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String quartet
London
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The Covent Garden String Quartet is a highly professional group with many years experience, providing great live music for any event.

The Covent Garden String Quartet is a London based group, available for hire, to add a touch of elegance to your event, wedding, civil partnership, or any other special celebration. We are qualified professional musicians and have many years' experience playing at a wide range of events and venues in London, Kent, Surrey and around the South East. We specialize in providing music for wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, parties, anniversaries, charity benefits and corporate events. We have performed at many prestigious venues such as Kensington Palace, Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court, The Tate Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Tower Bridge, and top London hotels including Claridges, the Savoy and the Lanesborough. The quartet has had residencies in Sardinia, Norway and Morocco and we have also played on boats, barns and even on Blackpool pier. The string quartet's extensive live music experience includes recording for pop artists such as Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave for MTV, film soundtracks and many appearances as backing strings on ITV and the BBC - for example, GMTV, the National Lottery.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Pop, Covers, Tribute
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

New Additions 2017
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feelin'
Beyonce Crazy In Love
Madness It Must be Love
Sam Smith Writing's on the Wall
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Jason Mraz I'm Yours
The Corrs Runaway
Elle Goulding How Long Will I Love You?
Robbie Williams Angels
Bruno Mars Marry You
Katy Perry Firework
Elbow One Day Like This
Radiohead Creep
Nirvana Heart Shaped Box
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
The Black Keys Gold on the Ceiling
The Black Keys Tighten Up
Oasis Wonderwall
Kings of Leon Sex On Fire
The Killers Mr Brightside
Coldplay In My Place
Coldplay Paradise
Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
Clean Bandit Rather Be
Verve Bittersweet Symphony
Verve Bittersweet Symphony
Billy Joel She's Always a Woman to Me
Roberta Flack First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Dexys Midnight Runners Come on Eileen
Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Elton John Your Song
Abba SOS
Turtles Happy Together
Rolling Stones Paint it Black
Richie Valens La Bamba
Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Charles Aznavour She
Jule Styne Let it Snow
Sid Ramin Music to Watch the World Go By
Henry Mancini Moon River
Perez Prado Cherry Pink
Osvaldo Fares Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Luis Demetrio Sway
Barry Stoller Match of the Day theme
Ramin Djawadi Game of Thrones theme
Ramin Djawadi Westworld theme (TV series)
John Williams Schindlers List theme
John Williams Raiders March (Raiders of the Losr Ark)
John Williams The Throne Room (Star Wars)
John Williams The Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
A. R. Rahman Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)
Villoldo, Discepolo & Catan El Choclo (Argentinian tango)
Quarantotto, Sartori and Peterson Time to Say Goodbye
Herold Clog Dance
Saint-Saens The Swan
Grieg Anitra's Dance
Bellini Casta Diva
Classical Music
Albeniz Tango
Bach Overture No.3 (Air on a G String)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Bach Double Violin Concerto in D
Bach Wachet Auf
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach Ave Maria
Beethoven Adagio Cantabile
Beethoven Minuet
Bizet Prelude to Carmen
Bizet March from Carmen
Bizet Carmen Fantasia
Boccherini Celebrated Minuet
Borodin First Polotsvian Dance
Borodin Quartet No.2
Boyce Quartet in F
Byrd Queens Alman
Chopin Grande Valse Brillante
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Debusey Golliwogs Cake Walk
Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme
Denza Luigi Funiculi Funicula
Dvorak Humouresque
Dvorak Slavonic Dance
Elgar Chanson de Matin
Elgar Salut d’Amour
Elgar Idylle
Elgar Nimrod
Faure Pavane
Faure Tendresse
Faure Berceuse
Faure Siciliene
Faure Kitty Valse
Faure Les pas Espagnol
Grainger Molly on the Shore
Grainger Country Garden
Grainger Handel in the Strand
Grieg Holdenberg Suite
Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Grieg Morning
Grieg Norwegian Dance I, II, III, and IV.
Hall Wedding of the Winds
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Departure of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Water Music
Handel La rejouissance from Royal Fireworks
Handel Lascia ch'io piangia
Haydn Celebrated Quartets
Haydn Serenade
Haydn Andante
Jenkins Palladio
Macdowell A Deserted Farm
Massenet Meditation (from Thais)
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn Wedding Chorus
Monti Czardas
Moskowski Spanish Dance
Mozart Quartet in C
Mozart Flute Quartet in D
Mozart Divertimenti I, II and III
Mozart Celebrated Quartets
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart Rondo alla Turka
Mozart Presto (Musical Joke)
Mozart Adagio in C
Mozart Voi Che Sapete (from The Marriage of Figaro)
Offenbach Barcarolle
Offenbach Can Can
Pachelbel Canon in D and Gigue
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours
Puccini Quando M’en Vo
Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Ravel Pavane Pour une Enfant Defunte
Ravel Le Jardin FÈerique (from Mother Goose)
Ravel Bolero
Rossini The Thieving Magpie
Rossini Barber of Seville
Rossini Ballet Music (from William Tell)
Rossini Gallop (from William Tell)
Schubert Ave Maria
Schubert Stanchen
Schumann Kinderszene
Schumann Traumerie
Shostakovitch Romance
Strauss Die Fledermaus
Strauss Southern Roses
Strauss Blue Danube
Strauss Wine Women and Song
Strauss Pizzicato Polka
Strauss Trish Trasch Polka
Sullivan Three Little maids
Tchaikovsky Waltz from the Serenade
Tchaikovsky Danses des Mirlitons (from Nutcracker)
Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers
Tchaikovsky Russian Dance
Tchaikovsky Second Movement of La Symphonie Pathetique
Traditional Irish Sherry (including Danny Boy)
Traditional Greensleeves
Traditional Fauna and Flora of Japan
Verdi Andantino (from La Forza del Destino)
Verdi Brindisi (from La Traviata)
Verdi Quartet (from Rigoletto)
Verdi Melodies from Rigoletto
Vivaldi Winter Spring & Summer (from The 4 Seasons)
Vivaldi Double Violin Concerto in A
Vivaldi Double Violin Concerto in D
Vivaldi Concerto grosso
Von Paradis Siciliene
Wagner Wedding March
Wesley Quartet in D
Zanetti Danses a Quartre Parties
Light Music
Anderson Belle of the Ball
Anderson Blue Tango
Anderson Forgotten Dreams
Anderson Sandpaper Ballet
Anderson Sleigh Road
Andersson/Ulvaeus I Know Him So well (from Chess)
Andersson/Ulvaeus Waterloo
Bacharach Close to You
Barry/Newley Goldfinger
Berlin Top Hat
Berlin Cheek to Cheek
Berlin Isn’t it a Lovely Day
Berlin Puttin’ on the Ritz
Berlin No Strings
Berlin Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Bernstein Maria (from West Side Story)
Brown Singin’ in the Rain
Carpenter/Bettis Yesterday Once More
Coates Dambusters’ March
Coleman Big Spender (from Sweet Charity)
Collins/Leigh Cock Linnet
Coward Someday I’ll Find You
De Sylva If You Knew Susie
Donaldson Making Whoopee
Eckstein Misty
Ellis/Grey/Newman Spread a Little Happiness
Gade Jealousy
Gardel Tango
Gay Leaning on a Lampost
Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm
Gershwin The Man I Love
Gershwin I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Gershwin By Strauss
Gershwin Nice Work If You Can Get It
Gershwin Somebody Loves me
Gershwin A Foggy Day
Gershwin A Foggy Day
Gershwin Love Walked In
Gershwin I Got Rhythm
Light Music continued
Gershwin Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Gershwin Summertime
Gershwin Someone To watch Over me
Gershwin Love Is here To Stay
Gershwin S’Wonderful
Gershwin For You, For Me, Forevermore
Glonderkin I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
Harnick/Bock Sunrise Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof)
Harnick/Bock If I Were a Rich Man
Harnick/Bock Tradition
Harnick/Bock To Life
Harrison Something
Heyman/Young When I fall in Love
Howard Fly Me to the Moon
Hudson/Mills/De Lange Moonglow
Jarre Somewhere My Love
Johnston Pennies From Heaven
Jones/Kahn It Had To Be You
Joplin Bethena
Joplin Rose Leaf Rag
Joplin The Entertainer
Joplin Easy Winners
Joplin Country Club
Joplin Paragon Rag
Joplin The Favourite
Kaempfert/Singleton/Synder Strangers in the Night
Kander/Ebb Caberet
Kander/Ebb New York, New York
Kern I Won’t Dance
Kern Pick Yourself Up
Kern Bill
Kern The Way You Look Tonight
Kern The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Lavas Harry Lime
Le Marc Moonlight and Roses
Lehar Merry Widow Waltz
Lennon/McCartney Penny Lane
Lennon/McCartney And I Love Her
Lennon/McCartney Eleanor Rigby
Lennon/McCartney Lady Madonna
Lennon/McCartney Hey Jude
Lennon/McCartney Here There and Everywhere
Lennon/McCartney When I’m Sixty Four
Lennon/McCartney Strawberry Fields
Lennon/McCartney Norwegian Wood
Lennon/McCartney Hard Day’s Night
Lloyd Webber Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (from Evita)
Lloyd Webber Memory (from Cats)
Lloyd Webber All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera)
Loewe/Lerner On the Street Where You Live
Mancini Charade
Myers Cavatina
Norman Theme from James Bond
Novello We’ll Gather Lilacs
Penn The Honeysuckle and the Bee
Porter True Love (from High Society)
Porter Anything Goes
Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye
Porter You’re the Tops
Porter I Love Paris
Porter Let’s Do It
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Rodgers It Might As Well Be Spring
Rodgers Blue Moon
Rodgers/Hammerstein Love Changes Everything
Schonberg I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Miserables)
Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Schifrin Mission Impossible
Simon/Garfunkle Cecilia
Simon/Garfunkle Mrs Robinson
Smith Ja Da
Stressdorf Moonlight in Vermont
Traditional Rhumba
Traditional Waltz Medley
Wilson All I Do (from The Boyfriend)
TV Themes
Burgon Brideshead Revisited
Wilson Fawlty Towers
Dudley Jeeves and Wooster
Gray Thunderbirds
Lunn Downton Abbey
Davis Pride and Prejudice
New Additions 2017
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feelin'
Beyonce Crazy In Love
Madness It Must be Love
Sam Smith Writing's on the Wall
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Jason Mraz I'm Yours
The Corrs Runaway
Elle Goulding How Long Will I Love You?
Robbie Williams Angels
Bruno Mars Marry You
Katy Perry Firework
Elbow One Day Like This
Radiohead Creep
Nirvana Heart Shaped Box
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
The Black Keys Gold on the Ceiling
The Black Keys Tighten Up
Oasis Wonderwall
Kings of Leon Sex On Fire
The Killers Mr Brightside
Coldplay In My Place
Coldplay Paradise
Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
Clean Bandit Rather Be
Verve Bittersweet Symphony
The Wannadies You and Me Song
Keane Somewhere Only We Know
Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
U2 With or Without You
Bon Jovi Always

Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£580
Up to 2 hours£640
Up to 3 hours£670

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Brian T, 1 year ago

Abi and the girls were all fantastic, the music was beautiful and very professional, every body enjoyed this quartet, and they looked great, can't thank you all enough. Our walk down the Isle was very moving to the back drop of Pachelbel canon in D not a dry eye from the bridal party. We really can recommend the CGSQ to anybody they also played through the wedding breakfast which everyone commented that it was lovely and the girls kept the volume just right and not overly loud but enough to provide a beautiful background for the meal. Thank you all again and wishing the CGSQ all the best for the future, Our fondest regards, Brian & Deborah.

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Lindy F, 1 year ago

Great

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Manjinder U, 1 year ago

Abigail and the team were unbelievable, they truly made my day special, the guests adored the Performance. If I have another event that requires their expertise on the day, I wil always use Covent Garden strong quartet, truly truly amazing - thank you for everything 😊

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Anne R, 2 years ago

This group were exceptional. The music was exquisite and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Exceptional value for money.

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Lydia G, 1 year ago

Hello to the wonderful CG String Quartet, I'm sorry it has taken me a few weeks to write this, but we wanted to say a huge thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding day on 15th Sept at Fetcham Park. We had a magical day and really felt that having you play added something extra special to our ceremony and reception. It was also amazing that you were able to work with my cousin Scarlett so that she could sing during our ceremony accompanied by you, a very special memory we will treasure from the day. It was a pleasure to work with you and thank you again!

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Mr M, 1 year ago

The act was perfect for the event. The girls were smartly dressed and very pleasant. They played all the music I requested.

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