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Crystal Palace String Quartet

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Dynamic and versatile ensemble with over ten years experience. Repertoire ranges from Baroque to Bollywood, including all genres in between.
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The Crystal Palace Quartet are in the UK's premier league of string quartets for hire, providing top quality entertainment on stages worldwide for over ten years. Based in Southeast London, the quartet will travel to wherever you or your clients require first-class musical performances: for corporate functions, weddings, civil partnerships, TV shows, studio recordings, cruises, concerts, or any other kind of events. The members of the quartet are all active London freelance musicians and regularly play for orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Soloists of Covent Garden, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, Camerata of London and City of London Sinfonia.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Light music, Pop, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Jewish music, Bollywood, Ragtime, Swing, Pop rock, Tango, Spanish music, Indian music
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Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Albinoni Sinfonia a Quattro
Bach Air in D (Air on the G string)
Bach Badinerie
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Bach Christmas Oratorio (selections)
Bach Double Violin Concerto
Bach Italian Concerto
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake)
Boccherini Minuetto, Ballo Tedesco, Larghetto, Minuetto, Spanish Dance
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G
Corelli Menuetto in F
Corelli Two Correntes
Fiore Little Symphony
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in F
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Concerto Grosso in C
Handel Lascia Ch‘io Pianga (Rinaldo)
Handel Royal Fireworks Music (Overture, La Réjouissance)
Handel Water Music (Air, Bourrée, Hornpipe, Menuet, Rigaudon, Hornpipe)
Mouret Rondeau
Pachelbel Canon in D
Purcell The Old Bachelor
Purcell Pavane
Purcell Two Rondeaux (Abdelazar, The Fairy Queen)
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Rameau Gavotte
Tartini Symphony in D
Telemann Six Minuets
Vivaldi Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in C
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in F
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins & cello in F
Vivaldi Violin concerto in a minor
Vivaldi Violin concerto in G
Arriaga String Quartet No.1
Beethoven Andante (Symphony No.1)
Beethoven Für Elise
Beethoven Ode to Joy
Beethoven String Quartet in F Op.18 No.1 "Romeo and Juliet"
Beethoven String Quartet in c minor Op.18 No.4
Beethoven String Quartet in f minor op.95 "Serioso"
Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.1
Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.2 "The Joke"
Haydn String Quartet Op.64 No.5 "Lark"
Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths"
Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No.3 "Emperor"
Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.4 "Sunrise"
Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.5
Haydn String Quartet Op.77 No.1 "Compliments"
Haydn Serenade
Mozart Alleluja (Exsultate, Jubilate)
Mozart Ave Verumzart String Quartet in C K.157
Mozart String Quartet in B flat K.458 "Hunt"
Mozart String Quartet in D K.575 "Prussian"
Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Barber Adagio for strings
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Bizet Carmen Entracte
Bizet Carmen: Overture (March)
Borodin Polovtsian Dance No.1
Borodin String Quartet No.2
Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 4, 5, 8
Britten Simple Symphony
Chopin Raindrop Prélude
Debussy Clair de Lune
Dvorak Humoreske
Dvorak String Quartet Op.96 "American"
Dvorak String Quartets Op.54 & Op.105
Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Elgar Chanson de Matin
Elgar Chanson de Nuit
Elgar Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
Elgar Salut d'Amour
Elgar Serenade for Strings
Franck Panis Angelicus
Grieg Elegaic Melodies
Grieg Morning (Peer Gynt)
Grieg Holberg Suite (selections)
Grieg Wedding Day at Trodlhaugen
Holst St Paul's Suite
Kreisler Schön Rosmarin
Kreisler Sicilienne and Rigaudon
Liszt Nocturne from Liebesträume
Mendelssohn On Wings of Song
Mendelssohn String quartet No. 1 in Eb
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Nyman String Quartet No.2
Pärt Fratres
Pärt Summa
Puccini Crisantemi
Rachmaninoff Vocalise
Ravel Bolero
Ravel Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
Ravel String Quartet
Respighi Italiana (Ancient Airs & Dances)
Rimsky-Korsakoff Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden)
Rubinstein Melody in F
Saint-Saëns The Swan
Schubert Ave Maria
Schubert Marche Militaire
Schubert String Quartet in a "Rosamunde"
Schubert String Quartet in d "Death and the Maiden"
Schubert String Quartet in Eb
Schumann String Quartet No.3
Shostakovich String Quartet No.3
Shostakovich String Quartet No.8
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile (String Quartet No.1)
Tchaikovsky Romance in F
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky Song Without Words
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Webber Pie Jesu
Yepes Jeux Interdits
Albeniz Spanish Dance (Tango)
Anderson Blue Tango
Bartok Romanian Dances
Copland Hoe-Down (Rodeo)
Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.8
Gardel Por Una Cabeza (Tango)
Keating Tea Dance (Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Charleston)
Leutwiler Spanish Serenade
Mancini Pie In The Face Polka
Monti Czardas
Rodriguez La Cumparsita (Tango)
Strauss Blue Danube Waltz
Strauss Emperor Waltz
Strauss Radetzky March
Strauss Tales from the Vienna Woods
Six Argentinian Tangos
Tchaikovsky Waltz and Scene from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker)
Arlen Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean Theme
Badly Drawn Boy I Love NYE (About a Boy)
Barry Goldfinger
Barry I Had a Farm in Africa (Out of Africa)
Barry James Bond Theme
Bassey Diamonds are Forever
Bernstein One Hand, One Heart
Bernstein New York, New York (On the Town)
Bernstein West Side Story Medley
Bock If I Were A Rich Man
Bock Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
Burgon Brideshead Revisited Theme
Caesar Tea for Two
di Capua O Sole Mio
Cory I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Delibes Flower Duet
Dudley Jeeves & Wooster
Hammerstein Lover Come Back To Me
Horner Titanic theme
Hupfeld As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
M. Jarre Doctor Zhivago (Lara's theme)
M. Jarre Theme from Lawrence of Arabia
Jenkins Palladio
Lloyd Webber Any Dream Will Do (Joseph)
Lloyd Webber Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
Lloyd Webber Love Changes Everything
Lloyd Webber Memory (Cats)
Luhrmann Song from Moulin Rouge
Mancini Baby Elephant Walk (Hatari)
Mancini Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Mancini Pink Panther
Mascagni Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Massenet Meditation (Thais)
Morricone Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
Morricone The Good the Bad & the Ugly
Mozart Queen of the Night Aria (Die Zauberflöte)
Offenbach Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann)
Offenbach Can-Can
Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini Nessun Dorma
Puccini Vissi d’Arte
Rodgers My Favourite Things & Sound of Music medley
Rodgers Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Oklahoma!)
Rota The Godfather
Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables)
Sullivan A Wandering Minstrel I (Mikado)
Sullivan I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General (Pirates)
Sullivan Three Little Maids (Mikado)
Verdi Brindisi (La Traviata)
Verdi La Donna e Mobile (Rigoletto)
Verdi Overture to Forza del Destino (Stella Artois ad)
Warbeck Pelaggia's Song (Captain Corelli's Mandolin)
Williams Imperial March (Star Wars)
Williams Schindler's List
Other popular tunes from Broadway & West End shows - ask us!
Abba Waterloo
A-ha Take on Me
Aznavour She
Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice
Beatles All You Need is Love
Beatles Eight Days A Week
Beatles Eleanor Rigby
Beatles Good Day Sunshine
Beatles Hey Jude
Beatles In My Life
Beatles Let It Be
Beatles Norwegian Wood
Beatles Penny Lane
Beatles When I’m Sixty-Four
Beatles Yesterday
Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees Islands In The Stream
Bublé Everything
Carpenters Yesterday Once More
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Coldplay Clocks
Coldplay Fix You
Coldplay Yellow
The Cure Just Like Heaven
Damien Rice The Blower’s Daughter
The Darkness I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence
Des’ree Kissing You
Elbow One Day Like This
ELO Mr Blue Sky
Elton John Your Song
Eva Cassidy Fields of Gold
The Farm All Together Now
Fleetwood Mac Everywhere
Guns 'n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine
John Denver Annie’s Song
Kate Bush This Woman's Work
Keane Somewhere Only We Know
Kinks Waterloo Sunset
Lady Gaga Pokerface
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
Lou Reed Perfect Day
McCartney & Wings My Love
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
Oasis Whatever
Oasis Wonderwall
Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill
Pinkard Sweet Georgia Brown
Pixies Here Comes Your Man
Plain White T’s Hey There Delilah
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Ramones Baby I Love You
Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash
Rolling Stones Satisfaction
Labi Siffre It Must Be Love (Madness)
Status Quo Caroline
Stereophonics Handbags and Gladrags
Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You
Sting Fields of Gold
Sting Roxanne
Take That Greatest Day
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
Anderson Belle of the Ball
Anderson Fiddle Faddle
Anderson Forgotten Dreams
Anderson Horse and Buggy
Anderson Jazz Legato
Anderson Jazz Pizzicato
Anderson Plink, Plank, Plunk
Anderson Sandpaper Ballet
Anderson Serenata
Anderson Sleigh Ride
Anderson Syncopated Clock
Anderson The Typewriter
Anderson The Waltzing Cat
Berlin Alexander's Ragtime Band
Donaldson Makin’ Whoopee
Duke Ellington It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington Satin Doll
Duke Ellington Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington Take the 'A' Train
Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin
GershwinA Foggy Day
Gershwin Embraceable You
Gershwin I Got Rhythm
Gershwin Love Walked In
Gershwin Promenade ("Walking the Dog")
Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me
Gershwin Summertime
Gershwin The Man I Love
Gershwin They Can't Take That Away From Me
Howard Fly Me to the Moon
Hupfeld As Time Goes By
Jobim The Girl from Ipanema
Jones It Had To Be You
Joplin Country Club
Joplin Euphonic Sounds
Joplin Heliotrope Bouquet
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Joplin New Rag
Joplin Paragon Rag
Joplin Pineapple Rag
Keane Somewhere Only We Know
Ledbetter Cottonfields
Nat King Cole Let's Face the Music
Nat King Cole Unforgettable
PorterAnything Goes
Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye
Porter I Get a Kick Out of You
Portern Just One of Those Things
Porter Let’s Do It
Porter Night and Day
Porter What is this Thing Called Love
PorterYou're the Top
Strayhorn Chelsea Bridge
Thiele What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Van Heusen Love and Marriage
Warren At Last (Etta James)
Warren That's Amore
Warren Pasadena
Collins & Leigh Cock Linnet
Bollywood songs:
Aye Ho Meri Zindagi Mi
Balle Balle (Bride and Prejudice)
Dheere Dheere
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Ghar Aaja Sonja
Kabhi Kabhie
Kal ho Na ho - theme tune
Mein Huu Na
Monsoon Wedding - title theme
Teri Meri Pyar Mein
Teri Ore
Full Moon, Blooming Flowers
Tian Mi Mi
Wide selection of hymns and carols – please ask
Irish Sherry
Molly on the Shore
Chosen Kallah Mazel Tov
Dodi Li
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Hava Nagilah
Siman Tov and Mazel Tov
Gipsy Song
Ye Bonnie Banks 'n' Braes
Amazing Grace
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Ukrainian Folk Tunes


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4.9 out of 5
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From Encore customers:

Joseph W
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely superb. Added a wonderful atmosphere to our wedding breakfast - numerous guests commented on the quality of the playing and excellent choice of pieces. Many thanks indeed!

Jacqueline C
3 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Lots of comments from guests on beautiful music

Anthony M
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great group. Arrived in good time dealing when travelling when there was massive disruption due to the cycle race. Great repertoire and musicality. Sorry that, as the host, I didn't have more time to sit down and listen to them more!

Holly P
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

The quartet were wonderful and the music they played was fabulous. I would recommend them to anyone.

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From other customers:

Natalie B
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Chelmsford CM3 1JP
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5 out of 5

A massive thank you to the Crystal Palace Quartet for making our wedding truly special on Friday 30th They sounded incredible - and were everything we could have ever asked for.

Cap G
4 years ago


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