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About Scherzando Strings

Shropshire's Premier String Quartet playing for weddings and events throughout the West Midlands.
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Scherzando Strings was formed in 2011 by professional violinists Sus Harris-Cohen and William Pickering. They perform as a Violin Duo, String Trio and String Quartet throughout the West Midlands. All members of the group have played with major orchestras throughout the UK and abroad. Scherzando Strings is based in Telford. They play for weddings and events throughout the West Midland and North Wales. WE arrange the latest pop songs and hits for String Quartet and Trio and are happy to take special requests.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Vintage, Acoustic
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Canon Pachelbel
Prince of Denmark’s March Jeremiah Clarke
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Wedding March from Lohengrin Wagner
Water Music, Firework Music G. F Handel
Abdelazar Purcell
Mr Beveridge’s Maggot * (Pride & Prejudice)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba G. F. Handel
Zadok the Priest G. F. Handel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart
Romance, Allegro, Minuet & Trio, Rondo
Divertimento in D, Allegro, Presto, Andante Mozart
Turkish March Mozart
The Four Seasons Vivaldi
Gloria Vivaldi
Brandenburg No 3 (1st Movt) J.S. Bach
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring J. S. Bach
Air on G String J.S. Bach
Badinerie J.S. Bach
Ave Maria Schubert
Für Elise Beethoven
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Grieg
Anitra’s Dance Grieg
Praeludium, Sarabande, Gavotte, Rigaudon
Prelude in E minor Chopin
Polonaise Chopin
Le Petit Negre Debussy
La Fille aux Cheveau de lin Debussy
Clair de Lune Debussy
Violin Concerto Andante Mendelssohn
Salut d’Amour Elgar
Chanson du Matin Elgar
Meditation Massenet
Czardas Vittorio Monti
Schindler’s List John Williams
Scheherazade Rimsky-Korsakov
The Swan Saint-Saëns
The Elephant Saint-Saëns
Polovtsian Dance No. 1 Borodin
Crisantemi – Chrysanthemums Puccini
Ladies in Lavender Nigel Hess
Brindisi La Traviata Verdi
Galop, William Tell Overture Rossini
Canzonetta Don Giovanni Mozart
Pearl Fishers Duet Bizet
Flower Duet Lakme Delibes
Casta Diva Norma Bellini
O Mio Babbino Caro Gianni Schicchi Puccini
Nessun Dorma Turandot Puccini
March Nutcraker Suite Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers Nutcraker Suite Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 1 Mahler
Barcarolle Tales of Hoffman Offenbach
Blue Danube J. Strauss
Vienna Woods J. Strauss
Dance of the Hours La Gioconda Ponchielli
Clog Dance
Pizzicato Polka
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka J. Strauss
Radetzky March J. Strauss
Tango Albeniz
Let It Go Frozen
Colours of the Wind
Under the Sea
You've got a Friend in Me
From This Moment On * Shania Twain
All of Me* John Legend
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
Marry You* Bruno Mars
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Sweet Child of Mine Guns 'n Roses
Kissing You * (Balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet) Des’ree
Moon River Henry Manzini
All I ask of You Phantom of the Opera Lloyd Weber
Oh That Cello Charlie Chaplin
I’d Do Anything Oliver! Lionel Bart
Consider Yourself Oliver! Lionel Bart
Where is Love? Oliver! Lionel Bart
Yesterday Lennon & McCartney
Is this the way to Amarillo? Sedaka & Greenfield
Hoppipolla * Sigur Ros
What a Wonderful World Weiss & Thiele
I Could Have Danced All Night My Fair Lady
All you need is love * Lennon & McCartney
Eleanor Rigby Lennon and McCartney
Hey Jude * “
Can’t Help Falling in Love * ElvisPresley
It Had to Be You Isham Jones
Lord of the Rings Suite * Howard Shore
My Heart will Go On - Titanic
James Bond Theme
Nobody Does It Better
Raiders of the Lost Ark John Williams
Star Wars “
Harry Potter
Pride & Prejudice Carl Jenkins
Harry Lime Theme
Poirot Theme
Game of Thrones
Poldark Theme
Irish, Scottish and English Folk Muisc
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We play as a String Duo (2 violins) String Trio (2 violins + cello) and String Quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

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

We only play for one wedding a day so as long as we know that it is morning or afternoon and roughly the time we can accommodate changes

How much time do you need to set up?

No more than 20 minutes. We arrive half an hour before we are due to play. As long as we have suitable hardback chairs without arms. We bring everything else.

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

Yes. Also, if there is a particular song you would like for the ceremony that is not on the list we can usually find that for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?


What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our professional live string sound, our flexible and varied repertoire, our adaptability.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Numerous churches and country houses and hotels throughout the West Midlands, Wales and beyond. Rowton Castle, Peckforton Castle, Weston Park, Madeley Court, Ludlow Castle, Plas Dinam, Lilleshall Hall, Ullesthorpe Court, Hodnet Hall, The Holford Estate, Hadley Park Hotel, Park Hotel (Shifnal), Delbury Hall, Tong Church, Shrewsbury Cathedral,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Classical composers

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

All our weddings are high profile!


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Jessica B, 3 years ago

Just a massive thank you for the beautiful music provided by the string-quartet last Saturday. I am sorry I didn’t get chance to thank you personally but you made a massive contribution to the event’s success. Everyone commented after how lovely the music was and I am sure the heat was unbearable on that stage at times. I wish you success with all your summer events and thank you again for making it such a very memorable occasion for us all. Jessica’s mum, Jane x

Website, 4 years ago

Thanks so much for the music in our wedding at Ludlow Castle. Sue recommended us a selection of songs for our special day, it was a perfect repertoire and all our guests enjoyed it! (10 / 10) Karla Rengifo Romero

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