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About Chiswell Strings

Professional String Players based in London and beyond.
String quartet
London
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Chiswell Strings is a professional string ensemble based in London available for weddings, parties and corporate events throughout the UK and beyond. Named after the street where the group met, studying at the Guildhall School, its members have since played in top orchestras and with leading bands across the world. The group adds a touch of class and elegance to your event and is certain to wow your guests. The ensemble can be booked as a quartet, trio or duo, to suit you. Chiswell Strings has a wealth of experience in performing at weddings, parties and events. Previous clients include Moet Hennessy, sketch London, The City of London, The Barbican, The Royal Opera House and more. Chiswell Strings has a comprehensive repertoire list ranging from ABBA to Vivaldi, Opera to Tangos, Pop to Jazz. The group can also take musical requests in advance of your event, so we can cater to your wishes and are more than happy to advise you on anything if you are unsure. Chiswell Strings calls upon a pool of regular players as well as a team of very experienced deputy players at our disposal, ensuring we never miss your big day. Having all trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Royal College of Music, every player is a highly-accomplished musician in their own right and is passionate about delivering music of the highest quality to you and your guests.

Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Swing, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Soul, R&B, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Bollywood
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show
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Song list

We have a vast array of repertoire- get in touch.
Our set list has hundreds of classical and popular repertoire.
ANDERSON
“Belle of the Ball” Waltz
J.S BACH
Wachet Auf
Gavotte No.1
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Minuet and Badinerie
Air from Suite in D
Arioso
Sheep may safely graze
Prelude from English Suite No. 3
BARBER
Adagio for Strings
BARTOK
Romanian Folk Dances
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5
Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata
Ode to Joy
Fur Elise
BELLINI
Casta Diva
BIZET
Prelude to Carmen
Entr’acte to Act III of Carmen
Entr’acte to Act IV of Carmen
“Flower Song” from Carmen
“Habañera” from Carmen
BORODIN
Quartet No. 2, 1st and 3rd Movements
Polotsvian Dance
BRAHMS
Waltz
Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 & 21
CHOPIN
Nocturne
Chopin Waltzes: Op. 18, Op. 64, #1 & Op. 64, #2
DEBUSSY
Clair de Lune
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Golliwog’s Cake-walk
DELIBES
Flower Duet
DELIUS
Serenade
DENZA
Funiculi-Funicula
DI CAPUA
O Sole Mio
DONIZETTI
Una furtiva Lagrima
DVORAK
Slavonic Dance
Largo from the New World Symphony
Waltz from Symphony No. 8 in G
Humoresque
ELGAR
Salut D'Amour
Chanson de Nuit
FAURE
Pavane
FRANCK
Panis Angelicus
Leoncavallo
Vesti la giubba
GRIEG
Wedding Day
Waltz
Norwegian Dance No. 2 & 3
Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite
HANDEL
Coro
La Paix
Hallelujah
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Lascia ch’io pianga
Largo from Xerxes
Hornpipe in F
Air in D
Air in F
Bourree in F
Hornpipe in D
Menuet in G minor
HAYDN
Theme from Symphony No. 77 Mvmt 4
KREISLER
Allegretto (after Boccherini)
The Old Refrain
Tambourin Chinois
Caprice Viennois
Liebesfreud
“Midnight Bells” Waltz
Schön Rosmarin
LEHAR
Merry Widow Waltzes
MAHLER
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
MASSENET
Meditation from Thaïs
MOURET
Rondeau
MOZART
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Divertimento
Ave Verum Corpus
Rondo Alla Turca
OFFENBACH
Barcarolle
PACHELBEL
Canon
PONCHIELLI
Cielo e mar!
PUCCINI
Mi Chiamo Mimi
Quano me'n vo' soletta
“Che Gelida Manina” from La Boheme
Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme
PURCELL
Rondeaux
RAVEL
Pavane pour une infante defunte
RACHMANINOV
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: 18th Variation
Vocalise
SAINT-SAENS
The Swan
SARASATE
Romanza Andaluza
SATIE
Gymnopedie
SHOSTAKOVICH
Romance
SCHUMANN
Traumerai
STRAUSS
Pizzicato Polka
Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes
Czardas from Die Fledermaus
“Blue Danube” Waltzes
Tales from the Vienna Woods
“Wiener Blut” Waltzes
TCHAIKOVSKY
Andante Cantabile
Nutcracker Overture
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Danse les Mirlitons
VERDI
Libiamo
La Donna e mobile
Vedi! Le Fosche
VIVALDI
Four Seasons
String Quartet Popular Repertoire
ADELE
Make you Feel my Love
BENNY ANDERSSON
I know him so well
ANDERSON
Blue Tango
Forgotten Dreams
ARLEN
Over the Rainbow
Stormy Weather
THE BEACH BOYS
Wouldn't it be Nice
THE BEATLES
All you Need is Love
Here comes the Sun
Yesterday
Day Tripper
A Hard Day’s Night
Eleanor Rigby
Yellow Submarine
When I'm Sixty-Four
Back in the U.S.S.R.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Maria
New York, New York
“America” from West Side Story
I Feel Pretty
“One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story
“Somewhere” from West Side Story
“Tonight” from West Side Story
DAVID BOWIE
Life on Mars
BLACK EYED PEAS
I gotta Feeling
COLDPLAY
Paradise
CY COLEMAN
Big Spender
THE CURE
Friday I'm in Love
RAMIN DJAWADI
Game of Thrones Theme
THE DIXIE CUPS
Going to the Chapel
WALTER DONALDSON
Makin' Whoopee
ELBOW
One Day like This
ELVIS
Love Me Tender
FISHER
Chicago
Garner
Misty
GARDEL
“Por Una Cabeza” Tango
NOEL GAY
Leaning on a Lampost
NORMAN GIMBEL
Killing me Softly with his Song
GERSWHIN
Do It Again
Embraceable You
I Got Rhythm
Someone to Watch Over Me
Summertime
GREENDAY
Time of your life
GUNS N ROSES
Sweet Child of Mine
CHRISTOPHER GUNNING
Theme from Poirot
PETER HAM
Without You
ARTHUR HAMILTON
Cry me a River
JIMMY HENDRIX
Purple Haze
BILLIE HOLIDAY
God Bless the Child
HORNER
"My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic
BART HOWARD
Fly me to the Moon
HUPFIELD
“As Time Goes By”
SEBASTIAN IRADIER
La Paloma
KARL JENKINS
Palladio
ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
The Girl from Ipanema
ELTON JOHN
Candle in the Wind
Can you feel the Love Tonight
ARTHUR JOHNSON
Pennies from Heaven
SCOTT JOPLIN
Ragtime Dance
JOURNEY
Don't Stop Believing
KANDER
New York, New York
ANTON KARAS
Harry Lime Theme from The Third Man
MICHAEL KAMEN
(Everything I do) I do it all for you
JEROME KERN
The Folks Who Live on the Hill
LADY GAGA
Just Dance
LED ZEPPELIN
Stairway to Heaven
HENRY MANCINI
Moon River
MANCHESTER
Come In from the Rain
DARIO MARIANELLI
Theme from Pride and Prejudice
BRUNO MARS
Amazing
Marry You
ALAN MENKEN
Part of your World (From Aladdin)
JOHNNY MERCER
Blues in the Night
Satin Doll
IRVING MILLS
Moonglow
THELONIOUS MONK
Round Midnight
NAUGHTIN
Birthday Variations (Variations on “Happy Birthday”)
Loony Tunes Fugue
QUEEN
Bohemian Rhapsody
You're my Best Friend
EDITH PIAF
La Vie en Rose
CHRISTINA PERRI
1000 years (from Twilight)
PINK FLOYD
Wish you were Here
COLE PORTER
Let's do it
Anything Goes
Begin the Beguine
I Love Paris
RICHARD ROGERS
My Funny Valentine
ROTA
The Godfather Theme
Romeo and Juliet Love Theme
CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG
I dreamed a Dream
SIGUR ROS
Hoppipolla
SONDHEIM
Send in the Clowns
MANNING SHERWIN
A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
PAUL SIMON
Bridge Over Troubled Water
BILLY STRAYHORN
Chelsea Bridge
Take the 'A' Train
BARBARA STREISAND
Evergreen
KARL SUESSDORF
Moonlight in Vermont
TAYLOR SWIFT
Love Story
UNGAR
Ashokan Farewell from The Civil War
VILLA-LOBOS
Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Don't cry for me Argentina
All I ask of you
“Memory” from Cats
The Music of the Night
JOHN WILLIAMS
Star Wars Theme
Harry Potter Medley
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes- we can generally provide a duo, trio, quartet. However, if there's a bigger or specific line up you might require- get in touch.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We try our best to be flexible- but you must update the booking on encore too.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually 30 minutes.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes- and you can request songs/pieces. If we can't find it we can arrange it for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes- apart from chairs. We require chairs without arms for our performances.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1200
Up to 3 hours£1400
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Sarah T, 3 years ago

They was fantastic, kept us informed and played eveything that we wanted

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Niki T, 4 months ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful playing at our wedding and beautiful arrangement.

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Sarah T, 4 months ago

They was fantastic, kept us informed and played eveything that we wanted