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St Swithuns Strings

The essential element for your special day! St Swithuns Strings are a professional quartet, trio or duo who perform an array of beautiful music to compliment any occasion! From modern Pop to classical, the ensemble have performed at numerous events including in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Price from £657 + travel

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 31st December 2020, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against a new date.

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Set List / Repertoire

Abba- Mama Mia
Beatles- When I'm Sixty-Four
Meredith- She
White - You're the first my last my everything
Sting- Fields of Gold
Blunt- You're Beautiful
Coldplay- Viva la Vida
Gaydon- Everlasting Love
Jagger- Bitter Sweet Symphony
Elton John- Can you feel the Love Tonight
Ben King- Stand by me
Sledge- When a Man Loves a Woman
Wynette- Stand by your Man
Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody
Beach Boys- God Only Knows
The Kinks- You Really Got Me
The Charlatans- Loving You is Easy
The Eagles- Hotel California
Coldplay- Yellow
Dylan- Make You Feel My Love
Beatles- All You Need is Love
Ritchie- Hello
Beyonce- Halo
Menken- Beauty and the Beast
Queen- Somebody to Love
Van Morrison- Brown Eyed Girl
The Lass- There She Goes
Joel- Just the Way you Are
Bush- The Man with the Child in his Eyes
Madness- It Must be Love
Wonder- Signed Sealed Delivered
Greenday- Time of your Life/Riddance
Mars- Marry You
Elbow- One Day like This
Weiss- Can't Help Falling in Love
Legend- All of Me
Coldplay- Paradise
Black Eyed Peas- I Gotta Feeling
Avicii- Wake me up
Clapton- Wonderful Tonight
Journey- Don't Stop Believing
Perri- A Thousand Years
Spandau Ballet- True
Armegeddon- I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Sheeran- Lego House
Sheeran- Perfect
Arthur- Say you won't Let Go
Bon Jovi- Always
Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars
The Fray- How to Save a Life
U2- Beautiful Day
Ros- Hoppipolla
Jepsen- Call me Maybe
Bastille- Pompeii
Clean Bandit- Rather Be
Guns and Roses- Sweet Child of Mine
The Googoo Dolls- Iris
Smith and Bernard- Winter Wonderland
Khan and Styne- Let it Snow
Nelson and Rollins- Frosty the Snowman
Gillespie and Coots- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Beal and Boothe- Jingle Bell Rock

Albeniz Tango Op 165 No 2
Arlen Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz
Bach Air
Bach Air on a G String from Orchestral Suite No 3
Bach Jeus Joy of Man's Desirini
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Beethoven Ode to Joy
Bellini Casta Diva from Norma
Bizet Au Fond du Temple from Pearl Fishers
Bizet Entracte from Carmen
Bizet Habanera from Carmen
Bizet Prelude from Suite from Carmen
Boccherini Menuett
Borodin First Polovtsian Dance from Prince Igor
Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
CavalloVesti La Giubba from Pagliacci
Charpentier Te Deum Prelude
Chopin Mazurka in A minor Op 7 No 2
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Cottrau Santa Lucia (Barcarola)
De Sousa The Liberty Bell March
Debussy Claire de Lune
Debussy Golliwogg's Cakewalk from Children's Corner
Delibes Flower Duet from Lacme
Delibes Pizzicato Polka from Sylvia
Denza Funiculi Fenicula
di Capua O Sole Mio
Donizetti Una Furtiva Lagrima from L'elisir D'amore
Dvorak Humoresque
Elgar Salut d'Amour
Grieg Norweigan Dance No 2
Grieg Norweigan Dance No 3
Grieg Studenterens Serenade Op 73 No 6
Handel Air from the Water Music
Handel Hornpipe from the Water Music
Handel Queen of Sheba
Holst Jig from St Paul's Suite
Irish Trad Londonderry Air
Jenkins Palladio
Lloyd-Webber All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera
McDowell A Deserted Farm Op 51 No 8
Mendelssohn On Wings of Song
Mendelssohn Sehnsuchtig Op 7 No 6
Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mouret Rondo
Mozart Divertimento in Bb
Mozart Divertimento in D
Mozart Divertimento in F
Mozart Eine Kliene Nacht Musik
Offenbach Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffmann
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Gigue
Ponchielli Cielo e Mar from La Gioconda
Puccini Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Puccini Me Chiamo Mimi from La Boheme
Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
Puccini Quando Me'n Vo'soletta from La Boheme
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Purcell Two Rondeaux from Abdelazar and the Fairy Queen
Rota Romeo and Juliet Love Theme
Satie Gymnopdie
Schonberg I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables
Schubert Ave Maria
Schubert March Militaire
Schumann Traumelerei
Sullivan Three Little Maids from School from Mikado
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Ungar Ashokan Farewell
Verdi Andantino for La Forza del Destino
Verdi La Donna emobile from Rigoletto
Verdi Libiamo from La Traviata
Verdi Vedi! Le fosche from Il Trovotere
Vivaldi Largo from The Four Seasons
Wagner Wedding March
Schandt and Andree Dream a Little Dream of me
Barber Adagio
Barber String Quartet
Dvorak String Quartet - the American
Strauss Waltzes
Gershwin Preludes

Beltran Sway / Cherry Pink
Bernstein New York New York from On the Town
Donaldson Making Whoopee
Gershwin Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Joplin Ragtime Dance
Joplin The Entertainer
Kern The Folk who live on the Hill
Porter Let's Do It
Rodgers My Funny Valentine
Suessdorf Moonlinght in Vermont
Gershwin Promenade - Walking the Dog from Shall We Dance

29 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
  • Excellent 29
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Everything you hear is fully their talent and no electrics/amplifiers and wires ...

5 stars - St Swithuns Strings are Highly Recommended booked St Swithuns Strings for their Wedding

“They were absolutely fantastic and I feel lucky to have had them playing at our wedding. So many guests commented on the quality and variety of the music they played and how it created a great atmosphere for the event. From the outset we received quick responses from Caroline and a friendly and flexible approach. She was happy to adjust length of time and number of musicians to fit our budget. We had the duo to play as guests were arriving and having welcome drinks , then through the ceremony itself and for most of the drinks reception that followed. We had thought we would be indoors on the day given it was Feb but due to uncharacteristically hot weather , the drinks were taken outside onto the terrace. Caroline and Luke being very flexible moved outside with us which was amazing. The group have a good repertoire to select from so you can have classical for the more formal moments in your day and something more jazzy afterwards to give a party feel. The duo created the perfect level ...”

These guys are beyond perfect.....

5 stars - St Swithuns Strings are Highly Recommended booked St Swithuns Strings for their Wedding

“These guys are beyond perfect. We do not know how to say thank you. They were amazing, in the heat these guys played consistently and patiently. They were a fantastic touch to our wedding and I strongly recommend that you ONLY book these guys! You will not be disappointed. We are trying to find another occasion to book them for”

They were very professional and easy to communicate with.

5 stars - St Swithuns Strings are Highly Recommended booked St Swithuns Strings for their Wedding

“St Swituns Strings played at our December wedding. We can’t thank them enough for their performance it helped make our ceremony and drinks reception really special. They were very professional and easy to communicate with. We would highly recommend booking.”

We couldn't have asked for a better service and would highly recommend.

5 stars - St Swithuns Strings are Highly Recommended booked St Swithuns Strings for their Wedding

“We had a fantastic experience, in the run up to the big day they were brilliant, provided a great list of songs to choose from and even managed to get songs which weren't on the list. They were so professional on the big day, they were at the church early, already had things ready to go and played wonderful music. We couldn't have asked for a better service and would highly recommend. A big thank you to Element string duo whom helped to make our wedding day special. 19th November 2018”

thank you so much for making our reception so special.

5 stars - St Swithuns Strings are Highly Recommended booked St Swithuns Strings for their Wedding

“Jonathan and I wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding reception last weekend. We really enjoyed the songs you played and it was the perfect accompaniment to our reception drinks. We've had lots of compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed your music and the high quality of your performance- they felt it was perfect for the summer house location and added a sense of occasion to the event. We would highly recommend you to others planning their wedding and other events. Its been great to work with you leading up to this event and thank you so much for making our reception so special. Wedding 27th October 2018”

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Price from £657 + travel from Bedfordshire

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Default lineup: 4 members

Quartet; Violin x 2, Viola, Cello. 

Full Biography

The essential element for your special day; St Swithuns Strings!

Each member of the quartet, trio and duo are highly qualified professional musicians having trained at RNCM, RAM and RCM.

St Swithuns Strings consists of great friends who enjoy playing a wide range of musical styles. Performing regularly for functions, parties, weddings and receptions, the group also perform together in concerts. Whatever the event, St Swithuns Strings enjoy sharing their music and enhancing whatever special occasion they are required for. Recently, the group played for a special celebration event at Keech Hospice Care (just outside Luton) which was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

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When booking St Swithuns Strings, the group will arrive at your venue 30 mins prior to their performance time to ensure everything runs smoothly! As an acoustic group, set up time is minimal. St Swithuns Strings bring everything they require apart from chairs (this will need to be provided by the client).

The quartet are able to play outside provided there is cover (a gazebo or similar to protect their valuable instruments from either sun or rain!).

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