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Top Class Professional String Quartet Available For Weddings and Special Events. Beautiful Classical Music, Opera, Musicals, Film and Pop.
String quartet
South Croydon
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The Beaufort Quartet is a new ensemble made up of experienced quartet players who have played together in various ensembles and orchestras for many years. We studied at leading conservatoires, and have performed with renowned orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, New London Orchestra, English National Ballet, Moscow City Ballet and the Ulster Orchestra. Members of the quartet have performed in front of Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Margaret Thatcher. WEDDINGS Atmospheric music to welcome guests A special choice of music for the Bride’s entrance Something beautiful for the signing of the register Uplifting music as the Bride and Groom walk out Happy and entertaining music during the taking of photos Lively music with a touch of romance during the wedding meal We are more than happy to liaise about choice of music and styles and if your chosen piece is not in our current repertoire then we will endeavour to make our own arrangement of it for you. CHRISTENINGS & BAPTISMS We can play music that children will especially enjoy as well as appropriate music for other guests. PARTIES & ANNIVERSARIES We will discuss your musical requirements with you for favourite pieces and special repertoire meaningful for the event. CORPORATE EVENTS Live music to enhance the event and create the atmosphere that you are looking for. .............................. Between us, we have played in weddings at such beautiful venues as Langshott Manor, Addington Palace, Chilston Park, Hever Castle, Hever Golf Club, Etchinghill Golf Club, Lympne Castle, Port Lympne Mansion, Salomons, Blazing Donkey, Eastwell Manor, Ardington House, Rowland Grange House Hotel. Other performance venues include Harrods, Pizza Express, Debenhams, Whiteleys Shopping Centre in Bayswater, and on a First Class Cruise Liner. We are based in South East London and are happy to travel to events.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Ragtime, Light music, Pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

*20th Century & Film*
Adagio - Samuel Barber
I vow to thee my country (Jupiter from the Planets suite) - Gustav Holst
Romanza Andaluza - Pablo de Sarasate
The Third Man (Harry Lime Theme) - Not Known
Theme from E T (The Extra Terrestrial) - John Williams
Romance from "The Gadfly" - Dmitri Shostakovich
My Heart will Go On - Horner and Jennings
Jeeves and Wooster - Not known
She from Notting Hill - Kretzmer and Aznavour
Wallace and Grommit - Not known
The Shire from The Hobbit - Not known
Moon River - Henry Mancini
Handbags and Gladrags from "The Office - Not known
Pride and Prejudice - Not known
*Traditional Wedding music*
Panis Angelicus - César Franck
Bridal March from "Lohengrin" - Richard Wagner
Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
Air on a G String - J S Bach
Trumpet Voluntary - J Clarke
Largo from Xerxes, Queen of Sheba, Water Music, Fireworks Music, - GF Handel
Canon - Johann Pachelbel
Jesu joy of Man's Desiring, Wachet Auf, Sheep May Safely Graze, Brandenburg concerto No 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach
Exultate Jubilate, Ave Verum Corpus, Piano concerto "Elvira Madigan" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Charpentier - Te Deum
Trumpet Tune - Henry Purcell
Jerusalem - Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Selection of Well-known Hymns including Praise my Soul, give me Joy in my Heart, Tell out, my Soul, All things Bright and beautiful, Lord of All hopefulness, Colours of Day. Any traditional hymns can be arranged for string quartet free of charge if required for church weddings - Various
*Christmas music*
Little Donkey -
Nutcracker Suite including Dance of the Mirlitons - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Excerpts from the Christmas Oratorio - Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Concerto - Arcangelo Corelli
Christmas Medley: Silver Bells, Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, White Christmas - Various
Selection of Christmas Carols
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
*Classical & Opera*
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - C W Gluck
Movements from "The Four Seasons" - Antonio Vivaldi
2 Rondos from The Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell
Serenade - Joseph Haydn
Movements from String Quartets - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3 Divertimentos - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ode to Joy - Ludwig van Beethoven
Arias from the Marriage of Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tango "Por una cabeza" - Gardel
Polovtsian Dances - Aleksandr Borodin
Waltz and Norwegian Dance - Edvard Grieg
Blue Danube Waltz, Roses from the South,, Wine, W#omen and Song, - Johann Strauss Sr.
3 Slavonic Dances - Antonín Dvořák
6 Argentinian Tangos - Anon
Clair de Lune, the Girl with the flaxen hair - Claude Debussy
Movements from String Quartets - Johannes Brahms
Nocturne - Aleksandr Borodin
Movements from String Quartets including the American Quartet - Antonin Dvorak
Pavane - Gabriel Fauré
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, morning from Peer Gynt - Edvard Grieg
Liebestraum - Franz Liszt
Tramerei, An den Sonnenschein - Robert Schumann
Bridal March - Richard Wagner
Salut d'Amour, Nimrod from the Enigma Variations - Elgar
Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Excerpts from "La Traviata" and "Rigoletto" - Giuseppe Verdi
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Eugene Onegin - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Prelude and Habanera from Carmen, Duet from the Pearlfishers - Georges Bizet
Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach
Arias from "La Boheme" and "Gianni Schicchi" - Giacomo Puccini
Waltz from "Eugene Onegin" - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Pirates of Penzance - Gilbert and Sullivan
You are my heart's delight - Franz Lehar
Meditation from "Thais" - Jules Massenet
*Jazz & Pop*
Makin Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
Blue Tangoree - Leroy Anderson
It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) - Duke Ellington
Leaning on a Lampost - Noel Gay
Pennies from Heaven - Arthur Johnson
The Folks who live on the Hill - Jerome Kern
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rogers
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin
I got rhythm, The Man I love, Swansea, By Strauss, A Foggy Day, Somebody loves me, Love is here to stay, I'll build Astaireway to Paradise, Nice work if you can get it, Love walked in, they can't take that away from me, It ain't necessarily so - George Gershwin
Bluesette, In a sentimental mood, Lullaby of Birdland, Caravan, Desafinado (slightly out of tune) -
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rogers
Mountain Greenery, My Heart Stood still, Thou Swell / Blue Room Medley, You are too beautiful, You took advantage of Me - Rogers & Hart
Maria, On the Town, New York, New York - Leonard Bernstein
You'll never walk alone - Rodgers and Hammerstein
All I ask of you (Phantom of the Opera) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Lambeth Walk (Me and My Girl) - Gay
Love Changes Everything -
Elizabethan Serenade - R Binge
Ragtime Dance, Country Club, Paragon Rag, Pineapple Rag, Heliotrope Bouquet, Maple Leaf Rag, Euphonic Sounds, Scott Joplin's New Rag, A Breeze from Alabama - Scott Joplin
Serenata (Tempo di Beguine) -
You Raise Me Up -
Autumn leaves - Joseph Kosma
That's Amore - Brett Dean
Every Time We Say Goodbye, Anything Goes - Cole Porter
When I'm 64 - The Beatles
The Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
Candle in the wind - Elton John
Everything I do, I do it for you - Michael Kamen
Fly me to the moon - Bart Howard
Killing me softly with his song - Charles Fox
without You - Ham and Evans
(They long to be) Close to you - The Carpenters
Chelsea Bridge, Satin Doll, Take the A train, Bitter Sweet Symphony
Viva la Vida, Clocks - Coldplay
Fade into You - Mazzy Star
A thousand Years - Christina Perri
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
*Folk*
Greensleeves - Henry VIII
Irish Sherry Suite
The Ship's Fiddler
Cock Linnet
The Sailor's Bonnet, Come on Eileen, Irish Washerwoman, Musical Priest

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Jean-pierre B, 1 year ago

From booking to completion the Beaufort Quartet provided a professional and friendly service. I am so pleased we booked them. We could not recommend them highly enough. Thank you to all of you for making our concert of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater a huge success. I would definitely look at performing with them in the future.

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Ian B, 2 years ago

Overall great performance. Minor blip with timing of entrance music

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Sophie C, 4037 years ago

Dear Ann, we just wanted to say thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful music at our wedding. Please also pass on our thanks to the rest of the Beaufort String Quartet. From the entry of the Bride to the reception, the music was absolutely stunning. So many of our friends and family have commented on it too! We also wanted to say a special thank you for including the wonderful rendition of "The Sailor's Bonnet" - it meant so much to us and will forever be in our memories.!

Kerrie T, 3 years ago

We wanted to thank you and your quartet from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful music that you played at our wedding. It was truly spectacular and made our day very special. So many of the guests commented on how beautiful the music was. Thank you kindly for everything, your group were truly exceptional.

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