Central England Strings

Central England Strings

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Location Birmingham
Starting from £444
9 Reviews

A group of professional, experienced musicians, all of whom have graduated from the UK's finest musical conservatoires.

  • Highlights
  • Available as a duo, trio or quartet
  • Rich repertoire covering everything from Bach to The Beatles
  • Will accommodate special song requests wherever possible

About


All members of Central England Strings lead varied freelance careers and have played with various orchestras across the UK and Europe. The players have also been selected on numerous occasions to receive awards from the Birmingham Conservatoire, the place in which they met.

Central England Strings are a highly experienced group who have had the pleasure of providing elegant live music at weddings for over five years. Central England Strings are proud to have an extensive repertoire which includes classical, jazz and pop - almost everything from Bach to The Beatles and even Take That!

Central England Strings are very happy to discuss any special requests you might have and will provide you with best the selection of music to entertain and impress your guests and create the perfect atmosphere.

Central England Strings are available as a string quartet, a trio and also a duo.

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Repertoire


Classical

  • Tango
  • Suite III BWV 1068
  • Air on the G String
  • Gavotte I
  • Gavotte II
  • Bouree
  • Gigue
  • Badinerie from Orchestral suite II
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  • Double Violin Concerto
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Arioso
  • Air
  • Minuet
  • Brahms
  • Minuetto from Serenade No. 1
  • Fur Elise
  • Minuet in G
  • Minuet
  • Polovtsian Dances 'Prince Igor'
  • Pastorale from Concerto Grosso op.6 nr. 8
  • La Folia
  • Poloniase Militaire Op. 40 No. 1
  • Raindrop Prelude (op.28)
  • Prelude in E minor
  • Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark's March)
  • Concerto Grosso Op.6 (Christmas Concerto)
  • La Folia
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • Claire de la Lune
  • Flower Duet from Lakme
  • Humoresque
  • Salut D’amour
  • Chanson du Matin
  • Nimrod from the Enigma Variations
  • Pavane
  • Berceuse from the Dolly suite
  • Apres un Reve
  • Por Una Cabeza
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Ave Maria
  • Morning
  • Norwegian Dance No. 3
  • Gavotte from the Holberg Suite
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Water Music Suite in F
  • Water Music Suite in D
  • Hallejuah Chorus
  • Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • All we like Sheep (from the Messiah)
  • Serenade
  • Allegretto in G
  • Saraband
  • Palladio
  • Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana
  • Meditation from Thais
  • Wedding March
  • Sehnsuchtig
  • Rondeau
  • Gopak
  • Turkish March (Rondo from piano sonata KV 331)
  • Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
  • Divertimento in B KV 137
  • Divertimento in F KV 138
  • Divertimento In D major K.136
  • Ave Verum Corpus
  • Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate K165
  • Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman
  • Canon in D
  • Nessum Dorma
  • Two Rondeaux from Abdelazar and The Fairy Queen
  • Bolero
  • Gymnopedie No 1
  • Entr'acte from 'Rosamunde'
  • Ave Maria
  • Schumann
  • Traumerei (Dreaming)
  • Nutcracker Suite
  • Wedding March from Lohengrin (Here comes the Bride)

Popular

  • Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • Arlen - Over the Rainbow
  • Armstrong - What a wonderful world
  • Bacharach - I say a little prayer
  • Bee Gees / The Carpenters - How Deep is your Love / Yesterday once
  • Ben E King - Stand by me
  • Black Eyed Peas -  I got a feeling
  • Cassidy - Fields of Gold
  • Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Cohen - Hallelujah
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Viva la Vida - Coldplay
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • Costello - She
  • Desree - Kissing you
  • Dianmond (as performed in Shrek) - I'm a believer
  • Doris Day - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • Elbow - One Day Like This
  • Elton John - Your Song
  • Elvis Presley - Love me Tender
  • Etta James - At Last
  • Fields - The way you look tonight
  • Harrison - Here comes the sun
  • Heusen / Sinatra - Love and Marriage
  • Jerry Ross / The Doors - Hernando's Hiedaway / Light my Fire
  • Lennon / McCartney - All you need is love
  • Lennon / McCartney - Here, There and Everywhere
  • Lou Reed - Perfect Day
  • Madonna - Crazy For You                                               
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • Morecambe/Wise - Bring Me Sunshine
  • Nat King Cole - Lets Face the Music
  • Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
  • Oasis - Whatever
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Piaf - La Vie en Rose
  • R.E.M - Nightswimming
  • Robbie Williams - Angels
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Take That - Greatest Day
  • They long to be close to you - The Carpenters
  • Solitaire - The Carpenters
  • Superstar - The Carpenters
  • U2 - With or Without You
  • U2 / Bono - Beautiful Day
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
  • Warren - That’s Amore
  • Weiss / UB40 - Can't help falling in love
  • Westlife - Flying Without Wings
  • Williams - Music to watch the girls go by

The Beatles

  • And I Love Her
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • All You Need is Love
  • Eight Day’s a week
  • Got To Get You Into My Life
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Here There and Everywhere
  • If I Fell
  • I Feel Fine
  • Michelle
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Paperback Writer
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Tomorrow Never Knows
  • When I’m Sixty Four
  • Yesterday

Jazz

  • Sinatra - Fly me to the Moon (In other words)
  • Denza - Funiculi Funicula
  • Donaldson - Making Whoopee!
  • Shearing - Lullaby to Birdland
  • Suessdorf - Moonlight In Vermont
  • Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square
  • Jones - It Had to be You
  • Mancini - Moon River
  • Moraes - The Girl from Ipanema
  • Porter - Let's Do It
  • Rogers - My Funny Valentine
  • I Got Rhythm
  • It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Someone to watch over me
  • Summertime
  • Embraceable you

TV / Film / Show

  • The Rhythm of Life – Sweet Charity
  • Westside Story Selection
  • Sound of Music Medley
  • Theme from Pride and Prejudice
  • Star Wars
Line-Up

String Quartet

  • 2 Violins
  • Viola
  • Cello

String Trio

  • 2 Violins and Cello or
  • Violin, Viola and Cello

9 Reviews

Top reviews

Lorraine McCallion

Event: Military Event
Location: Staffordshire
5/5

Really good musicians and everyone loved the choice of music.


Vikki McGeough - Halsall Electrical

Event: Private Party
Location: Birmingham
5/5

So much talent and just perfect for our event. Thank you.


Karen Rushby

Event: Wedding
Location: South Yorkshire
5/5

Absolutely amazing artists! Music was beautifully played, guests were happy and so were we. Fantastic people. Thank you so much! You added a little something extra special to our wedding day.


Thomas James Goodridge

Event: Wedding
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

The trio were fantastic and really set the mood for our special day. They were very flexible with us and the music was of outstanding quality. They worked with our venue so that we had nothing to worry about on the day. As we had an intimate wedding, we felt that our guests had received a musical treat which was special to us and them. I really would recommend this act, but their reputation goes before them. Thank you very much for making our day so special.


Kerry Farrand

Event: Wedding
Location: Warwickshire
5/5

Such a lovely addition to our wedding and learnt the songs we requested beautifully. Thank you, Kerry & Lewis Cook


Hannah Gask

Event: Wedding
Location: Staffordshire
5/5

We are so pleased that we booked Central England Strings through Warble Entertainment for our big day. Right from when we booked them up until the big day everything went smoothly and without a hitch. We can not explain how pleased we are that we booked them for our wedding they were just amazing. All our friends have commented what a nice touch it was as they were arriving to the venue whilst canapés were being served and they were mingling. They let us make the song list from their repertoire and they played them so beautifully guests loved naming the songs as they played. We are so happy with every bit of service that we received and so happy that they were there on our big day.


Kristina Henry

Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

Superb and seamless couldn't have asked for anything to be better! Thank you.


Emma Jones

Event: Wedding
Location: Staffordshire
5/5

Central England Strings Quartet did a SUPERB job for our wedding at Rodbaston Hall, Penkridge. The guests were simply blown away when they heard them play, it created a wonderful atmosphere and ambiance. They were SO professional and always quick to respond via email. The arrangements were modern yet classic (our mothers hadn't heard Lana Del Ray- Video Games before... they both cried at how beautiful it sounded). We would fully recommend Central England Strings, in fact we will be telling everyone we know about them!! Thank you also to Coral & co. at Warble for helping us to find them. Your website is brilliant and very useful. We will be also recommending Warble to friends, family & clients. Many thanks, Emma & Peter Tilley


Katherine Dykes

Event: Wedding
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

A very positive experience, thank you! The music was wonderful (although I did miss most of it, being the bride!) - and the booking process was very easy and staff very helpful. We'd just want to pass on our thanks to the group, who did a fabulous job! Katherine


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £444
    • Leicestershire £444
    • Lincolnshire £480
    • Northamptonshire £444
    • Nottinghamshire £444
    • Rutland £480
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £456
    • Berkshire £480
    • Buckinghamshire £480
    • Hampshire £504
    • Hertfordshire £504
    • London £504
    • Oxfordshire £456
    Wales
    • Monmouth £480
    • Pembroke £480
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £480
    • Herefordshire £444
    • Shropshire £444
    • Staffordshire £444
    • Warwickshire £444
    • Worcestershire £456

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    FAQs

    Can you play outside?
    We can play outside - as long as there is a shaded area. Our instruments are affected by direct sunglight and so we cannot expose them to the sun. We cannot play outside if the weather conditions are wet or very damp.

    Can we make special requests on the day for our favourite songs?
    Of course you can! Our aim is to enertain and impress your guests and so we particularly enjoy when guests make special requests.

    Is there anything we need to provide for you?
    We ask that you ensure that there will be four armless chairs for us to use at your venue. That is it!

    Do you play with any amplification?
    We normally don't use any amplification as our sounds travels well, but if you would specifically like us to be amplified this is no problem!

    What happens if things run late on the day?
    We understand that not everything always goes to plan! We are happy to play for extra time which we charge at an overtime rate of £100 per hour in total.

    What happens if one of your players cannot be there on the day?
    We have a 'pool' of trusted musicians of outstanding quality who we engage if one of our members cannot make the day of your engagement.

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