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A modern twist on the traditional string quartet. Expect unique renditions of modern pop songs as well as all your classical favourites!
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London
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City String Ensemble is a professional, versatile string ensemble which can perform as a string quartet, trio, duo or even as a small string orchestra. With a fast-growing reputation for lively performances of their modern pop and famous TV/Movie theme tunes, City String Ensemble has been the ensemble of choice for many award ceremonies, celebrity parties and special events taking place worldwide. With an unrivalled variety and range of music in their repertoire, they are able to cater for all tastes and ages. Their music ranges from genres such as; Classical, Jazz, Pop, TV/Movie Themes, Disney, Musicals, Bollywood and more and their debut EP of timeless modern pop songs is due to be released in the Autumn of 2020. City String Ensemble prides itself on being able to perform for almost any kind of event, including Jewish, Persian and Indian weddings, large-scale corporate events and private parties. They can also take special music requests and so if there is a song that does not already feature on their extensive song list, we can either acquire the pre-existing sheet music or have the song especially arranged by our in-house music arranger.
 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. PA system can be provided at additional cost. 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.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
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Genres:
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Wedding music, Classical, Baroque, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Opera, Cabaret, Jazz, Ragtime, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Vintage, Motown, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Rock, Classic rock, Bollywood, French music, German music, Indian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Italian music, Tango, Spanish music, Russian music, Asian music
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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, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

String Quartet
Pop:
Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan
All of Me
John Legend
All the Lovers
Kylie Minogue
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles
Amazing
Bruno Mars
A Sky Full Of Stars
Coldplay
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
At Last
Etta James
Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
Bad Guy
Billie Eilish
Beat It
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Blackbird
The Beatles
Blinding Lights
The Weekend
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon
Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepson
Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley
Can't Stop The Feeling
Justin Timberlake
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Frankie Valli
Cheap Thrills
Sia
China Roses
Enya
Come On Eileen
Dexys Midnight Runners
Crazy In Love
Beyonce
Cry Me A River
Justin Timberlake
Dance Monkey
Tones and I
Dancing Queen
ABBA
Despacito
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
Diamonds
Rihanna
Distance
Emily King
Dog Days Are Over
Florence + The Machine
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
Don't Start Now
Dua Lipa
Don't Stop Believing
Journey
Dreams
Fleetwood Mac
Everlong
Foo Fighters
Everything I Do, I Do It For You
Michael Kamen
Feeling Good
Muse
Feel It Still
Portugal The Man
Fields of Gold
Sting
Final Countdown
Europe
Flashing Lights
Kanye West
Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran
Georgy Girl
The Seekers
Get Back
The Beatles
Get Lucky
Daft Punk
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
ABBA
God Only Knows
Tony Asher/Brian Wilson
Good Day Sunshine
The Beatles
Greatest Day
Take That
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Halo
Beyonce
Happy
Pharell Williams
Havana
Camila Cabello
Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles
Hey Jude
The Beatles
Hey Ya
OutKast
Hips Don't Lie
Shakira
Hold My Girl
George Ezra
Home
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Hoppípolla
Sigur Rós
How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees
Human
Rag n Bone Man
I Dreamed A Dream
ABBA
If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys
I Gotta Feeling
Black Eyed Peas
I Have Nothing
Whitney Houston
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys
I'll Be There
Michael Jackson
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
In My Life
The Beatles
Iris
Goo Goo Dolls
It Must Be Love
Madness
It's My Life
Bon Jovi
It's Raining Men
The Weather Girls
I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Beatles
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
Jolene
Dolly Parton
Juice
Lizzo
Just
Radiohead
Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Charles Fox
Kiss From A Rose
Seal
Kissing You
Des'ree
Lambada - Chorando se foi
Kaoma
Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
Let It Go
from FROZEN
Livin' La Vida Loca
Ricky Martin
Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi
Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding
Love Never Felt So Good
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake
Love On Top
Beyonce
Love Story
Taylor Swift
Love Yourself
Justin Bieber
Lucky
Jason Mraz
Mamma Mia
ABBA
Make You Feel My Love
Adele
Marry You
Bruno Mars
Moonriver
Henry Mancini
Mr Brightside
The Killers
My Girl
The Temptations
No One
Alicia Keys
Night Fever
Bee Gees
Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Miley Cyrus ft. Mark Ronson
Ocean Eyes
Billie Eilish
Old Town Road
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
One Dance
Drake
One Day Like This
Elbow
Only Girl (in the world)
Rihanna
Only Time
Enya
On Top Of The World
Imagine Dragons
Paradise
Coldplay
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
Photograph
Ed Sheeran
Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Rather Be
Clean Bandit
Reach
S Club 7
Rehab
Amy Winehouse
Roxanne
Sting
Rude Boy
Rihanna
Say Amen (Saturday Night)
Panic! At The Disco
Say You Won't Let Go
James Arthur
Secrets
One Republic
Senorita
Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
September
Earth, Wind and Fire
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon
Shake It Off
Taylor Swift
Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran
Shallow
Lady Gaga
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Single Ladies
Beyonce
Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson
Solo
Clean Bandit
Something Just Like This
Chainsmokers, Coldplay
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Songbird
Fleetwood Mac
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Stayin' Alive
Bee Gees
Stay With Me
Sam Smith
Stop! In The Name Of Love
The Supremes
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Survivor
Destiny's Child
Sweet But Pyscho
Ava Max
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Child of Mine
Guns 'n' Roses
Sweet Dreams
Eurythmics
Take Me To Church
Hozier
Take Over The World
The Courteneers
The Rose
Bette Midler
Thinkin' Bout You
Frank Ocean
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Thriller
Michael Jackson
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Bonnie Tyler
Toxic
Britney Spears
Truth Hurts
Lizzo
Unthinkable (I'm Ready)
Alicia Keys
Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson
Video Killed The Radio Star
The Buggles
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Waiting For A Star To Fall
Boy Meets Girl
Wake Me Up
Avicii
We Found Love
Rihanna
What A Feeling
Irene Cara
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Whole Lotta Love
Led Zepplin
Wild Thoughts
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
With Or Without You
U2
Without You
Peter Ham/Tom Evans
Without You
David Guetta ft. Usher
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Wonderwall
Oasis
World Without Love
The Beatles
Yesterday
The Beatles
You Held The World In Your Arms
Idlewild
Your Song
Elton John
You're Beautiful
James Blunt
You're My Best Friend
Queen
You've Got The Love
Florence and the Machine
2 Become 1
The Spice Girls
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
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:
A Million Dreams
The Greatest Showman
Apollo 13 (End Credits)
James Horner
Arrival of the Birds
The Cinematic Orchestra from The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
The Avengers Theme
Alan Silvestri
Blackadder
Howard Goodall
Braveheart Theme - A Gift of a Thistle
James Horner
Cantina Band
Star Wars
Can't Stop The Feeling from "Trolls"
Justin Timberlake
Chariots of Fire
Vangelis
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Medley
Concerning Hobbits
LOTR "Fellowship of the Ring"
Double Trouble
Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban
Downton Abbey
John Lunn
E.T. Theme
John Williams
Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)
Romeo & Juliet 1996
Everything Is Awesome
The LEGO Movie
Eye of the Tiger (from Rocky)
Survivor
Fawlty Towers
Dennis Wilson
Forrest Gump (Main Title)
Alan Silvestri
Friends Theme Song
Game of Thrones
Ramin Djawadi
Glasgow Love Theme
Love Actually
Godfather Theme
Nino Rota
Gollum's Song
LOTR: The Two Towers
Harry Potter Medley
John Williams
Indiana Jones (Raiders March)
John Williams
In Dreams
LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
Into The West
LOTR: Return of the King
It's Raining Men
Bridget Jones' Diary
(I've Had) The Time of My Life
Dirty Dancing
Jai Ho
Slumdog Millionaire
James Bond Theme
Monty Norman
Jurassic Park Theme
John Williams
La La Land Medley
Justin Hurwitz
Let It Go
from FROZEN
Lord of the Rings Medley
Mission: Impossible Theme
Lalo Schifrin
Moonriver from Breakfast at Tiffany's
Henry Mancini
No Time To Die (007 Theme Song)
Billie Eilish
Pearl Harbour - Tennessee
Hans Zimmer
Pink Panther Theme
Henry Mancini
Pirates of the Caribbean
Klaus Badelt
Potter Waltz
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Prime Minister's Love Theme
Love Actually
Princess Bride Theme
Storybook Love
Psycho
Bernard Herman
Rocky Theme
Billi Conti
Schindler's List
John Williams
Shallow
A Star Is Born
Sound of Music Medley
Rogers and Hammerstein
Superman Theme
John Williams
Star Trek
Jerry Goldsmith
Star Wars Theme
John Williams
Tetris Theme
Russian Traditional
The Simpsons
Danny Elfman
This Is Me
The Greatest Showman
"Up" Main theme
Michael Giacchino
Vicar of Dibley
Howard Goodall
What A Feeling
Flashdance
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
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our variety of music genres, especially modern pop hits and tv/film soundtracks!

Do you have different line-up options?

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

We can accommodate change of timings when given notice prior to the event. In most cases we can be very flexible to help your event run as smoothly as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

We reserve a 30 minute set up time before we are due to start playing.

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

You can choose our exact set list from the songs listed in our repertoire list or you can let us know a few of your favourite songs and genres and we can choose the set list for you according to your preferences.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We provide everything except for the correct number of armless chairs we require to perform on.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We are happy to take any song requests ahead of the event. If no sheet music is available we provide a special music arrangement service at an extra cost.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£850
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1200
Packages
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£850
Drinks reception4 musicians
2 x 45 mins sets during your drinks reception.
£850
Wedding Breakfast4 musicians
2 x 45 minute sets during the wedding breakfast sit-down meal.
£850
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - up to 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - up to 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£1500

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Luke K, 1 year ago

We booked City String Ensemble for our Wedding, Sophie was very helpful both before booking, helping to advise us on whether to book a Trio vs a Duo or a Quartet, and after booking, helping to recommend music choices for both during the ceremony and afterwards during the drinks reception. City String were excellent on the day. Would definitely recommend

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Rachelle O, 1 year ago

I was extremely satisfied with City String Ensemble playing at my wedding, so were my guests. It was the extra touch we needed to make the day special. Thanks again! :-)

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Matt R, 1 year ago

City string ensemble played at my wedding 10th August and they were fantastic with great feedback from all the guests! Super professional and talented musicians with a versatille playlist. The only downside was we couldnt enjoy the full set as being pulled away from reception by photographer!! Thank you all, Matt. :)

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Alberto S, 1 year ago

A very professional group which was praised by my guests. Their performance level is at top standard. Thank you!

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Frances G, 1 year ago

Pacifico Strings were an absolute highlight for our wedding, playing during the ceremony and reception drinks. They really gave something unique to the day with their ability to play classical pieces and modern music, as well as incorporating some requests we had. They were easy to communicate with during the planning and lead up, we could not recommend them more highly, thank you!

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Natalie M, 1 year ago

City String Ensemble played at our Wedding on 1st June 2019. The service provided by Sophie is exceptional. Emails were promptly replied to and Sophie was very accommodating to our requests. On the day of the Wedding the performance from the string quartet gave our guests goose bumps. I know this because the guests are still raving 4 weeks after the event! I highly recommend City String Ensemble if you want a first class service and high quality performance at your event.

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