Abele Strings

Abele Strings is a professional, all female quartet which specialises in classical and light music. Members have performed with Take That, Madonna, Shirley Bassey, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and more!

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Set List / Repertoire

Popular/ Show Music / Latin
All I Ask of You  from “Phantom”- Lloyd Webber
America  from “West Side Story”- Bernstein 
An American in Paris - Gershwin
“Annie” Highlights- Strouse
Anything Goes - Porter
Ashokan Farewell from “The Civil War” - Ungar
As Time Goes By- Hupfield
Bass Vile Blues - Devinez
Beatles Selection - Beatles
Begin the Beguine - Port
Blue Tango - Anderson
Beside the Seaside - Glover
Cabaret - Kander/Ebb
Chicago - Fisher
Cock Linnet - Collins/Leigh
Come in From the Rain - Manchester
Country Medley- Trad.
Czardas - Monti
Danzas Argentinas No 2 - Ginastera
Dark Eyes - Trad
Do It Again - Gershwin
El Choco Tango- Villoldo
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Evergreen- Streisand
Feelings - Albert
Forgotten Dreams - Anderson
For Just a Moment - Foster
Goodbye  to Love - Carpenter
Have I Told You Lately - Van  Morrison
Hawaii Five 0 Theme - Setzer
I Don’t Know How to Love Him- Lloyd Webber
I Feel Pretty  from “West Side Story”- Bernstein
I got Rhythm  Variations - Gershwin
I Love Paris - Porter
Inspector Morse Theme - Pheloung
Irish Sherry- Trad./Carolan  
If You Could Read My Mind- Lightfoot
In the Mood - Garland
It Don’t Mean a Thing - Ellington
James Bond Themes - Norman/ Barry
Jalousie Tango - Gade
Jeeves  and Wooster Theme - Dudley
Just Another Rhumba - Gershwin
“King and I” selection- Rogers
La Bamba - Trad.
Laura - Raskin
La Vie en Rose - Louiguy
Leaving on a Jet Plane - Denver
Lets Do It - Porter
Looney Tunes Fugue - Naughtin
Love Theme from “The Godfather” - Rota
Loyko - Trad.
Makin’ Whoopee - Donaldson
Manha de Carnaval  from “Black Orpheus” - Bonfa
Maria from “West Side Story” - Bernstein
Memory from “Cats” - Lloyd Webber
Misty - Garner
Moondance - Van Morrison
Morenita do Brazil - Farranto
Music of the Night fom “Phantom” - Lloyd Webber
My Funny Valentine - Rogers
My Heart Will Go On from “Titanic” - Horner
Natal Variations (Happy Birthday) - Naughtin
New York New York - Kander
Noites Cariocas - Bandolim
One Hand One Heart  from “West Side Story” - Bernstein
The Orange Blossom Special - Rouse
Over a Rainbow - Arlen
Palladio - Jenkins
Pennies From Heaven - Johnson
Por Una Cabeza  Tango  from “Scent of a Woman” - Gardel
Purple Haze - Hendrix
Red Sails in the Sunset - Williams
Romeo  and Juliet Love Theme - Rota
Scarborough Fair - Trad./Bowles
Selection of Christmas Music/Carols - Various composers
Selection of Hymns - Various composers
Selection of Rags - Joplin
Send in the Clowns - Sondheim
Someone  to Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Somewhere  from “West Side Story” - Bernstein
Stormy Weather - Arlen
Suddenly - Diamond
Sunrise Sunset - Bock
Sway Cherry Pink - Beltran
The Summer Knows - Legrand
Tanguedia III - Piazzola
Tico-Tico - Abreu
Tonight  from “West Side Story” - Bernstein
Truly - Richie
What’s New? - Haggart
What Are You Doing  the Rest of Your Life? - Legrand
You Light Up My Life - Brooks
You’re the Inspiration - Foster

Traditional / Classical
Belle of the Ball Waltz

J.S. Bach  
Air on a G String
Double Violin Concerto
Brandenburg Concertos nos 2 and 3
Sheep May Safely Graze
Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena)
Arioso from Cantata no 156
Cantata no 140
Two Chorale Preludes
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Violin Concerto mve. 1 in E major

Ave Maria

Adagio for strings

Folk Dances

Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata 
Ode to Joy  

Selection from Carmen

Prince Igor

Hungarian Dances

Selection of Waltzes

Hoe-down from Rodeo
Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo

Christmas Concerto

Clair de Lune
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Golliwog’s Cake-walk

Flower Duet from Lakme

Funiculi Funicula

Largo from the New World Symphony
Waltz from Symphony no. 8

Chanson de Matin and Nuit
Salut  d’Amour


Panis Angelicus

Prelude no. 2

Morning from Peer Gynt

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Water Music
Violin Sonata in D major
La Rejouissance


Gypsy Life

Anniversary Waltz

Caprice Viennois
Midnight Bells Waltz
Schon Rosmarin
The Old Refrain

Merry Widow Waltzes 
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Meditation from Thais

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Divertimeni in D and F
Marriage of Figaro (wedding march)
Figaro Overture

Wedding March



Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme
Musetta’s Waltz

Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Voluntary
Two Rondeaux from  The Fairy Queen

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Pavane pour une infante defunte

Richard Rogers
Selection of Waltzes

Thieving Magpie Overture

Saint Seans     
The Swan

Romanza Andaluza

3 Gymnopedies

Ave Maria


Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time

Strauss J.        
Czardas from Die Fledermaus
Blue Danube Waltz
Die Fledermaus Waltzes
Pizzicato Polka
Radetzky March
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Trish Trash Polka
Wiener Blut Waltzes

Strauss R. 
Der Rosenkavalier

Amazing Grace
Golden Earings

Russian Dance
Selection from the Nutcracker

Four Seasons
Concert Grossi in A and D minor

La Forza del Destino 

Bridal Chorus  

Full Biography

* All female string quartet specialising in classical and light music!
* Trio and duo ensembles also available!
* Previous experience includes performing with Take That, Madonna, Shirley Bassey, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow City Ballet and many more!

“You sound brilliant”
- Gordon Ramsay

Abele Strings is an all female ensemble which specialises in classical and light music entertainment for weddings, functions, corporate events, parties and concerts. The group can be hired as a quartet (with two violins, one viola and one cello), a trio (violin, viola and cello), a duo (violin and cello). Presentation can be formal or more relaxed; co ordinated ball gowns, evening wear or smart casual.

Abele Strings have performed at a wide range of prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace, Goodwood House, Spencer House, Wallace Collection, Claridges, Woburn Abbey and many top London hotels. The players have worked with the likes of Joan Armatrading, Take That, Alesha Dixon, Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Peter Gabriel to name a few; and on another note The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Opera, Moscow City Ballet; plus West End shows Matilda, Ghost, Les Miserables and Lion King again to name a few.


Default lineup: 4 members

Quartet: 2 x Violin, 1 x Viola, 1 x Cello.

Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets

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3 x 45 minutes sets

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Duo Performance (2hrs)

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Trio Performance (2hrs)

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Duo Performance (3hrs)

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Trio Performance (3hrs)

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Price from £878 + travel from Hertfordshire

Based on 4 members performing up to 2 hours of background music

  • East of England From £878
  • South East From £881
  • East Midlands From £913
  • West Midlands From £930
  • South West From £952

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12 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 4 stars
Value for money: 4 stars
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Created the perfect ambiance!

5 stars - Abele Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Abele Strings for their Wedding in Hertfordshire

“Abele Strings played at the drinks reception of our wedding just before Christmas. They were highly responsive before the event and played a repertoire of popular music at the event which was wonderful. It created the perfect ambiance.”

An 80th birthday tea party

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

“Thank you so much for the beautiful music - Mum was thrilled & it really gave the party a lovely atmosphere. We will hopefully see you again in the future, Kind regards Sarah”

An individual and heartwarming wedding

5 stars - Abele Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Abele Strings for their Wedding

“My husband and I :-) would to thank you and the artists who played at our wedding on Saturday 20th October 2018. I did not get a chance to meet and greet and introduce myself to them as I was banished to my hotel room as Mark was practising standing up in the wedding room so I couldn't come down and then we didn't get a chance again. I'm sure you experience this all the time but I felt a bit rude. We only got to hear Sweet child O' mine as we insisted on sitting down to listen but even then were ushered away as people wanted us announced so they could eat their meal.....how very rude we were trying to listen to you guys :-). Everyone said they enjoyed the music and how lovely to have live music. Not what they expected us to choose at all. We had such a fab day that went far too quickly. We have decided to have a first anniversary party next October and would really like BowFiddle to play again and this time we might get to hear you. I will be in touch once we have a date to see if you...”

Lovely church wedding ceremony

5 stars - Abele Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Abele Strings for their Wedding

“Hi Laura, Just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful! So thrilled we had you play and you brought our dream to life. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak to you properly at the church. All the best, Laura”

Amazing, Perfect for our wedding

5 stars - Abele Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Abele Strings for their Wedding in Hampshire

“Absolutely brilliant, so glad we asked Abele Strings to play at our civil ceremony. They were perfect. They provided a lovely calm ambiance before the ceremony which kept my husband chilled out, played during the signing and then at our drinks reception (3 hrs). The quality of their performance was spectacular and we had so many comments from our guests and also the event organisers. We had the trio and just before our wedding wondered if we should have gone for the quartet in case it was lacking in depth. We needn't have worried, the three musicians provided a superb balance and depth. I spoke with Laura Rose a couple of times to confirm our ceremony choices were appropriate and non-religious and also had email contact. Lovely to deal with and very helpful. We requested classical music only and were not disappointed. They were outstanding. Thoroughly recommend them.”

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