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2016 for The London String Quartet!

2016 has flown by but it has been an amazing year of nearly 100 performances throughout London, England and abroad for Niche London String Quartet! Highlights included playing for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and travelling to France to perform for one of Britain’s most popular newspapers at Euro 2016 in the same week of this Summer! Playing for more beautiful weddings than ever before with every single one a different mix of our modern wedding music and classical string quartet favourites has been a privilege. Also surprise engagement proposals in London, birthday parties, corporate launches, events and parties.

Top wedding songs for this year’s wedding ceremony entrance music seemed to be:

romantic ‘All of Me’ by John Legend,

painfully beautiful ‘I Giorni’ by Einaudi,

and of course the always wonderful and touching string quartet music ‘Pachelbel’s Canon’.

But of course we have had an amazing mix of song choices, one that particularly stood out for us was when the string quartet played for a bride and groom who first saw us supporting their favourite rock band at The Underworld in 2012 and then asked us to come play their favourite song ‘I Created’ for their wedding too!

Favourite ideas for the best wedding ceremony music exit includes:

Niche Quartet playing ‘Stand By Me’,

Pharrell William’s ‘Happy’,

classical Beatles favourite ‘All You Need is Love’

and of course Bruno Mars ‘Marry You’!

Looking ahead 2017 dates have already been booking up with wedding ceremony music and reception performances for the string quartet, trio and duo across London and the majority of Spring and Summer weekends have already been reserved – if you are wedding planning and would like the best quality London entertainment for your wedding day do enquire soon! We hate having to turn couples away. 

Our next performances are at Asia House in Marylebone, Moor Park in Rickmansworth, and The Cafe Royal in Picadilly – Let’s see if we can be the busiest London String Quartet ever and play for over 100 weddings and events in 2017! 

Stylish London String Quartet Wedding Music

Niche London Quartet at Natural history museum weddingNiche London String Quartet had a fantastic winter of weddings and events and now in 2016 we have played for some of the most stylish and unforgettable weddings in London – here is the story of 2 weddings we played for recently to give you some wedding music ideas.

One Saturday morning we set off to visit St Monica’s Church in Hoxton to play music for a church wedding in the centre of London. The bride had chosen a mix of modern and classical quartet music to set the atmosphere as guests arrived and took their seats in the stunning surroundings. For her big wedding entrance she had Niche London Quartet play our version of Moonriver – such a timeless  and beautiful song! Then as the newlyweds went to sign the register she had ever so cool choices of modern wedding music performed to entertain her guests – modern favourites such as I’m Yours, Mr Brightside and Moondance. Then to celebrate their announcement as man and wife the string quartet joined the applause with the energetic Marry You by Bruno Mars!

For the evening we travelled across town to London’s famous Natural History Museum for the string quartet’s very own wedding version of Night at The Museum! Niche String Quartet had been hired to provide 2 separate performances – the first was an acoustic set of classical and modern string quartet music for the entrance of the guests into the wedding reception, welcoming them into Waterhouse Way which is filled with complete fossils of prehistoric sea animals!

Niche string quartet then moved into position for the second part of the evening which was an amplified performance of the probably the most well known string quartet wedding music piece of all time – Pachelbel’s Canon. This performance was the pivotal moment in the entrance procession to the wedding breakfast, first the bride and groom’s families entered to traditional Indian wedding music and then the Groom made his big entrance down one side of the famous staircase into the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall (where the Diplodocus lives!) accompanied by a thrilling performance of drummers, then as his Bride came down to join him we played the beautiful Pachelbel’s Canon in D for the most romantic and perfect entrance to the hall below.

A wonderful wedding filled day for our London wedding musicians and another story to cherish!

Listen to Niche London String Quartet play Pachelbel’s Canon here:

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!

Niche Wedding Music in London

Niche London String Quartet played for a wonderful ceremony and champagne reception in the heart of Mayfair last weekend. We really enjoyed the decor, atmosphere and grandeur of The Savile Club! The string quartet also enjoyed the wedding music choices for the ceremony:

Traditional Bridal Chorus for the entrance of the bride,

The couple’s beautiful request we specially wrote and learned for them, Amie by Damien Rice,

and the super upbeat Marry You for their exit as new Mr&Mrs.

Now it is coming to the last month of the year we were thinking back to all the wonderful wedding music we have played and all the lovely wedding venues that have hosted Niche String Quartet wedding performances in 2014:

Kew Gardens

The Savile Club

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

The Dorchester London

University Women’s Club Library

The Savoy London

The Lansdowne Club Mayfair

Farnham Castle Surrey

The Andez Hotel Liverpool Street

The Asylum / Caroline Gardens Chapel

The Millennium Gloucester Hotel

The Belvedere Holland Park

Hedsor House Buckinghamshire

Hunton Park Hotel Hertfordshire

Brocket Hall Hertfordshire

Luton Hoo Hertfordshire

Painshill Park Surrey

Gaynes Park Barns Essex

Coworth Park Ascot

Syon Park

Corinthia Hotel

Notely Abbey Bucks

Warren House Kingston

Chandos House

Cooling Castle Barn Kent

Brewerstreet Farmhouse, Surrey

New Orleans House Gallery

Pembroke Lodge Richmond

The Royal Exchange London

The Bingham Richmond

We have been so blessed to visit all these wonderful venues, to play for all these wonderful weddings, and at venues where we visit several times a year we have become firm friends with the staff who helps us create flawless performances time and time again. Niche Quartet also has several favourite registrars who we bump into and work with all across South West London, sometimes several times a week!

Niche London String Quartet at The Savile Club

Huge congratulations to our Mr&Mrs this week – and once again thanks to ALL our Niche newlyweds this year!

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 String Quartet wedding music at The RitzNiche 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!

Niche London String Quartet wedding music at Whitehall Place

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!