The Claritones

  • from £580 in London Help
  • from £595 in South East
  • from £595 in East of England
  • from £640 in East Midlands
  • from £640 in South West

Four clarinet virtuosos, all graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, playing classical tunes from baroque to modern, jazz to pop, with a dash of Gershwin and a hint of tango.

Vibrant and talented, The Claritones are perfect for background music at weddings, receptions, garden parties and corporate events. The quartet have a unique line-up, featuring three soprano clarinets and one bass clarinet, enabling them to play a wide range of music that showcases the lyrical beauty of the instrument.

The Claritones play classical music from Bach to Bartok, jazz standards from Gershwin to Acker Bilk, and pop melodies from The Beatles to Robbie Williams, all with great virtuosity. Members of the group have played with renowned orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta, the Philharmonia, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. All four are graduates of the Royal Academy of Music.

Recently, this London-based quartet were voted into the top 50 in the Pizza Express Big Audition Competition 2011 (out of 7500 applicants) and they also work with “Live Music Now!” playing in schools and care homes.

The Claritones are professional, friendly, and always happy to arrange a favourite song for your event and give it a new twist with their unique and original sound.

Performance information

Line-up 3 soprano clarinets; 1 bass clarinet
Performance duration Up to 90 minutes performance within a 2 and a half hour period
Arrival & set-up Help 60 minutes before start
Requirements Help A well-lit space of 3 x 2 metres; 4 armless chairs

What people say Help

  • We were extremely satisfied with The Claritones, thank you very much guys!!!

    Rupert, Wedding, Oxford

Repertoire Help

  • Classical
  • Tango from Espana - Albeniz
  • Adagio - Baermann
  • Roumanian Folk Dances - Bartok
  • Suite from Carmen - Bizet
  • Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
  • Three Preludes - Chopin
  • Sarabande - Debussy
  • Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) - Elgar
  • Hungarian Dances - Farkas
  • Molly on the Shore - Grainger
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Largo - Handel
  • Scherzetto, Pavane and Gopak - Jacob
  • Overture to the Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
  • Minuet from Serenade No.11 - Mozart
  • Variations on Menuet KV1 - Mozart
  • Folk Songs Suite - Mendelssohn
  • Csardas - Monti
  • Gopak - Mussorgsky
  • Pavane - Ravel
  • Flight of the Bumble Bee - Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Le Cygne from Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens
  • L’Elephant from Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens
  • Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - Strauss
  • Radetsky March - Strauss
  • Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
  • Early/Baroque
  • Air on the G String - Bach
  • Fuga 1 - Bach
  • Book 2 Fugue VII - Bach
  • Book 2 Fugue IX - Bach
  • Fantasia No.4 - Byrd
  • Sicut Servus - Palestrina
  • O Ye Tender Babes - Tallis
  • Jazz/Light Classical
  • Colonel Bogey March - Alford
  • Londonderry Air - anon
  • My Evaline - anon
  • Stranger on the Shore - Acker Bilk
  • Georgia on my Mind - Carmichael
  • Don’t Blame Me - Fields and McHugh
  • Misty - Garner
  • Three Preludes - Gershwin
  • Oh, Lady Be Good! - Gershwin
  • Somebody Loves Me - Gershwin
  • Liza - Gershwin
  • I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
  • Come Fly With Me - Heusen and Cahn
  • Disney Songs - Kernen
  • To a Wild Rose - MacDowell
  • Moon River - Mancini
  • Ten British Folk Songs - trad
  • City Scenes Suite - Thompson
  • Pop
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • Radio Gaga - Queen
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - The Journey
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Happy Birthday - trad
  • Contemporary
  • Histoire du Tango - Piazzolla
  • Vent - Fitkin
  • Cuneuon Cymru - Petrie

Bookings

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