City String Ensemble is a group of talented, classically trained musicians available in the form of a string quartet, trio or duo.
Very good, our guests like it very much.
Absolutely wonderful performance. More than I could ever have wished for. The trio were for a surprise wedding anniversary present to my wife. My wife, and our three children, were simply mesmerised!
Wonderful addition to our civil ceremony. Thank you so much for adding that magical touch to the day.
Great communication from start to finish, very happy with the performance on the day. Would thoroughly recommend.
Everyone enjoyed the performance very much. The pieces were very suited to the birthday occasion.
Fantastic and talented group to work with, and they were a perfect fit for our social event. Would definitely recommend if you're looking to keep your event classy and cool :)
City String Ensemble is a stylish string ensemble who add a touch of class to your wedding, drinks reception or corporate event. City String Ensemble are a stunning group of musicians who provide entertainment at all events. We are a string ensemble with a difference - the repertoire list features all your classical favourites, but we are not afraid to try something new! You can expect to hear original, quirky arrangements of songs from musicals and films, swing classics, and modern pop songs. Check out our extensive repertoire - and if you have any other songs you'd like the group to perform for you, get in touch and we'll see what we can do! We perform completely acoustically and are able to entertain your guests indoors or outdoors, provided there is suitable cover. We usually ensemble perform as a quartet but we are also available as a trio or duo, depending on space and budget. For Weddings: We can entertain your guests for 30 minutes before the ceremony, and then perform music for the procession and recession of the bride and the signing of the register. You can also have us stay for longer to entertain your guests for your indoors or outdoors cocktail hour and beyond! Which Ensemble? The string quartet is the most popular and classic ensemble, possessing a diverse repertoire. A perfectly balanced range of instruments; the quartet can entertain the whole party or subtly blend into the surroundings, adding an extra sparkle to the atmosphere. A string trio is perfect for where space might be limited. A smaller group of just three players, our string trio can provide ample entertainment with much of our quartet repertoire also working perfectly well for trio. If you would prefer something more unique, a string duo may be what you are looking for. A combination of either two violins or a violin and cello presents a more intimate feel and again, frees up more room for your guests to enjoy your event. Our repertoire for string duo covers a wide range of genres, from Classical to Klezmer, Salsa and other styles from around the world.
String Quartet Weddings/Classical: Air on the G String - Bach Alleluja from Exultant Jubilate - Mozart Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 Aria from Xerxes - Handel Arioso - Bach Ave Maria - Schubert Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) - Wagner Bist du bei mir - Bach Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach Largo from Winter, The Four Seasons - Vivaldi Liebestraum - Liszt Meditation from Thaïs - Massanet Ode to Joy - Beethoven Panis Angelicus - Franck Rondeau - Mouret Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky Träumeri - Schumann Trumpet Tune - Purcell Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke Wachet Auf - Bach Wedding March - Mendelssohn Classical: Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No.2 - Bach Blue Danube Waltz - J.Strauss Bolero - Ravel Cakewalk - Debussy Canon in D - Pachelbel Chanson de Matin - Elgar Divertimento in F - Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin Für Elise - Beethoven Gavotte from Holberg Suite - Grieg Gopak - Mussorgsky Gymnopedie 1-3 - Satie Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel Humoresque - Dvorak Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms I Vow to Thee, My Country - Holst Le Petit Nègre - Debussy March from Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky Marriage of Figaro Overture - Mozart Nessun Dorma - Puccini Nimrod - Elgar Norwegian Dance No.2 Grieg Pizzicato Polka - J.Strauss Polonaise ‘Militaire’ - Chopin Prelude in E Minor - Chopin Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart Salut d’Amour - Elgar Spring - Vivaldi Symphony No.1, Finale - Brahms Symphony No.4, 2nd movement - Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, 1st movement - Beethoven Symphony No.7, Allegretto - Beethoven Symphony No. 40, 1st movement - Mozart The Cuckoo - Daquin Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - J.Strauss Two Rondeaux - Purcell Vocalise - Rachmaninoff Popular: All of Me - John Legend All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue All You Need Is Love - The Beatles A Thousand Years - Christina Perri At Last - Etta James Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon Candle in the Wind - Elton John Distance - Emily King Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones Everything I Do I Do It For You - Michael Kamen Fields Of Gold - Sting Fljotavik - Sigur Ros Georgy Girl - The Seekers Get Back - The Beatles God Only Knows - Tony Asher/Brian Wilson Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles Happy - Pharrell Williams Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas I’m Yours - Jason MrazIt Must Be Love - Madness Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox Kissing You - Des’ree Let It Go - Frozen Marry You - Bruno Mars My Girl - The Temptations One Day Like This - Elbow Only Girl (in the world) - Rihanna Paradise - Coldplay Poker Face - Lady Gaga Rather Be - Clean Bandit Real Love - Clean BanditRoxanne - Sting Songbird - Fleetwood Mac Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stand By Me - Ben E. King Stay With Me - Sam Smith Sweet Child of Mine - Guns ’N’ Roses Take Over the World - The Courteneers Thriller - Michael Jackson Toxic - Britney Spears Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Viva la Vida - Coldplay Without You - Peter Ham/Tom Evans Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton Wonderwall - Oasis World Without Love - The BeatlesYou’re My Best Friend - Queen Your Song - Elton John You’ve Got the Love - Florence and the Machine Ballet: Czardas from Coppelia - Delibes Czardas from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky Dance of the Swans from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky Divertissement Pizzicati from Syilva - Delibes March from the Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky Mazurka from Coppelia - Delibes Pas de deux from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky The Swan from Carnival of the Animals - Saint Saens Valse Lent from Coppelia - Delibes Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky Opera: Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach Bei Männern from the Magic Flute - Mozart Der Vögelfänger from the Magic Flute - Mozart Flower Duet from Lakmé - Delibes Habanera from Carmen - Bizet Meditation from Thaïs - Massanet Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi - Puccini The Toreador’s Song from Carmen - Bizet Jazz/Cabaret: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard Funiculì, Funiculà - Luigi Denza La Vie en Rose - Edith Piath Leaning on a Lampost - George Gay Let’s Do It - Cole Porter Makin’ Whoopee - Walter Donaldson Moonlight in Vermont - Karl Süssdorf My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers New York, New York - Leonard Bernstein Nice Work If You Can Get It - Gershwin O Sole Mio - Eduardo di Capua Ragtime Dance - Scott Joplin Satin Doll - Duke Ellington/Billy StrayhornSummertime - Gershwin Take the ‘A’ Train - Billy Strayhorn The Folks Who Live on the Hill - Jerome Kern The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim TV, Film and Themes: Black Adder - Howard Goodall Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Downtown Abbey - John Lunn Fawlty Towers - Dennis Wilson Game of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi Godfather Theme - Nino Rota Harry Potter Medley - John Williams Let It Go - Frozen Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini Pirates of the Caribbean - Klaus Badelt Psycho - Bernard Herrman Sound of Music - Rogers and Hammerstein Star Wars Theme - John Williams Tetris Theme - Russian Traditional Vicar of Dibley - Howard Goodall Latin: Csardas - Michael McLean Fandango - Michael McLean Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel Rhumba - Michael McLean Serenata - Michael McLean Tango Chromatique - Michael McLean Tango - Michael McLean Asian/Bollywood: Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein - Raja Hindustani Awara Hoon - Mukesh Aye Mere Humsafar - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Baharon Phool Barsao - Suraj Balle Balle - Bride and Prejudice Chaiyya chaiyya - Dil Se Chura Liya Hai Tune Jo Dil Ko - Yaadon Ki Baaraat Dheere Jalna - Paheli Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain - Pardes Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To - 1942: A Love Story Ghar Aaja Soniya - Shazia Mansoor Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire Kabhie Kabhie Kal Ho Naa Ho Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Latika’s Theme - Slumdog Millionaire Main Hoon Na Sachi Sachi Teri Nazre - Dabangg Teri Chunariya - Hello Brother Tere Mere Pyar Mein - Shola Aur Shabnam Teri Ore - Singh Is King Wedding Theme - Monsoon Christmas: Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Deck The Halls Frosty The Snowman Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Jingle Bell Rock Joy To The World Let It Snow Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming O Come, O Come Emmanuel Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Silent Night The First Noel What Child Is This We Wish You A Merry Christmas Winter Wonderland Trio Weddings/Classical: Air from Suite in D - Bach Air from Partita No.6 - Bach Air in D - Handel Air in F - Handel Arioso - Bach Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel Ave Maria - Schubert Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart Bourree in F - Handel Brandenburg Concerto No.2 - Bach Concerto in D minor for Two Violins - Bach Coro - Handel Canon in D - Pachelbel Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart Flower Duet - Delibes Fugue No.21 from The Well-Tempered Clavier - Bach Hornpipe in D - Handel Hornpipe in F - Handel Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach La Paix - Handel La Rejouissance - Handel Largo from Winter - Vivaldi Largo from Xerxes - Handel Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet Menuet in D - Handel Menuet in d minor - Handel Menuet in g minor - Handel Panis Angelicus - Franck Prelude No.19 from The Well-Tempered Clavier - Bach Prelude No.24 from The Well-Tempered Clavier - Bach Prelude and Fugue No.9 from The Well Tempered Clavier - Bach Rondeau - Mouret Sarabande from Partita No.3 - Bach Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach Spring - Vivaldi Theme from Brahms' First Symphony - Brahms Trumpet Tune - Clarke Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke Wachet Auf - Bach Opera: Ah, Fuggi il Traditor! from Don Giovanni - Mozart Deh Vieni, Non Tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart Entr'acte from Carmen - Bizet Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni Libiamo from La Traviata - Verdi Quando M'en Vo Soletta per la Via form La Bohème - Puccini Vin O Biere from Faust - Gounod Ragtime: Pineapple Rag - Joplin Country Club Rag - Joplin Pleasant Moments - Joplin Paragon Rag - Joplin Solace - Joplin The Chrysanthemum - Joplin Peacherine Rag - Joplin Popular: (same as string quartet) and the following: Bitterweet Symphony By Your Side - Sade Don’t Stop Believing - Journey I See The Light - Taio Cruz Duo 2 Violins Weddings/Classical: Adagio Élégiaque - Ries Air on the G string - Bach Air from Water Music - Bach Allegro de Concert - Gebauer Allegro from the First Canonic Sonata - Telemann Allegro from Sonata in A - Corelli Andante from the Duo Sonata in G - Tartini Arioso - Bach Aubade - De Beriot Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod Ave Maria - Schubert Bourree from Water Music - Handel Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) - Wagner Canon - Pachelbel Canzonetta - Böhm Concerto Grosso in D Minor - Vivaldi Concertstück - Kalliwoda Divertimento in D - Sitt Dudziarz ( The Country Fiddler) - Wieniawski Duettino in F - Dancla Duo Brilliante - Rode Duo Célèbre - Pleyel Duo Concertante - Viotti Duo de Salon - Alard Duo Dramatique - Jansa Duo Perpetuo - Fiorillo Duo Populaire - Mazas Duo Symphonique - Campagnoli Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel Fantasie Brilliante (Duo de Concours) - Leonard Finale from the Sixth Canonic Sonata - Telemann Folies d'Espagne (Theme and Variations) - Corelli Hornpipe in D from Water Music - Handel Hornpipe in F from Water Music - Handel Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach La Chasse - Hoffmeister La Mélancolie - Prume La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks - Handel Largo from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi Meditation from the Military Concerto - Bazzini Meditation from Thaïs - Massanet Menuet from the Concert-Sonate - Veracini-David Minute from the Suite Romantique - Vieuxtemps Morceau Lyrique - Dancla Musette from the Second Classical Suite - Leclair-David Notturno-Pastorale - Molique Ode to Joy - Beethoven Pièce de Concert - Dancla Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier Rondeau - Mouret Rondo-Allegro - from the Grand Duo in E-flat - Spohr Rondo Elégante - Kreutzer Salon-Duett - Hohmann Scherzo-Caprice - Gebauer Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach Souvenir Poetique - Dancla Theme and Variation on the Air "Barucaba" - Paganini Trumpet Tune - Clarke Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell Variations on the Air "Montegnard" - De Beriot Wedding March - Mendelssohn Wachet Auf - Bach Klezmer/Latin/World Music A selection of traditional and pieces in these styles. Violin + Cello Weddings/Classical: Air on the G string - Bach Air from Water Music - Bach Arioso - Bach Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod Ave Maria - Schubert Bourree from Water Music - Handel Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) - Wagner Canon - Pachelbel Emperor Waltz - Johann Strauss Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel Hornpipe in D from Water Music - Handel Hornpipe in F from Water Music - Handel Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks - Handel Largo from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi Meditation from Thaïs - Massanet Ode to Joy - Beethoven Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier Rondeau - Mouret Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach Trumpet Tune - Clarke Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell Wedding March - Mendelssohn Wachet Auf - Bach Pop: A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Spectrum - Florence & The Machine Time To Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman You Raise Me Up - Westlife Jazz: Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin Reflection Rag - Scott Joplin Search-Light Rag - Scott Joplin Swipesy Cakewalk - Scott Joplin/Marshall The Entertainer - Scott Joplin Latin/Other: El Choclo - Villodo Palladio - Karl Jenkins Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel Spanish Dance No.2 - Granados
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