Somerset String Quartets
Fantasia Music is one of the most established, professional entertainment agencies in the UK and much of our work involves providing music for weddings. We specialise in weddings throughout the South of England, and for couples looking to marry in The West Country we have a number of String Quartets in Somerset. The most popular choice for live music at the wedding ceremony and drinks reception is a String Quartet and we are well placed to advise on these as we have an in house strings professional. We only recommend accomplished, tried and tested musicians and our criteria to represent them is strict, so you can be assured of the quality you expect on this most important of occasions from our Somerset String Quartets.
Hire a Wedding String Quartet in Somerset
There are a number of reasons for the string quartet’s popularity however the main one is the sound they make. There is nothing to compare to the sight and sound of a string quartet playing beautiful wedding music as the bride makes her entrance, and hearts will soar as she makes her way down the aisle to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ or Handel’s ‘Hornpipe’. Of course as popular as Classical music is, there are other options, and as all our Somerset String Quartets have a wide range of music available we are confident that we can provide the perfect music for your wedding.
A string quartet comprises 2 violins, a viola and cello and as most music is written in 4 part harmony this ensemble is able to play just about any style of music. If a bride prefers something more contemporary for her entrance then how about ‘Songbird’ by Eva Cassidy, ‘One Day Like This’ from Elbow, ‘She’ from Elvis Costello or Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’. Music for the signing of the register and exit can also be either Classical or lighter music however most weddings tend to have a mix of classical and more modern which will please just about everyone.
The drinks reception is where a string quartet can showcase lots of different styles of music and most couples opt for this more eclectic mix rather than just one type of music. This is a time for relaxing, chatting and generally chilling out before the formality of the wedding breakfast and the volume from a string ensemble is perfect for this. Here, music from your Somerset String Quartet can range from Mozart, Elgar and Purcell to showstoppers from Les Mis, Hairspray, or Jersey Boys. Then onto some laid back George Gershwin, Scott Joplin or Van Morrison all the way to The Beatles, Queen, Katie Perry, Ed Sheeran, Take That! and Coldplay. Truly something for everyone to enjoy!
Somerset wedding areas covered
Bath, Weston Super Mare, Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Axbridge, Bruton, Burnham On Sea, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Frome, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Martock, Midehead, Shepton Mallet, Somerton, Street, Templecombe, Watchet, Wedmore, Wellington, Wells, Wincanton
Somerset String Trios
Increasingly these days we are asked to provide String Trios for weddings and receptions. Many couples prefer this option as it will suit a smaller budget and also occupy a smaller area should space be at a premium. Despite losing either a violin or viola the sound is still full and most would find it difficult to hear the difference between the trio and the 4 piece ensemble offered by most of our String Quartets in Somerset. If you need advice on which option might be best for your needs then we would be pleased to advise
How to book a Somerset String Quartet
In clicking the button below you will be taken to our roster of String Quartets available to play in Somerset and surrounding areas. Browse the quartets and read about them, see photos, hear mp3s, watch video and see playlists etc.
If you would like to know more or see if they are available on your date and get a precise quote then click the enquiry button to give date and venue- we will then get back to you straight away. If you need free advice then please do not hesitate to contact us by email: [email protected] or call us on 01202 421743
Other useful links
Here is the link to see all our options for Wedding Ceremony Music
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