Cheshire String Quartet

Cheshire String Quartet

From £700

The Cheshire String Quartet is an experienced ensemble based in and around Manchester and the North West, available to hire for weddings, civil partnerships, corporate functions and parties.

2 hours

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4 hours

String quartet

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The Cheshire String Quartet is an experienced ensemble based in and around Manchester and the North West, available to hire for weddings, civil partnerships, corporate functions and parties.

Any type of event

With many years of experience in public performance The Cheshire String Quartet are equally at home on the concert hall platform as they are on the lawn at a garden party.

Fine pedigree

The Cheshire String Quartet members started out as graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music. They quickly gained a reputation for delivering excellent live performance as well as backing strings on numerous award winning tracks and albums. Each member is an outstanding musician in their own right, employed by many of the UK’s professional orchestras.

Name dropping!

Here are some of the distinguished names that the members of this quartet have worked with… Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Kiri Ti Kanawa, Andrea Bocelli, Alfie Boe, Julian Loyd Webber, Hayley Westenra, Sting, Corrine Bailey Rae, Rufus Wainwright and more!

Wide repertoire

The Cheshire String Quartet has a huge repertoire and are equally at home playing classical, rag, jazz, rock and pop, folk and show tunes. In fact, if there is something you want and they don’t already do it…just ask!

The Beatles

All You Need Is Love
Back In The USSR
Eleanor Rigby
Here Comes The Sun
Here There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
In My Life
Paperback Writer
She’s Leaving Home
When I’m 64
With A Little Help From My Friends
Yellow Submarine

Rock & Pop

Abba – Dancing Queen
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Bon Jovi – Always
Britney Spears – Toxic
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Candy Station – You’ve Got The Love
Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
Cliff Richard – Congratulations
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Des’ree – Kissing You
Elbow – One Day Like This
Erasure – A Little Respect
Foo Fighters – My Hero
George Michael & MJB – As
Groove Armada – At The River
Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Happy Mondays – Step On
Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
James Morrison – You Give Me Something
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
The Killers – Mr Brightside
Kylie – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Kylie & Jason – Especially For You
Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Madness – It Must Be Love
Mamas & Papas – California Dreamin’
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
New Order – Blue Monday
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis – The Masterplan
Oasis – Roll With It
Oasis – Wonderwall
Phil Collins – Groovy Kind Of Love
The Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Robbie Williams – Angels
Sandie Shaw -Those Were The Days / Viva Espana
Sigur Ros – Hoppipolla
The Smiths – There Is A Light
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
Sting / Eva Cassidy – Fields Of Gold
The Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song
The Stranglers – Golden Brown
Sugababes – Too Lost In You
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Patience
Take That – Rule The World
TopLoader – Dancing In The Moonlight
U2 – With Or Without You
Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
The Wannadies – You And Me Always


Albeniz – Tango
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Ave Maria
Bach – Badinerie
Bach – Brandenberg Concerto no. 2 and no.3
Bach – Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach – Loure (cello suite no. 3)
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze (Cantata no.208)
Bach – Suite in D (including Air on a G String)
Bach – Wachet Auf
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Beethoven – Menuet (Septet op.20)
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Boccerini – Minuet
Borodin – Nocturne (String Quartet no. 2)
Borodin – Polovtsian Dance no. 1
Bucalossi – The Grasshopper’s Dance
Brahms – Hungarian Dances no.1, no.5 and no.6
Capua – O Sole Mio
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Copeland – Hoedown (Rodeo)
Corelli – Christmas Concerto (Slow movement)
Debussy – Clair De Lune
Debussy – Le Petit Negre
Debussy – Reverie
Debussy – The Girl With the Flaxen Hair
Delibes – Czardas (Coppelia)
Dvorak – Slavonic Dances no.3,6 and 8
Dvorak – Quartet no.12 op.96 (The American)
Dvorak – Humoresque no. 7
Elgar – Chanson De Matin
Elgar – Idylle
Elgar – Serenade for Strings (Larghetto)
Elgar – Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
Elgar – Salut D’amour
Faure – Pavane
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Greig – Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
Greig – Holberg Suite (5 movements)
Greig – Morning (Peer Gynt)
Handel – Air (Water Music)
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Hornpipe (Water Music)
Handel – La Rejouissance (Royal Fireworks)
Haydn – Emperor Quartet Op.76 no. 3 (Poco Adagio)
Haydn – Serenade (Quartet no. 5 Op.3 in F)
Holst – Theme from Jupiter (The Planets – I Vow To Thee, My Country)
Jenkins – Palladio
Kreisler – Schon Rosmarin
Lemare – Andantino (Moonlight & Roses)
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mozart – Alleluja (Exultate Jubilate)
Mozart – A Musical Joke k.522
Mozart – Andante (Piano Concerto no. 21)
Mozart – Divertimento in D major, F major, B flat major
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart – 10 Celebrated String Quartets ( including The Dissonance and The Hunt)
Mozart – Quartet in C K.465
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Puccini – Crisantemi
Purcell – Three Parts upon a Ground
Purcell – Trumpet Voluntary in D (Prince of Denmark)
Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (Variation 18)
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Ravel – Bolero
Rodrigo – Concerto d’Aranjuez (Slow movement)
Rubinstein – Melody in F
Saint-Saens – The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Sarasate – Romanza Andaluza
Schubert – Ave Maria
Schubert – The Trout Quintet (Andantino)
Schumann – Traumerei (no. 7 Scenes from Childhood Op. 15)
Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary
Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz
Strauss – Emperor Waltz
Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
Strauss – Tales from the Vienna Woods
Strauss – Trisch-Trasch Polka
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite
Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Vivaldi – Four Seasons
Wagner – Siegfreid Idyll
Wagner – Wedding March
Warlock – Pieds en L’air (Capriol Suite)
Zipoli – All’ Elevazione

Film & TV

An American in Paris – By Strauss (Gershwin)
The Blues Brothers – Peter Gun Theme (Mancini)
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Moon River (Mancini)
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Pelagia’s Song (Warbeck)
Charade – Theme Tune (Mancini)
Cinema Paradiso – Love Theme (Morricone)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon – The Eternal Vow (Tan Dun)
Fawlty Towers – Theme Tune (Wilson)
The Gadfly – Romance (Shostakovich)
Gladiator – Now We Are Free (Zimmer)
The Godfather – Theme Tune (Rota)
The Great Race – Pie In The Face Polka (Mancini)
Guinness Advert – Guaglione (Prado)
James Bond – Goldfinger – Main Theme (Barry)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – We Have All The Time In The World (Barry)
Jeeves & Wooster – Theme Tune (Dudley)
Le Professional – Chi Mai (Morricone)
Moulin Rouge – Come What May (Baerwald)
Mr & Mrs Smith – The Next Adventure (Powell)
The Mission – Gabriel’s Oboe (Morricone)
New York New York – Title Song (Kander)
Notting Hill – She (Elvis Costello)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again – Inspector Clouseau Theme (Mancini)
Pinocchio – When You Wish Upon A Star (Harline)
Platoon – Main Theme / Adagio for strings (Barber)
Poirot – Theme Tune (Gunning)
Pride and Prejudice – Theme (Davis)
Schindler’s List – Main Theme (Williams)
The Simpsons – Theme Tune (Elfman)
Ski Sunday – Opening Theme / Pop Looks Bach (Fonteyn)
Star Wars – Luke and Leia Theme (Williams)
The Third Man – Harry Lime Theme (Karas)
Titanic – Love Theme / My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
True Lies / Scent of a Woman – Tango Por Una Cabeza (Gardel)
Viva Las Vegas – Blue Moon (Rodgers)
The Wizard Of Ozz – Over The Rainbow (Arlen)
Zorba The Greek – Zorba’s Dance (Theodorakis)

Musicals & show tunes

Babes In Arms – My Funny Valentine (Rodgers)
Fiddler On The Roof – Sunrise, Sunset (Harnick)
Funny Face – S’wonderful (Gershwin)
Lady Be Good – Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin)
Me And My Girl – Leaning On A Lamp Post (Gay)
The Mikado – Three Little Maids From School (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Porgy And Bess – Summertime (Gershwin)
Shall We Dance – They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
West Side Story – Maria (Berstein)

Swing Jazz and rags

A Foggy Day – Gershwin
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Sherwin
Bethena – Joplin
Beyond The Sea -Trenet/Lawrence
Bohemia Rag – Joplin
Come Fly With Me -Van Heusen
Country Club – Joplin
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Ellington
Embraceable You – Gershwin
It Don’t Mean A Thing – Ellington
The Easy Winners – Joplin
The Entertainer – Joplin
Everytime We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fly Me To The Moon – Howard
The Folks Who Live On The Hill – Kern
The Girl From Ipanema – Jobin
It Had To Be You – Jones
Jazz Pizzicato – Anderson
Let’s Do It – Cole Porter
Let’s Face The Music – Irving Berlin
Looking For A Boy – Gershwin
Love Walked In – Gershwin
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Love Is Here To Stay – Gershwin
Mack The Knife – Weill
Makin’ Whoopee – Donaldson
The Man I Love – Gershwin
Maple Leaf Rag – Joplin
Misty – Garner
Moonlight in Vermont – Suessdorf
Paragon Rag – Joplin
Pennies From Heaven – Burke/Johnson
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Nat King Cole
Somebody Loves Me – Gershwin
Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Strangers In The Night – Kampfert
Stairway To Paradise – Gershwin
Stardust – Carmichael
Sway – Dean Martin
The Syncopated Clock – Anderson
Take Five – Desmond
That’s Amore – Warren
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Waltz For Debbie – Bill Evans
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

Traditional & Folk

Greensleves – Trad.
Hymne A L’amour – Edith Piaf
Irish Sherry – O’Carolan ( Medley)
Keltic Lament – Trad.
Lean On Me – Beth Orton & Terry Callier
The Londonderry Air – Trad.
Reel Fiddlin’ – Fairy Dance
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Mrs Mc Leod
The Devil Amongst The Tailors
Clean Pea Strae
The Soldier’s Joy
Toss The Feathers – Irish Reel
Turkey In The Straw – Trad



  1. Repertoire is exceptional

    Now that the dust has settled from the wedding / honeymoon / Christmas and New Year, both myself and Andy would like to thank you for giving us and our guests an amazing experience.

    Your repertoire is exceptional, like none we’ve heard before and was a talking point for all our guests.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending your groups services to anyone for future performances.

    Thanks once again for a fantastic performance.

  2. Absolutely brilliant

    We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your string quartet. You really made our wedding day very special.

    The music you played was absolutely brilliant and everybody commented on how good you were.
    Once again thanks and we would recommend you to everybody.

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