London String Ensemble
Classical String Group

About London String Ensemble – professional string group to hire for weddings and events in London and throughout the UK
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London String Ensemble is a stylish string group who add a touch of class to your wedding, drinks reception or corporate event.

London String Ensemble are a stunning group of musicians who provide entertainment at all events.

We are a string ensemble with a difference...the repertoire list features all your classical favourites, but we are always keen to try something new!

So if you're looking to hire the finest string quartet London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us.

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You can expect to hear original, quirky arrangements of songs from musicals and films, swing classics, and modern pop songs.

Check out our extensive repertoire and if you have any other songs you'd like the group to perform for you, get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

We perform completely acoustically and are able to entertain your guests indoors or outdoors, provided there is suitable cover.

We usually ensemble perform as a quartet but we are also available as a trio or duo, depending on space and budget.

For weddings, we can entertain your guests for 30 minutes before the ceremony, and then perform music for the procession and recession of the bride and the signing of the register.

You can also have us stay for longer to entertain your guests for your indoors or outdoors cocktail hour and beyond!

The string quartet is the most popular and classic ensemble, possessing a diverse repertoire.

A perfectly balanced range of instruments; the quartet can entertain the whole party or subtly blend into the surroundings, adding an extra sparkle to the atmosphere.

A string trio is perfect for where space might be limited. A smaller group of just three players, our string trio can provide ample entertainment with much of our quartet repertoire also working perfectly well for trio.

If you would prefer something more unique, a string duo may be what you are looking for.

A combination of either two violins or a violin and cello presents a more intimate feel and again, frees up more room for your guests to enjoy your event.

Our repertoire for string duo covers a wide range of genres, from Classical to Klezmer, Salsa and other styles from around the world.


FAQs

WHAT WILL YOU WEAR FOR MY EVENT?

We usually wear smart all-black concert attire but can wear brighter colours if requested.

CAN YOU PLAY SONGS WE REQUEST?

Yes! If not already part of our repertoire, we can take special requests and arrange songs especially for you at an additional fee of £50. We usually require notice of at least a month.

CAN YOU PLAY OUTSIDE?

Yes. Provided we are playing under a sheltered/covered area, we are happy to play outside. Should it be very cold, we may require heaters!

HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?

A well-lit space of 3m x 2m is perfect for us.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU REQUIRE?

We require the correct number of armless chairs (and cover if playing outdoors), good lighting and a safe room to leave our belongings and valuables while performing.

HOW MANY BREAKS DO YOU NEED?

We usually take a 10-15 minute break for every hour played. We can arrange our breaks to fit with your schedule on the day but would appreciate notice of any specific times we are not required to play so we can arrange our breaks accordingly.

HOW FAR CAN YOU TRAVEL?

We can travel to any event in the UK or abroad but are mainly based in London and the home counties. Please note that additional travel and accommodation fees may apply for events further afield.

DO YOU REQUIRE FOOD/REFRESHMENTS?

We only ask for water to be available by way of refreshments. However, should we be at your event for 3 hours or more, food/light refreshments would be much appreciated!


9 verified reviews

"They were great and very professional, added great atmosphere to our event. We would definitely use them again."
– Raleigh Peters, 5 February 2020, corporate event in London
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"We really enjoyed the music and the girls were delightful. Overall - excellent and we would use them again."
– Sheila Cavey, 10 October 2019, party in Manchester
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"Very good, our guests like it very much."
– Cengbo Zubar, 28 August 2019, corporate event in London
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"Absolutely wonderful performance. More than I could ever have wished for. The trio were for a surprise wedding anniversary present to my wife. My wife, and our three children were simply mesmerised!"
– Simon Robbins, 20 August 2019, anniversary party in Essex
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"Wonderful addition to our civil ceremony. Thank you so much for adding that magical touch to the day."
– Rav Bhatti, 5 June 2019, civil wedding in London
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"Great communication from start to finish, very happy with the performance on the day. Would thoroughly recommend."
– Peter Mckie, 29 May 2019, wedding in London
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"Everyone enjoyed the performance very much. The pieces were very suited to the birthday occasion."
– Dieter Navarre, 19 May 2019, birthday party in Berkshire
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"Fantastic and talented group to work with, and they were a perfect fit for our social event. Would definitely recommend if you're looking to keep your event classy and cool."
– Conor Smith, 15 March 2019, corporate event in London
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"London String Ensemble was a pleasure to work with for our big day. They were professional from the outset and had a huge choice of songs we could choose from. Anyone thinking of a string quartet or similar for their special day should look no further than these guys. They are brilliant."
– Waseem Ali, 30 January 2019, wedding in London
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Trumpet Voluntary
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music
Game of Thrones
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N' Roses
Set List
Weddings

Air On The G String - Bach

Alleluja From Exultant Jubilate - Mozart

Andante From Piano Concerto No. 21

Aria From Xerxes - Handel

Arioso - Bach

Ave Maria - Schubert

Ave Maria - Bach/gounod

Bridal Chorus (wedding March) - Wagner

Bist Du Bei Mir - Bach

Entrance Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel

Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach

Largo From Winter, The Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Liebestraum - Liszt

Meditation From Thaïs - Massanet

Ode To Joy - Beethoven

Panis Angelicus - Franck

Rondeau - Mouret

Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky

Träumerei - Schumann

Trumpet Tune - Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

Wachet Auf - Bach

Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Classical

Adagio From Violin Concerto No.1 - Bruch

Badinerie From Orchestral Suite No.2 - Bach

Blue Danube Waltz - J.strauss

Cakewalk - Debussy

Canon In D - Pachelbel

Chanson De Matin - Elgar

Divertimento In F - Mozart

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart

First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin

Für Elise - Beethoven

Gymnopedie 1-3 - Satie

Gavotte From Holberg Suite - Grieg

Gopak - Mussorgsky

Hornpipe From Water Music - Handel

Humoresque - Dvorak

Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms

I Vow To Thee, My Country - Holst

Le Petit Nègre - Debussy

Nimrod - Elgar

Norwegian Dance No.2 Grieg

Pizzicato Polka - J.strauss

Polonaise ‘militaire’ - Chopin

Prelude In E Minor - Chopin

Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart

Salut D’amour - Elgar

Symphony No.1, Finale - Brahms

Symphony No.4, 2nd Movement - Tchaikovsky

Symphony No.6, 1st Movement - Beethoven

Symphony No.7, Allegretto - Beethoven

Symphony No. 40, 1st Movement - Mozart

The Cuckoo - Daquin

Tritsch-tratsch Polka - J.strauss

Two Rondeaux - Purcell

Vocalise - Rachmaninoff

Wedding Day At Troldhaugen - Grieg

Popular

All Of Me - John Legend

All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

At Last - Etta James

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon

Candle In The Wind - Elton John

Distance - Emily King

Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones

Everything I Do I Do It For You - Michael Kamen

Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy

Fireflies - Owl City

Fljotavik - Sigur Ros

Georgy Girl - The Seekers

Get Back - The Beatles

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

God Only Knows - Tony Asher/brian Wilson

Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles

Greatest Day - Take That

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Here Comes The Sun - Beatles

Hoppípolla - Sigue Rós

How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

It Must Be Love - Madness

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox

Kissing You - Des'ree

Let It Go - Frozen

Marry You - Bruno Mars

My Girl - The Temptations

One Day Like This - Elbow

Only Girl (in The World) - Rihanna

Paradise - Coldplay

Poker Face - Lady Gaga

Rather Be - Clean Bandit

Real Love - Clean Bandit

Roxanne - Sting

Rude Boy - Rihanna

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns ’n’ Roses

Take Over The World - The Courteneers

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Toxic - Britney Spears

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars And Mark Ronson

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Without You - Peter Ham/tom Evans

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Wonderwall - Oasis

World Without Love - The Beatles

Yesterday - The Beatles

Your Song - Elton John

You're My Best Friend - Queen

You’ve Got The Love - Florence And The Machine

Ballet

Czardas From Coppelia - Delibes

Czardas From Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy From The Nutcracker

  • Tchaikovsky

Dance Of The Swans From Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky

Danse Des Mirlitons - Tchaikovsky

Divertissement Pizzicati From Syilva - Delibes

March From The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky

Mazurka From Coppelia - Delibes

Pas De Deux From Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky

The Swan From Carnival Of The Animals - Saint Saens

Valse Lent From Coppelia - Delibes

Waltz Of The Flowers - Tchaikovsky

Jazz / Cabaret

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin

Anything Goes - Cole Porter

Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn

Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter

Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard

Funiculì, Funiculà - Luigi Denza

La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf

Leaning On A Lampost - George Gay

Let’s Do It - Cole Porter

Makin’ Whoopee - Walter Donaldson

Moonlight In Vermont - Karl Süssdorf

My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers

New York, New York - Leonard Bernstein

O Sole Mio - Eduardo Di Capua

Pennies From Heaven - Arthur Johnson

Ragtime Dance - Scott Joplin

Satin Doll - Duke Ellington/billy Strayhorn

Take The ‘a’ Train - Billy Strayhorn

The Folks Who Live On The Hill - Jerome Kern

The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Asian / Bollywood

Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein - Raja Hindustani

Awara Hoon - Mukesh

Aye Mere Humsafar - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Baharon Phool Barsao - Suraj

Balle Balle - Bride And Prejudice

Chaiyya Chaiyya - Dil Se

Chura Liya Hai Tune Jo Dil Ko - Yaadon Ki Baaraat

Dheere Jalna - Paheli

Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain - Pardes

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To - 1942: A Love Story

Ghar Aaja Soniya - Shazia Mansoor

Heartbeat - Kal Ho Na Ho

Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire

Kabhie Kabhie

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Latika’s Theme - Slumdog Millionaire

Main Hoon Na

Sachi Sachi Teri Nazre - Dabangg

Teri Chunariya - Hello Brother

Tere Mere Pyar Mein - Shola Aur Shabnam

Teri Ore - Singh Is King

Wedding Theme - Monsoon

Opera

Barcarolle From The Tales Of Hoffman - Offenbach

Bei Männern From The Magic Flute - Mozart

Der Vögelfänger From The Magic Flute - Mozart

Flower Duet From Lakmé - Delibes

Habanera From Carmen - Bizet

Meditation From Thaïs - Massanet

Nessun Dorma From Turandot - Puccini

O Mio Babbino Caro From Gianni Schicchi - Puccini

Prelude To Carmen - Bizet

The Toreador’s Song From Carmen - Bizet

Tv And Film

Black Adder - Howard Goodall

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Medley

Downtown Abbey - John Lunn

Fawlty Towers - Dennis Wilson

Game Of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi

Godfather Theme - Nino Rota

Harry Potter Medley - John Williams

Let It Go - Frozen

Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini

Pirates Of The Caribbean - Klaus Badelt

Psycho - Bernard Herrman

Sound Of Music - Rogers And Hammerstein

Star Wars Theme - John Williams

Tetris Theme - Russian Traditional

Vicar Of Dibley - Howard Goodall

Latin

Csardas - Michael Mclean

Fandango - Michael Mclean

Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel

Rhumba - Michael Mclean

Serenata - Michael Mclean

Tango Chromatique - Michael Mclean

Tango - Michael Mclean

Christmas

Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Deck The Halls

Frosty The Snowman

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Jingle Bell Rock

Joy To The World

Let It Snow

Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Silent Night

The First Noel

What Child Is This

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Winter Wonderland

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