City String Trio

Brilliant violin, viola and cello string trio combining classical with contemporary music, from Bach to Bridgerton. Based in London, their smaller ensemble size means they are perfect for petite budgets and venue spaces!

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Set List / Repertoire

Life on Mars - David Bowie
Video Games - Lana del Rey
When You Were Young - The Killers
You are the Reason - Calum Scott
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Lover - Taylor Swift
We Found Love - Rihanna
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
My Love - Paul McCartney
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Whatever - Oasis
Simply the Best - Noah Reid
Paradise - George Ezra
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Final Countdown - Europe
As the World Falls Down - David Bowie
Hold My Hand - Lady Gaga
Meant to Be - Bebe Rexa
Nancy Mulligan - Ed Sheeran
Love Me Like You Do
Don't Stop Believin'
Only Time (Enya)
Rescue Me
Sleeping at Last
Viva La Vida
The Scientist
I'm Yours
Love of My Life
You're Beautiful
Aerith's Theme
Time After Time
Isn't She Lovely
How Long Will I Love You
You Are The Best Thing
Another One Bites the Dust
Run For Your Life
At Last - Etta James
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
Beneath Your Beautiful
A Sky Full of Stars
One day like this
All of Me
Angels Robbie Williams
Baby I'm Amazed by You
Thank you for Loving Me
No Place I'd Rather Be
Let's Get Married
I'd Do Anything for Love
You Raise Me Up
Somewhere Only We Know
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Marry You
Wherever You Will Go
You've Got the Love
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Everything I Do
Groovy Kind of Love
Truly, Madly, Deeply
Your Song
Guiding Light
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
When I’m 64
All you Need is Love
All My Loving
Fixing a Hole
Here, There and Everywhere
All Shook Up
Walk Don't Run
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
Annie's Song
But not for Me
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
Country House
My Boy Lollipop
God Only Knows where I'd be without you
Better Together
Sealed with a Kiss
Hippopotamus Song
Sweet Child o' Mine

Film, TV and Show Tunes
City of Stars (La La Land)
Theme from Game of Thrones
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and the Beast)
Theme from Gladiator (Now We Are Free)
Theme from The Godfather
Theme from Game of Thrones
Nobody Does it Better
Now we are Free
Theme from Anne of Green Gables
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
The Rose
Theme from Star Wars
Theme from Eastenders
As the World Falls Down
Antiques Road Show
Theme from Jurassic Park
Theme from Skyfall
Theme from True Romance (You're So Cool)
Medley of Les Miserables tunes
I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
On the Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
Embassy Waltz (My Fair Lady)
Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love)
Potter Waltz
Harry Potter medley
Portuguese Love Theme (Love Actually)
Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
Theme from Titanic
Theme from You Only Live Twice
Theme from The Godfather
Theme from Out of Africa
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)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Lion King)
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas)
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
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)
This is a Lovely Day (Bless the Bride)
Por una Cabeza 
HMS Pinafore medley
Pirates of Penzance medley
Winnie the Pooh
Everybody 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 Fawlty Towers
Theme from Match of the Day

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
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
Strauss - Waltzes
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
Pearl Fishers Duet
Johann Strauss - Champagne Song (Fledermaus)
Johann Strauss - Waltz medley
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
Einaudi - I Giorni
Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche

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
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
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
Lady Sings the Blues
Tea For Two
Can't Help Falling in Love
When I Fall in Love
Puttin' on the Ritz

Christmas Repertoire
Twelve Days Of Christmas

All I want for Christmas is You
Walking in the Air
Last Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone
Rootin Tootin Santa Claus
Baby it's Cold Outside
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Jingle Bell Rock
Sleigh Ride
Let it Snow
Do they Know it's Christmas 
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Carol of the Bells
White Christmas
Blue Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Mary’s Boy Child
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Joy To The World
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
God Rest Ye Swingin’ Gentlemen
Jinglin’ Janglin’ Bells
Ding Dong Merrily Swing
Calypso Carol
Traditional Carols

Full Biography

City String Trio have a wide and ever-increasing repertoire that is appropriate to be performed at all occasions - weddings, parties, corporate events, anniversaries, etc.  The live music created by City String Trio will lend a particular intimacy to your ceremony and certainly add a touch of class.  

They will liaise with you over the choice of music and pride themselves in selecting pieces to create the perfect atmosphere.  City String Trio provide a beautiful backdrop to every occasion.

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, London 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.

Live music always helps to develop a fun and lively atmosphere for your guests and we recommend that you give it a try!


Default lineup: 3 members

String Trio: violin, viola, cello.

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    Stunning background music to a wonderful day

    5 stars - City String Trio are Highly Recommended
    booked City String Trio for their Wedding in East Sussex July 2024

    “City String Trio performed at our wedding. I found them easy to communicate with, accomodating and flexible. They took the time to understand what music we liked and learnt A Lark Ascending for us. There rendition was great. In addition their emotional rendition of Kissing You made a special moment of my wife walking down the aisle even more special. I could not recommend them highly enough.”

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    booked City String Trio for their Wedding in West Sussex June 2024

    “City String Trio were great at our wedding. They played great and were a huge hit with all the guests! Thanks again”

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    booked City String Trio for their Wedding in Surrey May 2024

    “They were so accommodating and helpful on the day. All in our requirements and we loved having them being apart of our special day! Thank you Lauren and Dan x”

    Perfect atmosphere!

    5 stars - City String Trio are Highly Recommended
    booked City String Trio for their Wedding in Essex

    “We loved having City String Trio! They played my favourite song as I walked down the aisle and continued throughout our wedding reception. It was perfect! The atmosphere was lovely, they were lovely and lots of our guests commented what a nice touch it was and how wonderful their playing was. Our only regret is that we didn't get to hear more!”

    Wonderful Performance!

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    booked City String Trio for their event at Pan Pacific London in London

    “Thank you so much for your wonderful performances during yesterday’s Night of Light Gala 2024 at Pan Pacific. You played beautifully and were a fantastic new addition to the event – one that was highlighted during our debrief call today. Thank you again and we hope there is the opportunity to work together in future!”

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