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Calithea String Quartet

String Quartet based in London

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Calithea String Quartet will transform any event into a spectacular occasion with a varied repertoire of Classical, Pop, Jazz & more! Members of the quartet have been educated in the highest institutions & have performed with many celebrity names.
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Wedding
Air (On a G-String) J.S Bach *
Alleluja from "Exultate Jubilate" Mozart arr. Latham
Amazing Grace arr.M.Naughtin
Andante (piano concerto no.21) Mozat arr.Latham
Anniversary Waltz Dubin/Franklin arr M.Naughtin
Aria from "Xerxes" Handel
Arioso J.S Bach arr. Latham
Ave Maria Bach/Gounod arr. M.Naughtin *
Ave Maria Franz Schubert
Ave Maria Schubert arr. M.Naughtin
Bridal Chorus Wagner
Canon Pachelbel *
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Handel *
Hornpipe (water music suite) Handel arr.M.Naughtin *
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring J.S Bach *
La Rejouissance from The Royal Fireworks - Handel *
Largo from "Winter" Vivaldi
Liebestraum Franz Liszt
Minuet (water music suite) Handel arr. M.Naughtin
Ninveh W.Daniel arr M.Naughtin
Ode to Joy Beethoven arr. Latham
Panis Angelicus C.Frank arr. Latham *
Rondeau Jean Joseph Mouret
Sheep may safely graze J.S Bach arr. Latham
Sleeping Beauty Waltz Tchaikovsky arr.Latham *
The Lords prayer A.H Malotte
Traumerei Schumann arr.Latham
Trumpet tune Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
Wachet auf J.S Bach arr.Latham
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Wedding March Wagner
Wedding song "There is love" arr. M.Naughtin
Wedding Suite arr M.Naughtin

Classical
Act III Carmen G. Bizet
Act IV Carmen G. Bizet
Adagio cantabile (from pathetique sonata) Beethoven
Adagio for strings (theme from Platoon) Samuel Barber
Air on a G String -  Bach
Allegro from Spring (The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi *
Andantino(La Forza del destino) Giuseppe Verdi
Anna’s Minuet Bach
Arioso Bach
Ave Maria arr Cecilia Weston
Barcarolle - Offenbach *
Belle Of The Ball (waltz) L. Anderson
Blue Danube waltzes Strauss
Bolero Ravel
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 Bach
Brandengurg concerto No.3 Bach *
Caprice Viennois F. Kreisler
Chanson de Matin Elgar *
Che Galida Manina Puccini
Chopin Waltzes Naughtin
Clair de Lune Debussy *
Czardas from Die Fledermaus Strauss
Danse Des Mirlitons Tchaikovsky
Danube waltzes (Anniversary waltz) J. Ivanovici
Divertimento in D Mozart
Divertimento in F Mozart
Duet from the Peartl Fishers - Bizet *
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik in G Mozart *
Fantasy in D - Mozart *
Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes *
Golden Earrings Naughtin
Golliwogs Cakewalk Debussy
Gypsy Life Victor Herbert
Habanera from Carmen G. Bizet
Hoe Down from Rodeo Aaron Copland
Hungarian dance No.1 Brahms
Hungarian dance No.10 Brahms
Hungarian dance no.11 Brahms
Hungarian dance No.2 Brahms
Hungarian dance No.21 Brahms
Hungarian dance No.3 Brahms
Hungarian dance no.4 Brahms
Hungarian dance no.5 Brahms *
Hungarian dance No.6 Brahms
Hungarian dance No.7 Brahms
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni *
Larghetto (serenade in E minor) Elgar
Largo (concerto for 2 violins) Bach
Largo (New World Symphony) Dvorak
Liebesfreud F. Kreisler
Meditation (Thais) Massenet *
Menuet (Le Tombeau de Couperin) M. Ravel
Midnight Bells waltz F. Kreisler
Minuet from Sprint Quintet no.11 - Boccherini *
Musetta’s waltz G. Puccini
Nessun Dorma Puccini
Nimrod (Enigma Variations) Elgar
Offenbachiana Naughtin
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini *
Pavane Faure *
Pavane Pour infante defunte M. Ravel
Polovtsian Dances Borodin
Prelude No.2 Gershwin
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Rachmaninoff
Richard Rodgers waltzes suite for strings Naughtin
Romance Shostakovich
Romanza Andaluza Sarasate
Rondo Alla Turka *
Rumanina Folk Dances Bela Bartok
Salut D'Amour - Elgar *
Saturday Night Waltz Aaron Copland
Schon Rosmarin F. Kreisler
Simple gifts Naughtin
Son of the Puszta Bela Keler
Sonata no.4 in D Handel
Symphony No.25 in G minor - Mozart *
Tales from the Vienna Woods Strauss
Tambourin Chinois F. Kreisler
Tango Albeniz
The girl with the flaxen hair Debussy
The girl with the flazen hair (Carmen) G. Bizet
The Great Waltz (sleeping Beauty) Tchaikovsky
Three Gymnopodies Eric Satie
Two hearts R. Stolz
Vilia F. Lehar
Vocalise Rachmaninoff
Waltz from symphony no.8 in G Dvorak
Waltz Suite from Die Fledermaus Strauss
Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier Strauss
Waltzes from Merry Widow F. Lehar
Wiener Blut Strauss

Broadway/Jazz/Latin
All I ask of You (from Phantom) - A. Lloyd Webber
America from West Side Story - Bernstein
Annie (highlights) - Strousse
Anything Goes
As time goes by - Hupfeld
Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
Autumn Leaves                                     
Bachianas Brazileiras No.5 - Villa Lobos
Begin the Beguine - Porter
Big Spender - From sweet charity                                                                    
Blue Moon                                            
Blue Tango - Anderson
Cabaret
Chicago - Fisher
Come in from the rain - Manchester
Country Medley - (trad.)
Danzas Argentinas No.2 - Ginastera
Do It Again - Gershwin
El Choclo (Tango) - Villoldo
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Evergreen - Streisand
Fawlty Towers
Feelings - Albert
Fly me to the moon
For just a moment  (St Elmos fire) - Foster
Forgotten Dreams - Anderson
Gabriels Oboe (from the film The Mission by Ennio Morricone) 
Getting sentimental over you
Goodbye to Love - Carpenter
Heard it through the grapevine
Hello Dolly
I feel Pretty (Wet Side Story) - Bernstein
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
I Love Paris - Porter
If You Could Read My Mind - Lightfoot
In the Mood - Garland
It had to be You
Jalousie (Tango) - Gade
Jeeves & Wooster jeeveswooster.mp3
La Bamba - trad.
Laura - Raksin
Leaving on a jet plane - Denver
Looney Tunes Fugue - Naughtin
Lord Of The Dance - trad Irish
Love theme from Godfather - Rota
Manha de Carnaval - Bonfa
Maple Leaf Rag *
Maria (West Side Story) - Bernstein
Memory (from Cats) - A. Lloyd Webber
Mission Impossible  (Theme tune funked up quartet remix)
Misty - Garner
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) - Horner
Natal variations (happy birthday) - Naughtin
New York New York - Kander
Noites Cariocas - Bandolim
One hand one heart
One hand one heart  (West Side Story) - Bernstein
Over the Rainbow - Arlen *
Pink Panther - Mancini
Por Una Cabeza (Scent of a woman tango) - Gardel *
Red Sails in the sunset - Williams
Romeo & Juliet love theme - Rota
Send in the clowns - Sondheim
Smoke gets in your eyes *
Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
Somewhere (West Side Story) - Bernstein
Spanish flea
Spread a little Happiness
Stardust
Stormy Weather - Arlen
Suddenly - Diamond
Summertime (Gershwin)
Tango - Albeniz *
Tanguedia III - Piazzolla
The King and I (highlights) - Rodgers Includes:March of the Siamese children; We Kiss in a shadow; I Whistle a happy tune; Getting to know you; Something Wonderful; Something Wonderful; Hello young lovers; Hello young lovers; Hello young lovers; Hello young lovers; Shall we dance
The music of the night (Phantom) - A Lloyd Webber
The Orange Blossom Special - Rousse
The summer knows (summer of 42) -  Legrand
Theme tune -  Star Wars
Theme tune - Gladiator (Now we are free)
Theme tune - Rocky
Tico Tico - Abreu
Tonight (West Side Story) - Bernstein
What are you doing the rest of your life? - Legrand
What’s new? - Haggart
When I fall in Love
You light up my Life - Brooks
You’re the Inspiration - Foster

Rock/Pop/Classical Crossover
1999 - Prince
20th Century Boy - T Rex
A Groovy Kind Of  Love - Phil Collins
A Hard Day’s Night - Beatles
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
AC/DC medley
All About You - McFly
All I Want Is You - U2
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
Always - Bon Jovi
Always a Woman - Billy Joel
Angels - Robbie Williams
Asleep In The Back - Elbow
At Last*
Babe I`m Gonna Leave You - Led Zepellin
Baby I Love You - Ramones
Back In Black - AC/DC
Back in the U.S.S.R
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Beautiful Day - U2
Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
Better - Tom Baxter
Big Spender - From sweet charity
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) *
Black Dog - Led Zepellin
Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice
Blues Brothers medley
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You Andy Williams
C'era Una Volta in America - Ennio Morricone
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chasing Rainbows - Shed Seven
Clocks - Coldplay
Close To You - Carpenters
Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua
Come On Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Coz I Luv You - Slade
Crown of Love - Arcade Fire
Dancing Queen - Abba
Day Tripper - Beatles
Don`t know Why - Norah Jones
Don’t Need A Reason - Beth Orton
Don’t Stop Believin‘ - Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Dream On - Aerosmith
Dust In The Wind - Kansas
Echo - Incubus
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Enjoy The Silence Depeche Mode
Everlasting Love Love Affair
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Everyday - Buddy Holly
Everything - Michael Buble
Everytime We Touch - Cascada
Explosive - Bond
Fade To Black - Metallica
Faithfully - Journey
Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
Fields of Gold (Sting) *
Fireflies - Owl City
Fix You - Coldplay
Flowers In The Rain - The Move
Gabriels Oboe - from the film The Mission by Ennio Morricone
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Greatest Day - Take That
Green Eyes - Coldplay
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Happy Together - The Turtles
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Hawaiian Wedding Song - Elvis Presley
He`s a Pirate - pirates of the Carribean
Heard it through the grapevine
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Heaven -  Brian Adams
Hello - Lionel Richie
Here Come The Girls - Sugababes
Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere The Beatles
Hey Jude - Beatles
Holiday - Green Day
Holocene - Bon Iver
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros *
House of the Rising Son - Animals
Hymn - Bond
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do - Abba
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I`ll Stand By You - The Pretenders
Imagine - Beatles
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Is This The Way to Amarillo
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
It’s Oh So Quiet - Bjork
Joga - Bjork
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Killing me Softly - Fugees
Kismet - Bond
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
Lately - Stevie Wonder
Layla - Eric Clapton
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Libertango - Piazzolla
Life In Technicolor - Coldplay
Life Is A Song Worth Singing - Johnny Mathis
Light My Fire - Doors
Lilac Wine - James Shelton
Live and let die - Paul McCartney
Livin’ Thing - ELO
Lord Of The Dance - trad Irish
Love Is Strange - Everything But The Girl
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Lovers In Japan - Coldplay
Make You Feel My Love - Adele *
Mamma Mia - Abba
Marry You - Bruno Mars
May It Be - Enya
Michael Jackson Medley
Mission Impossible (Theme tune funked up quartet remix)
Money - Pink Floyd
Money Money Money - ABBA
Moondance - Van Morrison
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
My Sacrifice - Creed
Night Swimming - R.E.M
Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Melua
No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Numb - Linkin Park
Oblivion - Piazzolla
Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
One - Metallica
One Day Like This - Elbow *
Only Girl In The World - Rhianna
Only Time - Enya
Over the Rainbow - Arlen *
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Palladio - karl Jenkins
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Requiem for a Dream - Lux Aeterna
Rio - Duran Duran
Rule The World - Take That
Run - Snow Patrol
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
She - Elvis Costello
She’s A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
She’s Leaving Home  -The Beatles
Should have been me - Yvonne Fair
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Smoke gets into your eyes *
Someone Like You - Adele
Sometime Around Midnight - Airborne Toxic Event
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Spread a little Happiness
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Staralfur  - Sigur Ros
Starlight - Muse
Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart - Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye
Storm - Vivaldi
Street Spirit - Radiohead
Summer In The City - Lovin’ Spoonful
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n Roses
Take A Chance On Me - Abba
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
Take On Me - Aha
Teenage Wasteland - The Who
Tender - Blur
That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
The Book Of Love - Peter Gabriel
The Final Countdown - Europe
The First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
The Greatest Love of All
The Irish Rover - The Pogues
The Magic Position - Patrick Wolf
The Medallion Calls - Pirates of the Caribbean
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis
The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
The Prayer - Bocelli
The Unforgiven - Metallica
The Universal - Blur
The wonder of you - Elvis
Theme tune - Gladiator (Now we are free)
Theme tune - Rocky
Theme tune - Star Wars
Three Lions - Skinner/Baddiel
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Tik Tok - Kesha
Titanium - David Guetta
Touch the Sky - Kanye West
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Toxic - Britney Spears
Truly - Richie
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Vivo Per Lei - Bocelli
Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Waterloo - ABBA
We Found Love - Rhianna
Whatever - Oasis
When a Man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge *
When I fall in Love
When I’m 64 - The Beatles
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
When You Were Young - The Killers
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zepellin
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Wind of Change - Scorpions
Winner takes It All - ABBA
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderwall - Oasis
World At Your Feet - Embrace
Yellow - Coldplay
Yellow Submarine - Beatles
Yesterday - Beatles
YMCA - Village People
You Are Everything - Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye
You Are So Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
You Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
You`re the First the Last My Everything - Barry White
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Your Song - Elton John
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Zombie - Cranberries

Bollywood
Aye ho meri zindagi me
Balle Balle (Pride and Prejedice)
Chura liya Hai Tumne *
Ghar aaja sonja (from Shazia Mansoor)
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Kabhie Kabhie *
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja (from the film "Maine Pyar Kiya" )
Kal ho na ho – theme tune
Maula Mere Maula
Mera Joota Hai Japani
Monsson Wedding
Na tum Hamein Jaano
Pardesi Pardesi
Teri Ore   
Tujhe Dekha To Ye
Tum Dilki

  • The Calithea String Quartet are stylish and professional!
  • Very extensive unrivalled repertoire including rock/pop!
  •  Performed as individuals with the likes of Take That and Pavarotti!
  • Trio and duo line ups also available!
  • Available in London, Midlands and the South East!

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

Standard Quartet: Violin x 2, Viola, Cello.
Optional Trio: Violin, Viola, Cello or 2 x Violins and Cello.
Optional Duo: 2 x Violins or Violin and Cello.

Highlights
* The Calithea String Quartet are stylish and professional!
* Very extensive unrivalled repertoire including rock/pop!
* Performed as individuals with the likes of Take That and Pavarotti!
* Trio and duo line ups also available!
* Available in London, Midlands and the South East!

Hailing from the The Royal Academy, The Royal College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Royal Northern Music Colleges, Calithea String Quartet have a wealth of over 17 years experience in performance with London string quartets, orchestras, TV and radio performances and as individuals on tours with the likes of Sting, Leona Lewis, Pavarotti, Il Divo, Westlife, Massive Attack, Emili Sande and Passenger to name but a few. Below is a video of the Calithea String Quartet performing alongside Sam Smith during a live version of his hit single Stay With Me:

Calithea String Quartet have become one of the busiest and most sought after wedding string quartets within their field and will add the wow factor to any event. They will provide you with a professional, friendly yet unobtrusive service and most importantly exceptional music whatever the occasion. The quartet primarily perform for weddings and corporate functions in London and surrounding counties, but can also travel to various locations nationwide.

The quartet instantly appeal to the more discerning audience performing an extensive range of unique and exciting repertoire from Bach to The Beatles, Lady Gaga to Led Zepellin, Snow Patrol to Sigur Ros, Elbow to Eric Clapton, Adele to Aerosmith, Baroque to Bollywood not to mention a wide range of classical repertoire. They have their own talented in house string quartet/trio arranger which means you can have a song specially written and performed by the group to bring a personal element to your special day.

Calithea String Quartet will perform up to 10 songs of your choice from their repertoire free of charge and will fill in the rest of the time playing a selection of similar music to the songs already chosen or specified genres as requested by the client. Anything above 10 song requests becomes a Customised Set and there will be a fee per song to cover admin time (please see booking options). The quartet are happy to advise how many songs will be required for your specific event, however refunds will not given for music not performed.

Please note:
- The quartet are happy to perform outside between the months late May to August on the condition that cover is provided by the venue, that the temperature is above 19 degrees and obviously weather permitting.

- Calithea String Quartet require food (buffet or hot meal) for all bookings over 3 hours.

- Due to availability or illness, deputy musicians of very a high professional standard may sometimes be used.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Calithea String Quartet from Alive Network

  • Special Arrangements Add £60

    Provide 2 months notice is given. Price per arrangement.

  • String Trio Deduct £132

    1 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello or 2 Violin, 1 cello. Max performance time 2 hours. Repertoire is more limited to that of the string quartet

  • String Duo Deduct £240

    2 Violins or Violin & Cello. Max performance time is 2 hours. Repertoire is more limited to that of the string quartet

  • Electric Background Quartet Add £240

    For an Electric performance

  • Customised Set Add £6

    First 10 song requests from repertoire free of charge. For extra song requests from their repertoire, per song