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String quartet hire in Essex, London, Suffolk and Norfolk. Classical string-quartets for weddings and events.

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PRICE: from £540 (includes 2 and a half hours attendance) | compare prices


Biography - About us

Hiring a string quartet to perform classical music has always been a traditional choice for weddings. However, the Primrose String-Quartet also perform current music, television and film themes and songs from the musicals making them a popular choice for weddings, anniversaries, private parties, hotels and corporate events.

The musicians all trained at the elite London music colleges and since then have embarked on busy careers performing for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Sadlers Wells and the National Symphony Orchestra as well as for musicals such as Les Miserables, Aspects of Love, West Side Story and Joseph.

Their repertoire of music is huge and is always expanding PLUS they're always happy to learn specific requests to give you an even more personal touch.

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About half an hour

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 3m x Depth:3m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes, providing we are under shelter and out of direct sunlight.

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
We're happy to learn specials requests with 8 weeks notice.

How long do you play for?
We're happy to play up to four hours (with breaks) - plenty for most functions.

Do you provide your own lighting?
Ambient light is sufficient.

What do you do during your break(s)
As we're acoustic we can't provide CD background music but would time breaks to coincide conveniently with your schedule.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
We're acoustic so these are never a problem.

Where are you based?
Based in Essex and Suffolk, covering London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

Baroque
Albinoni: Adagio in G minor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.3, Air from Suite no.3, Concerto for 2 Violins, Violin Concerto in E, Sheep May Safely Graze, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Arioso, Brandenburg Concerto No.2, Sleepers Wake, Badinerie from Orchestral suite no.2
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Gluck: Che Faro (from Orfeo ed Eurydice)
Handel: Water music, Largo, Minuet from Concerto Grosso op.6, March from the Ode to St.Cecelia’s Day, Come Unto Him from the Messiah, Chaconne, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Presto from Acis and Galatea, Aria from Xerxes, Firework Music, Zadok The Priest
Mouret: Rondeau
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Purcell: Trumpet Tune. Two Rondeaux (from Abdelazar, The Fairy Queen)
Rameau: Tambourin
Vivaldi: Selections from the 4 Seasons, Selected Concertos (RV 128, RV 141, RV 156, RV 157), Largo from Concerto for Guitar/Lute in D, Gloria in Excelsis Domine Deus.

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Testimonials and reviews

“They helped make my 50th birthday party one of the most memorable and happy evenings of my life. I recommend them warmly to anyone who wants to add a touch of class and character to their event.”
Stephen Fry, presenter and comedian

"Many thanks to you all for providing such beautiful music at our daughter’s wedding on Saturday. The music during the ceremony brought yet another lump to my throat and completed a perfect setting after the ceremony. My apologies for being too distracted to thank you on the day but be assured we all thought you were wonderful.”
Marilyn Smith, mother of the bride, wedding, Essex

“Ben and myself wanted to say a big thank you to you for playing at our wedding at Spain’s Hall. It really made everything feel even more special hearing the music we’d chosen played so beautifully. Many of our guests commented on how lovely it was to have live music.”
Ben and Rachel, wedding, Essex

“We just wanted to say the biggest thank you for what we can only describe as the most wonderful & personal performance. Everyone commented how wonderful you were & the selection of songs & the quality of your performance was outstanding. When you played Bewitched during dinner, Dad & I actually had tears in our eyes & felt choked (music is a great part of our lives).”
Ali & Mark, Wedding

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