgers
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic – Horner
Nobody Does it Better – Hamlisch
Non Piu Andrai from The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart
O Sole Mio – Capua
Pizzicato Polka – Strauss
Poirot Theme – Gunning
Prelude to Carmen – Bizet
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Raiders March from Indiana Jones – Williams
Schindler's List – Williams
Scottish Medley – Traditional
She from Notting Hill - Kretzmer & Aznavour
Skyfall - Adele & Epworth
Somewhere Out There from An Amercian Tail – Horner
Songbird – Cassidy
Speak Softly Love from The Godfather – Rota
Spring- 2nd movement – Vivaldi
Strangers in the Night – Kaemfert
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
The Greatest Love of All – Masser
The Inspector Clouseau Theme – Mancini
The Magnificent Seven theme – Bernstein
The Music of the Night - Lloyd Webber
The Universal – Blur
They Can't Take That Away from Me – Gershwin
Tonight from West Side Story – Bernstein
Unchained Melody – North
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
We Have All the Time in the World – Barry
What a Wonderful World – Weiss
What is This Thing Called Love? – Porter
When a Man Loves a Woman – Sledge
When I Fall in Love – Young
When You Wish Upon a Star – Washington
Where is Love? from Oliver – Bart
Wonderwall – Gallagher
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday - Lennon & McCartney
You are the Sunshine of my Life – Wonder
You Raise Me Up - Graham & Lovland
You're in my Heart – Stewart
You're the First, the Last, My Everything – White
You’ve Really Got Me - The Kinks
Your Song - Elton John

Christmas:
Away in a Manger - Traditional English
Deck the Halls – Traditional
Ding Dong! Merrily on High - French, 16th century
Frosty the Snowman - Walter Rollins & Steve Nelson
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen - English traditional
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Mendelssohn
Jingle Bell Rock - James Boothe & Joseph Beal
Jingle Bells - James Piermont
Joy to the World – Handel
Let it Snow - Jule Styne
O Come, All Ye Faithful – Tradtional
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Plainsong
Once in Royal David's City - John Gauntlett
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Marks
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - J. Fred Coots
See Amid the Winter's Snow - John Goss
Silent Night – Gruber
The First Noel – Traditional
The Holy and the Ivy - English traditional
Walking in the Air from The Snowman - Howard Blake
We Three Kings of Orient Are - John Hopkins
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Traditional English
Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard

5 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Flawless performance on our wedding.

5 stars - Abbey Strings are Highly Recommended booked Abbey Strings for their Wedding in Hampshire October 2019

“Abbey Strings were so professional, sounded amazing and the selection of pieces they have from classic to modern were great. They seamlessly arranged a last minute practice with a performer (Opera) on the day of our wedding and she also commented on how brilliant they were. Thank you x”


The ladies were fabulous.

5 stars - Abbey Strings are Highly Recommended booked Abbey Strings for their event at St Martin's Courtyard in London

“The ladies were fabulous and very much enjoyed by everyone. Thanks ever so much again and we will certainly keep them in mind for future events!”


From start to finish they were absolutely AMAZING!

5 stars - Abbey Strings are Highly Recommended booked Abbey Strings for their Wedding at Preston Court Manor House in London

“The whole day was pure perfection for us! We would both like to say a massive THANK YOU to you lovely ladies! What an awesome surprise that was! I managed to hold myself together on the journey to the venue... right up until I stepped out of our wedding car, saw Warren and heard the ladies start playing, how I sobbed! We can't get over how talented the ladies were, from start to finish they were absolutely AMAZING! The whole day went by in a blissful blur but I remember hearing some of 'our songs' Warren so wonderfully chose, played so beautifully!! It's bringing tears to my eyes thinking about it all! Everyone keeps commenting on the lovely ladies too, telling us how talented, friendly, fabulous, amazing etc they all were!! Please could you pass on my apologies for not thanking them in person, I think I managed a quick hello and told them how fantastic they were but was then whisked away for photographs and by the time we'd finished they'd gone! Again we just can't thank you all enou...”


Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding.

5 stars - Abbey Strings are Highly Recommended booked Abbey Strings for their event

“Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. So many people commented on how brilliant you were. You really made the day so special for us! ”


I would thoroughly recommend them.

5 stars - Abbey Strings are Highly Recommended booked Abbey Strings for their event

“The girls not only conducted themselves in a most professional manner, but they also looked gorgeous, being beautifully dressed and well groomed, we felt very proud to have them with us on such a special day. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone that wants to add a little 'extra' to their event. ”

Prices

Price from £590 + travel from London

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Lineup

Default lineup: 3 members

Standard Trio: Violin, Viola and Cello.
* Smaller and larger line ups also available (please see booking options)

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Highlights
* Professional string ensemble providing beautiful music for any ocassion!
* All members trained at London's top conservatoires and are highly experienced at private events and professional sessions!
* A range of ensembles available from a duo to a full 20 piece orchestra!

Immaculate. Exquisite. Live.

Abbey Strings brings together some of the UK’s leading female string players into small ensembles destined to make special occasions simply unforgettable.

Trained at London’s top conservatoires, and experienced at private events and professional sessions, Abbey Strings members each understand how to deliver performances of the very highest quality, whether they’re playing works by Bach or the Beatles.

Abbey Strings have a huge repertoire that is continually growing as the ensemble keep up with the latest pop hits and film themes. From Mozart and Bach to Skyfall and Guns and Roses, Abbey Strings have a wonderful selection for clients to choose from.

Available Ensembles
Standard Trio (Violin, Viola and Cello)
Abbey Strings Trio is the most popular of all Abbey Strings ensembles and retains much of the warmth of the quartet while maintaining the intimacy of a duo.

Duo (Violin and Cello)
Abbey Strings Duo is the ideal choice where the fuller sound of the trio or quartet is not required. The duo creates a delicate and sophisticated musical backdrop for any special occasion and has an impressive repertoire, from classical to pop music.

Quartet (Violin, Violin, Viola and Cello)
This group of four musicians has a wonderfully rich sound and access to an extensive and varied repertoire. It’s the perfect choice for larger events.

Orchestra (6-20 members available)
Abbey Strings Orchestra is the perfect ensemble to add that touch of glamour to your event. An all-enveloping warmth and richness filling your venue with sound. Our string orchestra can feature anywhere between 6 and 20 Abbey Strings members. Please speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.

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