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The Manchester String Quartet


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The Manchester String Quartet’s large repertoire of jazz and themes from musicals make for a great accompaniment to your meal or drinks receptions, whilst their more traditional baroque and classical works are perfect for wedding ceremonies.

The quartet was formed in 2000 by graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music.

The string quartet really added a touch of class to the day and were incredibly professional, not to mention that the music was amazing! Jenny, Wedding, West Midlands

As a wedding string quartet they've played at some of the most prestigious venues across the North, the West Midlands and Wales, they have played for the Lord Mayor of Manchester, entertained dignitaries at the Paralympic games and UEFA, and recently gave a series of concerts in Zambia.

Corporate clients include the Royal Bank of Scotland, House of Fraser, Sainsburys, Cheadle, CIPFA and GMex.

The MSQ are friendly and will go out of your way to make your special day a success. They’re one of the most sought-after quartets in the North West and we can’t recommend them highly enough!

Performance info

Line-up 2 violins; viola; cello
Performance duration 2 hours

Booking options

Church service & drinks reception
For 3 and a half hours total of music, you can listen to this glorious quartet for your service and drinks reception
Drinks reception & dinner
For 4 hours total of performance you can have the quartet for your drinks reception and also whilst you dine
Full day package
Church service, drinks reception and dinner sets for a total of 5 hours of music!

Wedding Favorites

Bach - Air on the G string
Clarke -Trumpet Voluntary
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - Aria from Xerxes
Liszt - Liebestraum
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mouret - Rondeau
Pachelbel - Canon
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi - Largo from the four seasons
Wagner - Wedding March
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe (from ‘The Mission’)
Widor - Toccata


Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
Handel - Hornpipe from water music
Handel - Zadok the Priest (UEFA champion's league theme)
Mozart - Der Vogelfanger
Mozart - Bei Mannern
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht Music
Mozart - Rondo Alla Turca
Mozart - Divertimento 1 in D
Mozart - Quartet K157, 13 in C
Mozart - Quartet K156, 12 in G
Mozart - Quartet K155, 11 in D
Mozart - Quartet K160, 6 in Eb
Mozart - Divertimento 2 in B
Mozart - Divertimento 3 in F
Purcell - Chacony
Vivaldi - Birdsong from the 4 seasons

Jazz and Traditional

Bossa Nova - The Girl from Ipanema
Cole Porter - Anything goes
Cole Poter - Every time we say good bye
Cole Porter - Let's do it
Donaldson - Makin' Whoopee
Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
Gardel - Tango Por una Cabeza
Gerswin - Summer Time
Gerswin - They all Laughed
Howard - Fly me to the moon
Johnson - Pennies from Heaven
Joplin - Heliotrope Bouquet
Joplin - The Entertainer
Joplin - Paragon Rag
Joplin - Ragtime dance (two step)
Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango
Rodgers - My Funny Valentine
Rodrigues - La Comparsita
Schwartz - Rock-a-bye your baby with a dixie melody
Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkley square
Strayhorn - Take the ëA' Train
arr. Thorp - Moonlight in Vermont
Trad. - Hava Nagila
Trad. - Dark Eyes
Trad. - Loch Lomond
Trad. - Happy Birthday Variations
Van Heusen - Come Fly With Me
Warren - That’s Amore
Bring Me Sunshine


Aerosmith - Don’t want to miss a thing
Aznavour - She
Berlin Take My Breath Away
Bratton Teddy Bears Pic-nic
Bowie Heroes
Beatles - Good Day Sunshine
Beatles - Hey Jude
Beatles - Yesterday
Beatles - Got to get you into my life
Beatles - All you need is Love
Beatles - When I'm 64
Bratton - Teddy Bears Pic-nic
Cliff Richard - Congratulations
Embrace - Gravity
Horner - My heart will go on (Titanic)
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
arr. Thorp - I do like to be beside the seaside.
Van Morrison - Have I told you lately that I love you
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Richard Clayderman - Ballade Pour Adeline
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Desree - Kissing you
Embrace - Gravity
Elton John - Your Song
Killers - Mr Brightside
Killers - When We Were Young
Mamas and Papas - California Dreamin’
Paul Simon - Bridge over Troubled water
Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
Damien Rice - The Blowers Daughter
Cliff Richard - Congratulations
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Shania Twain - From This Moment on
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Paul Simon - Bridge Over Toubled Water
Van Morrison - Have I told you lately that I love you
Oasis - Whatever
Prince - Nothing Compares 2U
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
Candy Staton - You’ve got the Love
The Verve - Bittersweet symphony
Anon - You’ll never Walk alone
Weiss and Thiele - What a Wonderful World
Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Robbie Williams - She’s The One
You’ll never Walk Alone


Howard Shore Concerning Hobbits from ‘Lord of the rings’
John Williams Medal Ceremony from ‘Star Wars IV: a new hope’
Mike Post Theme from ‘The A-Team’
Theme from Gladiator ‘Now we are Free’
Horner My heart will go on (Titanic)


Andersson - I Know Him so Well from ëChess'
Arlen - Over the Rainbow from ëThe Wizard of Oz'
Bock - Sunrise Sunset from ëFiddler on the Roof'
Coleman - Big Spender from ëSweet Charity'
Hammerstein - Edelweiss from ëThe Sound of Music'
Lloyd Webber - Don't Cry for me Argentine from ëEvita'
Noel Gay - Leaning on a lamppost from ëFiddler on the Roof'
Schonberg - I Dreamed a Dream from ëLes Misérables'
Van Heusen - Thoroughly Modern Millie

Opera Favorites

Bizet - Habanera from Carmen
Bizet - Prelude to Carmen
Bizet - Toreador's song from Carmen
Delibes - The Flower Duet
Denza - Funiculi Funicula
Di Capua -O Sole Mio
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Puccini - O mio babbino caro
Rossini - Galop ñ Willilam Tell
Verdi - Drinking song


Rafi Song
Ghar Aaya
Ho Gaya Hai
Maine Tujhe
Tuje Dekha To
Tum Dilka
Chand Mera Dil
Pardesi Pardesi
Aaj Mera Yaar Ki Shadi
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Humko Humise Churalo
Too Cheez Badi Hai
Teri Chunariya

Dil To Pagal Hai
Ek Ladki ko Dekha
Suraj Hua Maddham
Kabhi Khushi Khabie Gham
Tera Meri Pyar Mein
Kal Ho Na Ho
Kawa Kawa Kawa from ‘Monsoon Wedding’
Main Hoon Na
Aye ho Meri Zindagi Mein
Dus Bahane
Mein Huu Na
Kabhi Kabhi
Tere Liye


Barber - Adagio for Strings
Brahms - Hungarian Dance no.5
Debussy - En Bateau
Dvorak - Slavonic Dance no. VIII
Elgar - Salut d'Amour
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Gluck - Melody
Gossec - Tambourin
MacDowell - To A Wild Rose
Massenet - Meditation from Thais
Ravel - Bolero
Schubert - Unfinished Symphony themes
Schumann - Traumerei
Strauss - Pizzicato polka
Strauss - Sperl-polka
Strauss - Radetzky-Marsch
Tchaikovsky - Danse Des Marlitons (Nutcracker Suite)


All I want for Christmas is you
Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)
Happy Christmas, War is over (john Lennon/Yoko Ono)
I wish it could be Christmas Everyday (Wizzard)
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let It Snow!
Santa Baby
Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels sing
Joy to the World
Angles We Have Heard On High
O Holy Night
Winter Wonderland
The Holly and the Ivy
Once in Royal David’s City
The First Nowell
While Shepherds Watched
O Come, all ye faithful
Sleighride (Leroy Anderson)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (nutcracker suite)

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.

“We absolutely loved both the Manchester String Quartet and Cloud Nine. The string quartet really added a touch of class to the day and were incredibly professional, not to mention that the music was amazing.”

Jenny, Wedding in the West Midlands, June 2019

“On our wedding day, 29th June, you played beautifully! Your service was discrete and impeccable. All our guests came back to me later that day and said how good you all were. Thank you all ever so much.”

Stefanie, Wedding

“Your wide repertoire made it easy for us all to choose appropriate music both before and after the ceremony. Later in the day we were able to enjoy so many of our favourite pieces (and special requests) out of doors on a lovely summer's evening. Many guests commented on your enthusiasm, pleasant manner and obvious talent, which all added to the happy atmosphere. It has been a pleasure making the arrangements with you and we hope to have the opportunity of hearing you playing together again in the not too distant future. Thank you Manchester String Quartet, the music for our Son's wedding was just perfect.”

Wendy & Frank, Wedding in Lancashire

“On behalf of the Management of InterContinental Hotel Lusaka ZAMBIA, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the musical performances you provided over the 2003 Christmas season. The Deputy British High Commissioner was also delighted to host a musical evening at her residence for invited guests, which was also a huge success thanks to your outstanding performance.”

Manager, Hotel in Zambia

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at my wedding on 6th August 2005 at cottons hotel. You were all amazing, the music was wonderful you made the day extra special, thank you so much. Thanks again, you were fantastic and everyone loved the music we shall definitely recommend you!!”

Mrs Lacey, Wedding at The Cottons Hotel in Lancashire, August 2005

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