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Fairhurst Strings

In Brief: 
Quoted price for quartet; trio and duo also available. Play 2 hours over 3 hour stay. Able to play outside with suitable cover.

About Fairhurst Strings

The Fairhurst Strings - available as a quartet, trio or even a duo - are made up of top professional musicians who have all trained at leading music colleges and performed widely with national orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and other prestigious ensembles. Luckily for us, they are also happy to combine their orchestral work with bookings at private functions where the standard of their musicianship will immediately be apparent.

At weddings, functions and other events they can play a wide range of classical and light material covering everything from Beethoven to The Beatles, whether music for a wedding ceremony or ambient background music for a drinks reception or dinner.

These musicians have worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Joan Armatrading, Burt Bacharach, Alesha Dixon, Jamiroquai, Cliff Richard, Tears for Fears, Take That, The Spice Girls, Boyzone, Catharine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Michael Buble, Shirley Bassey, Beyonce, Madonna, Paulo Natini, Leo Sayer, Dionne Warwick, Rod Stewart, Alison Moyet, George Michael, Harry Connick Jr, Neil Diamond, The Moody Blues, Bob Geldof, and Westlife.

Our quoted price covers up to two hours of playing over a three-hour stay. Given reasonable shelter from the elements, the musicians are also happy to play outside.

Price from: £690

Travel and cost: 
The Fairhurst are based in Hertfordshire and London. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

What People Say:

"Although Fairhurst were booked for background music, the guests appreciated their music and we showed our appreciation to them."
Ray Adams - daughter's wedding reception - Essex - August 2013

"All of my guests loved the trio and said they loved the music they played. They added so much to my day and I'm very thankful that I chose them."
Gemma Tokeley - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - March 2013

"Fairhurst Strings were absolutely excellent - they were very professional, flexible to our ever-changing needs and played a fabulous mix of music."
Simon Pearce - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - August 2012

"Fairhurst strings were fantastic!! Our guests absolutely loved the music and they played excellent choices throughout. They were friendly and professional at all times and really were a fantastic addition to our wedding day - thankyou so much!!!"
Alex Davidson - daughter's wedding ceremony and reception - Surrey - August 2012

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Songs List: 

Traditional/classical
Anderson
Belle of the Ball Waltz

J.S. Bach
Air on a G String
Double Violin Concerto
Brandenburg Concertos nos 2 and 3
Sheep May Safely Graze
Badinerie
Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena)
Arioso from Cantata no 156
Cantata no 140
Two Chorale Preludes
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Violin Concerto mve. 1 in E major

Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria

Barber
Adagio for strings

Bartok
Rumanian Folk Dances

Beethoven
Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata
Ode to Joy

Bizet
Selection from Carmen

Borodin
Prince Igor

Brahms
Hungarian Dances

Chopin
Selection of Waltzes

Copland
Hoe-down from Rodeo
Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo

Corelli
Christmas Concerto

Debussy
Clair de Lune
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Golliwog’s Cake-walk

Delibes
Flower Duet from Lakme

Denza
Funiculi Funicula

Dvorak
Humoresque
Largo from the New World Symphony
Waltz from Symphony no. 8

Elgar
Chanson de Matin and Nuit
Salut d’Amour
Nimrod

Faure
Pavane

Franck
Panis Angelicus

Gershwin

Prelude no. 2

Greig
Morning from Peer Gynt

Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Water Music
Largo
Violin Sonata in D major
La Rejouissance

Haydn
Serenade

Herbert
Gypsy Life

Ivanovici
Anniversary Waltz

Kreisler
Allegretto
Caprice Viennois
Liebesfreud
Leibeslied
Midnight Bells Waltz
Schon Rosmarin
The Old Refrain

Lehar
Merry Widow Waltzes

Mascagni
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet
Meditation from Thais
I Love Paris (Porter)

Lehar
Merry Widow Waltzes

Mascagni
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet
Meditation from Thais

Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Divertimeni in D and F
Marriage of Figaro (wedding march)
Allelujah
Figaro Overture

Mendelssohn
Wedding March

Offenbach
Barcarolle

Pachelbel
Canon

Puccini
Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme
Musetta’s Waltz

Purcell
Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Voluntary
Two Rondeaux from The Fairy Queen

Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Vocalise

Ravel
Bolero
Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Pavane pour une infante defunte

Richard Rogers
Selection of Waltzes

Rossini
Thieving Magpie Overture

Saint-Saens
The Swan
Sarasate
Romanza Andaluza

Satie
3 Gymnopedies

Schubert
Ave Maria
Standchen

Schostakovich
Romance

Stolz
Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time

Strauss J
Czardas from Die Fledermaus
Blue Danube Waltz
Die Fledermaus Waltzes
Pizzicato Polka
Radetzky March
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Trish Trash Polka
Wiener Blut Waltzes

Strauss R
Der Rosenkavalier

Traditional
Amazing Grace
Greensleeves
Golden Earings

Tchaikovsky
Russian Dance
Selection from the Nutcracker

Vivaldi
Four Seasons
Concert Grossi in A and D minor

Verdi
La Forza del Destino

Wagner
Bridal Chorus

Latin/pop/show music
All I Ask of You from Phantom (Lloyd Webber)
America from West Side Story (Bernstein)
An American in Paris (Gershwin)
Annie Highlights (Strouse)
Anything Goes (Porter)
Ashokan Farewell from The Civil War (Ungar)
As Time Goes By (Hupfield)
Bass Vile Blues (Devinez)
Beatles Selection (Beatles)
Begin the Beguine (Port)
Blue Tango (Anderson)
Beside the Seaside (Glover)
Cabaret (Kander/Ebb)
Chicago (Fisher)
Cock Linnet (Collins/Leigh)
Come in From the Rain (Manchester)
Country Medley (Trad.)
Czardas (Monti)
Danzas Argentinas No 2 (Ginastera)
Dark Eyes (Trad)
Do It Again (Gershwin)
El Choco Tango (Villoldo)
Embraceable You (Gershwin)
Evergreen (Streisand)
Feelings (Albert)
Forgotten Dreams (Anderson)
For Just a Moment (Foster)
Goodbye to Love (Carpenter)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Hawaii Five 0 Theme (Setzer)
I Don’t Know How to Love Him (Lloyd Webber)
I Feel Pretty from West Side Story Bernstein)
I got Rhythm Variations (Gershwin)
I Love Paris (Porter)
Inspector Morse Theme (Pheloung)
Irish Sherry (Trad./Carolan)
If You Could Read My Mind (Lightfoot)
In the Mood (Garland)
It Don’t Mean a Thing (Ellington)
James Bond Themes (Norman/ Barry)
Jalousie Tango (Gade)
Jeeves and Wooster Theme (Dudley)
Just Another Rhumba (Gershwin)
King and I selection (Rogers)
La Bamba (Trad.)
Laura (Raskin)
La Vie en Rose (Louiguy)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver)
Lets Do It (Porter)
Looney Tunes Fugue (Naughtin)
Love Theme from The Godfather (Rota)
Loyko (Trad.)
Makin’ Whoopee (Donaldson)
Manha de Carnaval from Black Orpheus Bonfa)
Maria from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Memory from Cats (Lloyd Webber)
Misty (Garner)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Morenita do Brazil (Farranto)
Music of the Night fom Phantom (Lloyd Webber)
My Funny Valentine (Rogers)
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic Horner)
Natal Variations (Happy Birthday) (Naughtin)
New York New York (Kander)
Noites Cariocas (Bandolim)
One Hand One Heart from West Side Story Bernstein)
The Orange Blossom Special (Rouse)
Over a Rainbow (Arlen)
Palladio (Jenkins)
Pennies From Heaven (Johnson)
Por Una Cabeza Tango from Scent of a Woman Gardel)
Purple Haze (Hendrix)
Red Sails in the Sunset (Williams)
Romeo and Juliet Love Theme (Rota)
Scarborough Fair (Trad./Bowles)
Selection of Christmas Music/Carols (Various composers)
Selection of Hymns (Various composers)
Selection of Rags (Joplin)
Send in the Clowns (Sondheim)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
Somewhere from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Stormy Weather (Arlen)
Suddenly (Diamond)
Sunrise Sunset (Bock)
Sway Cherry Pink (Beltran)
The Summer Knows (Legrand)
Tanguedia III (Piazzola)
Tico-Tico (Abreu)
Tonight from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Truly (Richie)
What’s New? (Haggart)
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? Legrand)
You Light Up My Life (Brooks)
You’re the Inspiration (Foster)