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The SD String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 6095.1

The SD String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The SD String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 6095.1

The SD String Quartet was founded by husband and wife team, Chris and Ruth, to provide professional entertainment for corporate and private events in the West Midlands and surrounding counties.

The Quartet is comprised of four highly professional, experienced and respected musicians who all have active and eclectic performing careers with leading UK Symphony Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Theatre Groups, Jazz Ensembles and Session Musicians. As such, the SD String Quartet is renowned for it... Read more


The VY String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 6193

The VY String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The VY String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 6193

The VY String Quartet is made up of four professional musicians all of whom have trained at the UK's finest music colleges. With over 5 years experience in providing elegant live music for weddings and events this quartet provides you with total piece of mind and an outstanding quality of performance. This String Quartet plays for weddings and corporate events in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

All four members of the quartet lead varied freelance careers and have played with various orchestras across the UK. Their players have been selected on various occasions to receive awards from... Read more


The CE String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2017.1

The CE String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The CE String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2017.1

This Quartet are a group of dedicated, professional musicians who have an expansive and varied repertoire and have performed at many weddings and functions since forming in 1994. Stratford-upon-Avon is within this String Quartet’s local performance area. They are all busy, full-time freelance players and specialist instrumental teachers based in the Midlands.

The Quartet particularly enjoy playing background music for special occasions, as they feel that they are providing a valuable service and changing the atmosphere of the occasion without being the focus of att... Read more


Georgian Classical Ensemble, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2029.2

Georgian Classical Ensemble in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Georgian Classical Ensemble, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2029.2

The Georgian Ensemble are all full-time professional musicians with extensive experience, ranging through orchestral, theatre and chamber music and popular classical music.

The lyrical qualities of the clarinet, blended with strings, create a delightful alternative to the standard string quartet.

The Ensemble are an innovative group of musicians with an enviable background in film, theatre, television, orchestral and chamber music. They have featured in "OK!" and "Classical Music" magazin... Read more


The CE Classical Ensemble, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2029.1

The CE Classical Ensemble in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The CE Classical Ensemble, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2029.1

The musicians are all full-time professionals with extensive experience, ranging through orchestral, theatre and chamber music, popular classical music.

The ensemble are an innovative group of musicians with an enviable background in film, theatre, television, orchestral and chamber music. The String Quartet performs regularly in Stratford-upon-Avon. They have featured in "OK!" and "Classical Music" magazines and broadcast on Classic FM.

The lyrical qualities of the clarinet, blended with strings, create a delightful alternative to the standard str... Read more


The Midsummer Flute & String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2001.2

The Midsummer Flute & String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The Midsummer Flute & String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2001.2

We’ve played for celebs. – (Davina McCall’s wedding, Madonna……….), for millionaires to the military, but what gives us a real buzz from the close to 1000 weddings and other celebrations we have played at, is when we are able to contribute to someone’s once in a lifetime experience, be it in a stately home or someone’s back garden. This String Quartet plays for weddings and corporate events in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Midsummer Flute & String Quartet offer something out of the ordinary. The magic of the flute, combined with the strength of the strings gives some wonderful o... Read more


Midsummer String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2001.1

Midsummer String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Midsummer String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2001.1

We’ve played for celebs. – (Davina McCall’s wedding, Madonna……….), for millionaires to the military, but what gives us a real buzz from the close to 1000 weddings and other celebrations we have played at, is when we are able to contribute to someone’s once in a lifetime experience, be it in a stately home or someone’s back garden. Stratford-upon-Avon is within this String Quartet’s local performance area.

With a repertoire that spans the centuries, from baroque through classical to jazz and light music of the present day, the Midsummer String Quartet can add a spec... Read more


The CE String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2027.1

The CE String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The CE String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2027.1

A chamber ensemble offering experienced professional musicians to provide music at weddings, christenings, parties, dinners, corporate functions and similar occasions. Each programme is individually tailored to the client's requirements, and the string ensemble's repertoire covers all styles and periods of music, from classical, popular and Palm Court to the Beatles, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Ragtime. An ideal String Quartet for a wedding or party in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The original ensemble was formed in 1988 and has been in great demand ever since, playing ... Read more


The CS String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 6055

The CS String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The CS String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 6055

The CS Quartet are an experienced, happy, friendly, reliable string quartet based in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. The String Quartet performs regularly in Stratford-upon-Avon. The quartet includes experienced instrumental teachers and specialises in weddings and civil partnerships. They also cater for private functions, anniversaries, garden and birthday parties.

The CS String Quartet have a wide repertoire to suit all tastes including selective popular, light or classical music to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day. They can p... Read more


The DV String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2032

The DV String Quartet in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The DV String Quartet, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ref: 2032

This string quartet play at a variety of events ranging from weddings, christenings, dinners, parties, corporate events and fashion shows. Venues they have played at are equally as diverse and include Blenheim Palace, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, marquees, private houses, Oxford Colleges, gardens, and afloat.

The string quartet recorded the music for Delia Smith's last BBC cookery programme. This String Quartet plays for weddings and corporate events in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

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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 Stratford-upon-Avon 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 Stratford-upon-Avon

For your reception or banquet in Stratford-upon-Avon, 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 Stratford-upon-Avon for a Wedding Ceremony

Being such a versatile ensembles, a string quartet is a perfect option for your wedding ceremony in Stratford-upon-Avon. 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 Stratford-upon-Avon 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 Stratford-upon-Avon 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 Stratford-upon-Avon

From archaeological finds we know that the area now known as Stratford-upon-Avon was inhabited in the bronze age, although nothing precise is known of these inhabitants. The name of the town is of Saxon origin and means the area where a road crosses a river (Avon) by a ford (Strat-ford). Presumably this refers to a Roman road crossing the river Avon near which there must have been a Roman settlement but again no documents have survived to confirm this.

This area was dependent on Worcester Cathedral and part of the Saxon kingdom of Hwicce, later to become part of the more powerful Kingdom of Mercia. By AD 691 there was a monastery either on or very near the site of the present day parish church of Holy Trinity. In fact the first documented reference to a place of worship in the area is in the charter of 845 granting privileges to a small existing minster church. However, nothing remained of this monastery at the time of the Norman conquest (1066).

Other types of music

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