Central England Strings

Central England Strings
Location Birmingham
Starting from £444.00
9 reviews
Location Birmingham
Starting from £444.00
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Central England Strings are a group of professional and experienced musicians, all of whom have graduated from the finest musical conservatoires across the UK.

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

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

Central England Strings

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Central England Strings are a group of professional and experienced musicians, all of whom have graduated from the finest musical conservatoires across the UK.

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 receieve 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.

String Quartet

  • 2 Violins, Viola and Cello

String Trio

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

CLASSICAL

Albeniz

  • Tango

Bach

  • 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

Battishall

  • Air
  • Minuet
  • Brahms
  • Minuetto from Serenade No. 1

Beethoven

  • Fur Elise
  • Minuet in G

Boccherini

  • Minuet

Borodin

  • Polovtsian Dances 'Prince Igor'

Corelli

  • Pastorale from Concerto Grosso op.6 nr. 8
  • La Folia

Chopin

  • Poloniase Militaire Op. 40 No. 1
  • Raindrop Prelude (op.28)
  • Prelude in E minor

Clarke

  • Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark's March)

Corelli

  • Concerto Grosso Op.6 (Christmas Concerto)
  • La Folia

Debussy

  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • Claire de la Lune

Delibes

  • Flower Duet from Lakme

Dvorak

  • Humoresque

Elgar

  • Salut D’amour
  • Chanson du Matin
  • Nimrod from the Enigma Variations

Faure

  • Pavane
  • Berceuse from the Dolly suite
  • Apres un Reve

Gardel

  • Por Una Cabeza

Gluck

  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Gounod

  • Ave Maria

Grieg

  • Morning
  • Norwegian Dance No. 3
  • Gavotte from the Holberg Suite

G. F Handel

  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Water Music Suite in F
  • Water Music Suite in D
  • Hallejuah Chorus
  • Music for the Royal Fireworks

Haydn

  • All we like Sheep (from the Messiah)
  • Serenade

Hook

  • Allegretto in G
  • Saraband

Jenkins

  • Palladio

Mascagni

  • Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana

Massenet

  • Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn

  • Wedding March
  • Sehnsuchtig

Mourat

  • Rondeau

Moussorgsky

  • Gopak

W.A. Mozart

  • 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

Offenbach

  • Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman

Pachelbel

  • Canon in D

Puccini

  • Mio Babbino Caro

Purcell

  • Nessum Dorma
  • Two Rondeaux from Abdelazar and The Fairy Queen

Ravel

  • Bolero

Satie

  • Gymnopedie No 1

Schubert

  • Entr'acte from 'Rosamunde'
  • Ave Maria
  • Schumann
  • Traumerei (Dreaming)

Tchaikovsky

  • Nutcracker Suite

Wagner

  • Wedding March from Lohengrin (Here comes the Bride)

Verdi

  • The force of destiny

Vivaldi

  • From the Four Seasons
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Spring

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

Gershwin

  • I Got Rhythm
  • It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Someone to watch over me
  • Summertime
  • Embraceable you

SHOW SONGS

  • The Rhythm of Life – Sweet Charity
  • Westside Story Selection
  • Sound of Music Medley

FILM /TV

  • Theme from Pride and Prejudice
  • Star Wars
, Military Event, Staffordshire
5/5

Really good musicians and everyone loved the choice of music.


, Private Party, Birmingham
5/5

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


, Wedding, 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.


, Wedding, 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.


, Wedding, Warwickshire
5/5

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


, Wedding, 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.


, Wedding, Gloucestershire
5/5

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


, Wedding, 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


, Wedding, 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


Q) Can you play outside?
A) 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.

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

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

Q) Do you play with any amplification?
A) 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!

Q) What happens if things run late on the day?
A) 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.

Q) What happens if one of your players cannot be there on the day?
A) 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.

Central England Strings generally play for following parts of your day:

  • Guests Arrival and Ceremony
  • Guests Arrival, Ceremony and Drinks Reception
  • Guests Arrival, Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East Midlands

Derbyshire £444.00 Leicestershire £444.00 Lincolnshire £480.00 Northamptonshire £444.00 Nottinghamshire £444.00 Rutland £480.00

Wales

Monmouth £480.00 Pembroke £480.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £480.00 Herefordshire £444.00 Shropshire £444.00 Staffordshire £444.00 Warwickshire £444.00 Worcestershire £456.00

South East

Bedfordshire £456.00 Berkshire £480.00 Buckinghamshire £480.00 Hampshire £504.00 Hertfordshire £504.00 Oxfordshire £456.00 London £504.00
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