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Mayfair Mints

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About Mayfair Mints

A cappella group
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Talented, engaging professional vocal ensemble for high-end private parties, corporate events, weddings and special occasions.

The Mayfair Mints are a talented, experienced vocal ensemble. We give high quality, stylishly engaging performances at private parties, corporate events, weddings and other important occasions. We tailor our choice of music to reflect the tone of each event, so we first provide a personal consultation to establish the aims of your occasion and the types of guest, and decide a suitable set of music. Through this consultation, you can be sure that your event will be a delightful and memorable occasion. *The music* We have a large and diverse repertoire of music that we would be delighted to perform at your event. We are also open to particular requests – an old favourite, a piece with particular meaning or a unique especially composed piece. Our repertoire includes: - Jazz arrangements - Show tune arrangements - Humorous songs - Unique bespoke piece* - ‘Light’ classical - Madrigals - ‘Traditional’ classical (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century and Contemporary) - Opera - Christmas songs (traditional carols, jazzy arrangements, popular songs and songs from Christmas films) *We can write and perform humorous, sentimental or promotional piece of music about a guest of honour, organisation or product. These personal pieces always have a huge positive response from guests. *The singers* The Mayfair Mints have been carefully hand-picked by director Leonora Dawson-Bowling. We usually perform as a quintet or an octet but can take requests for smaller or larger groups into consideration. Between us, we have studied across the various UK music colleges and performed at exclusive venues including the Ritz Hotel, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Fortnum and Mason. Beyond the fine singing, the Mayfair Mints all have that little extra something that makes us perfect for the different requirements of important occasions: - Versatility – we can switch easily between beautiful blended choral singing, large solo numbers, and light jazz arrangements and show tunes - Communication and personality – we perform with a true sense of zest, emotion and communication which engages our audiences (but we are also happy to provide low key background music that adds subtle ambience to the occasion) - Volume – we're classically trained singers so we can fill a big venue with our singing without necessarily needing complicated sound systems - Positive, practical mindset – we understand that you want the maximum of quality with the minimum of fuss. We’ll turn up, perform exquisitely and glamorously, whilst calmly getting on with the practicalities behind the scenes so you can have the confidence to focus where your energy is needed and, more to the point, enjoy the occasion unfolding. *No-commitment consultation* If you are interested in finding out more about using us for your event, we offer an initial no-commitment 10-minute personal consultation by phone. Simply contact us via Encore or our site. We will then be in touch to arrange this consultation which we will use to gain a sense of your requirements. Every event is different. So we will discuss your event and establish your vision for it and how we can best match it within our wide-ranging repertoire. We will give you a sense of possible styles and pieces we would perform to enhance your occasion, consider the likely length of the performance, if the music is background or a centre-stage performance and whether you would like a bespoke piece written, as well as discussing the practicalities of the event setting. It may be that you already have a strong idea of the music you would like. It may be that you just want to add some stylish sophistication to your event but don’t want to be weighed down with details – you just want to tell us briefly about the event and then confidently leave us to provide the final polished musical product without another thought. When we’ve established your requirements and outlined a programme which fits well with your vision, we can confirm our quote for the event. *Booking us* If you continue on to book us, once the contract is signed and deposit received, we can provide a further consultation (by phone or in person) as needed to establish any final specifics and practicalities. We will reconfirm the details in writing, leaving you confident everything will run beautifully smoothly. We look forward to hearing from you and establishing how we can make your event extra special.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Baroque, Opera, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Vintage, Pop
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate 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

MADRIGALS
All creatures now – Bennet
April is in my mistress’ face – Morley
As Vesta was – Weelkes
Fair Phyllis I saw – Farmer
Mother I will have a husband – Vautor
Quick we have but a second
Dashing away with a smoothing iron
If all be true that I do think (there are five reasons we should drink!) – Purcell
I love, alas, I love thee – Morley
Greensleeves – Henry VIII/Carter
Now is the month of May – Morley
O lusty May – anon
Weep O mine eyes – Wilbye
The wee cooper of fife – arr. Peter Backhouse
HUMOROUS/LIGHT
Three-minute Messiah – the famous Handel work humorously compressed into 3 minutes
Teddy bears’ picnic
I do like to be beside the seaside
The goslings (a dramatic tale!)
If all be true that I do think (Purcell drinking song)
Name that tune (a hodgepodge of famous classical pieces)
Bring us good ale
Cats’ duet*
Dry bones
Mission: Impossible theme
POP ARRANGEMENTS AND FILM TUNES
Beatles/Lennon – Various
Lullaby (‘Goodnight, My Angel’) – Billy Joel
And So It Goes – Billy Joel
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
Stand By Me – Ben E King
(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
How Deep is Your Love? – Bee Gees
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You – George Benson
Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley
I’ll Stand by You – The Pretenders
(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life (from Dirty Dancing)
Under Pressure – Mercury/Bowie
Abba medley
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Mission: Impossible theme
JAZZ AND SHOW TUNES
‘S wonderful
Ain’t misbehavin’
Anything goes
Autumn leaves
Bare necessities
Blue moon
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend*
Don’t it make my brown eyes blue
Every time we say goodbye
Goodnight Sweetheart
I got rhythm
I’m beginning to see the light
In the mood
Jeanie with the light brown hair
Let’s do it
Lullaby of birdland
Nice work if you can get it
Night and day
Our love is here to stay
Over the rainbow
Smoke gets in your eyes
Summer time
Tea for two
The way we were
The way you look tonight
They can’t take that away from me
CHRISTMAS
*Traditional Christmas*
In dulci jubilo
In the bleak mid-winter
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Good King Wenceslas
Once in royal David’s city
Coventry carol
Hark the herald angels sing
Ding dong! Merrily on high
12 Days of Christmas
Away in a manger
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Coventry carol (traditional)
Gaudate
Coventry carol – Leighton
The lamb – John Tavener
Hymn to the virgin – Britten
Carol of the bells – Leontovych
O radiant dawn – MacMillan
*Jazz/gospel/light Christmas*
I saw mummy kissing Santa
Santa baby
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer
We wish you a merry Christmas
White Christmas
Ding dong! Merrily on high! (jazz version)
Ukrainian bell carol
Jingle bells (jazz version)
Mary had a baby (gospel style)
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
I’ll be home for Christmas
Jingle bell rock
Swing down, angels
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
WEDDING CEREMONIES
My love is mine – Dove
Allelluia – Mozart
If ye love me – Tallis
Sing joyfully – Byrd
Set me as a seal – Eleanor Daley
Set me a seal – Walton
Abendlied ‘Bleib bei uns’ – Rheinberger
O taste and see – Vaughan Williams
This marriage – Eric Whitacre
Laudamus dominum – Mozart*
Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré*
Ave maria – Schubert*
Ave maria – Gounod*
Exultate jubilate – Mozart*
Rejoice greatly – Handel from The Messiah*
Let the bright seraphim –Handel*
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach*
(For wedding receptions and engagement parties, see also ‘Humorous/light’, ‘Jazz and show tunes’ AND ‘pop arrangements and film tunes’)
FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL SERVICES
Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills – Walford Davies
Lift thine eyes to the mountains – Mendelssohn
Beati quorum via – Stanford
Bring us, O Lord God – Harris
Faire is the heaven – Harris
The long day closes – Sullivan
In manus tuas – Tallis
Abendlied ‘Bleib bei uns’ – Rheinberger
Lux aeterna (Nimrod) – Elgar
If ye love me – Tallis
God be in my head – Walford Davies
Hear my prayer O Lord – Purcell
Take him, earth, for cherishing – Howells
Geistliches Lied – Brahms*
Sanctus – Fauré (Requiem)*
In paradisum – Fauré (Requiem)*
In paradisum – Duruflé (Requiem)*
How Lovely are thy dwellings fair/Wie lieiblich sind Deine Wohnungen – Brahms (Requiem)*
Gott ist mein Hirt – Schubert*
And I saw a new heaven – Bainton*
Nunc dimittis: Lord, now lettest thou thy servant – Stanford*
Erbarme dich – Bach (St Matthew Passion)*
TRADITIONAL CHORAL CLASSICAL
*Renaissance*
Ave maria – Parsons
Ave verum corpus – Byrd
If ye love me – Tallis
Loquebantur variis linguis – Tallis
O clap your hands – Gibbons
O lord arise – Weelkes
Sicut cervus – Palestrina
Sing joyfully – Byrd
When David heard – Tomkins
When David heard – Weelkes
Allelluia, I heard a voice – Weelkes
Sancte deus – Tallis
(See also ‘Madrigals’)
*Baroque and Classical*
Hear my prayer O Lord – Purcell
Remember not Lord our offences – Purcell
I Was Glad – Purcell
Six Motets – Bach
Crucifxus (a 8) – Lotti
Miserere – Allegri
Sound the Trumpet – Purcell*
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach*
Beatus vir – Monterverdi*
Ave verum – Mozart*
Laudate dominum – Mozart*
Abendlied zu Gott – Haydn*
*Romantic*
Lift thine eyes to the mountains – Mendelssohn
Os justi – Bruckner
Locus iste – Bruckner
Geistliches Lied – Brahms*
Gott ist mein Hirt – Schubert*
How lovely are thy dwellings fair/Wie lieblich sind Deine Wonhnungen – Brahms (Requiem)*
Abendlied ‘Bleib bei uns’ – Rheinberger
Bless the Lord my soul – Rachmaninov (Vespers)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in piece Rachmaninov (Vespers)
*Early-mid 20th Century*
At the round earth’s imagined corners – Parry
Hail gladdening light – Wood
Lay a garland – Pearsall
Lord let me know mine end – Parry
O taste and see – Vaughan Williams
My spirit sang all day – Finzi
Coelos ascendit – Stanford
Beati quorum via – Stanford
Blue bird – Stanford
Set me as a seal – Walton
Negro spirituals – Tippett
Take him, earth, for cherishing – Howells
Hymn to the virgin – Britten
The long day closes – Sullivan
Bring us, O Lord God – Harris
Faire is the heaven – Harris
Reincarnations – Barber
Four songs from the British Isles – Tippett
Ave verum – Elgar*
And I saw a new heaven – Bainton*
*Late 20th Century and Contemporary*
The lamb – John Tavener
Set me as a seal – Eleanor Daley
Northern lights – Gjeilo
Totus tuus – Gorecki
Song (I gaze upon you) – Gabriel Jackson
Sleep – Eric Whitacre
A boy and a girl – Eric Whitacre
Lux arumque – Eric Whitacre
This marriage – Eric Whitacre
Only in sleep – Ēriks Ešenvalds
O radiant dawn – MacMillan
*Opera*
Ombra mai fu (Serse) – Handel
‘Flower Duet’ (Lakmé) – Delibes
O mio babbino caro –
Nessun dorma (Turandot) – Puccini
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) – Verdi
Habanera (Carmen) – Bizet
Non piu andrai (Figaro) – Mozart
E lucevan le stelle (Tosca) – Puccini
Mesicku na nebi hlubokén (Russalka) – Dvořák
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Magic Flute) – Mozart
List aria (Don Giovanni) – Mozart
Glück das mir verliebt (die tote Stadt) – Korngold
Voi che sapete (Figaro) – Mozart
Che faró senza Euridice? (Orfeo ed Euridice) – Gluck

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£945
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1950

Reviews

From customers:

Graham C, 1 year ago

Thanks for a superb performance! We can’t believe how quickly you produced the bespoke serenades for each winner and how quickly the singers were able to deliver them in such a professional manner. Your enthusiasm shines through and is infectious for the audience. A superb performance.

Lady F, 2 years ago

Superb ensemble. Delightful choice of music and a treat not to be missed.

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