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Queen Victoria's Consort

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About Queen Victoria's Consort

From Buckingham Palace, Alexandra Palace and Girton College to you, a top-flight brass ensemble with passion and warmth.
Classical ensemble
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The Queen Victoria's Consort brass ensemble is the unique sound of historical brass instruments played by the UK's top brass musicians. Jeremy West, Robert Vanryne and Sue Addison and Andrew Kershaw are all sought-after professional musicians in their own right (hailing from the City of Birmingham Orchestra, Shakespeare's Globe and the BBC), but Queen Victoria's Consort was born out of a shared passion for the Victorian era. Our period costumes, music and historic detail make a Queen Victoria's Consort appearances a truly special, immersive and high-quality experience. Queen Victoria's Consort has played everywhere from Buckingham Palace to railway platforms. Our top class musicians restore and play original Victorian brass instruments, which have a gentler sound than their modern counterparts. Perfect for providing a warm background sound at wedding receptions. We'll work with you to provide warm, lively tailored performances for your wedding, Victorian-themed event, traditional Christmas festival or corporate event. We also offer something for the whole family with our acclaimed "Victorian Kitchen Band" workshops. And our love of meeting new audiences and introducing them to this unique musical sound is what we want you to take away. Contact: Andy Kershaw 📞 07753 682520 📞 01306 500022 email: [email protected] website: https://www.queenvictoriasconsort.co.uk

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Light music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

English Country Gardens – trad arr A. Gout
The Sun Who’s Rays Are All Ablaze – Sullivan arr R . Vanryne
The Policeman’s Song – Sullivan arr R . Vanryne
Le ‘Cornet’ Polka – Arban arr R . Vanryne
Danny Boy – trad arr A. Gout
The Acrobat – J.A. Greenwood
The Long Day Closes – Sullivan arr. Vanryne
‘O for the Wings of a Dove’ – Mendelsso hn arr R . Vanryne
Lift thine Eyes – Mendelssohn arr A Gout
Locus Iste – Bruckner arr R . Vanryne
Abends will Ich Schlafen Gehn – Humperdinc k arr R . Vanryne
In vocazione All’Armonia – Albert Prince Consort arr R . Vanryne
Gruss – Mendelssohn arr R . Vanryne
The Queen of the Night’s Aria – Mozart
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is a 4-part ensemble

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. 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 can offer a playlist service subject to arrangement

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. We can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Visually we perform as a tight ensemble.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, we're always happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

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

Our quote includes everything you need for a great Queen Victoria's Consort experience.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a piece isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special piece from the Victorian repertoire you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1250


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Georgina D, 2 years ago

The QVC were an integral part of our event, providing entertainment, historical context and most importantly a bit of pageantry and fun. As sometimes happens at heritage vehicle events, we had to make some adjustments to our planned schedule during the event, and during this potentially stressful time you were invaluable, providing a wonderful focal point for our guests on the station platform. Thank you to you and the other musicians for everything you did to make the event a success