An outstanding, versatile ensemble, the Keats Quartet plays across the UK, lending charm and sophistication to a vast array of events.
Very satisfactory. Punctual, talented, pleasant and self-reliant (I was busy and may have neglected them a little!) All in all top drawer.
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.
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
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