The Elmet String Quartet - String Quartet

With over 20 years experience, this Yorkshire based String Quartet have provided a varied program of music for many special occasions.
They perform at weddings and events throughout the north of England and are in demand for corporate functions, parties, dinners etc as well as for weddings, with music that can be chosen to suit a church wedding, civil ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast. 

The string quartet has built up a wealth of experience while playing for functions across the UK. They pride themselves on their professionalism and knowing how to fulfil a client’s expectations.  All members of the quartet are professional musicians and have performed with many of Britain’s finest orchestras including Opera North, The Halle, Northern Ballet, Northern Chamber Orchestra, English National Ballet, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Liverpool Philharmonic etc.

The string quartet has a large repertoire list. In addition to an extensive classical repertoire, the quartet is increasingly requested to play modern pop songs.  These are being continually added to the repertoire as requested.  If a requested song does not appear on the repertoire list it can generally be sourced or arranged though there may be an extra fee for this. 

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The Elmet String Quartet - String Quartet Repertoire

Light Music

  • A Day in the Life of a Fool
  • All I Ask of You
  • Annie’s Song
  • Anything Goes
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Bethena
  • Big Spender
  • Blue Danube
  • Blue Moon
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Blues in the Night
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Cabaret
  • Cavatina
  • Chelsea Bridge
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Cock Linnet
  • Congratulations
  • Country Club
  • Cry me a River
  • Don’t Cry for me Argentina
  • Embraceable You
  • English Country Gardens
  • Euphonic Sounds
  • Every Time we say Goodbye
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Fly me to the Moon
  • Freylachs
  • Funiculi Funicula
  • Get me to the Church on Time
  • God Bless the Child
  • Greensleeves
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Hello Dolly
  • How High the Moon
  • Hungarian Dance
  • I Could have Danced all Night
  • I do like to be beside the Seaside
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • If I were a Rich Man
  • I got Rhythm
  • I Know Him so well
  • It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • James Bond
  • Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
  • La Bamba
  • La Cumparsita
  • Lara’s Theme
  • Leaning on a Lamppost
  • Let’s Do It
  • Liberty Bell
  • Londonderry Air
  • Loudly let the Trumpet Bray
  • Love and Marriage
  • Love Story
  • Making Whoopee
  • Maria
  • Molly on the Shore
  • Moon River
  • Moonglow
  • Moonlight and Roses
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • Music of the Night
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • New York, New York
  • O Sole Mio
  • Oklahoma/Sound of Music
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Paragon Rag
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Pineapple Rag
  • Pirates of Penzance
  • Pizzicato Polka
  • Por Una Cabeza – “Scent of a Woman”
  • Puttin’ on the Ritz
  • Radetzky March
  • Ragtime Dance
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Round Midnight
  • Satin Doll
  • Scott Joplin’s New Rag
  • Slap that Bass
  • Someone to Watch over me
  • Suite – Irish Sherry
  • Suite from “Cats”
  • Summer Holiday
  • Summertime
  • Swanee
  • Sway/Cherry Pink
  • Take Five
  • Take the ‘A’ Train
  • Take my Breath Away
  • Tambourin
  • Tango
  • That’s Amore
  • The A Team
  • The Entertainer
  • The Folks who live on the Hill
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • The Man I Love
  • The Minstrel Boy
  • The Winner Takes it All
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Three Little Maids
  • Time to say Goodbye
  • Titanic
  • To a Wild Rose
  • To Life
  • Toss the Feathers
  • Upstairs Downstairs
  • Walking in the Air
  • Waltz 2 (Jazz Suite 2) – “Eyes Wide Shut”
  • Walzer
  • Washington Post
  • Windmills
  • Wonderful World

Pop

  • (Everything I do) I do it for You
  • A moment like this
  • All you need is Love
  • Allegretto – Palladio
  • Always on my Mind
  • Amarillo
  • At Last
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Perfect Day
  • Hallelujah
  • Blackbird                                 
  • Can’t Buy me Love
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Chasing Cars
  • Colours of the Wind
  • Crazy Little Thing called Love
  • Don’t Stop Believin’
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Endless Love
  • Everlasting Love
  • Fields of Gold
  • From This Moment
  • Game of Thrones
  • Get Back
  • Good Vibrations
  • Greatest Day
  • Happy
  • Hernando’s Hideaway
  • How Deep is Your Love
  • How Long Will I Love You
  • I’ll Be There
  • Isn’t she Lovely
  • It Had to be You
  • It Must be Love
  • It’s All about You
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Jerome Kern Medley
  • L.O.V.E.
  • Lady Madonna
  • Light my Fire
  • Love me Tender
  • Make you feel my Love
  • Marry You
  • Nights in White Satin
  • One Day Like This
  • Part of Your World
  • Penny Lane
  • She
  • Something
  • Speak Softly, Love
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • Tale as Old as Time
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • Thousand Years
  • Vida la Vida
  • Wake me up                                        
  • Whatever
  • When a Man Loves a Woman
  • When I Fall in Love
  • When I’m 64
  • Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
  • Windmills
  • Without You
  • Yellow
  • Yesterday
  • You’re Beautiful
  • You’ve got a Friend in Me

Classical

  • Air on a G String - Bach
  • Aria - Bach
  • Arioso - Bach
  • Brandenburg 3 - Bach
  • Brandenburg 4 - Bach
  • Brandenburg 6 - Bach
  • Concerto for Oboe and Violin - Bach
  • Double Concerto - Bach
  • Gigue - Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Sheep may Safely Graze - Bach
  • Wachet Auf - Bach
  • Adagio - Barber
  • Cavatine - Beethoven
  • Fugue - Beethoven
  • Minuet from Septet - Beethoven
  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  • Duet from the Pearl Fishers - Bizet
  • Prelude to Carmen - Bizet
  • Ayre - Blow
  • Minuet - Boccherini
  • Intermezzo - Böhm
  • First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
  • Waltzes - Brahms
  • Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier
  • Scherzo - Cherubini
  • Nocturne opus 15 no 3 - Chopin
  • Nocturne opus 15 no 1 - Chopin
  • Nocturne opus 9 no 2 - Chopin
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Christmas Concerto - Corelli
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Debussy
  • Torno a Surrento - De Curtis
  • Czardas (from Coppelia) - Delibes
  • Flower Duet from Lakmé - Delibes
  • Divertissement Pizzicati (from Sylvia)  Delibes
  • Mazurka  (from Coppelia)  Delibes
  • Valse Lente (from Coppelia) - Delibes
  • Slavonic Dances - Dvorak
  • Chanson de Matin - Elgar
  • Salut d’Amour - Elgar
  • Nimrod - Elgar
  • Pavane - Fauré
  • Nocturne (Song without Words) - Field
  • Nocturne no 8 - Field
  • Nocturne in Bb - Field   
  • Panis Angelicus - Franck
  • Gavotte - Grieg
  • Last Spring - Grieg
  • Morning from Peer Gynt - Grieg
  • Norwegian Dance no 2 - Grieg
  • Waltz - Grieg
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Departure of the Queen of Sheba  Handel
  • Gavotte - Handel
  • Largo - Handel
  • Lascia Chio Pianga - Handel
  • Passacaglia - Handel
  • Royal Fireworks Music - Handel
  • Water Music - Handel
  • Where e’er You Walk - Handel
  • Zadok the Priest - Handel
  • God Save Francis the Emperor - Haydn
  • Serenade - Haydn
  • String Quartets – various - Haydn
  • Lieberslied - Kreisler
  • Intermezzo - Mascagni
  • Meditation from Thais - Massenet
  • Canzonetta - Mendelssohn
  • Nocturne from Midsummer Night’s Dream - Mendelssohn
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate - Mozart
  • Andante from Piano Concerto - Mozart
  • Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
  • Divertimenti - Mozart
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
  • Non Più Andrai (Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
  • Rondo alla Turca - Mozart
  • String Quartets - various - Mozart
  • Voi che sapete (Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
  • Barcarolle - Offenbach
  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Pulcinella - Pergolesi
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • Nessum Dorma - Puccini
  • Quando m’en vo (La Bohème) - Puccini
  • Chacony - Purcell
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Two Rondeaux - Purcell
  • Vocalise - Rachmaninov
  • Bolero - Ravel
  • Cantilena - Rose
  • Ballet Music (William Tell) - Rossini
  • Galop (William Tell) - Rossini
  • Melody in F - Rubenstein
  • The Swan - Saint-Saëns
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Waltzes - Schubert
  • Dreaming from Scenes from Childhood  Schumann
  • Romance (Gadfly) - Shostakovich
  • Tales from the Vienna Woods - Strauss
  • Chinese Dance (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
  • Czardas (Swan Lake) - Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the Mirlitons (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the Flutes (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the Swans (Swan Lake) - Tchaikovsky
  • March (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
  • Overture (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
  • Pas de Deux (Swan Lake) - Tchaikovsky
  • Russian Dance (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
  • Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
  • Concerto in D minor - Telemann
  • Drinking Song (Traviata) - Verdi
  • La Forza del Destino - Verdi
  • Quartet (Rigoletto) - Verdi
  • Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Gloria - Vivaldi
  • Largo from Lute Concerto - Vivaldi
  • Bridal March - Wagner
  • Pieds-en-l’Air - Warlock

The Elmet String Quartet - String Quartet Feedback

Ian and I want to thank you again for the lovely music at the wedding. We missed a lot due to the photographs but the music for the ceremony itself was so good it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for making the day so special.

Angela Ward,

I just wanted to email you before we go away on honeymoon to say how much everyone enjoyed the string quartet on Saturday, we can't thank you enough for playing at our wedding. It was lovely and we have had so many compliments about the music! It was perfect and just added something extra special to our day! Thank you again.

Louise and Chris,

A quick note to thank the string quintet for its professionalism at the show, we were delighted with their work and wouldn't hesitate to invite them to join us again the next time we're in the North. The 'same day' rehearsal makes it a long day, but they soldiered through it without complaint and were a joy to work with throughout.

Roger Grant (Help for Heroes),

It's been a couple of weeks since our wedding and as we're back off honeymoon and things are settling back to normal we thought we'd email those of you who helped make our day so special and to express our thanks, we are enormously grateful to you and your fellow musicians for your performance, the music was beautiful and brought and elegant sophistication to our wedding.

Mr and Mrs Nicholson,

May I say a huge thank you to you all for being a part of our wedding day. It was the most perfect day, made more amazing by your wonderful music from the church to the reception. Thank you very much for your time and personally, thank you for playing the Topgun theme that was a lovely surprise for my husband! We had so many people comment on how lovely the string quartet was and what beautiful music you played. All your time, hard work and effort was all very much appreciated and I would highly recommend you to others. Thank you very much you helped make our day just fantastic.

Victoria Haddy,

Just a quick email to say a HUGE thank you for your wonderful playing at our wedding last month. It was SO kind of you all to play outside despite the cold, and we really really appreciated it, it certainly made our day being able to get married outside! You were stars so thank you very much!

Joanna,

I wanted to contact you following the celebrations on Saturday to thank you again sincerely for your wonderful contribution to the day. It was magical to have your accompaniment to the ceremony and reception. The family would like to thank you all again for your very helpful, flexible and practical approach to the event in the planning and on the day, virtuosity (of course) and for your friendly involvement in such an important day. We would happily recommend you to friends seeking a string quartet for their events - so feel free to pass on my endorsement!

Kathryn Hilton, (Saturday)

What an absolute pleasure to have the string quartet play before, during and after our wedding ceremony. They were friendly, professional and wonderful musicians. So many of our guests commented on how lovely they were to listen to. They understood what we wanted and played all the music we asked them to so beautifully.

Ann Clayton,

Matthew and I wanted to say a big thank you to you for your beautiful playing at our wedding on 8th July. It brought a tear to my eye as I was waiting to walk down the aisle and the opening of the second movement of the emperor concerto started, and the timing worked out perfectly! We had lots of comments on the day about how good your playing was, and how seamlessly you moved around the venue! My husband, the Beethoven fan was extremely happy, as was his sister who is a huge fan of Mozart - apparently your selections before the ceremony made her very happy!

Alison and Matthew,

My husband Graham and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your tremendous performance last Friday at the wedding of our daughter Julia to Andy. I know my husband spoke to you at the time, but we had many of the guests comment on your performance and we were sorry that you slipped away before the speeches as I am sure that you would have got a standing ovation when my husband publicly thanked you. Your repertoire was perfect for the occasion with such a wide range from classics, to musicals to pop! Many thanks for making the day so memorable. We will not hesitate to recommend you.

Gwen,

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