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Keats Quartet

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About Keats Quartet

String quartet
St Albans
Public liability insurance of £10 million
An outstanding, versatile ensemble, the Keats Quartet plays across the UK, lending charm and sophistication to a vast array of events.

An outstanding, versatile ensemble, London based Keats Quartet has been thriving since its formation in 2011, performing in concerts and at events nationwide. Regularly giving recitals exploring both the rich tradition of popular quartet repertoire and lesser-known works, the quartet has played across the UK including at the Norwich Chamber Music Festival, Peterborough Cathedral, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral, and in London, Cambridge, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. They are pleased to tour the Scottish Borders as part of the Borders Live Touring scheme, and in spring 2015 they travelled to Malta to play in a music festival on Gozo. The Keats Quartet enjoys entertaining at many prestigious occasions, including a reception for HRH Duke of Edinburgh at the Cutty Sark, a private dinner for the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff at Admiralty House, and for events at The View From The Shard, Warwick Castle, the Turkish Embassy and on HMS Belfast. The quartet is equally happy performing on both ‘modern’ and period instruments (complete with gut strings!), and has worked in collaboration with ensembles such as the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, the Early Music Wells Consort, Epworth Choir and new opera company Black Robin Opera.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Pop, Top 40, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Scottish music
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Types:
String quartet, String ensemble, String sextet, String octet, String trio, Classical ensemble, Classical trio, Period orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Chamber orchestra, Classical duo, Opera group, Contemporary classical ensemble
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Sample repertoire lists:
Pop
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Adele/Bob Dylan - Make You Feel My Love
American Authors - Best Day of My Life
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles - All You Need is Love
The Beatles - If I Fell
The Beatles - When I'm 64
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
David Guetta - Without You
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Elbow - One Day Like This
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling in Love
Eric Clapton - Layla
John Legend - All of Me
John Lennon - Imagine
Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Katie Melua - Piece By Piece
Katy Perry - Firework
Katy Perry - Roar
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Reg Presley - Love Is All Around
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Take That - Greatest Day
U2 - Beautiful Day
Film/TV
Hushabye Mountain - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
John Dunbar Theme - Dances with Wolves
Let It Go - Frozen
Jeeves and Wooster Theme
PM's Love Theme - Love Actually
Portuguese Love Theme - Love Actually
Boccherini Passacalle from Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid - Master and Commander
Pennies from Heaven - Bing Crosby
All I Ask of You - Phantom of the Opera
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) - The Raging Bull Theme
Mothersbaugh's Canon - The Royal Tenenbaums
Por una Cabeza - Tango from 'Scent of a Woman'
You've Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story
When She Loved Me - Toy Story
Maria - West Side Story
Other/Light Jazzy
Chit-Chat Polka - Strauss Jr.
Cole Porter: Anything Goes, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Let's Do It
Con Te Partiro - Bocelli
Funiculi Funicula - Denza
Highland Cathedral
Joplin: The Entertainer, New Rag, Ragtime Dance, Fig Leaf Rag
Leaning on a Lamppost - Noel Gay
Lullaby - Gershwin
Makin' Whoope - Eddie Cantor
Mr Sandman - The Chordettes
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Sherwin
Oh My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose - Burns
Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
Moonlight in Vermont - Karl Suessdorf
'Three Little Maids' from The Mikado - Sullivan
Trad.: Si Bheag, Si Mhor/Bigga Market Lasses medley
Trad.: Dark Isle/79th Farewell to Gibralter medley
Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite No. 2 - Shostakovich
Baroque
Bach - Air on G (from Suite No. 3 in D)
Bach - Arioso
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach - Wachet Auf
Corelli - Concerto Grosso Op. 6, Nos. 1, 4, 8 (‘Christmas Concerto)
Corelli - Giga from Violin Sonata Op.5 no.7 in D minor
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - ‘All We Like Sheep’ from the Messiah
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Handel - Largo from Violin Sonata in D major
Handel - Selections from Water Music
Locke - Curtain Tune from The Tempest
Purcell - Dances from Dido and Aeneas
Purcell - Chaconnes from King Arthur and The Fairy Queen
Purcell - Hornpipe Rondeau from Abdelazer
Purcell - Jigg
Purcell - Pavane and Chaconne in G minor
Purcell - Rondeau from The Fairy Queen
Purcell - Hornpipe Rondeau from Abdelazer
Purcell - Hornpipe on a Ground from The Married Beau
Purcell - Scotch Tune/By Moonlight on the Green
Vivaldi - Largo from Winter
Vivaldi - Allegro from Spring
Classical/Romantic
Bizet - Prelude from Carmen
Borodin - String Quartet No. 2
Brahms - Menuetto from Serenade No. 1
Clarke - Trumpet Tune
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Debussy - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Debussy - Le Petit Nègre (Cakewalk)
Delibes - Flower Duet
Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 8
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Gounod/Bach - Ave Maria
Grieg - Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
Holst - Brook Green Suite
Mendelssohn - Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Ave verum corpus
Mozart - Divertimenti in D, Bb, and F
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Offenbach - Barcarole
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
Rachmaninov - Vocalise
Schubert - Ave Maria
Schumann - Traumerei
Tartini - Cantabile
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Tchaikovsky - Selections from The Nutcracker
Verdi - La Donna E Mobile
Wagner - Wedding March (‘Here Comes the Bride’)
Keats String Trio
Albinoni - Adagio
Arlen - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Asher & Wilson - Wouldn’t It Be Nice (The Beach Boys)
Bach - Air on G
- Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
- Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
- Little Fugue
- March
- March in D Major from the Anna Magdalene Notebook
- Rondeau from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
- Grand Trio, Op. 3
Beetles - Here Comes the Sun
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
- St. Anthony Chorale
- Sicilienne from Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Chris de Burgh - In A Country Churchyard
Chopin - Nocturne from Op. 9 No. 2
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Cohen - Hallelujah
Coldplay - Fix You
- Yellow
Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme
Dvorak - Humoresque
Djawadi - Game of Thrones Theme
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling in Love
Enya - Only Time
Fall Out Boy - Sugar We’re Going Down
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Gossec - Tambourin
Grieg - Gavotte from Holberg Suite
Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
Handel - Selections from Royal Fireworks
- Selections from Water Music
- Largo from Xerxes
- Sarabande and Allegro from Oboe Concerto in G minor
- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Lennon - Imagine
Lennon/McCartney - All You Need is Love
Lloyd Webber - All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera
Loeillet - Allegro
Mendelssohn - Nocturne
- Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate
- Ave Verum Corpus
- Divertimento Op. 19
- Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Romance
- Rondo alla turca
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Paul Simon - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
- Rondeau from Abdelazer
- When I am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Theme
Rodgers and Hammerstein - Do-Re-Mi, from The Sound of Music
Sartori - A Time to Say Goodbye (con te partiro)
Schubert - Ave Maria
- Serenade from Schwanengesang, No. 4
- Trio, D. 471
Schumann - Traumerei
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Tartini - Cantabile
Telemann - Vivace from Sonata in F Major for flute
Thiele & Weiss - What a Wonderful World
Vivaldi - Allegro from Spring
- Danza Pastorale from Spring
- Allegro from Autumn
- Largo from Winter
Wagner - Wedding March (‘Here Comes the Bride’)
Tangos:
Brejeiro
El Choclo
La Paloma
Tango de Tres Danzas Andaluzas, Op. 8
Tango by Jose Ferrer
Tango by Francisco Tarrega
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We offer a string quartet or trio typically, but can expand to a larger ensemble on request.

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

After booking times are agreed changes are subject to availability of the musicians.

How much time do you need to set up?

As we are acoustic, we require very little time to set up, however we will arrive 30 minutes before our starting time to ensure that we are ready to go.

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

Yes, we are happy for you to choose from our set list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We bring our instruments and music stands, we just require you to provide an armless chair per performer.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there's a special song you'd like us to play which isn't already on our repertoire list, we are able to create a bespoke arrangement for you. There is a fee of £30 for this to cover arranging fees. We are happy to play your song at no extra cost if you are able to provide us with sheet music for string quartet.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£625
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£775

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Mr W, 2 years ago

Very satisfactory. Punctual, talented, pleasant and self-reliant (I was busy and may have neglected them a little!) All in all top drawer.

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James P, 7 years ago

We hired Keats Quartet for our wedding and they were reliable, personable and hugely talented. Having the quartet play as she walked down the aisle is and will always be one of my happiest memories. Would definitely recommend them.

Alice C, 2 years ago

We had the incredible Keats Trio at our wedding and they were just fantastic. Really couldn't have asked for more. Such talented girls and always had smiles on their faces. Thanks so much for helping to make our day even more special!!

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