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A busy 2015 for Niche London String Quartet

Niche string quartet at Stationers London

Niche London String Quartet has had such a busy period at the start of the year that our musicians haven’t even had chance to update our blog for a long time!

Our string quartet musicians have travelled around London playing for weddings at fabulous venues like Hawksmoor in the city, One Great George Street, ย Richmond Hill Hotel, and Hampton Court House to name a few. ย We also traveled outside London to Buckinghamshire to play at the very picturesque Woburn Abbey and gorgeous Newland Manor and visited Beaumont House in the sunshine in Surrey! Visit us on Facebook to see photos from these wonderful venues!

Of course we mustn’t forget to mention the beautiful 80th birthday party the string quartet played for in the wonderful surroundings of Claridges where the guests enjoyed our classical music ย and treated the musicians they hired to a round of applause!

We have many things to look forward to in the next couple of months and summer – first of all releasing our videos and recordings from our film shoot day at Stationers Hall at the beginning of May and of course all the fantastic bookings for events, Summer weddings, concerts and corporate parties that have chosen Niche London String Quartet to entertain the guests!

 

Niche String Quartet loves weddings

The quartet have just come back from playing at a lovely wedding ceremony and reception at One Great George Street in the heart of Westminster this weekend…we’ll tell you more about that later, their special request and how their guests were thrilled…but here is a bit of a throwback post showing why we love playing at weddings so much!

Niche London String Quartet and Trio received a lovely message from one of our happy brides (and new Mrs!) – we created an arrangement of The Cure’s Just Like Heaven to be played during the ceremony, as the happy couple were becoming officially Man and Wife. It was a beautiful wedding with beautiful string wedding music to match in the University Women’s Club Library, Mayfair.

Here is some of what Jacqueline had to say,

“I just wanted to say we were absolutely blown away by you guys during our ceremony and could not be happier with the music. The Cure arrangement was so beautiful and special to us, thank you.”

Niche London String Trio play modern wedding music

We really enjoy playing for weddings, but hearing back from our clients and knowing that we made their day really is the best feeling!

Super busy Musicians for Events!

May has been so incredibly busy – just this week Niche – The London String Quartet have been travelling all across London to provide entertainment for corporate parties, champagne receptions, and weddings! We have also been putting together all the special requests of music for our June bookings.

Mid-week Niche Quartet travelled to the city to provide musical entertainment for ITG’s office party. Niche entertained guests throughout the 3hr party with a mix of classical and popular music. Everybody was having a great time!

We also went to The Chelsea Flower Show to provide music for corporate events at the stunning Great Hall the Royal Hospital Chelsea. We provided an energy filled performance of classical music for the first half of the champagne reception to welcome guests to the luxurious surroundings. Then for the 2nd half we performed a mixture of jazz, film music and of course our favourite chart hits as guests enjoyed canapรฉs. Once again lovely guests took the time to come and thank us and say how much they enjoyed the music as they headed home after a great evening!

Last weekend Niche London Quartet visited the gorgeous countryside wedding venue Gaynes Park Barns to play wedding music for a wedding reception with a view. The bride had provided us with the list of songs she wanted to hear from our repertoire list and we went to work thrilling and entertaining her guests in the sunshine. We finished with our Queen Medley and some lovely guests came over to say they thought we were fabulous and amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

We have been having a great time providing entertainment for corporate events and weddings across London venues and are looking forward to all the wedding music and event entertainment we are providing in June – our busiest month yet!

 

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 amplifiedย musical performance for corporate entertainmentย 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. ย 

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’ย 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 performancesย 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!