String Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South West - for your Event

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The CE String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2027.1

The CE String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

The CE String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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. The String Quartet performs regularly in the Cotswolds.

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


The CE String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2017.1

The CE String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

The CE String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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. This String Quartet plays for weddings and corporate events in and around the Cotswolds. 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


The Midsummer Flute & String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2001.2

The Midsummer Flute & String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

The Midsummer Flute & String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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. the Cotswolds is within this String Quartet’s local performance area.

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, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2001.1

Midsummer String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

Midsummer String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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. An ideal String Quartet for a wedding or party in the Cotswolds.

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 DV String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2032

The DV String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

The DV String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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. The String Quartet performs regularly in the Cotswolds.


The SD String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 6095.1

The SD String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

The SD String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 6193

The VY String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

The VY String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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. the Cotswolds is within this String Quartet’s local performance area.

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


Georgian Classical Ensemble, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2029.2

Georgian Classical Ensemble in the Cotswolds, the South West

Georgian Classical Ensemble, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2029.1

The CE Classical Ensemble in the Cotswolds, the South West

The CE Classical Ensemble, the Cotswolds, the South West, 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 the Cotswolds. 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 SS String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2771.1

The SS String Quartet in the Cotswolds, the South West

The SS String Quartet, the Cotswolds, the South West, ref: 2771.1

With many years of experience playing at the most prestigious and elegant venues in the country the SS Quartet will provide perfect background music for every occasion including weddings and corporate events. Members of the quartet studied at London's Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama ensuring the highest possible musical standards.

A string trio or Duo are also available for smaller events. This String Quartet plays for weddings and corporate events in and around the Cotswolds.

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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 the Cotswolds 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 the Cotswolds

For your reception or banquet in the Cotswolds, 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 the Cotswolds for a Wedding Ceremony

Being such a versatile ensembles, a string quartet is a perfect option for your wedding ceremony in the Cotswolds. 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 the Cotswolds 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 the Cotswolds 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 Cotswolds

The current archaeological picture of the Cotswolds stresses continuity, not sudden change. The Romans did not replace the Iron Age Celts in Britain, and neither did the Saxons. Culture did not end when the Romans left Britain, and the Dark Ages were anything but dark for those alive at the time. The Roman villas in the Cotswold area were built from the distinctive local stone and were not so very different in size or purpose from the great manor houses which still stand. Change was slow and continuous.

The person sitting in the big house might speak Norman French instead of Saxon, and the Saxon abbot in the local abbey might be replaced by a Norman abbot when he died, but the people on the land stayed the same and continued to do what they had continued to do for centuries. You can see four thousand years of history and slow change in the Cotswold landscape. It is in no way a natural landscape. It has been intensely lived in.

Even in Roman times it was densely settled, and population estimates continue to rise as more and more settlements are discovered. The beauty of the Cotswolds, and it is the beauty of any fine garden, is that it is possible to add something to nature. It is possible for buildings and villages and towns to merge harmoniously into the landscape, adding to it rather than detracting from it. It is a reminder that it is possible to live in a place without destroying it. This is not a backwards looking sentimentality.

We have been so exposed to technological change over the last fifty years that many people experience a sense of dislocation. The Cotswold landscape may not have changed, but people have. In the Cotswolds the past mingles effortlessly with the present, and it is possible to rediscover that sense of place and proportion and harmony that has taken countless generations to create, but only two generations to lose.

Other types of music

All Female String Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South WestEnglish Barn Dance Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Trios: the Cotswolds, the South West
American Barn Dance Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestFolk Solos And Duos: the Cotswolds, the South WestLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: the Cotswolds, the South West
Barn Dance Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestFunction Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestParty Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Ceili_And_Barn_Dances: the Cotswolds, the South WestHarps: the Cotswolds, the South WestPop_Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Ceilidh Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestHire Local Live Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestScottish Ceilidh Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Duos: the Cotswolds, the South WestIrish Ceilidh Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Ceremony Songs: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Guitarists: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Entertainers: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Music For Weddings: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Duos: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Music Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Pianists: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Guitarists: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Songs: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Singers: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Pianists: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding String Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South WestWind Ensembles: the Cotswolds, the South West
Covers Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Solos And Duos: the Cotswolds, the South West

Other Locations where our musicians play:

String Quartets: BedfordshireString Quartets: HertfordshireString Quartets: Suffolk
String Quartets: BerkshireString Quartets: HuntingdonshireString Quartets: Surrey
String Quartets: BerwickshireString Quartets: KentString Quartets: Sussex
String Quartets: BuckinghamshireString Quartets: LancashireString Quartets: the East Midlands
String Quartets: CambridgeshireString Quartets: LeicestershireString Quartets: the East of England
String Quartets: Central ScotlandString Quartets: LincolnshireString Quartets: the North East
String Quartets: Central WalesString Quartets: LondonString Quartets: the North West
String Quartets: CheshireString Quartets: Mid WalesString Quartets: the Scottish Borders
String Quartets: CornwallString Quartets: NorfolkString Quartets: the Scottish Highlands
String Quartets: County DurhamString Quartets: North WalesString Quartets: the South East
String Quartets: CumbriaString Quartets: NorthamptonshireString Quartets: the South West
String Quartets: DerbyshireString Quartets: NorthumberlandString Quartets: the West Midlands
String Quartets: DevonString Quartets: NottinghamshireString Quartets: Wales
String Quartets: DorsetString Quartets: OxfordshireString Quartets: Warwickshire
String Quartets: EnglandString Quartets: ScotlandString Quartets: Wiltshire
String Quartets: EssexString Quartets: ShropshireString Quartets: Worcestershire
String Quartets: GloucestershireString Quartets: SomersetString Quartets: Yorkshire
String Quartets: HampshireString Quartets: South WalesString Quartets: Yorkshire and the Humber
String Quartets: HerefordshireString Quartets: Staffordshire