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Classical Ensembles for hire in Greater Manchester

Hire a classical ensemble in Greater Manchester for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 131 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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14 groups in or around Greater Manchester
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From£400
Classical ensembleManchester(5 mi)

Duo Bellatando offer the rich, warm sound of cello and harp, playing music of all genres for any event.

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Classical ensembleSalford(4 mi)

Classical CELLO and PIANO DUO with a modern twist.

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From£2000
Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

A hip orchestra ready to bring your event to life.

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From£640
Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

Athena Strings is a young, exciting and dynamic group of professional musicians who specialise in performing for weddings and events.

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From£450
Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

New, exciting violin, double bass and saxophone trio, playing music you know in a way you´ve never heard before.

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Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)
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Classical ensembleManchester(6 mi)

Giving chamber music a reboot, in the places you’d least expect, mixed with any genre. Courses, compositions and a monthly bar residency

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Classical ensembleManchester(4 mi)
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Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

Prima Wind Quintet are a Manchester based wind quintet keen to play all sorts of music, in all different situations! We love music!

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Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

Manchester Vox is a British eight-piece vocal chamber ensemble, featuring voices from the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester Uni

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Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

Manchester based Clarinet Quartet

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Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

An exciting string quartet formed in Manchester

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Classical ensembleManchester(3 mi)

"Unique and inspiring concerts and multi-media programmes" from leading Woodwind Quartet.

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Classical ensembleManchester(4 mi)
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All the groups below are available to travel to Greater Manchester
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Classical ensembleBridgnorth(69 mi)

Award winning 5 piece group (cello/violin/viola/oboe/piano) Specialise in entertaining with Light Classics, Waltz, Pop, Film & Movie music

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Classical ensembleWantage(135 mi)

Blackweir Brass are a versatile and energetic brass quintet. They are Selected Artists with Making Music and Live Music Now Artists.

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Classical ensembleHemel Hempstead(142 mi)
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Classical ensembleLondon(164 mi)

Scherzo Brass is a professional ensemble based in London. Previous performances include; Classic FM live, Welsh Assembly and Quiberon TV.

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How much does it cost to hire a classical ensemble?

The typical price per group member for classical ensembles is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any classical ensemble play my favourite song?

Professional classical ensembles will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that classical ensembles may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the classical ensemble's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do classical ensembles take to set up?

Your classical ensemble will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the classical ensemble prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our classical ensembles are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our classical ensembles will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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