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The Berkeley String Trio

In Brief: 

Play 2½ hours over 3 hour stay. Able to play outside with suitable cover.

About The Berkeley String Trio

Formed in 1991, The Berkeley String Trio are a widely travelled trio of professional musicians. The individual members have performed alongside a host of stars including Jose Carreras, Jason Donovan, Cliff Richard, Will Young, Annie Lennox and Lionel Richie as well as participating in numerous recording sessions. They have established themselves as a popular feature at many varied events ranging from festivals to corporate hospitality, garden parties and in particular weddings.

They have played at many top venues including Goodwood House, Claridges, Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court Palace, Cliveden House, Highclere Castle and The Dorchester

Throughout the years The Berkeley String Trio have acquired an extensive and diverse repertoire that can be tailored to suit your special occasion. They are happy to provide subtle background music for your event or play a more prominent role if required. The trio prides itself on providing a friendly and professional service and are able to offer arrangements of your special song or melody if requested in advance.

The trio can play for two, three or even four hours, with the exact playing times and programme to be agreed with the client. For weddings, they can play both during the marriage ceremony and at the reception. Unless otherwise stated, our quoted price is for the trio playing up to two-and-a-half hours over a three-hour stay.

The trio can dress formally or informally to suit the occasion.

Price from: £490

Travel and cost: 

The Berkeley Trio are based in Hertfordshire. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

What People Say:

"Were great! Very flexible and even agreed to play outside on a very warm day."
Sally Crompton - daughter’s wedding reception - West Sussex - June 2010

"The Berkeley String Trio were amazing. Very friendly and professional. Lots of guests commented on how good they were. Would definitely recommend them!"
Laura Ashby - wedding ceremony and reception - Hertfordshire - September 2009

"The ladies in the trio were most accommodating and their judgment of what music to play was excellent. It brought great atmosphere to the party. They were worth every penny."
Bernadette Tomes - Tesco, colleague's leaving party - Hertfordshire - August 2009

"String Trio were great. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to thank them afterwards so please pass on our thanks and appreciation. The music was great."
Susie Gibbons - wedding reception - Somerset - August 2007

"Very professional and added both class and entertainment to the day."
Neil Hobbs - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - August 2006

"The music was lovely and really set the tone for the day."
Steve Lansdown - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - May 2006

"Very good, played a big part in creating a magical atmosphere……..Thank you!"
Roger Brent - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - July 2004

"The trio were excellent, far better then we'd even hoped - and their rendition of the Fawlty Towers theme went down a storm!!"
Gina Drake - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - July 2004

"Lots of very positive remarks on the trio – they were excellent!"
Anu Pohani - wedding reception - London - July 2002

"Excellent. Look forward to booking them again."
M McGonnell - wedding reception - London - 2001
 

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Songs List: 


Light Classical
Adagio in sol minore (Albinoni)
Air on a G string (Bach)
Jesu joy of mans desiring (Bach)
Sheep may safely graze (Bach)
Brandenburg No 3 (Bach)
Double violin Concerto (Bach)
Minuet in G (Beethoven)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Ode to joy (Beethoven)
Toreador song (Bizet)
Habanera (Bizet)
Carmen (Bizet)
Gavotte (Boyce)
St Anthony Chorale (Brahms)
Flower duet “Lakme” (Delibes)
O sole mio (Di Capuo)
Chanson de matin & nuit (Elgar)
Pavane (Faure)
Panis angelicus (Franc)
Fireworks (selection) (Handel)
Water music (selection) (Handel)
Trumpet voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
Intermezzo Cavalliera Rusticana (Mascagni)
Wedding March (Mendelsshon)
A musical joke (Mozart)
Eine kleine Nachtmusic (Mozart)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
Ave verum (Mozart)
Alleluja (Mozart)
Voi che Sapete (Mozart)
Barcarole (Offenbach)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Nessun Dorma “Turandot” (Puccini)
O mio babbino caro (Puccini)
Theme Trout quintet (Schubert)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Romance (Shostakovich)
La Donna e mobile (Verdi)
Drinking Song (Verdi)
Four seasons (selection) (Vivaldi)
Double violin concerto D min (Vivaldi)
Double violin concerto A min (Vivaldi)
Arrival of the queen of Sheba (Vivaldi)
Bridal march “Lohengrin” (Wagner)

Popular music and show tunes
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (Vera Lynn)
A Whiter shade of pale (Procol Harum)
All I ask of you (From Phantom Of The Opera )
And this is my Beloved (From the musicial Kismet)
Ben (Micheal Jackson)
Blue tango (Mitchell Parish)
Buglers holiday
Can’t help loving that man (From the muisical Showboat)
Charleston
Empty chairs at empty tables (From Les Misérables)
Every time we say goodbye (Ray Charles)
Five foot two eyes of blue (Dean Martin)
Fly me to the moon (Frank Sinatra)
Got to be there (Micheal Jackson)
Here there and everywhere (The Beatles)
How sweet it is to be loved by you (Marvin Gaye)
I could have danced all night (From My Fair Lady)
I feel pretty (From West Side Story)
I’ve got Rhythm (Ella Fitzgerald)
Love changes everything (Sarah Brightman)
Maria
Memory (From Cats)
Never on a Sunday (Melina Mercouri)
One hand, one heart (From West Side Story)
Puppy Love (Donny Osmond)
Send in the clowns (Frank Sinatra)
Shoop, shoop song (Betty Everett)
Spanish Harlem (Ben E King)
Stranger on the shore (Acker Bilk)
Tea for Two (Tony Bennett)
That’s amore (Dean Martin)
The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
The Man I love (George Gershwin)
Three little maids (Gilbert and Sullivan)
To Know you is to love you (Stevie Wonder)
Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)

Television Themes
Blackadder
Brideshead Revisited
Chi Mai
Dances with Wolves
Evergreen
Faulty Towers
From Russia with Love
Gabriel’s Oboe
Goldfinger
Heartbeat
Jeeves and Wooster
Lovejoy
Mona Lisa
Moon River
Never on a Sunday
Old Man River
Somewhere my Love
The Pink Panther
Thornbirds
Windmills of your mind

Plus many trios composed by Mozart, Purcell, Albinoni, Caldra, Dvorak, Pleyel, Haydn, Lergrenzi, Geminiani, Boccherini, Schubert, Corelli, Stradella, Boyce, Vivaldi etc.