Based in Bournemouth, Dorset, Stringendo String Quartet is the leading professional string quartet in the South.

The Quartet was founded by it’s leader Charlotte whilst a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. During this time she toured Europe and the U.S.A., performed on many broadcasts for radio and television, and made recordings as part of one of the country’s leading orchestras.

Offering music for strings at the highest level, Stringendo perform throughout the south of England for weddings, receptions, corporate functions, product launches, private parties and society balls at locations including stately homes, five star hotels, yacht clubs, castles and private residences.

Stringendo String Quartet and trio perform regularly for weddings at the world renowned the world renowned Chewton Glen. Other fine venues include Lime Wood Lulworth Castle, Somerley House, Lainston House Hotel, Rhinefield House, and Upton Country House. Stringendo are regularly called upon to entertain for Corporate clients including Barclays Bank, Skandia, Tesco, Zurich Assurance, De Loitte, UBS, Mercedes Benz etc, and when Gary Rhodes presented a series of gourmet evenings in London, Stringendo were engaged to provide the music.


Stringendo String Quartet specialise in playing for weddings. Since it’s formation the quartet have played for hundreds of weddings and receptions and offer an unrivalled level of service with advice on music options and a dedication that ensures that everything is just right for that most important of days.

With music ranging from Bach to Beethoven and beyond, featuring the ‘Ragtime’ of Scott Joplin, melodies of Cole Porter, Music from the Shows, Films, Television and Pop, Stringendo have the repertoire to accommodate all tastes and occasions. Their dedication, musicianship and attention to detail is your guarantee of excellence, helping to make any event that little bit more special.

Stringendo String Trio The string trio is a popular alternative to the full string quartet. This combination works well if there is limited playing space or if there is not quite the budget for the full quartet. Although the repertoire for the trio is not as extensive there is still a wide range of music available. The string trio sounds and looks perfect for weddings and small gatherings.

Stringendo String Duo Violin and Cello make up the 2pc ensemble which is an option for where there are restrictions on numbers or the budget for either quartet or trio is not possible. the playing period for this option is more limited however works for ceremony and into the drinks reception for a wedding.

Performance options

Quartet (Standard)

Stringendo String Quartet. 2x Violins, Viola and Cello.


Stringendo Trio is as popular as the quartet. 2x Violins and Cello.


Stringendo Trio comprises Violin & Cello and comes into it’s own where venues have restrictions on the numbers of musicians that can be used OR to suit a smaller budget.

Set list / Repertoire

Minuet in G- Beethoven
Ode to Joy- Beethoven
Hungarian Dance No.5- Brahms
Clair de Lune- Debussy
Humoreske- Dvorak
Chanson de Matin- Elgar
Nimrod from ‘Enigma Variations’- Elgar
Salut d’Amour – Elgar
Pavane- Faure
Intermezzo ‘Cavaleria Rusticana’ – Mascagni
Andante from Piano Concerto No.21- Mozart
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate- Mozart
Divertimento: Menuett- Mozart
Eine Kliene Nachtmusik excepts- Mozart
Bolero- Ravel
The Swan Carnival of the Animals- Saint-Saens
Ave Maria- Schubert
Traumerie- Schumann
Nutcracker March- Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty Waltz- Tchaikovsky

Trumpet Voluntary- Clarke
Wedding March- Mendelssohn
Trumpet Tune- Purcell
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin- Wagner

Flower Duet (British Airways Advert)- Delibes
Panis angelicus- Franck
Meditation from Thais- Massenet
Nessun Dorma from Turandot- Puccini
Brindisi Drinking Song from La Traviata- Verdi

Greensleeves- Anon
Air on a G string- Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 1st & 3rd mov- Bach
Double Concerto for Two Violins- Bach
Minuet- Boccherini
Te Deum Prelude- Charpentier
Tu Devicto Charpentier
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music- Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks- Handel
Water Music- Handel
Canon in D- Pachelbel
Rondeau – Mouret
Four Seasons ‘Autumn’ 1st movt- Vivaldi
Four Seasons ‘Spring’ 1st movt- Vivaldi
Four Seasons ‘Winter’ Largo- Vivaldi

Arioso- Bach
Bist Du Bei Mir- Bach
‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’ Church Cantata- Bach
My Heart Ever Faithful- Bach
Sheep may Safely Graze- Bach
‘Wachet auf’ Church Cantata No.140- Bach
Ave Maria- Bach-Gounod

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square- Sherwin
Ain’t She Sweet- Ager-Yellen
All I Ask Of You- Lloyd Webber
At Last- Etta James
Beauty and the Beast- A Menken
Consider Yourself from Oliver- Lionel Bart
Can You Feel The Love Tonight- Elton John
Charleston- Mack-Johnson
Cheery Pink and Apple Blossom White- Louiguy
Congratulations- Cliff Richard
Embraceable You- Gershwin
Feeling Good- A Newley
I’d Do Anything from Oliver- Lionel Bart
La Cucaracha- Trad Mexican
Makin’ Whoopee- Donaldson
Music Of The Night- Lloyd Webber
New York, New York- John Kander
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes- Jerome Kern
Someone To Watch Over Me- Gershwin
Somewhere Over The Rainbow- Judy Garland
Sound Of Music Selection- R&Hammerstein
Spread A Little Happiness from Mr Cinders- Sting
Tea For Two- V Youmans
The Bare Necessities- Gilkyson
The Very Thought Of You- Ray Noble

A Thousand Years from Twilight Saga- Christina Perri
Chi Mai- Ennio Morricone
Dawn from Pride and Prejudice- D Marianelli
Everything I Do I Do It For You- Bryan Adams
Fawlty Towers- Wilson
For the Love of a Princess from Braveheart- Horner
Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission- Morricone
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually- C Armstrong
Hallelujah from Shrek – Jeff Buckley
Live and Let Die James Bond- P McCartney
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic- Jennings
Nobody Does It Better James Bond- M Hamlisch
Palladio from De Beers Diamond advert- Jenkins

Adventure of a Lifetime- Coldplay
All Of Me- John Legend
All You Need Is Love- Beatles
Beat It- Michael Jackson
Beautiful in White- Westlife
Best Day Of My Life- American Authors
Bitter Sweet Symphony- The Verve
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
Everlasting Love- Love Affair
Fields Of Gold- Sting
Forever- Chris Brown
God only knows- Beach Boys
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Havana- C Cabello
Here Comes The Sun- Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere- Beatles
How Deep Is Your Love- Bee Gees
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Love Is All Around- Wet Wet We
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
Mamma Mia- Abba
Must Be Love- Madness
One Day Like This- Elbow
Rather Be- Clean Bandit
SHE- Elvis Costello
Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Starlight- Muse
Sweet Child of Mine- Guns N’ Roses
The Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
What a Wonderful World- G D Weiss
When A Man Loves A Woman- Percy Sledge
You Raise Me Up- Westlife
You’re Beautiful- James Blunt
Your Song- Elton John
You’ve Got A Friend- Carole King/J Taylor
Paragon Rag- Scott Joplin
Por una Cabeza from True Lie- C Gardel
Wallace and Gromit- Nott

Suite in D major Bach
Minuet in G Beethoven
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Minuet Boccherini
Te Deum Prelude Charpentier
Humoresque Op.101, No.7 Dvorak
New World Symphony Largo Dvorak
Chanson de Matin Elgar
Nimrod – Enigma Variations Elgar
Salut d’Amour Elgar
Pavane Faure
Morning from Peer Gynt Grieg
Serenade Haydn
Intermezzo-Cavaleria Rusticana
Alleluja – Exultate Jubilate Mozart
Clarinet Concerto 2nd mov Mozart
Eine Kliene Nachtmusik Serenade in G
Rondo alla Turca Mozart
Bolero Ravel
Adagio – Concierto de Aranjuez Rodrigo
William Tell Overture – Galop Rossini
The Swan – Carnival of The Animals
Gymnopedie No.1 Satie
Moment Musical Schubert
Romance from The Gadfly Shostakovich
Dance of the Mirlitons -Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty Waltz Tchaikovsky
Greensleeves V-Williams
Andantino – The Force of Destiny -Verdi

Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin Wagner

Air on a G string Bach
Badinerie Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 Bach
Double Concerto for Two Violins Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Flute Suite in G Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel
Water Music Handel
Can-Can – Offenbach
Canon in D Pachelbel
Two Rondeaux/Abdelazar &Fairy Queen
Four Seasons ‘Spring’ Vivaldi
Four Seasons ‘Winter’ Vivaldi

Adios Muchachos Sanders
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Waller-Brooks
Ain’t She Sweet Ager-Yellen
All I Ask Of You Webber
Anything Goes Cole Porter
Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
Charleston Mack-Johnson
Close To You Bacharach
Congratulations Cliff Richard
Feeling Good Anthony Newley
Fiddler On The Roof -..Rich Man
Fiddler On The Roof – Sunrise, Sunset
Gondoliers Selction Guilbert & Sullivan
Beside The Seaside Glover-Kind
It Don’t Mean a Thing – Duke Ellington
Let’s Do It Cole Porter
Let’s Face the Music and Dance I Berlin
Love Changes Everything – Aspects
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Makin’ Whoopee Donaldson
Moon River – Henry Mancini
My Fair Lady Selection Loewe
New York, New York Kander
Oliver – Food, Glorious Food Lionel Bart
Oliver – I’d Do Anything Lionel Bart
Over the Rainbow – Wizard of Oz Arlen
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Bacharach
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Jerome Kern
Sound of Music – Lonely Goatherd
Sound of Music – Problem Like Maria
Sound of Music – So Long, Farewell
Sound of Music Selection
Spread A Little Happiness – V Ellis
Take The ‘A’ Train B Strayhorn
Tea For Two V Youmans
Teddy Bear’s Picnic J W Bratton
Three Little Maids from School – Sullivan
Waltzing Matilda M Cowan
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn
West Side Story Medley Bernstein
What a Wonderful World G D Weiss
What Are You Doing the Rest .. Life
When I Fall in Love Victor Young
Wonderful Coppenhagen Loesser
Young At Heart – Johnny Richards
Do Do Do Gershwin
Embraceable You Gershwin
I Got Rhythm Gershwin
Someone To Watch Over Me Gershwin
Summertime Gershwin

A Whiter Shade of Pale Procal Harum
Beat It Michael Jackson
Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Fields Of Gold Sting
Final Countdown Europe
Greatest Day Take That
Happy Pharrell Williams
Heal The World Michael Jackson
I do, I do ABBA
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
Lifted Lighthouse Family
Love Is All Around WetWetWet
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Must Be Love Madness
Nothing Else Matters Metalica
One Day Like This Elbow
Paradise Coldplay
Rockin’ All Over The World Status Quo
Rolling In the Deep Adele
She from Notting Hill E Costello
Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
Viva La Vida Coldplay
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Young At Heart (Sinatra)
Your Song Elton John

All You Need Is Love Beatles
Here Comes The Sun Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere Beatles
Hey Jude Beatles
I Want To Hold Your Hand Beatles
Michelle Beatles
Octopus’s Garden Beatles
When I’m 64 Beatles
A Little Help From My Friends Beatles

Cavatina from The Deer Hunter Myers
Chi Mai – Ennio Morricone
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Sherman
Eliza Aria from Kats-Chernin
Everybody wants to be a Cat
Fawlty Towers Wilson
Gabriel’s Oboe – The Mission Morricone
Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
Happy Days Fox
James Bond Theme from Dr No
James Bond Theme / Live and Let Die
James Bond Nobody Does It Better
James Bond Theme from Skyfall
Jeeves and Wooster Dudley
Last Of The Summer Wine
Love Theme and Waltz /The Godfather
Moon River – Mancini
Musica di Madrid -r Boccherini
Palladio – De Beers Commercial Jenkins
Perfect Day from Trainspotting
Pink Panther Theme Mancini
Pride and Prejudice Theme -Davis
Spoonful Of Sugar/Mary Poppins
The Bare Necessities- Gilkyson
The Entertainer – The Sting
The Harry Lime Theme – Karas
Titanic Love Theme (1997) Horner
Upstairs Downstairs – Faris
You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Toy Story
Wallace and Gromit Nott
When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio

At Last Etta James
Cherry Pink Larue/David/Louiguy
Feeling Good Anthony Newley
Jeeves and Wooster Dudley
Makin’ Whoopee Donaldson
Moondance Van Morrison
Pennies From Heaven Johnson
Saint Louis Blues W. C. Handy
S’Wonderful Gershwin
Sway Ruiz/Gimbel

Nola Arndt
Cock Linnet Collins&Leigh
Weather Man T Garland
Agitation Rag Robert Hampton
Country Club Scott Joplin
The Entertainer Scott Joplin
Euphonic Sounds Scott Joplin
Heliotrope Bouquet Scott Joplin
Paragon Rag Scott Joplin
Pineapple Rag Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin’s New Rag Scott Jolpin
Solace Scott Joplin
Sunburst Rag James Scott
Small Fry Unknown

Calon Lan Trad Welsh
Czardas Monti
Hava Nagila Trad Israeli
La Bamba Trad Mexican
La Paloma S Iradier
La Rumba – Argentine Tango T Brymn
Por una Cabeza from film True Lies
Tango-Song Of The Rose Unknown
Tango-La Cumparsita Unknown
Tango Op. 165, No 2 Albeniz

Ashokan Farewell Ungar
Black Bottom Ray Henderson
Calon Lan Welsh song
Cowboy Songs Miscellaneous
English Country Garden Grainger
Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance Fletcher
Gay Gordon/Brochan Lom Gallagher
Londonderry Air Old Irish Air
Molly On The Shore Grainger
On Ilkley Moor Bar T’at Traditional
Reel Fiddlin’ McConnell
The Ship’s Fiddler McConnell
Turkey in the Straw Traditional

Serenade Artciboucheff
Adagio Barber
Minuet from Septet Op.20 Beethoven
Sarabande Blumenfeld
Nocturne from String 4tet — Borodin
Polovtsian Dances/Prince Igor Borodin
Golliwogg’s Cake-Walk – Debussy
Pizzicato Polka from Sylvia Delibes
Slavonic Dance No.8 Dvorak
Chanson de Nuit Elgar
Sicilienne from – ‘Pelleas et Melisande’
Melody Gluck
Norwegian Dance No.3 Grieg
Waltz from Op.12 Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Grieg
Minuet from Quartet in Dmin Haydn
Mazurka Liadow
Canzonetta Op. 12 Mendelssohn
Sehnsuchtig Op.7, No.6 Mendelssohn
A Musical Joke Mozart
Andante/ Piano Concerto No.21Mozart
Andante from Quartet No 8 Mozart
Ave verum corpus Mozart
Minuet from Quartet in Eb Mozart
Quartet in G ‘Lodi’ KV 80 Mozart
Quartet in D KV 155 Mozart
Quartet in G KV 156 Mozart
Quartet in C KV 157 Mozart
Quartet in Bb K458 1st movt Mozart
Divertimento in D KV 136 Mozart
Divertimento in B KV 137 Mozart
Divertimento in F KV 138 Mozart
First movement/‘The Hunt’ Mozart
William Tell Overture /Rossini
Melody in F Rubinstein
Serenade Schubert
Traumerie /‘Kinderscenen’ Schumann
Blue Danube Waltz J Strauss
Champagne Polka J Strauss
Gold & Silver Waltz J Strauss
Quartet from Rigoletto Verdi
Four British Sea Songs – Henry Wood

Arie Bach
Arioso Bach
Ave Maria Bach-Gounod
Bouree/Suite No.3 for cello Bach
Fugue in D major / Bach
Fugue in G minor / Bach
‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’ / Bach
My Heart Ever Faithful Bach
Prelude in E major/ Bach
Sarabande/French Suite No. 1 Bach
Sheep may Safely Graze Bach
‘Wachet auf’ – Bach
Tu Devicto Charpentier
Scherzo Cherubini
Dance of the Blessed Spirits -Gluck
Flute Suite in G Handel
Sarabande and 2 Variations- Handel
Sonata Op.1, No.11 Handel
Canzona Hasse
Arietta Pergolesi
Dido’s Lament/‘Dido and Aeneas’ Purcell
Music for a While from ‘Oedipus’ Purcell
Suite from The Fairy Queen Purcell
Sonata K 87 Scarlatti
Capriol Suite Warlock