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One of Encore’s highest ranked, award winning, friendly, professional & versatile quartet, trio or duo to make your event sparkle
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Maidenhead
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Sonore String Quartet is an award winning quartet formed of a highly experienced group of players – we have over 120 years of professional music making between us. The musicians in Sonore String Quartet play together in orchestral concerts, theatre, operas and other chamber music ensembles as well as performing as the Sonore String Quartet. We always endeavour to use the same core group of players so that the Sonore ‘sound’ is consistent. As well as being colleagues, we are also great friends and this shows in the enjoyment and energy we have in our playing. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service to each of our clients, responding to any queries you may have promptly and efficiently, working with you to create the perfect soundtrack to your event. We are highly skilled at ‘reading’ our audiences and can adapt to this with the pieces we play for you. We carry a huge range of music with us and can usually respond to ‘ad hoc’ requests from your guests. Many other event professionals comment on the depth and quality of our sound and the range of styles we perform in. Please see our reviews for positive client feedback in all aspects. We are available as a quartet, trio and duo depending on your budget and the performance space available. In recent months, Sonore have played in many prestigious venues including Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, The Bath Assembly Rooms, Leeds Castle, Kirtlington Park House, Fenton House, Farnham Castle, Tattershall Castle, The Vineyard, Newbury and at the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall. Members of the quartet have also performed in prestigious venues in the UK such as the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. David’s Hall. Many of our arrangements (and we have over 800!) are done by our players and are thus unique to Sonore - a bespoke arrangement can be done should we not already have a piece you would like. Sonore has a wide-ranging repertoire and we are equally at home playing everything from well-known classics to current RnB and rock and pop music. We believe that every event and occasion is both individual and special and we take pride in working with you to create the perfect musical atmosphere for your civil or church wedding ceremony, drinks reception, dinner party or any other occasion you may be hosting. Prior to forming Sonore String Quartet, individual players have worked with well-known conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Alexander Gibson, Owain Arwel-Hughes, Elgar Howarth, Arthur Davidson to name but a few, and also with the Bochmann and Chilingirian Quartets. Members of the quartet have studied with teachers from the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music and have played in countless orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Scottish National, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Radio Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to change the personnel within the quartet. If this occurs, we will use a trusted colleague to ensure your enjoyment of our music making is not altered in any way. Whatever your occasion, we can help make your event really special and memorable.

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Classical, Pop, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Christmas, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Our versatile style and experience means that we are equally at home with classical, light music and more popular music to suit a variety of events and occasions. Here is a list of the majority of our repertoire - we have over 800 arrangements with over 24 hours of music and are always adding to our collection! If you have a song you would like that we don't have, one of our players will arrange it for you. Most of our quartet repertoire is also available for trio and can be arranged for duo.
We have a wide-ranging repertoire which is being added to all the time and we are able to help you in your choice of pieces.
Please see our lists below for a selection of our repertoire for quartet, trio and duo
Popular
2 Become 1
A Million Dreams
A Thousand Years
Alejandro
All of Me (Legend)
All The Lovers (Kylie Minogue)
All Time High
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Always (Bon Jovi)
Ashokan Farewell
At Last
Beautiful People
Best Day Of My Life
Best of Abba - Mamma Mia, I Have a Dream, Dancing Queen
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Billie Jean
Bratja (Brothers) - Full Metal Alchemist
Brown Eyed Girl
By Your Side (Sade)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can't Fight This Feeling (REO Speedwagon - John Lewis Advert December 2019)
Chandelier (as Performed by Sia)
Champagne Supernova
Clocks
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Creep (Radiohead)
Come What May
Cry Me A River
Despacito
Don't Stop Believing
Don't Stop Me Now
Enter the Sandman (trio)
Everlasting Love
Everlong (Foo Fighters)
Everything (Michael Buble)
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Fade To Black
Falling Away With You (Muse)
Favela
Final Fantasy VII Theme
Fireflies
Friday I'm In Love
Game Of Thrones Theme
Get Lucky
Girls Like You (Maroon 5)
God Only Knows
Greatest Day (Take That)
Grenade (Bruno Mars) (trio)
Hallelujah (Cohen)
Handbags & Gladrags
Happy
Havana
Have I Told You Lately
Hey Brother
Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros)
Hotel California
How Deep Is Your Love
How Long Will I Love You
How To Save A Life (The Fray)
Human (The Killers)
Human Nature (Jackson)
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
I Loved Her First
I Remember You (Skid Row)
I See the Light (Tangled)
I Want You Back (Jacksons)
I Won't Give Up
If I Ain't Got You (Alicia Keys)
I'll Be There For You (Rembrandts)
I'm Yours (M'raz)
Incredible (Gary Barlow)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
It's A Beautiful Day (Buble)
It's All About You (McFly)
It's My Life (Bon Jovi)
I've Had the Time of My Life
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Just Give Me A Reason
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Kissing You
L.A. Devotee (Panic at the Disco)
Lady Gaga Hit Mix
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Let's Get it Started (Black Eyed Peas)
Life On Mars (David Bowie)
Like A Prayer
Livin' on a Prayer
Love Is A Rose (Neil Young)
Love is in the Air
Love Me Like You Do
Love on Top (Beyonce)
Love Story (Taylor Swift)
Make You Feel My Love
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Michelle (Beatles)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
My First, My Last, My Everything / Mozart K590
My Girl
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
Once There Was a Hushpuppy
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Paradise (George Ezra)
Perfect (Sheeran)
Photograph (Sheeran)
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
Poker Face
Power of Love (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
Rewrite The Stars
River Flows In You (Twilight)
Rockabye Baby
Rolling in the Deep
Rude Boy (Rihanna)
Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars)
Send Me On My Way
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
Shape of You (Sheeran)
She (Costello)
She's The One
Sing For Absolution
Skyfall (Adele)
Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)
Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
Sweet Child O' Mine
Sweet Disposition
Take Me To Church (Hosiers)
Take Over The World (the Courteeners)
The Ballad of Mona Lisa (Panic at the Disco)
The Scientist (Coldplay)
Thinking Out Loud (Sheeran)
This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)
Time of Your Life (Green Day)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Uptown Funk
Viva La Vida
Wake Me Up (Avicii)
What Is Love (Haddaway)
With or Without You
Wonderwall
Yellow
You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)
You're Beautiful
You're Still The One (Shania Twain)
Your Guardian Angel (The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus)
'Classics'
A View To A Kill
Abbey Road Medley
AC/DC Medley
All You Have To Do Is Dream
All You Need Is Love
A Walk In The Black Forest
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Amazed (Lonestar)
Amazing Grace
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Bittersweet Symphony
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Blue Moon
Bohemian Rhapsody
Bon Jovi Medley
Boogie Wonderland
Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Close To You
Come On Eileen
Comfortably Numb
Congratulations
Copacabana
Crazy For You (Madonna)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Eight Days a Week
Eleanor Rigby
Every Breath You Take
Every Day
Endless Love
Eternal Flame
Fields of Gold
Glory of Love
God Only Knows (Beach Boys)
Going to the Chapel
Goodbye To Love
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude
I Have Nothing
I Know Him So Well (Chess)
I Love You (The Pipettes)
I Say A Little Prayer For You
I Should Be So Lucky
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Into My Arms
Isn't She Lovely
Knights of Cydonia
Love Me Do
Mambo Number 5
Mambo Sway
Michelle
Misty
Moondance
Mr Blue Sky
My Baby Just Cares For Me
One Moment In Time
Only You
Penny Lane
Perfect Day
Promise Me
Roxanne
September
She (Costello)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Somebody to Love (Mercury)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac)
Songs For Linda (McCartney)
Soul Bossa Nova
Sunrise, Sunset
Stairway to Heaven
Stand By Me
Stuck on You
Superstar
Sway
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Take On Me
Tennessee Whisky
Tiny Dancer
The End from Abbey Road
The Great Gig in the Sky
The Greatest Love Of All
Three Times a Lady
Thriller
Time After Time
Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Patiro)
Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
Video Killed the Radio Star
When I’m Sixty-Four
Where Is My Mind?
Wish You Were Here
Wonderful Tonight
Wouldn't It Be Nice
What a Wonderful World
Yesterday
Yesterday Once More
You Raise Me Up
You'll Never Walk Alone
You're My Best Friend
You're The Inspiration
Light Music​
A Foggy Day
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Agitation Rag
Ain't Misbehavin'
All I Do Is Dream Of You
All Of Me (Simons & Marks)
All The Way
An Innocent Man
Annie’s Song
Around Midnight
Arthur’s Theme
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Be My Love
Belle Of The Ball
Besame Mucho
Blue Moon
Blue Tango
Born Free
Bring Me Sunshine
By Strauss - Strauss Medley
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Chatanooga Choo Choo
Cheek To Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Country Club
Do You Know Where You're Going To
Euphonic Sounds
Every Time We Say Good-Bye
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Fiddle-Faddle
Fly Me To The Moon
Forgotten Dreams
Funiculi Funicula
Girl From Ipanema
Hallelujah I Love Him So
Happy Birthday
Heliotrope Bouquet
Hello (Richie)
Horse and Buggy
I Got It Bad
I Will Wait For You
I’ll Close My Eyes
I’m In The Mood For Love
If You Knew Suzy
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It’s A Lovely Day Today
Jazz Legato
Jazz Pizzicato
Jeepers Creepers
Libertango (Piazolla)
L.O.V.E Nat King Cole
Love Of My Life
Lullaby Of Birdland
Makin’ Whoopee
Maple Leaf Rag
Money, Money, Money
Moonlight Serenade
Moonlighting
More
Mr Sandman
My Baby Don't Care For Me
My Way
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nobody Does It Better
On Top Of The World
Paragon Rag
Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly
Pennies From Heaven
Pineapple Rag
Plink, Plank, Plunk
Prelude To A Kiss
Puttin' On The Ritz
Roseleaf Rag
Sandpaper Ballet
Saving All My Love For You
Scott Joplin’s New Rag
Serenata
Singing In The Rain
Space Oddity and Sophie’s Intro
Spread A Little Happiness
Star Dust
Steppin’ Out With My Baby
Stormy Weather
Strangers in the Night
Summer of ‘42
Summertime
Sunburst Rag
Take Five
Thanks For The Memory
That’s A Plenty
That's Amore
The Entertainer
The Last Time I Felt Like This
The Party’s Over
The Promise
The Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
The Syncopated Clock
The Typewriter
The Waltzing Cat
The Windmills Of Your Mind
Theme From Mahogany
They Didn’t Believe Me
Tico Tico
Those Were The Days
Trumpeter’s Lullaby
Unforgettable
When I Fall In Love
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
You're Mine
Your Song
Film / TV / Musicals
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
A Whole New World
All I Ask Of You from Phantom of the Opera
Amapola From Once Upon A Time In America
Anything Goes
Aslan's Theme - Narnia
As Long As He Needs Me
Bare Necessities
Be Our Guest
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Cavatina
Chariots of Fire
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Medley
Chi Mai (Theme From The Life & Times Of Lloyd George)
Climb Ev'ry Mountain from the Sound Of Music
Diamonds Are Forever
Edelweiss from the Sound of Music
El Tango de Roxanne - Moulin Rouge
Empty Chairs At Empty Tables
Fame
Fiddler On The Roof
Flightless Bird from Twilight
Finding Nemo (main theme)
Foxtrot Fleur (Harry Potter)
Gabriel's Oboe
Game Of Thrones
Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
The Godfather Love Theme
Harry Potter Medley
Hawaii Five-O
He Lives in You - Lion King II
He's a Pirate
Hello Dolly
How to Train Your Dragon - This is Berk
Howls' Moving Castle
I Don’t Know How To Love Him
I Wanna Be Like You
If I Were A Rich Man
Il Postino
James Bond Theme
Jeeves and Wooster Theme
Kissing You from Romeo and Juliet (Des'ree)
La Vie en Rose
La Valse D'Amelie from Amelie
Legends of the Fall Theme
Let It Go (Frozen)
Lion King Medley
Lord of the Rings Medley
Love Changes Everything from Aspects Of Love
Love Theme from St Elmo’s Fire
Mamma Mia Collection
Married Life from Pixar's Up
Match Of The Day theme
Moon River
Mulan - Reflection
Nemo Egg – Finding Nemo Main Title
Now We Are Free - Theme from Gladiator
On The Street Where You Live
Once There Was A Hushpuppy (from Beasts of the Southern ild)
PM Love Theme (Love Actually)
Portuguese Love Theme (Love Actually)
Palladio (Jenkins)
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
Pink Panther (theme from)
Potter Waltz (from Harry Potter)
Pure Imagination (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
River Flows in You (Twilight)
River from the Mission (Morricone)
Romance from The Gadfly - Shostakovich
Schindler’s List
Singing in the Rain
Skyfall (Adele)
Somewhere
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Soul Bossa Nova
Speak Softly Love
Star Wars Medley
Star Wars Phantom Menace
Stuff We Did – UP
Suite from Oklahoma
Suite from South Pacific
Suite from The King And I
Suite from The Sound Of Music
Superman March
The Dambusters Theme
The Little Mermaid
The Mission Theme from Gabriel's Oboe
The Riviera
The Winner Takes It All
Theme From Brideshead Revisted
Theme from ET
Theme from Fawlty Towers
Theme from Ice Castles
Theme from Minder
Theme from Miss Marple
Theme from The Godfather (part 2)
Theme from The Sweeney
Theme from Twilight
Tonight
University Challenge Theme
Up Where We Belong
You Light Up My Life
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
Bollywood
All available as quartet and trio
Chura Liya
Humka Hamise Churalo
Havah Nagilah
Jai Ho
Jashn E Bahara
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Pehla Nasha
Pehli Nazar Mein
Suraj Hua Madam
Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai
Tujhe Dekha to Ye Jana Sanam
Traditional /Folk / Seasonal
Regimental Marches - Armed Forces regiments
Auld Lang Syne
The Deil Amang The Tailors
The Dashing White Sergeant
Sussex By The Sea
Suite : Irish Sherry
The Fields of Athenry (Duo)
Reel Fiddlin’
2000 Miles (The Pretenders)
All I Want For Christmas Is You (quartet, trio or duo)
All I Want for Christmas (is my two front teeth)
Can't Fight This Feeling (John Lewis Christmas Advert 2019)
Chestnuts Roasting By An open Fire
Fairytale Of New York
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I'll Be Home For Christmas
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Last Christmas
Let It Snow!
Little Drummer Boy
Merry Christmas, Darling (The Carpenters)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
The Christmas Song
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Wonderful Christmastime
Sleigh Ride
Carols
Hymns
Trio & Duo Repertoire
Most of our quartet music can be adapted for trio (T) and duo (D). Please see the list below for specific trio arrangements:
A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman) (Duo only)
A Thousand Years (T & D)
Ai Ja Era (Jorge e Mateus) - Duo Only
Air from Suite in D (Air on the G String) – Bach
Air in F – Handel
Alleluia from ITV drama Victoria (Duo only)
All Of Me (T & D)All You Need Is Love
Allegro from Spring - Vivaldi (T & D)
Amazing (Bruno Mars) (T &D)
Amo Noite e Dia (Jorge e Mateus) - Duo Only
Another Girl, Another Planet (Blink 182)
Arioso - Bach (Duo)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel (T & D)
Ave Verum Corpus (Duo)
Beautiful Day (T & D)
Beauty And The Beast (T & D)
Better Together (T & D)
Bittersweet Symphony (Duo only)
Bourree in F (Handel) (Duo only)
Brown Eyed Girl (T & D)
Calum's Road (Capercaillie) (T & D)
Canon – Pachelbel (T & D)
Can't Help Falling In Love (T & D)
Champagne Supernova (T & D)
Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin) (T & D)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Coro (Handel) (Duo only)
December 1963 (Oh What A Night) (T & D)
Despacito (T & D)
Dreams (Gabriella) (T & D)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mvt 1, 2, 3, 4
Enter The Sandman (Trio only)
Everlong (Foo Fighters)
Everything I Do, I Do It For You (T & D)
Fawlty Towers Theme (Trio only)
Flower Duet - Delibes (T & D)
Fly Me To The Moon (T & D)
From Now On (The Greatest Showman) (Duo only)
Funiculi, Funicula (T & D)
Game Of Thrones (T&D)
Glasgow Love Theme - Love Actually (Duo only)
God Only Knows (Duo Only)
Grenade (Bruno Mars) (T & D)
Hallelujah (Cohen) (T & D)
Halo (Beyonce)
Havana (T & D)
Handbags and Gladrags (T & D)
Hedwig's Theme (T only)
Here Comes The Sun (T & D)
Hey Jude (T & D)
Hornpipe in D (Handel) (Duo only)
Hornpipe in F (Handel) (Duo only)
Hoppipolla (Trio only)
Hungarian Dance No 5 (T & D)
I Dreamed A Dream (T & D)
I Got Plenty Of Nothin' (T & D)
I Like Me Better (With You) (Duo only)
Imagine (T & D)
I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison (Duo only)
I Won't Give Up (T & D)
I'm Yours (T & D)
I've Had The Time Of My Life (T & D)
James Bond Theme - Trio only
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach (T & D)
Just You and I (Duo only)
Just The Way You Are
Kissing You - Romeo & Juliet (Duo only)
La Paix (Handel) (Duo)
La Rejouissance (Handel) (Duo only)
Largo from Winter – Vivaldi (T & D)
Like A Prayer (T & D)
Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Duo only
Look After You (The Fray)
Lord of the Rings Medley - Trio only
Love Me Like You Do (T & D)
Love Me Now - Duo Only
Love Story (Taylor Swift)
March, Menuets, Musette - from Anna Magdalena's Notebook (Duo only)
Mardy Bum (Arctic Monkeys)
Marry You (Bruno Mars) (T & D)
Meditation from Thaïs (T & D)
Moon River (T & D)
Nessun Dorma (Trio Only)
O Mio Babbino Caro (T & D)
One Day Like This (Elbow) (T & D)
Only Love (Duo only)
Pachelbel Canon (T & D)
Panis Angelicus (Duo only)
Patience (Take That) (Duo only)
Perfect Day (Duo only)
Rains Of Castamere (Duo Only)
Rather Be (Duo only)
Rewrite the Stars (The Greatest Showman) (Duo only)
Rockabye - Duo Only
Rock Around the Clock (T & D)
Rondeau (Mouret) (Duo only)
Say You Won't Let Go - Duo only
Shape of You (T & D)
She (Costello) (T & D)
Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach (T & D)
Shine (Take That)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (T & D)
Somewhere Only We Know (T & D)
Star Wars Medley - Trio Only
Summertime (T & D)
Tale As Old As TIme
The Model (Kraftwerk)
The Only Exception (Paramore)
Theme From Godfather II (Trio only)
Thinking Out Loud (Sheeran) (T & D)
This Is Me (The Greatest Showman) (T & D)
Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing) (T & D)
Trumpet Tune – Clarke (T & D)
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke (T & D)
Under the Sea (T & D)
Uptown Funk (T & D)
Viva La Vida (trio only)
Wachet Auf (Bach) (Duo Only)
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty (T & D)
Wedding March - Mendelssohn (T & D)
Wedding March - Wagner (T & D)
What A Wonderful World (T & D)
Whatever (Oasis) (T & D)
You're Still The One (Shania Twain)
Your Song (Trio Only)
Classical
Bach – Aria from Goldberg Variations
Bach – Brandenbury Concerto No. 2
Bach – Brandenbury Concerto No. 3
Bach – C Minor Fugue
Bach – Concerto For 2 Violins
Bach – Gavotte, Bourree Air, Gigue
Bach – Jesu’ Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Bach – Loure from Third Suite for Cello
Bach - Minuet in G Major, 1 and 2
Bach – Prelude No. 7
Bach - Prelude to Cello Suite Number 1
Bach – Sarabande from First French Suite
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach – Sinfonia
Bach - Suite in D Major
Bach / Gounod - Ave Maria
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Beethoven - Ode To Joy
Bizet – Carmen Suite
Bizet – Prelude to Carmen
Bizet - Habanera from Carmen
Bizet - Gypsy Dance from Carmen
Boccherini – Minuett
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Brahms – Gipsy Song
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
Brahms – Waltz
Brandenburg - Concerto Number 6
Cervantes – 2 Cuban Dances
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Corelli – Concerto No. 11
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakme
Debussy - Clair De Lune
Dittersdorf – Minuet from Quartet in Eb Major
Dvorak – Polka
Einaudi - I Giorni
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Chanson de Nuit
Elgar – Nimrod
Elgar – Salut d’Amour
Faure – Pavane
Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Gounod – Ave Maria
Grieg – Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
Handel – Air from the Water Music
Handel – Firework Music
Handel – Hallelujah Chorus
Handel – Hornpipe from the Water Music
Handel – Pasacaglia
Handel – Arrival Of The Queen of Sheba
Haydn – Adagio from Quartet in G Major
Haydn – Minuet from Quartet in D Minor
Haydn – Quartets 5, 8, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34
Haydn – Serenade
Holst – Theme from The Planets - Jupiter (I Vow To Thee My Country)
J Strauss – Roses From The South
J Strauss – Vienna Life Waltzes
Kats-Chernin - Moon Feather Magic
Kreisler – Liebeslied
MacDowell – To A Wild Rose
Marquez - Danzon Number 2
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn - Adagio from Organ Sonata No. 2
Mendelssohn / Wagner – Wedding March
Mendelssohn – Farewell To The Forest
Mendelssohn – Intermezzo from Quartet Op. 13
Mendelssohn – Song Without Words No. 35
Monti – Czardas
Mozart – 3 Divertimenti
Mozart - Allelujah from Exsultate Jubilate
Mozart – Andante from 8th Quartet
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart – Divertimento No. 10 in F Major
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart – Quartet No. 3 in G Major
Mozart – Quartet No. 4 in C Major
Mozart – Theme from Piano Concerto 'Elvira Madigan'
Offenbach – Bacarolle from The Tales of Hoffman
Pachelbel – Canon & Gigue
Piazzolla - Four, for Tango
Piazzolla – Libertango
Piazzolla – Oblivion
Puccini - Musetta's Waltz
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Puccini – O Mio Babbino
Purcell – Chacony
Purcell – Trumpet Tune
Purcell / Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Ravel - Bolero
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Sartori - Con Te Patiro
Schubert – Moment Musical
Schumann – From the Album for the Young op. 68
Schumann – Song “To Sunshine” Op. 36
Shostakovich – Romance from The Gadfly
Shostakovich - Waltz Number 2
Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary
Strauss - Tik-Tak Polka from Die Fledermaus
Sullivan – Never Mind The Why And Wherefore
Sullivan - Three Little Maids (Mikado)
Susato – Ronde, Saltarello, Pavane, Ronde
Tchaikovsky – Danse Des Mirlitons
Vaughan Williams - Rhosymedre
Vivaldi – Autumn from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Spring from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Summer from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Winter from the Four Seasons
Warlock – Capriol Suite
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We are able to provide a quartet (two violins, viola, cello); trio (violin, viola, cello) and duo (violin, cello) to suit a wide variety of occasions, spaces and budgets. The vast majority of our arrangements have been done by our own players, so we can ensure that your favourite piece can be arranged for the combination you would like where possible.

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

This is not usually a problem, but please let us know as soon as you are aware.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would usually set up about 30 minutes before you want us to start playing.

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

You are more than welcome to choose specific pieces from our repertoire list or you can identify genres or artists you would like us to include. We are more than happy to advise you on suitable music.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - we will bring our own instruments and music stands. The only thing we need are armless chairs (kitchen or dining style).

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. We would be able to arrange up to two songs of your choice if we don’t have them in our collection, subject to them being appropriate for a string quartet and being able to access the sheet music. This would be included in our fee, provided that we have time to work on the arrangements.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients have said that they really love the range of music we play, the quality of our sound, the fact that we go out of our way to accommodate their requests and our helpfulness prior to events.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As individual performers, we have performed at some of the most prestigious concert venues in the UK and Europe. As a quartet, we have recently performed at many stately homes, National Trust properties, historic buildings including Windsor Castle, The Institute of Directors, Blenheim Palace, Leeds Castle and other prestigious venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We have been influenced by many classical, pop and rock artists over the years.

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

Our quartet players have played at many high profile engagements including Royalty and for well known pop and rock artists.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£580
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£780
Packages
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£600
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£700
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception 4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
£800
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Becky A
6 months ago
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We had Sonore String Quartet (as a duo) for our ceremony and reception at our wedding and they were amazing! All our guests commented on how lovely it was to have live music for the ceremony and reception. We requested a song that was not assembled for a duo for our exit music and the team accommodated this request with no problems and executed it perfectly! We can't thank Sonore Strings enough for their help and performance on our wedding day. THANK YOU!

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Craig H
1 year ago
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Sonore String Quartet really made our occasion really special. They communicated very well beforehand and played beautifully on the day. We were so pleased that we chose them for our entertainment.

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Sarah K
2 years ago
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Amazing! It was so lovely to work with Kathryn and the group to create a beautiful bit of music for our wedding. They were so helpful and accomodating and went above and beyond to obtain sheet music and learn new pieces for us. Could not have been happier with them and the beautiful music they played for us. Wish I could have them all over again with time to just sit and listen to it all! Very grateful to have had them be part of the day.

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Sarah H
3 years ago
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We employed the services of Sonore String Quartet for our intimate Civil Wedding service on the 14th Sept at The George Hotel, Stamford, where they played for the service and after in the garden. Beforehand Kathryn corresponded brilliantly. Their presence and performance helped to make one very special day. Thank you so much, Sarah & Floyd

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Eloise S
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Brook St
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Wow! What can I say? I don’t think any words I write will do justice for just how incredible Sonore string quartet are and how special they made our wedding on the 18.12.21 at Claridges. From start to finish they have been so warm, friendly and professional. They are extremely organised and keep on top of everything from booking, to song selections, to the running of the day and all the logistics. They made everything so easy and I had no stress or worry from the moment I booked I knew they were going to be amazing and they were. Everyone on the day could not compliment them enough they are extremely talented musicians. If you want want to make your wedding or event special then Sonore are for you! I will definitely be rebooking, I could listen to them play all day! Thank you so much Sonore String quartet it was truly a pleasure to meet you all and listen to you play. Best wishes, Eloise x

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Henry J
9 months ago, for a Corporate event in Lamb's Conduit St
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5 out of 5

Really lovely people - showed up well in advance ready to go with a great attitude and an even better talent! Really made the whole event more enjoyable and classy. Thank so much.

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