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About Thackeray String Quartet/Trio

The most experienced string quartet/trio in the North West, providing quality music in a wide selection of styles to suit your event.
String quartet
Stockport
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Based in the North West, Thackeray String Quartet (Trio) are highly experienced professional musicians providing quality music and a bespoke service. They also play as a string trio - which is an increasingly popular option and great for smaller rooms and budgets. In addition to quartet work, they have worked as freelance players with the region's top orchestras such as Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Opera North and Northern Chamber Orchestra. They have played in West End shows, touring throughout the UK and around the world, in addition to playing as backing musicians in bands for artistes such as Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra, Texas and for the Strictly Come Dancing Tour. They have also worked in Abbey Road studios for film sessions and recorded backing for a variety of bands such as Texas and Marc Almond. This verstile quartet has a huge variety of music ranging from Classics such as Pachelbel’s Canon to Film/TV favorites such as Netflix series Bridgerton and Games of Thrones and an ever growing selection of Popular songs including: One Day Like This (Elbow), You're Beautiful (James Blunt), Songbird (Eva Cassidy), A Million Love Songs (Take That). The list is always increasing and the quartet is happy to perform music of your choice. They are happy to arrange a song for your special occasion! Venues include: Mottram Hall, Arley Hall, Bolton School, Eaves Hall, Stockport Town Hall, Bramall Hall, Manchester Town Hall, Midland Hotel, Hoghton Tower and many more. The string quartet can be hired to perform inside a venue or – weather permitting – outside in the gardens. Demo video music: Game of Thrones, Rewrite the Stars (The Showman), Rather Be (Clean Bandit), All about You (McFly), Yellow (Coldplay), Glasgow Love song (Love Actually)

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Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Covers, Pop, Acoustic, Britpop, Tango, Swing, Dixieland
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Please let us know if you have any special requests - we can arrange/buy the song for you.
Popular at the moment!
Bridgeton Netflix series: Girls Like You, Thank u next, In my Blood. Bridgerton Theme, Wildest Dreams
Modern Songs
• There is a light that never goes out The Smiths
• One Day like this Elbow
• A Thousand Years Christina Perri
• Bittersweet The Verve
• The Universal Blur
• Whatever Oasis
• Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
• Design for Life Manic Street Preachers
• Yellow Coldplay
• Viva La Vida Coldplay
• To make you feel my Love Bob Dylan/Adele
• Just the way you are (Amazing) Bruno Mars
• Your Song Elton John
• Angels Robbie Williams
• You Raise me Up Westlife
• Everything I do Bryan Adams
• Us Regina Spek
• 1234 Feist
• It’s Not Unusual Tom Jones
• It’s all about You McFly
• Rather Be Clean Bandit
• Beautiful U2
• When I’m 64 Beatles
• Something Beatles
• All You need is Love Beatles
• The Long and Winding Road Beatles
• Can’t help falling in Love Elvis Presley
• Material Girl Madonna
• This Will Be (An Everlasting Life) Natalie Cole
• All of Me John Legend
• Greatest Day Take That
• Marry You Bruno Mars
• Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
• A Million Love Songs Take That
• Storybook Love Mark Knopfer
Music Theatre/Film
• Game of Thrones Theme Tune
• Glasgow Love Song: Love Actually
• Maestro: The Holiday
• Rewrite the Stars: The Showman
• ‘Back to the Future’ Theme
• Avengers Assemble Theme
• My Fair Lady: Get me to the Church, I could have danced all night, The Rain in Spain, Wouldn’t it be Loverly?, With a little bit of luck
• Gabriel’s Oboe from the ‘Mission’
• As time goes by Casablanca
• Singin’ in the rain
• Summer Holiday
• Somewhere over the rainbow (Judy Garland)
• Kissing You Romeo and Juliet
• Oh, Pretty Woman: Pretty Woman Orbison/Dees
• Unchained Melody
• Wonderful Life Louis Armstrong
• Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps Doris Day
• Blue Moon Rodgers/Hart
• Disney Songs: Beauty and the Beast: Be our Guest + Beauty and the Beast
Lion King: Can you Feel the Love Tonight
1000 Years
Under the Sea
• Married Life Pixar’s Up
• The Greatest Showman: From Now On
• Bridgeton Netflix series: Girls Like You, Thank u next, In my Blood. Bridgerton Theme, Wildest Dreams
Selection of Popular Songs
• Hoppipolla Vitamin String Quartet
• Music to watch Girls By Andy Williams
• Stand By Me Ben King
• Isn’t she Lovely Stevie Wonder
• Come Fly with Me Jimmy Van Heusen
• La Bamba Mexican Trad.
• That’s Amore Harry Warren
• Songbird Eva Cassidy
• At Last Etta James
• Let’s Face the Music Tonight
• Unforgettable Nat King Cole
• How deep is your love/Yesterday Carpenters/Bee Gees
• She
• Chi Mai Emmio Morricone
• Por Una Cabeza Tango
• Sway Cherry Pink Tango
• La Cumparsita Tango
• El Choclo Tango
• Tomo y Obigo Tango
• Hernandos’ Hidaway Tango
• La Paloma Tango
• Alexander’s Ragtime Band Berlin
• No Strings Berlin
• What’ll I Do? Berlin
• Anything Goes Cole Porter
• Let’s do it Cole Porter
• Dixie Emmett
• Smoke Gets in your eyes Fats Waller
• All I do the whole night through is dream of you
• A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square =
• Our love is here to stay Gershwin
• Somebody loves me Gershwin
• Rialto Ripples Gershwin
• Prelude Gershwin
• I’m into something good Goffin and King
• The Entertainer Joplin
• Elite Syncopations Joplin
• Solace Joplin
• Bethena Joplin
• Easy Winners Joplin
• Maple Leaf Rag Joplin
• Makin’ Whoopee Walter Donalds
• Moonlight and Roses Lemore
• My Funny Valentine (Vallentin) Rodgers
• The Way you look tonight
• Moonriver Mancini
• Charade Mancini
• Love and Marriage
• Cock Linnet
• Mexican Hat Dance
• Scarborough Fair
• Irish Sherry
• Cielito Lindo Yradier
• Up a Lazy River (Blues) Carmichael
Classical Selection
Bach
• Wachet auf
• Sheep may Safely Graze
• Arioso
• Air on the G string
• Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
• Bist Du Bei Mir
• My Heart ever Faithful
• Ave-Maria (Bach-Gounod)
• Barber Adagio
• Beethoven Ode to Joy
• Cannon Bill Bailey, Won’t you please come home?
• Charpentier Te Deum
• Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
• Delibes Flower Duet
• Delius La Calinda
• Brigg Fair
• Di Capua O sole mio
• Elgar Chanson de matin
• Nimrod
• The Angel’s Farewell (Dream of Gerontius)
• Fauré Pie Jesu (Requiem)
• Foster Beautiful Dreamer
• Franck Panis Angelicus
• Grieg Morgenstemning
Handel:
• Water Music (suite in F major and suite in D major)
• The Royal Fireworks Music
• Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
• Aria from Xerxes
• Liszt Liebestraum
• Massenet Meditation
• Mendelssohn Wedding March
If with All Your Hearts from ‘Elijah’
• Mouret Rondeau
Mozart
• Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
• 3 Divertimenti
• Alleluja from ‘Exultate Jubilate’
• Andante form Piano Concerto no.21
• Pachelbel Canon
Purcell
• Trumpet Tune
• Hornpipe: Air: Rondeau: Chorus (from Fairy Queen)
• Puccini O mio babbino caro
• Schubert Ave Maria
• Schumann Traumerei
• Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Waltz of the Flowers
• Waldteufel The Skaters Waltz
• Wagner Wedding March from Tannhauser
• Warlock Folk Song Prelude no 2
• Vivaldi Spring/Winter from the Four Seasons
Hymns
• As I kneel before You
• Bind us together
• Do not be afraid
• Hail Mary most Blessed: Lourdes Hymn – Immaculate Mary
• How Great thou Art
• I vow to thee my country
• I watch the sunrise
• Make me a channel of your peace
• Morning has broken
• The Lord’s Dance (I danced in the morning)
• The Lord’s my shepherd
Christmas music: available on request
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We can work as a quartet or a trio. The trio (3 players) is ideal for smaller venues or for tighter budgets.

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

We will communicate regularly and there is flexibility to change timings slightly.

How much time do you need to set up?

We don't have any PA - so we are ready to play in 15 mins.

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

We will email an up to date repertoire list and you can choose what you would like to hear.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - we will only need chairs!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If your favourite song isn't on our list - please do ask!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They like our the varied pieces we play, which can suit a formal ceremony - but then change to lighter music for a drinks reception.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Many venues all over the North West including: Mottram Hall, Arley Hall, Hoghton Tower, Old Trafford, Midland Hotel and many more!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We play everything from Classical to Rock - we enjoy it all!

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

We have all played for orchestras and a variety of artists including Katherine Jenkins, Strictly Come Dancing Tour, Miss Saigon and Texas - to name a few!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£690
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£800

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extra time - 30 mins
+£100
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Kat R
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired the string trio to play at our wedding recently. We can't rate them enough!! A fantastic selection of songs and brilliant communication throughout.

Reply from Thackeray String Quartet/Trio
2 months ago

The trio really enjoyed playing and increasing the repertoire with your choice of songs.

SM
Steven M
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Everything was perfect, thank you so much for helping to make our day so special

Reply from Thackeray String Quartet/Trio
6 months ago

Thank you for asking us to play. The Lever Art Gallery was such a lovely venue and we enjoyed playing our new Bridgerton arrangements!

From other customers:

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John L
2 months ago, for a Wedding in Town Head Estate Lake
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“Thackeray String Quartet were a fantastic addition to our wedding. From learning two new songs to play our processional and recessional, to prompt arrival and perfect execution - they were perfect throughout. A great combination of modern and classic songs, they can play something for everyone. If you are looking for a String Quartet in the North West, look no further”

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Michael M
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Manchester Art Gallery
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5 out of 5

The quartet played beautifully at our wedding at the Manchester Art Gallery. They are a group of experienced musicians that sounded great on the day. We couldn’t recommend them enough. They were extremely professional and even learned a new song for us (which sounded amazing)! We couldn’t ask for a more perfect group of musicians for our wedding day.

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