Niche String Quartet busy in London!

Niche London String Quartet has been so busy these past 3 months, not only playing for weddings, parties and the hugely exciting NHS Awards Ceremony (More on that below!) but also preparing for a big list of spring and summer booking by writing and rehearsing all the new music requests!

Niche London String Quartet Corporate Events

At the end of February Niche – The London String Quartet travelled to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to provide the London entertainment for the NHS Awards and the NHS Leadership Academy. For this evening the string quartet were providing our special amplified musical performance for corporate entertainment and were plugged into the ballroom room holding the champagne reception and the gorgeous star filled hall for dinner so the whole venue was filled with music and an atmosphere of anticipation from the very beginning.  

As more than 500 guests filled the venue they stopped to take photos with Niche London Quartet and also to make some special requests. The mood was electric and Niche Quartet kept the energy going all evening with performances of the latest chart hits and classical favourites. Just before the awards ceremony was due to start, as the string quartet’s big finish, Niche played “We are the Champions” and the excited guests filled the room with applause which set the scene perfectly for the award winners to be announced!

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These past months we have added lots of new modern wedding songs like Bruno Mars ‘Just The Way You Are’, which was written as the special request for Niche String Trio’s performance at Warren House in March. Niche played for 2.5hrs at the intimate and lovely wedding reception on a beautiful sunny day in Surrey. The children and guests were thrilled with the bride’s choice of mainly modern wedding songs with some classical favourites mixed in. By the end of the wedding reception the guests and all the children were dancing away and making requests for their favourite songs to be played. A throughly enjoyable performance for us.

Bring on 2014!

2013 truly was a wonderful year for Niche London String Quartet in and outside of London! We played at so many wonderful wedding venues, providing music for ceremonies, receptions and wedding breakfasts. For some weddings we worked as the full quartet or we performed as our equally popular string trio option. We also enjoyed providing entertainment for many corporate events and launch parties in stunning london venues across town!

Some of the most memorable events and venues Niche performed at in 2013:

The Barbican

The Old Royal Naval College

The Ritz London

One Whitehall Place

Haberdashers’ Hall

The In and Out Club

City Hall

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel

St Brides Church Fleet Street

Skybar The Grange St Pauls

Islington Town Hall

Warren House Kingston

Ham Polo Club

Oakley Court Windsor

Stationers’ Hall

Hedsor House Buckinghamshire

Beechwood Park Hertfordshire

Tythe Barn Oxfordshire

So many wonderful performances, memories and venues! To see more of these venues and read about our performances click here!

In 2014 Niche Quartet are looking forward to travelling round London and the SE and visiting Warren House, The Dorchester, Middle Temple Hall, The Corinthia, Brocket Hall, Syon Park, and The Manderin Oriental to name a few!

Happy New Year to all our clients and supporters from Kimberley, Antonia, Kris and Gabs!

London String Quartet play Beautiful Wedding Music

This winter Niche – The London String Quartet have been playing for lovely winter wedding music in some of London’s finest wedding venues! Here are 2 more examples of London Love with Niche Quartet!

Niche London Quartet aptly were playing in the gorgeous Music Room at The Ritz for Dave and James’ wedding reception and wedding breakfast. As the newly weds entered the room to cheers we played the chorus of All You Need is Love, then followed by the couple’s special arrangement request, the super up-tempo Bad Romance! For the rest of the evening we thrilled guests with our repertoire of chart hits and favourite wedding music numbers.

Huge congratulations to Dave and James on their beautiful and joyous wedding!

Our latest wedding music performance was in the stunning One Whitehall Place – Niche London String Quartet serenaded Sue, Sanjay and their guests during their wedding ceremony and wedding reception with classical wedding favourites such as Pachelbel’s Canon mixed with modern greats such as ‘I’m Yours’, ‘All You Need is Love’ and ‘Viva La Vida’!  Perfect up-tempo and happy wedding music choices from our repertoire list to capture the fun of their big day!

Massive Congratulations to another happy Niche Quartet couple!

Top Quality Corporate String Quartet Entertainment in London

It has been a busy summer for Niche String Quartet and Trio with lots of different corporate clients hiring us to entertain at their exciting corporate events! We are currently looking forward to the Corporate Christmas Entertainment we are providing for those fun Christmas Events in December!

Some performances were at venues with fantastic views such as the Berkley Homes’ One Tower Bridge launch at the top of City Hall where Niche Quartet played 3 hours of classical repertoire to entertain guests as they perused the luxury flat plans and enjoyed the sunset across the river. We had quite a few guests come to us and make requests and it was such a joy to thrill them with their favourite pieces by Mozart and Handel!

After the event Rebecca wrote,

“Dear Kimberley & team,

 Thank you for helping to deliver a beautiful evening last night.  We would certainly book you again if strings were required.  Your music received many compliments and a few request I understand!  Well done to all of you!”

Another wonderful corporate event towards the end of summer was at one of Niche London Trio’s favourite venues, Haberdashers’ Hall. Niche String Trio took over the entertainment for the corporate dinner after Kimberley had provided entertainment as a solo pianist during the reception. Niche played a mix of our upbeat modern and classical favourites to entertain the diners and help them celebrate the amazing milestone of 100 billion transactions in between the speeches. At the end of our performance we received so many compliments and thanks from the guests we were blushing! So lovely to know everyone appreciated and enjoyed our work!

Niche London Quartet travel for idilic Countryside Weddings!

Towards the latter half of our very busy August Niche The London String Quartet travelled out of London for wedding music in lovely leafy Hertfordshire and Essex…

On the August Bank Holiday Saturday Niche London String Trio journeyed together to the beautiful wedding of Lucy in Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex. The plan was to perform our wedding music favourites in the grand Main Hall where the guests arrived from the ceremony for the wedding reception. We serenaded them with classics such as Pachelbel’s Canon, The Vivaldi Four Seasons (very apt with the unpredictable English summer weather!), waltz’s, Bach and more. The wedding guests mingled and drank champagne until they were seated for the speeches, after which we changed our repertoire to our fun modern string arrangements such as Paradise and Coldplay, our brand new Abba and Queen Medleys, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars and more!
Numerous guests came over to us whilst playing to ask for requests, which we were happy to provide as of course we have our extra special Niche Jukebox entertainment package perfect for keeping your guests entertained though-out your wedding!

As the String Trio left the guests and Newlyweds burst into applause, showing us that everyone had loved and enjoyed our work – an excellent gig for the London String Trio out in the countryside!

 

On the last Saturday of August Niche String Quartet travelled out of London to the wedding ceremony venue The Church of St. Peter and Paul in Little Gaddesdon, Hertfordshire. This beautiful church was absolutely stunning and historical – dating back to 1808, the perfect setting for us to play the romantic wedding music the bride and groom had chosen. We began playing Pre-Ceremony music – classical wedding favourites such as The Air on the G string by Bach, Faure’s Pavane  and Pachelbel’s Canon as the wedding guests entered.

Using our special arrangement service Claire asked that we prepare an arrangement of ‘Story Book of Love’ from the film ‘the Princess Bride’ for her entrance. The perfect romantic wedding song for her big moment that she’d dreamed of walking down the aisle to for years!

The signing of the register began with a local choir from St.Albans  – 30 members strong singing the lyrical masterpiece ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’.  The second half of the signing Niche Quartet played the Brandenburg 3 final movement to spice things up – perfect to portray the excitement of the big moment! We love the Brandenburg!

We then travelled across to the Hertfordshire wedding reception venue in Beechwood Park to play a mixture of our Classical Repertoire and Pop repertoire whilst guests enjoyed Drinks and Canapes in the beautiful grounds.

Niche Quartet had a beautiful day playing wedding music for the ceremony and reception in such lovely venues – thrilling such friendly and happy guests!

All the best to our happy August Newlyweds!