The Lavender String Quartet - String Quartet

This Kent String Quartet is available for hire to add a touch of elegance to your wedding, civil partnership, or other special celebration. They are highly professional musicians and have many years experience playing at a wide range of events and venues in London and the South East. We specialise in providing live music for weddings, civil partnerships, parties, anniversaries, charity benefits and corporate events.

Their repertoire includes music from the baroque, classical, romantic periods and also many popular songs from musicals, jazz standards and light music providing the perfect combination of classical and popular music for all occasions.

The quartet are graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music.

As well as performing on boats, barns, and even on Blackpool Pier, they have played at many prestigious venues including:

  • Kensington Palace
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Hampton Court
  • The Tate Gallery,
  • The Natural History Museum a
  • The Savoy
  • The Lanesborough
  • Claridges

Since its formation the quartet has given performances extensively around Britain and overseas including recitals for music societies, festivals and foyer events.

As individual freelance musicians they have extensive experience playing a variety of musical styles. They have worked with major orchestras such as the CBSO, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, D'Oyle Carte and West End shows such as "Les Miserables" and Dr Dolittle". In the pop world they have recorded with Kylie Minogue, The Spice Girls, Jools Holland, Russell Watson and many other artistes, appearing on MTV, Top of the Pops, GMTV, and the National Lottery.

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The Lavender String Quartet - String Quartet Repertoire

Classical Music

  • Albeniz - Tango
  • Bach - Overture No.3 (Air on a G String)
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.3
  • Bach - Double Violin Concerto in D
  • Bach - Wachet Auf
  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Bach - Ave Maria
  • Beethoven - Adagio Cantabile
  • Beethoven - Minuet
  • Bizet - Prelude to Carmen
  • Bizet - March from Carmen
  • Bizet - Carmen Fantasia
  • Boccherini - Celebrated Minuet
  • Borodin - First Polotsvian Dance
  • Borodin - Quartet No.2
  • Boyce - Quartet in F
  • Byrd - Queens Alman
  • Chopin - Grande Valse Brillante
  • Corelli - Christmas Concerto
  • Debusey - Golliwogs Cake Walk
  • Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakmé
  • Dvorak - Humouresque
  • Dvorak - Slavonic Dance
  • Elgar - Chanson de Matin
  • Elgar - Salut d’Amour
  • Elgar - Idylle
  • Elgar - Nimrod
  • Fauré - Pavane
  • Fauré - Tendresse
  • Fauré - Berceuse
  • Fauré - Siciliene
  • Fauré - Kitty Valse
  • Fauré - Les pas Espagnol
  • Grainger - Molly on the Shore
  • Grainger - Country Garden
  • Grainger - Handel in the Strand
  • Grieg - Holdenberg Suite
  • Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
  • Grieg - Morning
  • Grieg - Norwegian Dance I, II, III, and IV.
  • Hall - Wedding of the Winds
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel - Departure of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel - Water Music
  • Haydn - Celebrated Quartets
  • Haydn - Serenade
  • Haydn - Andante
  • Macdowell - A Deserted Farm
  • Massenet - Meditation (from Thais)
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding Chorus
  • Monti - Czardas
  • Moskowski - Spanish Dance
  • Mozart - Quartet in C
  • Mozart - Flute Quartet in D
  • Mozart - Divertimenti I, II and III
  • Mozart - Celebrated Quartets
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Mozart - Rondo alla Turka
  • Mozart - Presto (Musical Joke)
  • Mozart - Adagio in C
  • Mozart - Voi Che Sapete (from The Marriage of Figaro)
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Offenbach - Can Can
  • Pachelbel - Canom and Gigue
  • Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours
  • Puccini - Quando M’en Vo
  • Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Rachmaninov - Vocalise
  • Ravel - Pavane Pour une Enfant Defunte
  • Ravel - Le Jardin Féerique (from Mother Goose)
  • Ravel - Bolero
  • Rossini - The Thieving Magpie
  • Rossini - Barber of Seville
  • Rossini - Ballet Music (from William Tell)
  • Rossini - Gallop (from William Tell)
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Schubert - Stanchen
  • Schumann - Kinderszenen
  • Schumann - Traumerie
  • Shostakovitch - Romance
  • Strauss - Die Fledermaus
  • Strauss - Southern Roses
  • Strauss - Blue Danube
  • Strauss - Wine Women and Song
  • Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
  • Strauss - Trish Trasch Polka
  • Sullivan - Three Little maids
  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz from the Serenade
  • Tchaikovsky - Danses des Mirlitons (from Nutcracker)
  • Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
  • Tchaikovsky - Russian Dance
  • Tchaikovsky - Second Movement of La Symphonie Pathetique
  • Traditional - Irish Sherry (including Danny Boy)
  • Traditional - Greensleeves
  • Traditional - Fauna and Flora of Japan
  • Verdi - Andantino (from La Forza del Destino)
  • Verdi -Brindisi (from La Traviata)
  • Verdi - Quartet (from Rigoletto)
  • Verdi - Melodies from Rigoletto
  • Vivaldi - Winter Spring & Summer (from The 4 Seasons)
  • Vivaldi - Double Violin Concerto in A
  • Vivaldi - Double Violin Concerto in D
  • Vivaldi - Concerto grosso
  • Von Paradis - Siciliene
  • Wagner - Wedding March
  • Wesley - Quartet in D
  • Zanetti - Danses a Quartre Parties

Light Music

  • Anderson - Belle of the Ball
  • Anderson - Blue Tango
  • Anderson - Forgotten Dreams
  • Anderson - Sandpaper Ballet
  • Anderson - Sleigh Road
  • Andersson/Ulvaeus - I Know Him So well (from Chess)
  • Andersson/Ulvaeus - Waterloo
  • Bacharach - Close to You
  • Barry/Newley - Goldfinger
  • Berlin - Top Hat
  • Berlin - Cheek to Cheek
  • Berlin - Isn’t it a Lovely Day
  • Berlin - Puttin’ on the Ritz
  • Berlin - No Strings
  • Berlin - Let’s Face the Music and Dance
  • Bernstein - Maria (from West Side Story)
  • Brown - Singin’ in the Rain
  • Carpenter/Bettis - Yesterday Once More
  • Coates - Dambusters’ March
  • Coleman - Big Spender (from Sweet Charity)
  • Collins/Leigh - Cock Linnet
  • Coward - Someday I’ll Find You
  • De Sylva - If You Knew Susie
  • Donaldson - Making Whoopee
  • Eckstein - Misty
  • Ellis/Grey/Newman - Spread a Little Happiness
  • Gade - Jealousy
  • Gardel - Tango
  • Gay - Leaning on a Lampost
  • Gershwin - Fascinating Rhythm
  • Gershwin - The Man I Love
  • Gershwin - I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
  • Gershwin - By Strauss
  • Gershwin - Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Gershwin - Somebody Loves me
  • Gershwin - A Foggy Day
  • Gershwin - Love Walked In
  • Gershwin - I Got Rhythm
  • Gershwin - Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gershwin - Someone To watch Over me
  • Gershwin - Love Is here To Stay
  • Gershwin - S’Wonderful
  • Gershwin - For You, For Me, Forevermore
  • Glonderkin - I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
  • Harnick/Bock - Sunrise Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Harnick/Bock - If I Were a Rich Man
  • Harnick/Bock - Tradition
  • Harnick/Bock - To Life
  • Harrison - Something
  • Heyman/Young - When I fall in Love
  • Howard - Fly Me to the Moon
  • Hudson/Mills/De Lange - Moonglow
  • Jarre - Somewhere My Love
  • Johnston - Pennies From Heaven
  • Jones/Kahn - It Had To Be You
  • Joplin - Bethena
  • Joplin - Rose Leaf Rag
  • Joplin - The Entertainer
  • Joplin - Easy Winners
  • Joplin - Country Club
  • Joplin - Paragon Rag
  • Joplin - The Favourite
  • Kaempfert/Singleton/Synder - Strangers in the Night
  • Kander/Ebb - Caberet
  • Kander/Ebb - New York, New York
  • Kern - I Won’t Dance
  • Kern - Pick Yourself Up
  • Kern - Bill
  • Kern - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Kern - The Folks Who Live on the Hill
  • Lavas - Harry Lime
  • Le Marc - Moonlight and Roses
  • Lehar Merry Widow Waltz
  • Lennon/McCartney - Penny Lane
  • Lennon/McCartney - And I Love Her
  • Lennon/McCartney - Eleanor Rigby
  • Lennon/McCartney - Lady Madonna
  • Lennon/McCartney - Hey Jude
  • Lennon/McCartney - Here There and Everywhere
  • Lennon/McCartney - When I’m Sixty Four
  • Lennon/McCartney - Strawberry Fields
  • Lennon/McCartney - Norwegian Wood
  • Lennon/McCartney - Hard Day’s Night
  • Lloyd Webber - Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (from Evita)
  • Lloyd Webber - Memory (from Cats)
  • Lloyd Webber - All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera)
  • Loewe/Lerner - On the Street Where You Live
  • Mancini - Charade
  • Myers - Cavatina
  • Norman - Theme from James Bond
  • Novello - We’ll Gather Lilacs
  • Penn - The Honeysuckle and the Bee
  • Porter - True Love (from High Society)
  • Porter - Anything Goes
  • Porter - Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Porter - You’re the Tops
  • Porter - I Love Paris
  • Porter - Let’s Do It
  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Rodgers - It Might As Well Be Spring
  • Rodgers - Blue Moon
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein - Love Changes Everything
  • Schonberg - I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Miserables)
  • Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Schifrin - Mission Impossible
  • Simon/Garfunkle - Cecilia
  • Simon/Garfunkle - Mrs Robinson
  • Smith - Ja Da
  • Stressdorf - Moonlight in Vermont
  • Traditional - Rhumba
  • Traditional - Waltz Medley
  • Wilson - All I Do (from The Boyfriend)

TV Themes

  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Thunderbirds

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