The Usher Quartet

String Duo/Quartet

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  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Classical, Jazz, Pop, Film Scores
  • Insured
  • 249 (avg. price)

With over 20 years experience of providing entertainment for weddings and other special events, the Usher Quartet will add a touch of elegance and class to your day.

We pride ourselves on providing an extremely high quality of entertainment whatever the event, and work hard to build a rapport with the guests to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Formed in 1995, our Sheffield based string quartet has been playing at weddings and other functions across Yorkshire for several years.

We provide extremely high-quality music of varying styles and have built a strong reputation with our professional and friendly approach. We cater for any and all events including weddings, banquets, parties and corporate events.

The Usher Quartet have played at many local venues including Ringwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield's Botanical Gardens, Cutlers' Hall, Whirlowbrook Hall, The Maynard Arms Grindleford and Mercure Sheffield St. Paul's Hotel.

In November 2010 The Usher Quartet entertained Her Majesty The Queen on her visit to Sheffield.

We predominantly take bookings for weddings and corporate events in South Yorkshire & Derbyshire though we do travel further on request.

From the first contact, we pride ourselves on our customer service and will give personal attention to every detail of your requirements.

This will include personalising your repertoire choices, and we specialise in arranging specific music choices; please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

Weddings

Prices for weddings will vary dependent on which parts of the day you would like us to perform. These will usually fall into three sections:

  • Ceremony (Guests arrival, entrance of bride, signing of the register, exit)
  • Photos/ drinks reception
  • Meal

There may also be costs for travel dependent on where the venue is situated.

1 review from 1 booking on FixTheMusic

"From the very beginning of wedding planning, I knew I wanted something classic and natural for our wedding music. I came across Fix the Music, and I was quickly responded to by one of their team, Ed, who suggested The Usher Quartet for our wedding ceremony, as they were within my price range, and had brilliant reviews and Repertoire. Martin from The Usher Quartet was very thorough in asking what I expected from them, and what music choices I had in mind. I had bad anxiety in the week leading up to my wedding, and was very nervous about what the quartet would sound like, as we only had a small church for our ceremony. But as soon as I arrived at the church on our wedding day, arm in arm with my dad, and bridesmaids in front of me, I heard the beautiful strings playing inside, and my nerves instantly disappeared. The song I walked into was played at just the right pace and was so emotional that it made me cry. After the ceremony, all of our guests said how much they enjoyed the Quartet and how beautiful it sounded.So my new Husband and I would like to say a massive thank you to Martin Usher, and The Usher Quartet for being part of our wonderful day. And to Fix the Music for all suggestions and advice on the lead up to our big day! Kind Regards, Mrs Louise Butterfield"
– Wedding ceremony at All Saints Church, Aston-cum-Aughton, Sheffield on 26th August 2016

5 previous reviews

"Thank you for playing at our wedding. Everyone commented on how great it was, the music choices were perfect and it was played brilliantly!"
– Dan and Hannah Reynolds

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding - you were fantastic. It meant so much to us to have our special songs playing during the ceremony. Thanks again."
– Natalie and Richard Holmes

"We would like to thank you for your services at our wedding reception at Anston Parish Hall. The music you provided was wonderful and was most appreciated by our guests - we had many comments!"
– Mr & Mrs Sherratt

"Just a note to say thank you for playing at our wedding. You guys went down a storm and several people commented on how good you were."
– Steve & Caroline Belham

"Rob and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the other musicians who came on the wedding day and played so beautifully. It made the ceremony and photos so much more special to have you there and the music was perfect! So many of our guests commented on how great you were and how nice it was to have some live music!"
– Lydia & Rob Scott

Air on a G String - Bach
Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Por Una Cabeza (Tango) - Carlos Gardel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba - Handel

Set list

Classical

Adagio – Albinoni

Air On A G String – Bach

Allegro From Concerto Grosso No.3 – Handel

Andante From 'surprise' Symphony – Haydn

Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheeba – Handel

Bolero – Ravel

Bridal March – Wagner

Canon In D – Pachelbel

Chanson De Matin – Elgar

Chanson De Nuit – Elgar

Dance Of The Blessed Spirits – Gluck

Divertimenti In D – Mozart

Donau Wellen Waltz – Ivanovici

Double Violin Concerto – Bach

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart

Humoresque – Dvorak

Hungarian Dance No.5 – Brahms

Intermezzo From 'cavalleria Rusticana' – Mascagni

Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring – Bach

Liebeslied – Kreisler

March From Scipio – Handel

Meditation From 'thais' – Massenet

Minuetto – Boccherini

O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini

Pavane – Faure

Pavane – Faure

Polovtsian Dances – Borodin

Romanze – Svendsen

Salut D'amour – Elgar

Seguedille From 'carmen' – Bizet

Spring – Vivaldi

Te Deum – Charpentier

Valse Triste – Sibelius

Water Music – Handel

Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Winter – Vivaldi

Jazz / Light / Film

Anything Goes – Cole Porter

Beauty And The Beast – Alan Menkin

Begin The Beguine – Cole Porter

Cheek To Cheek – Irving Berlin

Cock Linnett – Trad.

Colours Of The Wind – Alan Menkin

Fawlty Towers – Wilson

Gabriel's Oboe – Morricone

If I Were A Rich Man – Fiddler On The Roof

Jealousy – Gade

Jeeves And Wooster – Anne Dudley

Let It Go – Frozen

Let's Do It – Cole Porter

Libertango – Piazzolla

Makin' Whoopee – Donaldson

Menuetto On The Londonderry Air – Trad.

Moon River – Mancini

Moonlight In Vermont – Suessdorf

My Funny Valentine – Rogers

Pennies From Heaven – Johnson

Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel

Ragtime Dance – Joplin

Red Like Roses – From R W B Y

Scarborough Fair – Trad.

Selections From The Sound Of Music – Rodgers

Sway/ Cherry Pink – Beltran

That's Amore – Warren

The Man I Love – Gershwin

Pop

Angels – Robbie Williams

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Can't Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Dreams – Gabrielle

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Greatest Day – Take That

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Kissing You – Desree

Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

Marry You – Bruno Mars

My Love – Westlife

One Day Like This – Elbow

Only Hope – Mandy Moore

Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

She – Charles Aznavour

Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns 'n' Roses

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

We Are The Champions – Queen

Whatever – Oasis

Yesterday Once More – The Carpenters

You Give Me Something – James Morrison

Your Song – Elton John

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