Forest String Quartet
String Quartet
Reading, Berkshire
£545 (avg. price)

About Forest String Quartet – professional string quartet based in Reading, Berkshire
2 reviews

Forest String Quartet is formed of a highly experienced group of players – we have over 100 years of professional music making between us.

The musicians in Forest String Quartet play together in orchestral concerts, theatre, operas and other chamber music ensembles as well as performing as the Forest String Quartet.

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Members of the quartet have performed in prestigious venues in the UK such as the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. David’s Hall.

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Individual players have worked with well-known conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Alexander Gibson, Owain Arwel-Hughes, Elgar Howarth, Arthur Davidson to name but a few, and also with the Bochmann and Chilingirian Quartets.

On rare occasions, it may be necessary to change the personnel within the quartet. If this occurs, we will use a trusted colleague to ensure your enjoyment of our music making is not altered in any way.

Our versatile style and experience means that we are equally at home with classical, light music and more popular music to suit a variety of events and occasions.

We have a wide-ranging repertoire which is being added to all the time and we are able to help you in your choice of pieces.

We are also available as a trio and our repertoire, whilst not being quite as extensive as for quartet, still has a large range of pieces in different styles.

Should we not have your favourite piece in our collection, one of our quartet members will arrange it for your special event – we will need some notice for this so that we can create the perfect arrangement for you.

So if you're looking to hire the finest string quartet Reading (Berkshire) has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Forest String Quartet.

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"By I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for playing at our ceremony yesterday. You are all just simply amazing!! The music was absolutely perfect and made our wedding that extra special - the Fawlty Towers in particular! Every single person commented on how brilliant you all were and I will definitely be recommending you to everybody. See you soon! Thanks again!"
– Megan & Jake Graham, 20 March 2020, wedding in London
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"A huge thank you to Forest String Quartet for the beautiful music they played at our wedding. Firstly for playing me down the aisle so beautifully and then during our reception. They truly added to a perfect day for us. From start to finish the quartet were professional and polished, even learning our first dance for us from scratch. They were not fussed by changing timetables as sometimes happens at weddings & were happy to play our requests. Their musicality and passion for the music were clear from start to finish. We thoroughly recommend Forest String Quartet to anyone wishing to add something special to their event. Thank you again."
– Mr & Mrs Burton, 17 October 2019, wedding in Berkshire
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Set List

2 Become 1

A Thousand Years


All Of Me (legend)

All The Lovers (kylie Minogue)

Always (bon Jovi)

Ashokan Farewell

Best Of Abba - Mamma Mia, I Have A Dream, Dancing Queen

Better Together (jack Johnson)

Billie Jean

Bratja (brothers) - Full Metal Alchemist

Brown Eyed Girl

By Your Side (sade)

Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Chandelier (as Performed By Sia)

Champagne Supernova

Chura Liya


Cry Me A River


Don't Stop Believing

Don't Stop Me Now

Enter The Sandman (trio)

Everlong (foo Fighters)

(everything I Do) I Do It For You

Fade To Black

Falling Away With You (muse)

Friday I'm In Love

Game Of Thrones Theme

Get Lucky

God Only Knows

Greatest Day (take That)

Grenade (bruno Mars) (trio)

Hallelujah (cohen)

Handbags & Gladrags


Have I Told You Lately

Hoppipolla (sigur Ros)

Hotel California

How Deep Is Your Love

How Long Will I Love You

How To Save A Life (the Fray)

Human (the Killers)

Human Nature (jackson)

I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing

I Gotta Feeling (black Eyed Peas)

I Remember You (skid Row)

I See The Light (tangled)

I Want You Back (jacksons)

If I Ain't Got You (alicia Keys)

I'll Be There For You (rembrandts)

I'm Yours (m'raz)

It Must Be Love (madness)

It's A Beautiful Day (buble)

It's All About You (mcfly)

It's My Life (bon Jovi)

I've Had The Time Of My Life

Just The Way You Are (bruno Mars)

Just Give Me A Reason

Killing Me Softly With His Song

L.a. Devotee (panic At The Disco)

Lady Gaga Hit Mix

Let's Get It Started (black Eyed Peas)

Life On Mars (david Bowie)

Livin' On A Prayer

Love Is A Rose (neil Young)

Love Is In The Air

Love On Top (beyonce)

Make You Feel My Love

Marry You (bruno Mars)

Michelle (beatles)

Mr Brightside (the Killers)

My First, My Last, My Everything / Mozart K590

My Girl

Nothing Else Matters (metallica)

Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You

One Day Like This (elbow)

Paradise (coldplay)

Paradise (george Ezra)

Perfect (sheeran)

Photograph (sheeran)

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (the Smiths)

Poker Face

Rather Be (clean Bandit)

River Flows In You (twilight)

Rolling In The Deep

Rude Boy (rihanna)

Runaway Baby (bruno Mars)

Sex On Fire (kings Of Leon)

Shape Of You (sheeran)

She (costello)

She's The One

Sing For Absolution

Skyfall (adele)

Somebody That I Used To Know (gotye)

Somewhere Only We Know (keane)

Somewhere Over The Rainbow (israel Kamakawiwo'ole)

Stay With Me (sam Smith)

Sweet Child O' Mine

Take Me To Church (hosiers)

Take Over The World (the Courteeners)

The Ballad Of Mona Lisa (panic At The Disco)

The Scientist (coldplay)

Thinking Out Loud (sheeran)

Time Of Your Life (green Day)

Toxic (britney Spears)

Uptown Funk

Viva La Vida

Wake Me Up (avicii)

What Is Love (haddaway)

With Or Without You



Your Guardian Angel (the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus)


Acdc Medley

All You Have To Do Is Dream

All You Need Is Love

A Walk In The Black Forest

Bittersweet Symphony

Blue Moon

Bohemian Rhapsody

Can't Help Falling In Love With You

Close To You


Do You Hear What I Hear?

Eleanor Rigby

Every Breath You Take

Every Day

Endless Love

Eternal Flame

Fields Of Gold

God Only Knows (beach Boys)

Going To The Chapel

Goodbye To Love

Here Comes The Sun

I Love You (the Pipettes)

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Mambo Number 5



Mr Blue Sky

My Baby Just Cares For Me

Penny Lane

Promise Me


Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

Somebody To Love (mercury)

Songbird (fleetwood Mac)

Songs For Linda (mccartney)

Sunrise, Sunset

Stairway To Heaven

Stand By Me



Sweet Caroline

Sweet Dreams (eurythmics)

The Greatest Love Of All


Time After Time

When I’m Sixty-four

Wonderful Tonight

Wouldn't It Be Nice

What A Wonderful World


Yesterday Once More

You'll Never Walk Alone

Traditional / Folk / Seasonal

Auld Lang Syne

Havah Nagilah

The Deil Amang The Tailors

The Dashing White Sergeant

Sussex By The Sea

Suite: Irish Sherry

Reel Fiddlin’

All I Want For Christmas (is My Two Front Teeth)

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Let It Snow!

Little Drummer Boy

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

The Christmas Song

Winter Wonderland

Sleigh Ride



Light Music

A Foggy Day

A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening

A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square

Agitation Rag

Ain't Misbehavin'

All I Do Is Dream Of You

All Of Me (simons & Marks)

All The Way

An Innocent Man

Annie’s Song

Around Midnight

Arthur’s Theme

As Time Goes By

Autumn Leaves

Be My Love

Belle Of The Ball

Besame Mucho

Blue Moon

Blue Tango

Born Free

Bring Me Sunshine

By Strauss - Strauss Medley

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man

Chatanooga Choo Choo

Come Fly With Me

Country Club

Do You Know Where You're Going To

Euphonic Sounds

Every Time We Say Good-bye

Fascinatin’ Rhythm


Fly Me To The Moon

Forgotten Dreams

Funiculi Funicula

Girl From Ipanema

Hallelujah I Love Him So

Happy Birthday

Heliotrope Bouquet

Hello (richie)

Horse And Buggy

I Got It Bad

I Will Wait For You

I’ll Close My Eyes

I’m In The Mood For Love

If You Knew Suzy

It Don’t Mean A Thing

It’s A Lovely Day Today

Jazz Legato

Jazz Pizzicato

Jeepers Creepers

Libertango (piazzolla)

Love Of My Life

Lullaby Of Birdland

Makin’ Whoopee

Maple Leaf Rag

Money, Money, Money

Moonlight Serenade



Mr Sandman

My Baby Don't Care For Me

My Way

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Nobody Does It Better

On Top Of The World

Paragon Rag

Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly

Pennies From Heaven

Pineapple Rag

Plink, Plank, Plunk

Prelude To A Kiss

Roseleaf Rag

Sandpaper Ballet

Saving All My Love For You

Scott Joplin’s New Rag


Space Oddity And Sophie’s Intro

Spread A Little Happiness

Star Dust

Steppin’ Out With My Baby

Stormy Weather

Strangers In The Night

Summer Of ‘42


Sunburst Rag

Take Five

Thanks For The Memory

That’s A Plenty

That's Amore

The Entertainer

The Last Time I Felt Like This

The Party’s Over

The Promise

The Rhythm Of Life From Sweet Charity

The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

The Syncopated Clock

The Typewriter

The Waltzing Cat

The Windmills Of Your Mind

Theme From Mahogany

They Didn’t Believe Me

Tico Tico

Those Were The Days

Trumpeter’s Lullaby


When I Fall In Love

What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life

You're Mine

Your Song

Film / Tv / Musicals

A Whole New World

Amapola From Once Upon A Time In America

Anything Goes

Aslan's Theme - Narnia

As Long As He Needs Me

Bare Necessities

Can You Feel The Love Tonight


Chariots Of Fire

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Medley

Chi Mai (theme From The Life & Times Of Lloyd George)

Diamonds Are Forever

Edelweiss From The Sound Of Music

El Tango De Roxanne - Moulin Rouge

Empty Chairs At Empty Tables

Fiddler On The Roof

Flightless Bird From Twilight

Finding Nemo (main Theme)

Gabriel's Oboe

Game Of Thrones

The Godfather Love Theme

Harry Potter Medley

Hawaii Five-o

He's A Pirate

Hello Dolly

How To Train Your Dragon - This Is Berk

Howls' Moving Castle

I Don’t Know How To Love Him

If I Were A Rich Man

Il Postino

James Bond Theme

Jeeves And Wooster Theme

Kissing You From Romeo And Juliet (des'ree)

La Vie En Rose

La Valse D'amelie From Amelie

Legends Of The Fall Theme

Lion King Medley

Lord Of The Rings Medley

Love Changes Everything From Aspects Of Love

Love Theme From St Elmo’s Fire

Mamma Mia Collection

Married Life From Pixar's Up

Match Of The Day Theme

Moon River

Mulan - Reflection

Nemo Egg – Finding Nemo Main Title

Now We Are Free - Theme From Gladiator

On The Street Where You Live

Palladio (jenkins)

Pirates Of The Caribbean Medley

Pink Panther (theme From)

Potter Waltz (from Harry Potter)

River Flows In You (twilight)

River From The Mission (morricone)

Romance From The Gadfly - Shostakovich

Schindler’s List

Singing In The Rain

Skyfall (adele)


Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Speak Softly Love

Star Wars Medley

Star Wars Phantom Menace

Stuff We Did – Up

Suite From Oklahoma

Suite From South Pacific

Suite From The King And I

Suite From The Sound Of Music

Superman March

The Dambusters Theme

The Little Mermaid

The Mission Theme From Gabriel's Oboe

The Riviera

The Winner Takes It All

Theme From Brideshead Revisted

Theme From Et

Theme From Fawlty Towers

Theme From Ice Castles

Theme From Minder

Theme From Miss Marple

Theme From The Godfather (part 2)

Theme From The Sweeney

Theme From Twilight


University Challenge Theme

You Light Up My Life


Trio Repertoire

Air From Suite In D (air On The G String) – Bach

Air In F – Handel

All You Need Is Love

Allegro From Spring - Vivaldi

Amazing (bruno Mars)

Another Girl, Another Planet (blink 182)

Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel

Beautiful Day

Brown Eyed Girl

Calum's Road (capercaillie)

Canon – Pachelbel

Can't Help Falling In Love

Champagne Supernova

Clocks (coldplay)

Dreams (gabriella)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mvt 1, 2, 3, 4

Enter The Sandman

Everlong (foo Fighters)

Everything I Do, I Do It For You

Flower Duet - Delibes

Funiculi, Funicula

Grenade (bruno Mars)

Hallelujah (cohen)

Halo (beyonce)

Handbags And Gladrags

Here Comes The Sun


Hungarian Dance No 5

I Dreamed A Dream

I Got Plenty Of Nothin'


Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach

Largo From Winter – Vivaldi

Look After You (the Fray)

Love Story

Mardy Bum (arctic Monkeys)

Marry You (bruno Mars)

Meditation From Thaïs

Moon River

Nessun Dorma

O Mio Babbino Caro

One Day Like This (elbow)

Rock Around The Clock

She (costello)

Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach

Shine (take That)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Star Wars


The Model (kraftwerk)

The Only Exception (paramore)

Thinking Out Loud (sheeran)

Time Of My Life (dirty Dancing)

Trumpet Tune – Clarke

Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

Under The Sea

Uptown Funk

Viva La Vida

Waltz From Sleeping Beauty

Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Wedding March - Wagner

Whatever (oasis)


Bach – Aria From Goldberg Variations

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Bach – C Minor Fugue

Bach – Concerto For 2 Violins

Bach – Gavotte, Bourree Air, Gigue

Bach – Jesu’ Joy Of Man’s Desiring

Bach – Loure From Third Suite For Cello

Bach - Minuet In G Major, 1 And 2

Bach – Prelude No. 7

Bach – Sarabande From First French Suite

Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach – Sinfonia

Bach - Suite In D Major

Bach / Gounod - Ave Maria

Bizet – Carmen Suite

Bizet – Prelude To Carmen

Bizet - Habanera From Carmen

Bizet - Gypsy Dance From Carmen

Boccherini – Minuett

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances From Prince Igor

Brahms – Gipsy Song

Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5

Brahms – Waltz

Cervantes – 2 Cuban Dances

Corelli – Christmas Concerto

Corelli – Concerto No. 11

Delibes – Flower Duet From Lakme

Dittersdorf – Minuet From Quartet In Eb Major

Dvorak – Polka

Elgar – Chanson De Matin

Elgar – Chanson De Nuit

Elgar – Nimrod

Elgar – Salut D’amour

Faure – Pavane

Gluck – Dance Of The Blessed Spirits

Gounod – Ave Maria

Grieg – Wedding Day At Troldhaugen

Handel – Air From The Water Music

Handel – Firework Music

Handel – Hallelujah Chorus

Handel – Hornpipe From The Water Music

Handel – Pasacaglia

Handel – Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba

Haydn – Adagio From Quartet In G Major

Haydn – Minuet From Quartet In D Minor

Haydn – Quartets 5, 8, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34

Haydn – Serenade

Holst – Theme From The Planets - Jupiter (i Vow To Thee My Country)

J Strauss – Roses From The South

J Strauss – Vienna Life Waltzes

Kreisler – Liebeslied

Macdowell – To A Wild Rose

Marquez - Danzon Number 2

Mascagni – Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana

Mendelssohn - Adagio From Organ Sonata No. 2

Mendelssohn / Wagner – Wedding March

Mendelssohn – Farewell To The Forest

Mendelssohn – Intermezzo From Quartet Op. 13

Mendelssohn – Song Without Words No. 35

Monti – Czardas

Mozart – 3 Divertimenti

Mozart - Allelujah From Exsultate Jubilate

Mozart – Andante From 8th Quartet

Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart – Divertimento No. 10 In F Major

Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Mozart – Quartet No. 3 In G Major

Mozart – Quartet No. 4 In C Major

Mozart – Theme From Piano Concerto 'elvira Madigan'

Offenbach – Bacarolle From The Tales Of Hoffman

Pachelbel – Canon & Gigue

Piazzolla - Four, For Tango

Piazzolla – Libertango

Piazzolla – Oblivion

Puccini – O Mio Babbino

Purcell – Chacony

Purcell – Trumpet Tune

Purcell / Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary

Rachmaninov – Vocalise

Ravel - Bolero

Saint-saens – The Swan

Schubert – Moment Musical

Schumann – From The Album For The Young Op. 68

Schumann – Song “to Sunshine” Op. 36

Shostakovich – Romance From The Gadfly

Shostakovich - Waltz Number 2

Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary

Straus - Tik-tak Polka From Die Fledermaus

Sullivan – Never Mind The Why And Wherefore

Sullivan - Three Little Maids (mikado)

Susato – Ronde, Saltarello, Pavane, Ronde

Tchaikovsky – Danse Des Mirlitons

Vaughan Williams - Rhosymedre

Vivaldi – Autumn From The Four Seasons

Vivaldi – Spring From The Four Seasons

Vivaldi – Summer From The Four Seasons

Vivaldi – Winter From The Four Seasons

Warlock – Capriol Suite

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