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Elegant Strings

Elegant Strings add elegance & style to any occasion. Performing Contemporary & Classical material, the quartet are happy to tailor what they do to suit your plans & are always there to offer advice from the time of booking to the day itself!

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Set List / Repertoire

QUARTET PLAYLIST - Film, Shows, Pop, Light Classical, Romantic, Waltzes, Polkas, Tangos, Church music

Film Themes
All Creatures Great and Small,
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Songs - Aspects of Love, Phantom, Les Miserables etc
Disney  - A Whole New World from Aladdin, Lion King, Shrek, Moanna, Tangled, Willy Wonka, Beauty and the Beast
Dirty Dancing, Cavatina,
La La Land, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, James Bond Themes, Love Actually, My Fair Lady
Poldark's Theme
The Hobbit, Godfather, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter
Jaws, Star Wars
Game of Thrones
Brideshead Revisited
Match of the Day, Rocky
The Piano, Titanic
The Great Escape
Abba, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, King and I, South Pacific, West Side Story, White Horse Inn

Pop and there's more......
Apocolyptica - Nothing Else Matters, Beatles
Blur - The Universal, Buble - Everything
Bruno Mars - Marry You, 
Bryan Adams - Everything I do I do for You
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years, 
Coldplay - Clocks; Viva La Vida; Paradise
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Ed Sheeran - Perfect, Photograph
Elbow - One Day Like This, 
Eton John - Your Song, 
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Guns and Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Ben E King - Stand by Me
Madness - It Must Be Love, 
Mogwai - Auto Rock; Hunted by a Freak; Friend of the Night
Oasis - Wonderwall; Whatever
Paul Weller - You do Something to Me; You're the Best Thing
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Robbie Williams - Angels; Eternity; She’s The One, 
Romeo and Juliet - Kissing You, 
Ronan Keating - When you say Nothing at all
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon, Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Take That - Greatest Day, 
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows, 
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
U2 All I Want is You
Van Morrison - Moondance
Wham - Wake me up Before you Go Go 

Well Known Songs (pop further down list)
Fine Romance, All I Want is You
All The Things You Are, Angels
Annie’s Song, Ashokan Farewell
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Anything Goes, As Time Goes By
A Thousand Years, At Last - Etta James
Auto Rock - Mogwai
Blue Suede Shoes, Blue Tango, Chasing Cars, Clocks - Coldplay
Cock Linnet, Don't Stop Believing 
Everything, Everything I do
Fawlty Towers, Fields of Gold, FLower of Scotland
Fly Me To The Moon, Forgotten Dreams
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually, Getting Sentimental over You, Gigantic - Pixies
Hey Jude, Hoppipolla,I Can't Help Falling In Love, I Need My Girl - The National,
Isn't She Lovely
It’s All Right With Me
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Jeeves and Wooster,
Landslide, La Paloma
Leaning On a Lamp-post
Let’s Do It
Let's Face The Music And Dance
Love and Marriage, Love Me Tender
Makin’ Whoopee, Misty, Moon River, My Way
Night and Day - Cole Porter, Nothing Else Matters
One Day Like This - Elbow, Paradise - Coldplay
Pennies from Heaven, Perfect and Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Rule the World - Take That
Seduces Me - Celine Dion, She - Elvis Costello, She's the One, Stairway to Heaven - Zeppelin
Stand by Me, Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses, Swing Low Sweet Chariot
The Look of Love, The Rose, The Universal, Transatlanticism
Whatever - Oasis
When I Fall In Love, When You Say Nothing At All, Wonderful Tonight, Wonderwall
Yesterday, You do Something To Me, You're the Best Thing, Your Song

Beatles 
Glen Miller Medley 
Rock’n Roll Medley 
Ragtime 
Shows 

Light Classics
Pachelbel Canon
Wedding Marches
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Tango - Albeniz
Air on a G String - Bach
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 - Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 5 - Bach
My Heart Ever Faithful - Bach
E major violin concerto - Bach
Arioso - Bach
Te Deum - Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Feniculi Fenicula - Denza
Flower Duet - Delibes
Humoresque - Dvorak
Slavonic Dances - Dvorak
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Salut d’Amour - Elgar
Beau Brummel - Elgar
Pavane - Faure
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Morning from Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
Student Serenade - Grieg
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks - Handel
Water Music Suite - Handel
If with all your Heart - Mendelssohn
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Rondeau - Mouret
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Mozart
Alvira Madigan (Piano Concerto) - Mozart
Divertimenti - Mozart
Allelujah (Exultate Jubilate) - Mozart
Selected movements - Mozart Quartets
Canon - Pachelbel
Chaconny - Purcell
Two Rondeaux - Purcell
Vocalise - Rachmaninov
Bolero - Ravel
Quartet from Rigoletto - Verdi
Four Seasons (selected) - Vivaldi
Wedding March - Wagner

Walzes and Dances
Polovtsian Dances - Borodin, 
Hungarian Dances - Brahms, 
Slavonic Dance No. 8 - Dvorak, 
Wedding Day At Troldhaugen - Grieg
Waltz - Grieg, 
Waves of the Danube - Ivanovici, 
Gold and Silver Waltz - Lehar, 
Merry Widow Waltz - Lehar
Dances of Pozsony - Miklos Kocsar, 
William Tell Gallop - Rossini, 
March Militaire - Schubert
Annen Polka - Strauss, 
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - Strauss, 
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky, 
Drinking Song - Verdi, 
Skater’s Waltz - Waldteufel
Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky

Opera Selection (also see waltz selection)
Carmen Prelude - Bizet, 
Flower Duet - Delibes, 
Intermezzo - Mascagni
Meditation from Thais - Massenet, 
Voi Che Sapete from Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
Non Piu Andrai from Marriage of Figaro - Mozart, 
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Musetta’s Waltz Song - Puccini, 
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini, 
Suite from the Fairy Queen - Purcell, 
Three Little Maids from School - Sullivan
Drinking Song - Verdi, 
Quartet from Rigoletto - Verdi, 
La Donna e Mobile - Verdi

Church Music
Hymns any of your choice 

Walzes and Dances
Butterfly Waltz, 
Gold and Silver Walz - Lehar, 
Waves of the Danube - Ivanovici
Skater’s Walz - Waldteufel
Sleeping Beauty Walz - Tchaikovsky
Walz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Danse des Mirlitons - Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky 
Russian Dance - Tchaikovsky
Walz - Grieg, Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
Radetsky March - Strauss
Slavonic Dance No. 8 - Dvorak
Drinking Song - Verdi
William Tell Gallop - Rossini

Loads of Christmas Repertoire!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



24 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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Went the extra mile to give us a perfect day

5 stars - Elegant Strings are Highly Recommended booked Elegant Strings for their Wedding in Nottinghamshire June 2019

“We were really impressed with Elegant Strings and their communication before the big day. They even added a song to the repertoire that we requested. Even though on the day one of the quartet was poorly and another had car trouble they still made it all on time and we weren't aware of any of the drama until after the big day. They really did go over and above to make sure they didn't disappoint. The music was beautiful and they are very talented. We couldn't recommend them highly enough.”


the mix of music added a touch of class.... we hope to see you next year

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

“Dear Suzie, We were delighted to have you play us in to the New Year for the 2nd year running here at the Belmont, all our guests commented on how good the music was. From traditional waltzes to well-known pop songs the mix of music was perfect for our occasion and added a touch of class to our evening celebrations. Thank you very much, we hope to see you next year.”


Elegant Strings were the perfect addition to our wedding day

5 stars - Elegant Strings are Highly Recommended booked Elegant Strings for their Wedding at Owlpen Manor Estates in Gloucestershire

“We knew from the start of our wedding planning that we wanted a string quartet. Elegant Strings were the perfect addition to our wedding day. The main reason for booking was to entertain our guests during our outdoor reception drinks but we also wanted a quartet to play a specific song as I walked down the aisle. For both they did not disappoint at all. Our ceremony room was small which meant they would have to memorise the song and play in a less than ideal space. As soon as Elegant Strings confirmed they were happy to do so we were immediately relieved and it remains one of our favourite parts of the day. With such a wide range of music we knew there would be something to please all of our guests. The range of songs was great - some traditional classical pieces everyone knows to some amazing contemporary music arrangements. What made it even more special was the creation of two new arrangements - Flower of Scotland for my rugby playing Scottish husband and Game of Thrones (complete ...”


We absolutely loved having you there....

5 stars - Elegant Strings are Highly Recommended booked Elegant Strings for their Wedding at The Curradine Barns in Worcestershire

“Good evening! Me and my new wife (ahhh!!) want to say a massive thank you for helping us to make our day so perfect by playing for us! We absolutely loved having you there and every single one of our guests said how amazing you were! We will definitely be suggesting you to all our friends and family! Thank you once again, Meg and Adam Morgan”


Couldn't be happier with our choice to have Elegant Strings

5 stars - Elegant Strings are Highly Recommended booked Elegant Strings for their Wedding at Newton House in Derbyshire

“We couldn't be happier with our choice to have Elegant Strings play at our wedding. Everything was perfect, and we received lots of compliments from our guests on how good they were. They particularly enjoyed hearing their request for Star Wars! I really appreciated Suzie's patience and help before the wedding, when I was still choosing the music to be played. With her help, we agreed a set that worked wonderfully, and suited our relaxed wedding. I hope I'll see the band again, as they were such personable folks, an absolute pleasure to work with.  So thanks to them again, and to Alive Network for your valued support as well. -Tamsin & Ben”

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Standard Quartet: violin, violin, viola, cello.
*A range of duo's also available (please see booking options).

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Highlights
* A highly experienced quartet who have performed at a number of prestigious venues & events!
* A vast repertoire covering everything from Pop, Rock'n'Roll, Waltzes, Opera, Classic, Christmas & more!
* Also available as a duo with a flexible line-up (please see booking options)

Please note: Elegant Strings do not take bookings more than 15 months in advance.



Elegant Strings
A mature quartet offering great vesatility and sensitivity. They have been playing as a group since 1994 and also work as freelance players with professional midland orchestras.

Available for Church & civil weddings, Black Tie Events, After dinner entertainment, Corporate functions, Prize-givings, Anniversaries/Birthdays , Building openings, Product launches and more. 

Elegant Strings pride themselves on the quality of their playing and the vastness of their repertoire. Their arrangements are as near to the originals as possible and very carefully selected so as not to dumb down. The quartet love playing 'real music' and are happy to play to connossieurs.

Quartet leader Suzie has built up a library of film, pop and show music which the group love to play. They are always on the look out for 'Feel Good' music as well as the romantic songs.

Previous Venues Include:
Stanbrook Abbey, Worcester
Dumbleton Hall Evesham
Dormy House Hotel Broadway
Hagley Hall, Worcestershire
Packington Moor, Lichfield
Ettington Park Hotel Stratford on Avon
Cheltenham Pump Room
Kingscote Barn Gloucestershire
The Abbey Hotel Malvern
Cowley Manor Cheltenham
Lyde Court, Herefordshire
Weston Park, Shropshire
Ragley Hall Alcester
Woburn Abbey Sculpure Gallery
Rockingham Castle Leicestershire
Ettington Park Hotel Stratford on Avon
Cheltenham Pump Rcestershire
The Abbey Hotel Malvern
Cowley Manor Cheltenham
Grafton Manor Bromsgrove
Sudeley Castle Winchcombe
Billesley Manor Hotel Stratford on Avon
Tortworth Court Wotton under Edge Gloucestershire
Rushton Hall Northamptonshire
Exton Park, Rutland
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham
Haughton Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire



Regular Players

George (violin)

George lives in Leominster and plays frequently with Elegant Strings. He started his career with the Covent Garden Opera orchestra and now plays regularly with the English String Orchestra and as soloist with local orchestras. He loves playing flashy violin solos and can be heard warming up with Paganini Caprices!

Lynette Webster (Violin)

Born in East Africa Lynette studied piano from the age of three, first picking out tunes at her grandmother's knee! She took up the violin at the age of six. From school in Malvern, Worcestershire, she won the Oxford Music Festival on several occasions and then a music scholarship to The King' s School, Gloucester, later entering the Birmingham Conservatoire to study violin. She gained her LRSM under ESO Co-leader Janet Masters and now teaches piano and violin to forty private pupils. She also sings with Aldwyn voices.

Diane (Flute)
Aswell as being principal flute of Orchestra of the Swan, Birmingham Opera Company and Mid Wales Opera, she has also performed with other leading orchestras and ensembles including City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She is involved in many education and outreach projects and loves playing for weddings and functions.

Cathy (violin)
Cathy studied at the Royal College of Music and went on the play in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She now freelances with them and also plays with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and other groups in the Midlands. She teaches at the Junior Conservatoire in Birmingham. She loves playing for weddings and functions and has played with Elegant Strings for many years.

Suzie Walden (Cello)
Formerly a full-time cellist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestra of Opera North in Leeds, she has played for BBC radio and television, CBSO and BSO. Currently free-lancing with various chamber orchestras and teaches in the Malvern area. She takes great pride in managing the string quartet and particularly enjoys the variety of music that is available to them'

The quartet is run from a collective of musicians, due to the popularity of it's performers so, occasionally members may change without notice.

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