Glimmer Strings - String Quartet & Trio

This Newcastle string quartet are an experienced, professional string quartet consisting of four highly trained and dedicated musicians. Having performed together for over 10 years, the quartet has a wealth of experience when it comes to providing live music for all types of events, including weddings, corporate dinners, private events, festival performances, exhibition previews, classical concerts and recording sessions.
 
Their repertoire list is extensive and due to their eclectic musical taste is extremely varied in style, ranging from classical to pop, jazz to folk, tangos to film themes, soul, disco and even electronica. Being experienced arrangers of music, the quartet also like to provide their clients with the opportunity to hear their favourite song being performed, so if there’s a song that’s special to you and not already on their repertoire list, they can write and perform it for you. You can hear samples of their arrangements here.
 
The quartet are professional, reliable, friendly and flexible and will tailor their service to meet your individual needs. They are available to perform in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Teesside, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Engagements outside these areas will also be considered.
 
The quartet was formed in 1997 at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Consisting of four extremely dedicated professional string players, the quartet is now one of the most established in the North. With over 13 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.

They play at all types of events including weddings, corporate events, arts previews, VIP receptions, private parties, graduation ceremonies, Masonic functions and banquets. They are also experienced in recording and session work.

"Lots of people commented on how good you all sounded. The photographer, who has attended lots of weddings, said that you were the best string quartet he had heard, which says a lot about your playing and talents. Once again thanks for making our day special."
Wedding Client
 

 

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Glimmer Strings - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire

Classical

  • Suite no. 3 in D - Bach
  • Air on the G String - Bach
  • Arioso - Bach
  • Wachet Auf - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 - Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
  • The Toreador's Song from Carmen - Bizet
  • Minuet - Boccherini
  • String Quartet no.2 - Borodin
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Christmas Concerto - Corelli
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Debussy
  • The Flower Song from Lakme - Delibes
  • O Sole Mio - di Capua
  • Chanson de Matin Elgar
  • Nimrod - Elgar
  • Salut d'amour - Elgar
  • Serenade for Strings - Elgar
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Panis Angelicus - Franck
  • Suite from Peer Gynt - Grieg
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg
  • Aria from Xerxes - Handel
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • The Water Music Suites - Handel
  • Concerto Grosso no.5 - Handel
  • Music from the Royal Fireworks - Handel
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Various string quartets - Haydn
  • Liebestraum - Liszt
  • Meditation from Thais - Massenet
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate - Mozart
  • Andante from Piano Concerto n. 21 - Mozart
  • Der Vogelfanger from The Magic Flute - Mozart
  • Divertimenti no. 1,2 & 3 - Mozart
  • Bei Mannern from The Magic Flute - Mozart
  • Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Troika (xmas) - Prokofiev
  • Nessun Dorma - Puccini
  • O mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicci - Puccini
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Gymnopedies no. 2 & 3 - Satie
  • Romance - Schostakovich
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Traumeri - Schumann
  • The Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
  • Nutcracker Suite (xmas) - Tchaikovsky
  • Concerto Grosso - Vivaldi
  • Largo from Winter - Vivaldi
  • Spring from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Summer from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Autumn from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Winter from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Wedding March - Wagner
  • The Skater’s Waltz - Waldteufel
  • Capriol Suite - Warlock

Pop Songs / TV & Film Themes / Trad.

  • Kissing You Armstrong - Des’ree
  • Goldfinger - John Barry
  • Diamonds are Forever - John Barry
  • Tainted Love Cobb - Soft Cell
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • Theme from Sex and the City - Cuomo
  • Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
  • One Day Like This - Elbow
  • Sweet Talkin’ Woman ELO
  • Xanadu ELO - Olivia Newton-John
  • Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
  • Lovely Head - Goldfrapp
  • Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
  • Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n’ Roses
  • All You Need is Love - Lennon & McCartney
  • Hey Jude - Lennon & McCartney
  • Michelle - Lennon & McCartney
  • Penny Lane - Lennon & McCartney
  • Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
  • Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
  • The Robots - Kraftwerk
  • Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - MacColl / Roberta Flack
  • My Love - Paul McCartney
  • Cars - Gary Numan
  • I Feel Love Moroder - Donna Summer
  • Blue Monday - New Order
  • Whatever - Oasis
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Perpetuum Mobile - Penguin Café Orchestra
  • Raspberry Beret - Prince
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
  • Perfect Day - Lou Reed
  • Samskeyti (Heima) - Sigor Rós
  • A Song for You - Leon Russell / Ray Charles
  • Something So Right - Paul Simon
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Close To Me - The Cure
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
  • Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve (intro)
  • Irish Sherry Trad.
  • Fiddle Dance Trad.
  • Molly on the Shore Trad.
  • You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White

Jazz / Tangos / Musicals / Songbook

  • Over the Rainbow - Arlen
  • Close to You - Bacharach
  • Say a Little Prayer - Bacharach
  • Misty - Burke
  • Fueye…! (tango) - Charlo
  • Makin’ Whoopee - Donaldson
  • La vi Ilegar (tango) - Francini
  • Por Una Cabeza (tango) - Gardel
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • Fascinating Rhythm - Gershwin
  • I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
  • Love is Here to Stay - Gershwin
  • Someone to Watch Over Me - Gershwin
  • Pennies from Heaven - Johnston
  • Paragon Rag - Joplin
  • The Easy Winners (rag) - Joplin
  • The Folks who Live on the Hill - Kern
  • Autumn Leaves - Kosma
  • Bohemia Rag - Lamb
  • Moon River - Mancini
  • Cafetin de Buenos Aires (tango) - Mores
  • Cristal (tango) - Mores
  • La Calesita (tango) - Mores
  • Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Porter
  • True Love - Porter
  • Anything Goes - Porter
  • Let's Do It - Porter
  • I Get a Kick Out of You - Porter
  • My Funny Valentine - Rodgers
  • Some Enchanted Evening - Rodgers
  • Suite from Oklahoma & The Sound of Music - Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - Sherwin
  • Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
  • EL 58 (tango) - Varela/Nery
  • Ain't Misbehavin' - Waller & Brooks
  • Mr. Wonderful - Weiss
  • Slippery Elm Rag - Woods
  • Tea for Two - Youmans

Glimmer Strings - String Quartet & Trio Feedback

"We were really pleased with the String Trio on the day - the music we selected was played very well and really complimented our wedding style. Very happy with the act." Victoria Nelson, May 2016