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Northlights is a Yorkshire based quartet of professional musicians with a wealth of experience. Happy to tailor their set to suit your event, Northlights provide beautiful, enchanting music for all occasions!

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  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire
  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire
  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire
  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire
  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire
  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire
  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire
  • Event Northlights String Quartet West Yorkshire

Set List / Repertoire

Classical Music
Air on a G String, Bach
Aria, Bach
Arioso, Bach
Brandenburg 3, Bach
Brandenburg 4, Bach
Brandenburg 6, Bach
Concerto for Oboe and Violin, Bach
Double Concerto, Bach
Gigue, Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach
Wachet Auf, Bach
Adagio, Barber
Cavatine, Beethoven
Fugue, Beethoven
Minuet from Septet, Beethoven
Ode to Joy, Beethoven
Duet from the Pearl Fishers, Bizet
Prelude to Carmen, Bizet
Ayre, Blow
Minuet, Boccherini
Intermezzo, Böhm
First Polovtsian Dance, Borodin
Waltzes, Brahms
Prelude from Te Deum, Charpentier
Scherzo, Cherubini
Nocturne opus 9 no 2, Chopin
Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
Torno a Surrento, De Curtis
Czardas (from Coppelia), Delibes
Flower Duet from Lakmé, Delibes
Divertissement Pizzicati (from Sylvia), Delibes 
Mazurka  (from Coppelia), Delibes
Valse Lente (from Coppelia), Delibes
Slavonic Dances, Dvorak
Chanson de Matin, Elgar
Salut d’Amour, Elgar
Nimrod, Elgar
Pavane, Fauré
Nocturne (Song without Words), Field
Nocturne no 8, Field
Nocturne in Bb, Field  
Panis Angelicus, Franck
Gavotte, Grieg
Morning from Peer Gynt, Grieg
Norwegian Dance no 2, Grieg
Waltz, Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Grieg
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel
Departure of the Queen of Sheba, Handel
Gavotte, Handel
Largo, Handel
Lascia Chio Pianga, Handel
Passacaglia, Handel
Royal Fireworks Music, Handel
Water Music, Handel
Where e’er You Walk, Handel
Zadok the Priest, Handel
God Save Francis the Emperor, Haydn
Serenade, Haydn
String Quartets – various, Haydn
Lieberslied, Kreisler
Intermezzo, Mascagni
Canzonetta, Mendelssohn
Nocturne from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn
Wedding March, Mendelssohn
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate, Mozart
Andante from Piano Concerto, Mozart
Ave Verum Corpus, Mozart
Divertimenti, Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart
Non Più Andrai (Marriage of Figaro), Mozart
Rondo alla Turca, Mozart
String Quartets - various, Mozart
Voi che sapete (Marriage of Figaro), Mozart
Barcarolle, Offenbach
Canon, Pachelbel
Pulcinella, Pergolesi
O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini
Nessum Dorma, Puccini
Quando m’en vo (La Bohème), Puccini
Chacony, Purcell
Trumpet Tune, Purcell
Two Rondeaux, Purcell
Vocalise, Rachmaninov
Bolero, Ravel
Cantilena, Rose
Ballet Music (William Tell), Rossini
Galop (William Tell), Rossini
Melody in F, Rubenstein
The Swan, Saint-Saëns
Ave Maria, Schubert
Waltzes, Schubert
Dreaming from Scenes from Childhood, Schumann
Romance (Gadfly), Shostakovich
Tales from the Vienna Woods, Strauss
Chinese Dance (Nutcracker), Tchaikovsky
Czardas (Swan Lake), Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Mirlitons (Nutcracker), Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Flutes (Nutcracker), Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Swans (Swan Lake), Tchaikovsky
March (Nutcracker), Tchaikovsky
Overture (Nutcracker), Tchaikovsky
Pas de Deux (Swan Lake), Tchaikovsky
Russian Dance (Nutcracker), Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker), Tchaikovsky
Concerto in D minor, Telemann
Drinking Song (Traviata), Verdi
La Forza del Destino, Verdi
Quartet (Rigoletto), Verdi
Four Seasons, Vivaldi
Gloria, Vivaldi
Bridal March, Wagner
Pieds-en-l’Air, Warlock

Pop Music

All You Need is Love
A Moment Like This
Allegretto – Palladio
Billy Jean
Can’t Buy Me Love
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Chasing Cars
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Don’t Stop Believin’
Everlasting Love
Fields of Gold
From This Moment
Game of Thrones
Get Back
Good Vibrations
Greatest Day
Have I Told You Lately
Hernando’s Hideaway
How Deep is Your Love
How Long Will I Love You
Isn’t She Lovely
It Had To Be You
It Must Be Love
It’s All About You
It's My Life
Lady Madonna
Light My Fire
Livin' on a Prayer
Love Me Tender
Make You Feel My Love
Marry You
Nights in White Satin
One Day Like This
Penny Lane
Perfect Day
Por Una Cabeza
Rather Be
Rockiin'All Over the World
Stairway to Heaven
Stand by Me
Thinking out Loud
Thousand Years
Vida la Vida
Wake me Up
When a Man Loves a Woman
When I Fall in Love
When I’m 64
Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Without You
You Make my Dreams Come True
You’re Beautiful

Light Music
All I Ask of You
All You Need is Love
Annie’s Song
Anything Goes
Ashokan Farewell
Big Spender
Bittersweet Symphony
Blue Danube
Blues in the Night
Brideshead Revisited
Can’t Buy Me Love
Chelsea Bridge
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Cinema Paradiso
Cock Linnet
Country Club
Cry Me A River
Dance of Anna and Sir Edward
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Embraceable You
English Country Gardens
Euphonic Sounds
Everlasting Love
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fawlty Towers
Fly Me To The Moon
Funiculi Funicula
Get Back
Get Me To The Church on Time
God Bless The Child
Have I Told You Lately
Heliotrope Bouquet
Hello Dolly
Hernando’s Hideaway
How Deep is Your Love
Hungarian Dance
I Could Have Danced All Night
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
I Dreamed a Dream
If I were a Rich Man
I got Rhythm
I Could Have Danced All Night
I Know Him So Well
It Must Be Love
James Bond
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
La Bamba
La Cumparsita
Lady Madonna
Leaning on a Lamppost
Let’s Do It
Liberty Bell
Light My Fire
Londonderry Air
Loudly Let The Trumpet Bray
Love Me Tender
Love Story
Making Whoopee
Molly on the Shore
Moon River
Moonlight and Roses
Moonlight in Vermont
Music of the Night
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Will Go On
New York, New York
Nobody Does it Better
O Sole Mio
Oklahoma/Sound of Music
One Day Like This
Over the Rainbow
Paragon Rag
Pennies from Heaven
Penny Lane
Perfect Day
Pineapple Rag
Pirates of Penzance
Pizzicato Polka
Por Una Cabeza – Scent of a Woman
Radetzky March
Ragtime Dance
Romeo and Juliet
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Scott Joplin’s New Rag
Slap That Bass
Someone To Watch Over Me
Suite – Irish Sherry
Suite from Cats
Summer Holiday
Take the ‘A’ Train
That’s Amore
The Entertainer
The Folks Who Live on the Hill
The Girl from Ipanema
The Man I Love
The Minstrel Boy
The Winner Takes It All
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Three Little Maids
Time To Say Goodbye
To a Wild Rose
To Life
Toss the Feathers
Upstairs Downstairs
Walking in the Air
Waltz 2 (Jazz Suite 2) – Eyes Wide Shut
Washington Post
When I Fall in Love
When I’m 64
Without You

17 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 17
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Fabulous string quartet who made our wedding day so special

5 stars - Northlights are Highly Recommended
booked Northlights for their Wedding in West Yorkshire

“What an absolute pleasure to have Northlights play before, during and after our wedding ceremony. They were friendly, professional and wonderful musicians. So many of our guests commented on how lovely they were to listen to. They understood what we wanted and played all the music we asked them to so beautifully,”

Something for Everyone

5 stars - Northlights are Highly Recommended
booked Northlights for their Wedding

“Thank you for the wonderful music on was indeed the icing on the cake and made the day. I've had many comments about the emotional atmosphere you helped to create and how fitting it was for the venue and the ceremony. My grandchildren were especially thrilled that you played ‘The wheels on the bus’! and the older boy, who is four, wants to listen to more music like that! Fantastic! I'm sorry I missed you to thank you in person but please pass on my thanks and regards to your colleagues too. Once again 'Many Thanks'! Best wishes, Maria”

Fabulous Addition to our Corporate Garden Party

5 stars - Northlights are Highly Recommended
booked Northlights for their event in West Yorkshire

“We were extremely delighted that we chose Northlights to play at our Corporate garden party event, they created the perfect atmosphere, our clients thought they were delightful. We would highly recommend them.”

They added that extra dimension to the event

5 stars - Northlights are Highly Recommended
booked Northlights for their Wedding in West Yorkshire

“They were really good and all the guests enjoyed their performance. Will definitely book them again. Their choice of songs were very up to date. They came both to the church and venue on time and were happy to go along with whatever was need of them.”

Thank you to you and all of Northlights for your beautiful playing at our weddin...

5 stars - Northlights are Highly Recommended
booked Northlights for their Wedding

“Matthew and I wanted to say a big thank you to you and all of Northlights for your beautiful playing at our wedding on 8th July. It brought a tear to my eye as I was waiting to walk down the aisle and the opening of the second movement of the emperor concerto started, and the timing worked out perfectly! We had lots of comments on the day about how good your playing was, and how seamlessly you moved around the venue! My husband the Beethoven fan was extremely happy, as was his sister who is a huge fan of Mozart - apparently your selections before the ceremony made her very happy!”

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Price from £685 + travel from West Yorkshire

Based on 4 members performing up to 3 hours of background music

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Default lineup: 4 members

String Quartet: 2 x Violin, Viola, Cello.

Full Biography

*Professional string quartet with a wealth of experience.
*An extensive and enchanting repertoire with classical, light and popular pieces. 
*Happy to tailor their set to suit your event.
*All members have years experience performing with some of Britain's finest orchestras.
*Available in parts of the North and Midlands.

Northlights is an established string quartet with a history of over 20 years performing at weddings, corporate events and private parties. All members are professional musicians.

Northlights can provide a varied programme of music to suit any occasion, from classical, light and popular pieces. Wedding music can be tailored to suit a church wedding, civil ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast.

All members of the Northlights are professionally trained experienced musicians, with many years experience of playing with the finest British orchestras, including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Liverpool Philharmonic, Opera North, Northern Ballet, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Scottish Ballet and English National Ballet. In addition they are involved in teaching and educational workshops as well as a variety of freelance and studio work.

Over the years they have played at all types of events large and small, garden parties, charity events, campaign launches and conferences. Many bookings are for weddings and the quartet has a wealth of experience in working with clients to help them make decisions on music and helping them to make their day perfect. Weddings can be personalised by the choice of music and the quartet is always willing to help and advise on choosing music.

Although many of the clients who engage the quartet request light background music the members of the quartet are delighted when requested to play the more substantial classical works for string quartet and are happy to undertake more formal engagements and recitals.


“Your arrangement of Romance [Beethoven] was perfect.  All the guests commented on how much they loved the music.  It really created the atmosphere that we wanted.  We had such a perfect day, it was the best day of our lives.” 
Miranda and Simon, Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough - 30 May 2009

“Thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. The weather may not have been perfect but the music certainly was!” 
Claire and Tony, Holdsworth House, Halifax - 14 August 2008

“Just to say a really big thank you for helping to make our day so perfect. Your music was beautiful - It far exceeded our expectations!” 
Zoe and James, Hey Green Hotel, Marsden - 22 October 2006

Previous Clients/Venues Include:
Help for Heroes Tour
Woldgate College Community Arts Events
Allerton Castle
Arley Hall
Bagden Hall
Carlton Towers
Carr Hall Castle
Castle Howard
Chester Racecourse
Clay House
Denton Hall
Devonshire Arms
Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Goldsborough Hall
East Riddlesden Hall
Hazelwood Castle
Holdsworth House
Hollins Hall
Kedleston Hall
Kelham Hall
Liver Building
Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
Newby Hall
Novotel, Bradford
Nunsmere Hall
Oakwood Hall
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Oulton Hall
Ringwood Hall
Rudding Park
Saltmarshe Hall
Scaitcliffe Hall
St Williams College, York
The Inn at Whitewell
Waterton Park
Wentbridge House Hotel
Wetherby Racecourse
Whirlow Hall
Wood Hall Hotel
Woolley Hall

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