Dare we mention the ‘C’ word…

Well its September and today we spotted Christmas decorations in a shop in Nottingham.

So we are now able to announce we have 5 new popular Christmas song titles including ‘All I want for Christmas’, ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’, ‘Happy Christmas War is Over’, ‘Stop the Cavalry’ and ‘I wish it could be Christmas Everyday’.

Book for your winter wedding/ company party now. If its on a weekday we offer £40 discount.

New repertoire and more stunning venues

….Well another wedding season is in full flow.

This month sees us playing at Prestwold Hall twice, Ringwood Hall and a return to the gorgeous Mythe Barn in Atherstone.

We have lots of new and exciting repertoire has been added – Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Beneath You’re Beautiful’ by Emilie Sande amongst classic songs ‘Happy Together’ (Turtles) and a ‘Crazy Little Thing called Love’ (Queen). We have also added two Einaudi pieces, ‘Le Onde’ and ‘I Giorni’ and a stunning arrangement of the ‘Feather Theme’ from the film Forrest Gump (perfect as a bridal entrance piece).

June is a busy month again with weddings and events at Colwick Hall, Stoke Rochford Hall, Bestwood Lodge, Shustoke Farm Barns and Langar Hall.

See our full repertoire page for more details and be sure to ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook to keep up to date with our news, new repertoire and live performances.


String Quartet music

We are so often told that the reason we are booked is for our prolific repertoire – the choice of music we have is huge and keeps growing.

We started the quartet in 1997 and we had just 2 folders of music – now we have 14 ‘pads’ which equates to 550 pieces of music and 56 folders that we bring to every booking in 4 very large suitcases!

Find all our repertoire at our website http://www.highlystrungquartet.com/repertoire or download the attachment right here

Repertoire 2015 genre

New Quartet repertoire

New for 2015…

Game of Thrones Theme

Beethoven’s 5 secrets

I’ll be there for you

LOVE NEW MUSIC (as do our clients!)

Ed Sheeran and Leona Lewis played by a String Quartet

New songs now added to our string quartet repertoire are Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran and Run by Leona Lewis.

Gone down a storm so far….


Bespoke music arranged for your special day

Over the years Highly Strung have had lots of requests for string quartet music to be specially arranged. Please find below some of them;

  • Diamond
  • We Found Love
  • Extracts from the Sound of Music
  • Start me Up
  • Highway to Hell
  • Halo
  • Only Girl in the World
  • Ordinary People
  • The Rose
  • When you Wish upon a Star

Also we look at current chart hits and arrange sheet music for these so your guests can can enjoy up to the date hits like Happy, Marry You, Paradise and I’m Yours.

Coming soon – Stay With Me (Sam Smith), Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran) and Next to Me.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more modern string quartet arrangements.


Looking ahead to April and new repertoire

We have ten weddings in April. Venues include Shottle Hall, Barton Hall, Stoke Rochford Hall, Norwood Park, Coombe Abbey, Swancar Farm and Risley Hall.

New songs ready for these Spring weddings include Start me Up (Rolling Stones), extracts from the Sound of Music and How Long will I love you (Ellie Goulding).



A busy February

January and February are usually fairly quiet  months for Highly Strung Quartet but this year has been a bit of an exception. We started the year with four weddings in January and February had four corporate events in store plus a rather romantic wedding at the beautiful Thrumpton Hall.

Three of our performances were open to the public and it was great to meet clients past, present and future in Nottingham at the Galleries of Justice, the Victoria Centre and the Broadmarsh Centre.

63 more engagements booked in for the rest of 2015 and 9 bookings for 2016 already.

A busy Highly Strung is a happy Highly Strung :-)

Talbot Hotel Wedding Fayre Sunday 22nd February 2015

We are excited to announce that we will be performing at the Talbot Hotel Wedding Fayre in Oundle on Sunday 22nd February. We will be playing between 11am and 1pm and it would be lovely to meet potential Brides and Grooms and play your requests.


Autumn and Winter (Christmas!) Weddings…

With the new weather we are experiencing it feels like our summer wedding season is over! We have 3 more weddings this month, a few autumn weddings next month and then we are suddenly into Christmas weddings and events. We love playing seasonal repertoire and there is something rather special about having a Christmas Carol in for church weddings in place of a hymn. Please click on our Christmas repertoire to find out what we have.