The Connoisseurs

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The Connoisseurs are Britain’s first and foremost ‘crossover’ string ensemble. As well as playing music of the great composers, the Quartet has its own unique library of sparkling arrangements of all kinds of popular music from Monteverdi to Madonna.

With performances now at over 1,750 weddings, and a similar number of corporate bookings, look no further!

Performance info

Line-up 2 violins; 1 viola; 1 cello
Performance duration 1.5-5 hours

Booking options

Add any classical instrument (e.g. clarinet, flute, trumpet) OR banjo
Add £185

Full song list

Rock & Pop Classics

All I Do the Whole Night Through – Charly Garcia
All Time High – Rita Coolidge
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
And I Love Her – The Beatles
Angels – Robbie Williams
Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
At Last – Etta James
Back in the USSR – The Beatles
Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
Bad Romance – Lady GaGa
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Beautiful Day – U2
Because – Beatles
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
The Blue-Tail Fly – Burl Ives
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon & Gerfunkel
Brown-Eyed Girl Van Morrison
By Your Side – Sade
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Walt Disney
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Can’t Smile without You – Barry Manilow
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Chanson d'Amour – The Manhattan Transfer
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Close to You – Carpenters
Common People – Pulp
A Day in the Life – The Beatles
Do You Want to Know a Secret – The Beatles
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Drive My Car – The Beatles
Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode
Eternal Flame – The Bangles
Everlasting Love – Love Affair
Every Breath You Take – The Police
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
Feelings – Morris Albert
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fields of Gold – Sting
1/5th of Beethoven – Walter Murphy
The Final Countdown – Europe
Fix You – Coldplay
The Fool on the Hill – The Beatles
From This Moment on – Shania Twain
Girl from Mars – Ash
Go West – Pet Shop Boys
Golden Brown – The Stranglers
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Good Riddance (The Time of My Life) – Green Day
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Goodbye to Love – The Carpenters
Got to Get You into My Life – The Beatles
Greatest Day – Take That
Grow Old with Me – Tom Odell
Handbags & Gladrags – Stereophonics
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Hello – Lionel Richie
Hello Again – Neil Diamond
Hello Goodbye – The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Here Comes Your Man – Pixies
Here There and Everywhere – The Beatles
Heroes – Alesso
Hey Ya! – OutKast
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do – Abba
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Feel Fine – The Beatles
I Get the Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wison
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
I Heard It through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Will – The Beatles
If I Fell – The Beatles
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
I'm into Something Good – Herman's Hermits
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Imagine – John Lennon
In My Life – The Beatles
In the Navy – Village People
(Is This the Way to) Amarillo – Tony Christie
It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Jr
It Must Be Love – Madness
It's Rock'n'Roll (Medley) – Various
I See You, You See Me – The Magpie Numbers
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Killing Me Softly with His Song – Fugees
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Layla – Eric Clapton
Let It Be – The Beatles
Let’s Spend the Night Together – The Rolling Stones
Lifted – Lighthouse Family
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach
Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Rolling Stones
Made of Stone – Stone Roses
Mandy – Barry Manilow
Master of Puppets – Metallica
May It Be – Enya
Michelle – Beatles
A Million Love Songs – Gary Barlow
Money Money Money – Abba
Moondance – Van Morrison
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
Norwegian Wood – Beatles
No Surprises – Radiohead
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead o Connor
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
One Day Like This – Elbow
Only Time – Enya
Out of Time – Chris Farlowe
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Paperback Writer – The Beatles
Penny Lane The Beatles
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Pictures of Lily – The Who
Pinball Wizard – The Who
Portrait – Matt Monro
Puppet on a String – Sandie Shaw
Raining Blood – Slayer
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Ride a White Swan – T Rex
Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
Run – Snow Patrol
Roxanne – Police
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Scarborough Fair – Simon and Garfunkle
Shiny Happy People – REM
She’a a Diamond – Rhianna
She's Out of My Life – Michael Jackson
Something – George Harrison
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zepplin
Stand by Me – Ben E King
Starry Starry Night – Don McLean
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns and Roses
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Annie Lennox
Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
Superstar – Carpenters
Take a Chance on Me – Abba
Ten Storey Love Song – Stone Roses
There Is a Light that Never Goes Out – Smiths
Those Were the Days – Smiths
Ticket to Ride – Beatles
Time to Say Goodbye – Bocelli
Till There Was You – Beatles
To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Top of the World – Carpenters
Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack
The Universal – Blur
Up where We Belong – Joe Cocker
Vienna – Ultravox
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Waterloo – Abba
Waterloo Sunset – Kinks
We Are the Champions – Queen
When I'm 64 – The Beatles
White Wedding – Billy Idol
A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harem
Wild Horses – Rolling Stones
Winner Takes It All – Abba
Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Dusty Spingfield
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – Beatles
Yesterday Once More – Carpenters
YMCA – Village People
You Raise Me Up – Secret Garden
You to me are everything – The Real Thing
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman
You’ve Got the Love – Candy Stanton

Evergreens, Standards & Jazz

Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Irving Berlin
All I Ask of You – Lloyd Webber
All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern
Always True to You after My Fashion – Cole Porter
Anything Goes – Cole Porter
As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
Beer Barrel Polka – Jaromír Vejvoda
Bethena Walz – Joplin
Black & White Rag – George Botsford
The Blue-Tail Fly – American Folk Tune
Bluesette – Toots Thielemans
Can’t Take My Eyes off of You – Frankie Valli
Caravan – Tizol & Ellington
Cascades Rag – Joplin
Charleston – James P. Johnson
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
Chelsea Bridge – Billy Strayhorn
Chicken Reel – Joseph M Daly
Chimes Blues – King Oliver
Chrysanthemum Rag – Joplin
Cock Linnet – Leigh & Collins
Dark Eyes – Adalgiso Ferraris
Dead Man Blues – Jelly Roll Morton
Desafinado – Antônio Carlos Jobim
Elite Syncopations – Joplin
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
Floral Dance – Katie Moss
The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim
Guantanamera – The Sandpipers
Home in Pasadena – Al Jolson
I Do Like to Be beside the Seaside – John A. Glover-Kind
I Love Paris – Cole Porter
If You Knew Suzie – DeSylva & Meyer
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
It Had to Be You – Isham Jones
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise – George Gershwin
Jazz Me Blues – Tom Delaney
Jealousy – Frankie Laine
King Porter Stomp – Jelly Roll Morton
La Paloma – Sebastián Iradier
La Vie en Rose – Édith Piaf
Leaning on a Lamppost – Noel Gay
Let’s Do It – Cole Porter
Little Brown Jug – Joseph Eastburn Winner
Love Is Here to Stay – George Gershwin
Makin’ Whoopee – Walter Donaldson
The Man I Love – George Gershwin
Misty – Erroll Garner

Moonlight and Roses – James Reeves
Moonlight in Vermont – Karl Suessdorf
Music to Watch Girls Go By – Bob Crewe
My Funny Valentine – Richard Rodgers
Nice Work If You Can Get It – George Gershwin
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Manning Sherwin
No Business Like Show Business – Irving Berlin
Nuages – Django Reinhardt
Oh! Dem Golden Slippers – James A. Bland
The Old Music Master – Hoagy Carmichael
Orange Blossom Special – Ervin T. Rouse
Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen
Paragon Rag – Joplin
Pennies from Heaven – Louis Prima
Pick Yourself Up – Frank Sinatra
Pleasant Moments – Joplin
Raggin’ the Scale – Joe Venuti
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Roseleaf Rag – Joplin
Russian Rag – George L. Cobb
Satin Doll – Ellington & Strayhorn
Singin’ in the Rain – Nacio Herb Brown
Slap That Bass – George Gershwin
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Jerome Kern
Solace – Joplin
Somebody Loves Me – George Gershwin
Someone to Watch over Me – George Gershwin
Sometimes When We Touch – Barry Mann
Spanish Eyes – Singleton & Snyder
St Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
Summertime – George Gershwin
Swanee – George Gershwin
Take 5 – Paul Desmond
Take the ’A’ Train – Billy Strayhorn
Tango ’Por Una Cabeza’ – Gardel & Le Pera
Tiger Rag – The Original Dixieland Jass Band
Top Hat – Irving Berlin
Turkey in the Straw – American Folk Song
Two Guitars – Ivan Vasiliev
Up a Lazy River – Carmichael & Arodin
The Way You Look Tonight – Fields & Kern
What’ll I Do – Irving Berlin
Without You – Ham & Evans
Wonderful World – Thiele & Weiss
Yiddischer Momma – Yellen & Pollack

Film & TV

The A-Team
All Creatures Great and Small
America! (West Side Story)
The Avengers
Black & White Rag (Pot Black)
Bond themes - most
Cagney & Lacey
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
Chi Mai (The Life and Times of Lloyd George)
Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang
Dragnet
Eye Level (Van der Valk)
Fiddler on the Roof (Medley)
The Godfather
The Great Escape
Green Leaves of Summer (The Alamo)
Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man)
Hawaii Five-O
High Noon
Hill Street Blues
I'm Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
Into the West (The Lord of the Rings)
Jeeves & Wooster
Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago)
Last of the Mohicans
Man of La Mancha (Medley)
Maria (West Side Story)
Miss Marple
Mission: Impossible
My Fair Lady (Medley)
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
No Business Like Show Business (The Bandwagon)
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
Peter Gunn
Pinball Wizard (Tommy)
Pink Panther Theme
Poirot
The Rockford Files
Scarborough Fair (The Graduate)
Schindler's List
The Simpsons
Singin' in the Rain
Star Wars
Star Wars – The Throne Room
Summer Holiday
Summer Nights (Grease)
The Sweeny
Test Match Special
Thunderbirds
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Top Hat

Musicals

All I Ask of You
All the Things You Are
Always True to You after My Fashion
America! (West Side Story)
Annie! (Overture)
Big Spender
Cheek to Cheek
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fiddler on the Roof (Medley)
Finian’s Rainbow (Medley)
I Dreamed a Dream
I Know Him So Well
I Love Paris
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
I’m Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
Let’s Do It
Love Is Here to Stay
The Man I Love
Man of La Mancha (Medley)
Maria (from West Side Story)
Memory (Cats)
Money Money Money
My Fair Lady (Medley)
My Funny Valentine
Nice Work If You Can Get It
No Business Like Show Business
No Strings
Over the Rainbow
Pick Yourself Up
September Song
Singin’ in the Rain
Slap That Bass
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Somebody Loves Me
Someone to Watch over Me
Sometimes When We Touch
Summer Holiday
Summer Nights (Grease)
Summertime
Swanee
Take a Chance on Me
Top Hat
Waterloo
The Way You Look Tonight
What’ll I Do
Without You

Wedding Favourites

All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Canon for 3 Violins & Ground Bass – Pachelbel
Everlasting Love – Robert Knight
Flower Duet (from Lakme) – Delibes
It Must Be Love – Madness
Love and Marriage – Jimmy Van Heusen
Pavane – Faure
Prince of Denmark's March – Jeremiah Clarke
Salut d'Amour – Edward Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze – Johann Sebastian Bach
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) – George Gershwin
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – Edvard Grieg
Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) – Mendelssohn
Wedding March (from Lohengrin) – Richard Wagner
What a Wonderful World – Thiele & Weiss
We've Only Just Begun – Carpenters
When I Fall in Love – Nat King Cole

Light Classical

Adagio Cantabile (from the Pathetique Sonata) – Ludwig van Beethoven
Adagio and Fugue in C Minor – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio in C K356 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Air (from Suite No 3 in D) – Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro - Fiocco
An Irish Melody (Londonderry Air) – Frank Bridge
Andante Cantabile – Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arkansas Traveller – Traditional
Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann) – Jacques Offenbach
Belle of the Ball – Leroy Anderson
Blue Danube Waltz – Johann Strauss
Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Brindisi (from La Traviata) – Guiseppe Verdi
Can-Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld) – Jacques Offenbach
Canzona – Johann Adolf Hasse
Canzonetta (String Quartet Op 12) – Felix Mendelssohn
Caprice Viennois – Fritz Kreisler
Carmen Prelude – Georges Bizet
Chaconne (orig for Solo Violin) – Johann Sebastian Bach
Chanson de Matin – Edward Elgar
Chanson de Nuit – Edward Elgar
Concerto Grosso in d minor – Antonio Vivaldi
Coronation Scott – Vivian Ellis
Country Gardens – Percy Grainger
Czardas – Monti
Dambusters March – Eric Coates
Danse des Mirlitons – Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Divertimenti (3) for Strings K136-8 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
El Capitan – John Philip Souza
Fiddle-Faddle – Leroy Anderson
Flower Duet - Delibes
Forgotten Dreams – Leroy Anderson
Girl with the Flaxen Hair ¬– Claude Debussy
Greensleeves – Traditional
Gypsy Carnival – Jascha Krein
High School Cadets – John Philip Souza
Humoreske – Antonin Dvorak
Hungarian Rhapsody No 14 – Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 – Franz Liszt
Iolanthe (Medley) – Sir Arthur Sullivan
Italian Serenade – Hugo Wolf
Jazz Pizzicato – Leroy Anderson
Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair – Stephen Foster
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring – Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo – George Frederick Handel
Le Jardin de Dolly – Gabriel Faure
Liebesleid – Fritz Kreisler
Londonderry Air – Traditional
March: Entry of the Gladiators – Fucik
Meditation (from Thais) – Jules Massenet
Mi-a-ou – Gabriel Faure
Minute Waltz – Frederick Chopin
Molly on the Shore – Percy Grainger
Moment Musicale – Franz Schubert
Negro Spirituals (Various) – Traditional
Nimrod – Edward Elgar
Nocturne – Alexander Borodin
Norwegian Dances 1-4 – Edward Grieg
Old Black Joe – Stephen Foster
Pavane – Gabriel Faure
Penny Whistle – Leroy Anderson
Pizzicato Polka – Johann II & Josef Strauss
Plink Plank Plunk – Leroy Anderson
Radetzky March – Johann Strauss
Reel Fiddlin' (Medley of Scottish Reels) – Traditional
Romance (from The Gadfly) – Dmitri Shostakovich
Roses from the South Waltz – Johann Strauss
Runaway Rocking Horse – Edward White
Salut d'Amour – Edward Elgar
Scenes from Childhood – Robert Schumann
Seid Umschlungen Millionen Waltz – Johann Strauss
Semper Fidelis – John Philip Souza
Serenade – Antonin Dvorak
Serenade – Johan Svendsen
Serenade – Josef Haydn
Sheep May Safely Graze – Johann Sebastian Bach
Shepherds' Hey – Percy Grainger
Skip To My Lou – Traditional
Slavonic Dance No 8 – Antonin Dvorak
Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Song of the Volga Boatmen – Traditional
Stars " Stripes Forever – John Philip Souza
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) – George Gershwin
Tango: Noche de Estrellas – Malando
Tango: OlE Guapa! – Malando
The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
The Typewriter – Leroy Anderson
Three Preludes – George Gershwin
Thunder & Lightning Polka – Johann Strauss
To a Wild Rose – Edward McDowell
Toccata & Fugue in d minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
Traumerei – Robert Schumann
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka – Johann Strauss
Trumpeter's Lullaby – Leroy Anderson
Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky – Anton Arensky
Voices of Spring Waltz – Johann Strauss
Waltz (from Faust) – Charles Gounod
Waltz (from Masquerade) – Aram Katchachurian
Waltz (from Op 12) – Edward Grieg
Waltz (from The Tales of Hoffmann) – Jacques Offenbach
Waltz Op 70 No 3 – Frederick Chopin
Wiener Blut – Johann Strauss

Classical

Adagio & Fugue in C minor (K 456) – Mozart
Adagio – Barber
An Irish Melody – Bridge
Chaconne in G minor – Purcell
Italian Serenade – Wolf
Quartet No 1 in C minor (Op 51 No 1) – Brahms
Quartet No 12 in F major (Op 96) "American" – Dvorak
Quartet No 13 in A minor (D 804) "Rosamunde" – Schubert
Quartet No 2 in A minor (Op 13) – Mendelssohn
Quartet No 2 in D major – Borodin
Quartet No 2 in F major (Op 41 No 2) – Schumann
Quartet No 3 in B flat major (Op 67) – Brahms
Quartet No 5 in F Minor (Op 9) – Dvorak
Quartet in A minor (Op 1) – Svendsen
Quartet in A minor (Op 35a) – Arensky
Quartet in B flat major (K 458) "The Hunt"– Mozart
Quartet in C major (K 464) "The Dissonance"– Mozart
Quartet in C major (Op 33 No 3) "The Bird" – Haydn
Quartet in C major (Op 59 No 3) "Rasumovsky" – Beethoven
Quartet in C minor (Op 18 No 4) – Beethoven
Quartet in C minor (Op 192 No 1) "Suite in the Old Style" – Raff
Quartet in D major (Op 63) – Gade
Quartet in D major (Op 67 No 5) "The Lark" – Haydn
Quartet in D major – Glinka
Quartet in D major – Respighi
Quartet in D minor (Op 76 No 2) "The Fifths" – Haydn
Quartet in E flat Major (op 127) – Beethoven
Quartet in E flat Major (op 127) – Wanhal
Quartet in E major (Op 54 No 3) – Haydn
Quartet in E minor (Op 45 No 2) – Spohr
Quartet in G major (K 387) – Mozart
Quartettsatz in C minor (D 703) – Schubert
Two Waltzes (Op 54) – Dvorak

Christmas

Classical:
Christmas Concerto
Overture to Christmas Oratorio
Christmas (from the ballet The Seasons)
Nutcracker Suite
Troika (from Lieutenant Kije)
Winter (from The Seasons)


Popular:
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Blue Christmas
Christmas Canon Rock
The Christmas Song
Christmas Time Is Here
Do They Know It's Christmas
Fairytale of New York
Frosty the Snowman
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Rockin' around the Christmas Tree
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Sleigh Ride
Twelve Days of Christmas
Walking in the Air
White Christmas
When Christmas Comes to Town
Winter Wonderland

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

10

“Thank you so very much for the wonderful performance at Ben's 21st dinner on Friday evening. What a night for him to remember as he proceeds through life! The choice of music was perfect for the various age groups present and your supreme professionalism shone throughout. It was an absolute pleasure both to meet you and to listen to your skilful playing.”

10

“Thank you so much for coming to play to us at Goldsmiths' Hall last night. Your programme was perfect. You found some very ingenious solutions to the 'Gold' challenge and the inclusion of some Gershwin and Victor Sylvester nostalgia was extremely well suited to our older audience. We are most grateful to you all and thank you again for being so accommodating over our requirements.”


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