The Manchester String Quartet – a premier string group playing throughout the North of England.

The Manchester String Quartet was formed in 2002 whilst studying at The Royal Northern College of Music. The musicians are all freelance professionals having played with orchestras such as The Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Opera North.

The quartet plays for weddings, receptions, corporate events and studio recordings. Notable work includes sessions for BritPop band Pulp, working with Jarvis Cocker on the film score for the film ‘The Big Melt’ and regular visits to the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

The quartet is in demand in the corporate sector and clients include:-
Adidas, Nike, UEFA, RBS, Mancheter United FC, John Lewis, House of Fraser etc.


The quartet has a number of wedding package options from playing for the ceremony and drinks, drinks and reception or the day package to take in ceremony, drinks and the breakfast.

The Manchester String Quartet have a large repertoire of music covering everything from Classical, Baroque, Jazz and Pop! There is something to please everyone and the music can be tailored to your taste.

The quartet becomes very busy in the Summer months playing for lots of weddings and events. As the musicians also play with top orchestras and play for sessions the quartet now has a pool of professional string players to cover if a regular member is unavailable.

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Set list / Repertoire

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

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

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)