The Leicestershire String Quartet - String Quartet, Trio & Duo

This act can provide you with a string quartet, string trio, or string duo for your special function and have a pool of highly trained professional musicians with many years of experience who come together to provide quality music for many different types of occasions. All the players trained at The Royal Academy of Music in London or one of the other prestigious music colleges.

The quartet, always a popular choice, consists of 2 violins, viola and cello, the trio is violin, viola and cello. This is a slightly quieter sound than the quartet as there is one player fewer. People sometimes choose this option if they are tight on space. The string duo is violin and cello, again useful if space is an issue and popular for smaller gatherings.

All the players have a wide experience of many different areas in the music profession including professional orchestral sessions with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The English String Orchestra, The English Symphony Orchestra, Scarborough Spa Orchestra and Orchestra Sinfonica D’ell Emilia Romagna as well as enjoying the smaller medium of chamber music.

The music they play is light classical or arrangements of more popular styles and they cover events such as civil weddings, church weddings, receptions, wedding breakfasts, civil partnerships, and parties, all sorts of corporate events, launch parties, christenings, wedding anniversaries, car showrooms, house showrooms, and birthday celebrations.

They normally wear the usual musicians’ wardrobe of black, so not clashing with any colours people are wearing - especially at weddings. Any men playing will either wear a DJ or a black shirt depending on how formal the occasion. Sometimes they may wear black coupled with another colour.

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The Leicestershire String Quartet - String Quartet, Trio & Duo Repertoire

Classical

  • Serenade-Haydn
  • Menuetto-Mozart
  • Cavatine-Beethoven
  • Canzonetta-Mendelssohn
  • Scherzo-Cherubini
  • Arie-Bach 
  • Largo-Handel
  • Menuett-Beethoven
  • Canzona-Hasse 
  • Menuet-Boccherini 
  • Traumeri-Schumann
  • Berceuse-Faure
  • Divertinmento in D-Mozart
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Presto
  • Divertimento in Bb- Mozart
  • Andante
  • Allegro di molto
  • Allegro assai
  • Divertimento in F-Mozart
  • Allegro
  • Andante 
  • Presto 
  • The Young Prince - Korsakov 
  • Forlane- Orchestral Suite No1-Bach
  • Passepied 1&2
  • Allemande-Couperin
  • Sonata de Chiesa-Corelli
  • Les Rozeaux-Couperin
  • Concerto Grosso-Geminiani
  • Maestoso-Sonata in G Minor-Handel
  • Allegro in F-Scarlatti
  • Sonata in D for 2 vlns-Tartini
  • Andante 
  • Allegro assai
  • Sonata-Telemann
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Vivace
  • Morning-Grieg
  • Eine Kleine-Mozart
  • Allegro 
  • Romanza 
  • Menuetto & Trio
  • Allegro, Rondo
  • Trumpet Tune-Purcell 
  • Trumpet Voluntary-Clarke 
  • Bridal Chorus-Wagner
  • Entrance of Queen of Sheba-Handel
  • Rondeau-Mouret 
  • Jesu Joy-Bach
  • Ave Maria-Schubert
  • Air-Bach
  • Aria-Handel
  • Largo from Winter-Vivaldi
  • Liebestraum-Liszt
  • Wedding March
  • Chanson de Matin-Elgar 
  • Canon-Pachelbel
  • Autumn Mvt 1-Vivaldi 
  • Spring Mvt 1-Vivaldi 
  • Spring Mvt 2-Vivaldi
  • Danza Pastorale-Vivaldi
  • Autumn, Finale-Vivaldi 
  • Alleluja-Mozart
  • Traumeri-Schumann
  • Wachet auf-Bach
  • Sheep may safelyBach 
  • Ode to joy-Beethoven
  • Arioso-Bach 
  • Panis angelicus-Franck
  • Andante from piano conc’ 21- Mozart
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz-Tchaikovsky
  • Romance-Shostakovich
  • Menuetto-Corelli
  • Gavotte-Rameau
  • La Rejouissance-Handel
  • Badinerie-Bach
  • Hornpipe & Air-Purcell
  • Corrente-Corelli
  • Largo-Purcell
  • Passacaile-Handel
  • Gigue-Telemann
  • Corrente-Corelli
  • Air-Handel
  • Gigue-Handel 
  • Pavane-Faure
  • Brandenburg No 5-Bach
  • Allegro
  • Affettuoso
  • Allegro moderato
  • Greensleeves
  • Royal Fireworks-Handel
  • Overture
  • Bourree
  • La Paix
  • La Rejouissance
  • Minuet
  • Flower Duet-Delibes 
  • Te Deum-Charpentier
  • Prelude 
  • Tu Devicto
  • Bist du bei mir-Bach
  • If with all your hearts-Mendelssohn
  • My Heart Ever Faithful-Bach
  • Meditation-Massenet 
  • Ave Maria-Bach-Gounod
  • The Fairy Queen-Purcell
  • Hornpipe
  • Air
  • Rondeau & chorus
  • Salut d’Amour-Elgar 
  • Brandenburg No 3-Bach
  • Allegro moderato
  • Allegro 
  • The Swan-Saint Saens 
  • Water Music Suite in F- Handel
  • I Overture-
  • II Adagio
  • III Allegro moderato & Andante
  • IV Air- Andante 
  • V Allegro
  • VI Allegro
  • VII Bourree, Allegro
  • VIII Hornpipe, Allegro moderato
  • IX Finale, Allegro moderato
  • Water Music Suite in D- Handel
  • I Overture, Allegro maestoso
  • II Hornpipe 
  • III Andante con moto
  • IV Allegro, Aria
  • VI Bourree, Allegro
  • VII Minuet, Allegro moderato
  • VIII Gigue, Allegro moderato
  • IX Coro. Allegro
  • Girl-Flaxen Hair Debussy
  • Waltz- Serenade for strings-Tchaikovsky
  • Variation 18 Rhapsody Theme by Paganini
  • Double Violin Concerto-Bach
  • I Vivace 
  • II Largo ma non tanto 
  • III Allegro
  • Gymnopedie No 1-Satie 
  • God save our Queen
  • Entr’acte from Carmen-Bizet
  • Ballata from Rigoletto-Verdi
  • Chanson Du Roi from Faust-Gounod
  • Cavalleria Rusticana-Mascagni 
  • Fuggi il Traditor—Don Giovanni-Mozart
  • Deh Vieni - The Marriage of Figaro-Mozart
  • Libiamo from Traviata-Verdi
  • Quando M’en Vo Soletta per la via-Puccini 
  • Vin O Biere from Faust-Gounod 

Light/Popular

  • S’Wonderful-Gershwin
  • Homage to Irving Berlin
  • Moonlight and Roses 
  • Eleanor Rigby-Beatles
  • Makin’ Whoopee-Donaladson
  • Funiculi-Denza
  • Moonlight in Vermont-Suessdorf
  • Norwegian Dance No 3-Grieg
  • Let’s Do it-Porter
  • Two Rondeaux-Purcell
  • Flower Duet-Delibes
  • Pizzicato Polka-Strauss
  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance-Berlin
  • Theme from The Godfather-Rota
  • I’ve Got Rhythm-Gershwin
  • By a Sleepy Lagoon-Coates - Shakespeare in Love
  • The Beginning
  • The Dances
  • The End
  • Theme to Fawlty Towers- Wilson
  • All My Loving-Beatles
  • The Entertainer-Joplin
  • The Man I Love-Gershwin
  • Take the “A” Train-Strayhorn
  • Adagietto from Symphony No.5-Mahler
  • Toccata-Dubois
  • The Harry Lime from The Third Man-Karas
  • Sinfoina and Final Duet-Monteverdi
  • Theme from Pride and Predjudice-Davis
  • Theme from Poirot-Gunning
  • A Foggy Day in London Town-Gershwin
  • Bustopher Jones
  • Deuteronomy
  • Memory
  • Mr. Mistoffelees
  • Blue Danube Waltz-Strauss
  • Smoke gets in your eyes-Kern
  • Something Wond’-I whistle -Happy Talk
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • This Nearly was Mine-a Wonderful Guy
  • Getting to Know You
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm-Gershwin
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man-Kern
  • Theme from New York New York-Kander
  • The Greatest Love of All-Masser
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing-Ellington
  • Over The Rainbow-Arlen
  • Don’t Get Around Much –Ellington
  • Love theme from St. Elmo’s Fire-Foster
  • Caravan-Ellington and Tizol
  • Star Dust-Carmichael
  • Theme from Ice Castles-Hamlisch
  • You Light Up My Life-Brooks
  • Thanks for the Memory-Robin and Rainger
  • My love is like a red red rose –Traditional 51
  • Waltz from Jazz Suite No 2-Shostakovitch
  • Can’t Buy Me Love-Beatles
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King-Grieg
  • Love is Here To Stay-Gershwin
  • Food, glorious food-Oliver-Bart
  • As long as he needs me-Oliver
  • The Phantom of the Opera-Lloyd Webber
  • Jesus Christ Superstar-Lloyd Webber
  • Thunder & Lightning Polka-Strauss
  • Ticket to Ride-Beatles
  • Theme from Schindler’s List –Williams
  • Oklahoma-Do-re-mi
  • The Sound of Music-Rod’ & Hammerstein
  • My Favourite Things
  • The Surrey with the fringe on top
  • Love Walked In –Gershwin
  • The Grasshoppers’ Dance-Bucalossi
  • Send in the Clowns-Sondheim
  • I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside-Glover
  • Londonderry Air-Trad’ 50
  • Slap That Bass-Gershwin
  • Cock Linnet-Collins & Leigh
  • Irish Sherry-Trad 48
  • Basse-Dance-Warlock
  • The Celebrated Czardas-Monti
  • Congratulations
  • Happy Birthday
  • Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Norwegian Dance-Greig
  • O Sole Mio-di Capua
  • The Folks Who Live in the Hill-Kern
  • Hornpipe from Water Music-Handel
  • New York, New York-Bernstein
  • First Polovtsian Dance-Borodin
  • James Bond Theme from “Dr No”-Barry
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy-Tchaikovsky
  • Concerning Hobbits from Lord of the Rings-Howard Shore
  • Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?-Cannon
  • Scarborough Fair-Trad
  • Cielito Lindo-Yradier
  • The Skaters-Waldteufel
  • O sole mio-di Capua
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot-Spiritual
  • Mexican Hat Dance-Traditional
  • Dixie-Emmett
  • La Paloma-Traditional
  • Beautiful Dreamer-Foster
  • Imagine-Lennon
  • Joplin:
  • Country Club
  • Ragtime Dance
  • Paragon Rag 
  • Pineapple Rag
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Euphonic Sounds
  • Scott Joplin’s New Rag
  • A Medley of Songs by Abba
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic
  • Hidden Rhymes
  • Hallelujah, Shrek

The Leicestershire String Quartet - String Quartet, Trio & Duo Feedback

"Dear Geoff, I had intended sending you an e-mail before now, but we had another party yesterday for my husband and then my brother-in-law who has been staying with us celebrated his 80th birthday today so we had another small family get-together. I cannot thank you enough for all your help in getting a string quartet for us for last Wednesday. They all were delightful people, well dressed and discreet. They played for the time we asked with short breaks for our granddaughter to perform. I would recommend them to anyone planning a party or wedding etc. and I would certainly mention your name. I do not suppose we will have many celebrations in the near future but,  if we do, I will certainly contact you." Sue Singlehurst, June 2015

“I am writing to thank you for your participation in the Belvoir by candlelight evenings. The performances were so completely amazing this year. The standard just gets better and better with each year that passes…without fail the performances were considered to be of the highest quality and carried out with superb professionalism by all concerned…Once again many thanks.” Duchess of Rutland

"Thank you very much for the excellent and beautifully performed music you gave us last Sunday. From the comments we received, it went down extremely well with our guests . . . We will certainly recommend you, if the opportunity arises."  Barnsdale Lodge Hotel

"I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you very much for coming to Belvoir Castle and giving such a marvellous performance. I stood at the door of the Castle as people were leaving, and there can be no doubt that everyone leaving had thoroughly enjoyed themselves." Belvoir by Candlelight

"We would like to express our sincere thanks to you for helping to make our Day such a memorable and special occasion. You played beautifully, and my only regret was not getting to speak to any of you in person." 

"Thank you for being there on our wedding day and playing such wonderful music. It really did add that special touch to our day." Rothley Court Hotel

"Thank you so much for the wonderful musical accompaniment to our champagne reception ..... Everyone commented on how fabulous the string quartet was, they really made the atmosphere quite special."