String Quartets: Durham, County Durham - for your Event

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The NC String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 6289

The NC String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The NC String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 6289

Why would you choose recorded music for your wedding when you can have your own musicians for the day? Having your own professional quartet, with its attractive musical instruments, sitting in your chosen venue, ready to play your favourite music. The String Quartet performs regularly in Durham. Music for the guests arriving, for the ceremony, for the signing and exit and maybe for the drinks reception or any other part of the wedding day, has to make your special day that bit extra special. This Quartet can offer you just that. They also pla... Read more


The AD String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 6348

The AD String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The AD String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 6348

If you're looking for quality live music for your wedding or event then get in touch with us about the experienced AD String Quartet. They have played at many ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts and take extra care in tailoring the music to your tastes. The Quartet are always happy to suggest suitable music for parties or events. If you're planning a wedding then they can help you choose the music for the entrance of the bride, signing of the register and the exit of the couple... Read more


The AS Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2539

The AS Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The AS Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2539

This Quartet, formed in 1997, consists of four extremely dedicated professional string players and the quartet is now one of the most established in the North East. With over ten years of experience in providing high quality live music at so many events, the quartet has built a reputation for being professional, reliable and flexible. Durham is within this String Quartet’s local performance area.

The Quartet perform at all sorts of occasions including weddings, corporate events, private parties and receptions - all with the aim of providing you with ... Read more


The LN String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2354

The LN String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The LN String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2354

After more than ten years of performing together at hundreds of events, this string quartet have the experience to create just the right musical ambience to suit your needs, whether you are planning a wedding ceremony, a private reception or a corporate function.

The Quartet has given concert recitals both in this country and in Germany. An ideal String Quartet for a wedding or party in Durham. As professional musicians the members of the quartet have performed with English National Ballet, Opera North, the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, the South B... Read more


The MV String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2374.1

The MV String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The MV String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2374.1

The MV Quartet is 'The String Quartet with a Difference' as they also include other instruments such as flute, clarinet and saxophone, in addition to the stringed instruments. The String Quartet performs regularly in Durham. The group are a versatile and experienced quartet, particularly suitable for garden parties, corporate events and drinks receptions.

All the players are experienced musicians, who also play with many of the local orchestras including Slaithwaite Philharmonic, Leeds Symphony Orchestra, Doncaster Hallgate Chamber Orches... Read more


The AR String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2667

The AR String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The AR String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2667

The AR String Quartet is one of the leading string quartets in West Yorkshire. This String Quartet plays for weddings and corporate events in and around Durham. Its musicians are highly professional in terms of both their musicianship and also their approach to any event, making them the ideal choice of musicians for any occasion. In addition to recital performances, they have provided entertainment at many events, from weddings to banquets and corporate functions. They are noted for the breadth of their repertoire, from the classic string quartets to popular light music. ... Read more


The NSI String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2656

The NSI String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The NSI String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2656

This string quartet has an outstanding record of providing musical entertainment. All professional musicians, the players have many years of experience of playing in orchestras, ensembles and string quartets. Durham is within this String Quartet’s local performance area. Their informal presentation and outstanding playing has delighted audiences and enhanced the atmosphere at events ranging from business receptions and wedding banquets to Royal occasions - indeed any special event which calls for that extra touch of quality.

For weddings they are availa... Read more


The RSI String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2646

The RSI String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The RSI String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2646

This extremely versatile string quartet are expert at playing for all kinds of functions, from weddings to parties, anniversaries to corporate banquettes. They are friendly and flexible, and perform a wide variety of music, tailoring the pieces to suit your day.

The string quartet have many years experience of playing for weddings, corporate events and private functions. They are only too pleased to advise on choice of music to ensure your requirements are exactly met. An ideal String Quartet for a wedding or party in Durham.

The players in thi... Read more


The SN String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2002

The SN String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The SN String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 2002

This string quartet have earned an excellent reputation since their formation in 1996. The Quartet members have played with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the English Symphony Orchestra, the National Concert Orchestra and the Northern Concert Orchestra - an impressive pedigree.

In 1998 the Quartet gave a world premiere of Butterworth's Quartet, opus 100 which was written with this string quartet in mind. The String Quartet performs regularly in Durham.


The BA String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 6143

The BA String Quartet in Durham, County Durham

The BA String Quartet, Durham, County Durham, ref: 6143

Getting married in Scotland? Congratulations! The BA String Quartet is available to hire for your wedding in Edinburgh, Fife, the Borders, central belt, indeed anywhere in Scotland, and some of England too! As specialists in music for weddings, the BA Quartet have unrivalled experience in providing appropriate atmospheric music over a wide range of private and corporate events, from the most intimate family weddings and parties to the largest international business events.

You will no doubt... Read more

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More about String Quartets

A String Quartet has an extensive repertoire

A string quartet’s repertoire is normally extensive, ranging from Baroque, through Classical and Romantic to light or easy listening music such from shows, films together with light jazz and pop classics. This makes the ensemble ideal for a Wedding an anniversary dinner, corporate entertainment or military banquet. Some String Quartets in Durham are variants of the traditional line up. A string quartet comprises 2 violins, viola, cello. Some ensembles play with additional or alternative instruments, such as flute, violin, viola, cello. For example the Midsummer Flute & String Quartet plays with flute, violin, viola, cello

A String Quartet for a reception or banquet in Durham

For your reception or banquet in Durham, whether it's for just a few people to a hundred and fifty, a purely acoustic group can adjust the sound level so that guests can talk and socialise comfortably, whilst enjoying the music as background. Sometimes guests sit and listen like an informal concert. Using purely acoustic instruments means the string quartet can set up or move locations quickly, (provided that the venue has place four chairs at each location the quartet are to play in). There are no amplifiers, microphones or loud speakers to set up and move. So a string quartet can play in one location for the drinks, then move to another location to play during the meal.

A String Quartet in Durham for a Wedding Ceremony

Being such a versatile ensembles, a string quartet is a perfect option for your wedding ceremony in Durham. Usually the string quartet play for a quarter to half an hour before the ceremony, as guests arrived. This sets a wonderful atmosphere. They play for the Bride’s entrance, during the signing of the register and as the couple make their exit. If they are playing for a church ceremony, they would sometimes play for the hymns, though usually the church organ would do this. You would discuss and agree the precise pieces of music with the leader of the string quartet. If it is a civil ceremony, then the music must not have any religious connections, but is something that the Registrar presiding in Durham would discuss with you.

Positioning the String Quartet

Where you decide to position the string quartet is important. When playing for a meal or wedding breakfast, the quartet should be as central as practical to all the diners, so that they are as equidistant as possible from the ensemble. This means that everyone can hear the music at a comfortable level. Locating the ensemble in a corner close to some wedding guests, and a long way from others means that if the string quartet play at a volume that is comfortable for those nearest them, those a long way off won’t hear them properly. For a Durham wedding ceremony, the quartet can be positioned at the back of the ceremony room or church, so that the music can be heard without distracting from the guests view of the bride and groom. Alternatively, the string quartet can be at the front of the room or church, so that they provide an attractive visual feature to the wedding ceremony, particularly as guests arrive early for the wedding.

How much space does a String Quartet need?

A string quartet doesn’t take up much floor space as it doesn’t need mixing desks and loud speakers that most bands need. This is important if the string quartet has to play in a confined area, such as a Wedding in a small church, small reception room, or even a private house.

About Durham

County Durham, often referred to as the 'Land of the Prince Bishops', forms part of the ancient border region of Northumbria. Historically, County Durham is a land hemmed in-between the two mighty rivers of the north - the Tyne and the Tees. The county stretches from the high Pennines to a low cliff coast. Its richly wooded landscape covers a treasure trove of coal and lead. Durham City is delightful, and easy to explore on foot. Its magnificent cathedral and impressive Norman castle are a World Heritage Site. The countryside is equally stunning,

Other types of music

All Female String Quartets: Durham, County DurhamEnglish Barn Dance Bands: Durham, County DurhamJazz Trios: Durham, County Durham
American Barn Dance Bands: Durham, County DurhamFolk Solos And Duos: Durham, County DurhamLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: Durham, County Durham
Barn Dance Bands: Durham, County DurhamFunction Bands: Durham, County DurhamParty Bands: Durham, County Durham
Ceili_And_Barn_Dances: Durham, County DurhamHarps: Durham, County DurhamPop_Bands: Durham, County Durham
Ceilidh Bands: Durham, County DurhamHire Local Live Bands: Durham, County DurhamScottish Ceilidh Bands: Durham, County Durham
Classical Duos: Durham, County DurhamIrish Ceilidh Bands: Durham, County DurhamWedding Ceremony Songs: Durham, County Durham
Classical Guitarists: Durham, County DurhamJazz Bands: Durham, County DurhamWedding Entertainers: Durham, County Durham
Classical Music For Weddings: Durham, County DurhamJazz Duos: Durham, County DurhamWedding Music Bands: Durham, County Durham
Classical Pianists: Durham, County DurhamJazz Guitarists: Durham, County DurhamWedding Songs: Durham, County Durham
Classical Singers: Durham, County DurhamJazz Pianists: Durham, County DurhamWedding String Quartets: Durham, County Durham
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: Durham, County DurhamJazz Quartets: Durham, County DurhamWind Ensembles: Durham, County Durham
Covers Bands: Durham, County DurhamJazz Solos And Duos: Durham, County Durham

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