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Donaghue Quartet

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About Donaghue Quartet

Quartet made up of graduates of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, based in the Midlands. Guaranteed to make your event sound excellent!
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A versatile group of classically trained singers, available for any event! Whether it’s singing at your wedding ceremony and reception, singing carols at your corporate event or something more bespoke, we can always provide a professional, polished sound. Get in touch to find out more 😊

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Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Early music, Opera, Medieval music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Donaghue Quartet's Song list

Hymns/Songs for Weddings, Funerals or Memorials:
Abide with me
The Lord's my shepherd
Amazing Grace
How great thou art
Lord of all hopefulness
Ave Maria (Schubert)
The day thou gavest
All things bright and beautiful
Guide me O thou great redeemer
Lead kindly light
Blessed assurance
It is well with my soul
If ye love me (Tallis)
Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd)
Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)
Set me as a Seal (Walton)
God be in my head (Rutter)
The Lord Bless you and keep you (Rutter)
I sat down under his shadow (Bairstow)
Make you feel my love (Adele)
Lord of the dance
And many more on request!
Christmas Music:
O come all ye faithful
Good king Wenceslas
O little town of Bethlehem
Ding dong merrily on high
Coventry carol
Angels from the realms of glory
While shepherds watched their flocks by night
In dulci jubilo
We wish you a merry Christmas
Hark the herald angels sing
God rest you merry gentlemen
Once in royal David’s city
The Holly and the Ivy
Away in a manger
It came upon the midnight clear
Joy to the world
O little one sweet
Silent night
Deck the halls
Angels Carol (Rutter)
And any more on request!
Other carols:
A great and mighty wonder
A merry Christmas (We wish you)
A virgin most pure
Adeste fideles
Angels from the realms of glory
As with gladness men of old
Away in a manger
Coventry carol
God rest you merry gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
The Holly and the Ivy
I saw three ships
Infant holy, infant lowly
It came upon the midnight clear
The Linden tree carol
O little one sweet
O little town of Bethlehem
On Christmas night all Christians sing
Past three o'clock
Rejoice and be merry
See amid the winter's snow
Sussex Carol
Sweet was the song the Virgin sang
The Three Kings
Unto us is born a Son
Wassail, wassail all over the town
What cheer?
When Christ was born
While shepherds watched their flocks
The truth sent from above
Bethlehem Down
O come, O come Emmanuel
In the bleak midwinter
I wonder as I wander
Angels we have heard on high
The first Noel
Silent Night
Joy to the world
O Holy Night
Nativity Carol
Candlelight Carol
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Sans Day Carol
Mary's Lullaby
Dormi, Jesu
Love came down at Christmas
Wexford Carol
Deck the hall
I saw Three Ships
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
What sweeter music
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I think they love our voices, and our professionalism. Since we do all our rehearsing in advance, we just show up and deliver a professional performance on the day.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have a wide range of experience, and most of us have performed in highly prestigious venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I think we're most influenced by some of the best choral groups performing at the moment - like them, we're all working towards the highest standards in singing.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

All of us have performed on national television, or live on BBC Radio 3. I imagine that's probably the highest profile!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our lineup is usually a quartet (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass), but we can often change the lineup to suit your needs. If it's just a vocal duo you're looking for, or even a soloist to sing something alone, we can offer a bespoke quote for your event.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible, especially with things like rehearsing with an organist on the day. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We have been known to sing along with specified backing tracks, or to do a mixture of live music and some recorded songs. Get in touch to find out more!

How much time do you need to set up?

It varies, depending on the event. We usually do all our rehearsal in advance of the day, and then we may have a brief rehearsal with the organist before a service, for example. It really depends on the level of music - if it's just some familiar hymns to help lead the congregation, we can often turn up 30 minutes before a service and go straight in!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Sometimes we move around to more than one location within the venue. Moving up to the altar for the signing of the registers, or leading hymns from the gallery. It depends on the venue, but we're happy to be flexible!

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

Of course! We also take requests ahead of time, so if you have something you want to hear, just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate it.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Usually we just turn up as ourselves, without any external amplification. We're all classically trained singers, and usually have no problems with projection.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We usually do take requests, yes!

Donaghue Quartet's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£720
Up to 2 hours£925
Up to 3 hours£1125
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and hymns during the service.
Corporate Christmas Carols4 musicians
- 2 x sets of 30 minutes of Christmas Carols, for while your guests arrive as background music, or as more of a 'Performance'
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, leading of the hymns during the service, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 30 min performances at the drinks reception.
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Donaghue Quartet's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Robin E
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

First class!

Laura Y
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you to the Donaghue Quartet they were absolutely amazing and made our ceremony even more special. Everyone commented how beautiful you sounded

Patrick D
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

This is the 2nd time to use this quartet and excellent on both occasions. I have no hesitation in recommending them

Katharine A
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We are so glad that we booked the Donaghue Quartet to play at our wedding last weekend. The music was exquisite and it really made the wedding service so special. They played 2 beautiful unaccompanied pieces over the signing of the register and led the congregation with the hymns. I am so glad that we chose to book them and would not hesitate to recommend them. Special thanks to Alistair who was so easy to communicate with prior to the event and made the organisation so straight forward. Many thanks to you all for a wonderful performance, we are very grateful.

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From other customers:

Suzanne N
9 months ago, for a Christmas party in 1 Clifton
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5 out of 5

Many, many thanks for the carols on Christmas Eve. Your choir sounded truly amazing and much appreciated by guests and staff alike!

Lionel C
9 months ago, for a Christmas party in Bishopthorpe Rd
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5 out of 5

Our guests were full of praise for the quality of singing and the timing was perfect to start the Christmas Festival!

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