The Manchester String Ensemble - String Quartet, Trio & Duo

This quartet have travelled extensively in the UK and Ireland, providing music for a wide range of special events with programmes of music that are tailored to fit the occasion - from Bach to the Beatles, grand opera to stage musicals and Lady Gaga to Metallica.

Whether it be an intimate dinner party, wedding party or a special day in your life, the quartet are able to create just the right atmosphere to make any celebration that bit more memorable.

They are able to perform at smaller, more intimate occasions, using a string trio or duo. If you are interested in making a booking enquiry, please contact us for free advice and suggestions to make the music at your event that much more special.

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The Manchester String Ensemble - String Quartet, Trio & Duo Repertoire


  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Air from Suite no. 3 - Bach
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Airs and Dances from The Water Music - Handel
  • La Rejouissance from "The Royal Fireworks Music" - Handel
  • Spring - Vivaldi
  • Summer - Vivaldi
  • Autumn - Vivaldi
  • Winter - Vivaldi
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV525 - Mozart
  • Divertimento No. 1 in D KV136 - Mozart
  • Divertimento No. 2 in Bb KV137 - Mozart
  • Divertimento No. 3 in F KV138 - Mozart
  • Halleluia Chorus from "The Messiah" - Handel
  • Jesu Joy of Our Desiring - Bach
  • Bouree from Cello Suite no. 3 - Bach
  • Radetzky March - Strauss
  • Palladio - Karl Jenkins
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • March from The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
  • The Grasshoppers' Dance - Ernest Bucalossi
  • Morning from Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 - Satie
  • All We Like Sheep from "The Messiah" - Handel
  • Hornpipe from "The Water Music" - Handel
  • Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission) - Ennio Morricone
  • Prayer (The Quest for Camelot) - David Foster
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. I - Bach
  • English Country Gardens - Traditional


  • Musetta's Waltz Song (La Boheme) - Puccini
  • Drinking Song (La Traviata) - Verdi
  • Voi Che Sapete (The Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
  • Ballet Music (William Tell) - Rossini
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi) - Puccini
  • Quartet (Rigoletto) - Verdi
  • Galop (William Tell Overture) - Rossini
  • Non Piu Andrai (The Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
  • Flower Duet (Lakme) - Delibes
  • Funiculi Funicula - Denza
  • O Sole Mio - Capua
  • Habenera (Carmen) - Bizet
  • Aria (La Traviata) - Verdi


  • Paragon Rag - Joplin
  • Pineapple Rag - Joplin
  • Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
  • The Entertainer - Joplin
  • Country Club - Joplin
  • Peacherine Rag - Joplin

Jazz, TV & Shows

  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Love Changes Everything - Andrew Lloyd-Webber
  • Ain't Misbehavin' - Thomas Walker & Harry Brooks
  • Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - Jule Styne
  • I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
  • New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
  • Jeeves & Wooster Theme - Anne Dudley
  • It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jnr.
  • Summer Holiday - Bruce Welch & B. Bennett
  • Makin' Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
  • Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - Bart Howard
  • Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf/Sinatra
  • Moon River - Mancini
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square - Manning Sherwin
  • Anything Goes - Cole Porter
  • Pennies From Heaven - Arthur Johnson
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
  • Leaning On A Lamppost - Noel Gay
  • Maria (West Side Story) - Leonard Bernstein
  • Three Little Maids (The Mikado) - A. Sullivan


  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey/Glee
  • Rule The World - Take That
  • The Closest Thing To Crazy - Mike Batt
  • Everlasting Love - Jamie Cullum
  • Hello - Lionel Ritchie
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
  • She - Charles Aznavour
  • Kissing You (Romeo & Juliet) - Des'ree
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
  • Blue Sunday - The Doors
  • Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • All The Way - James Van Heusen
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • Love Is All Around - Reg Presley/Wet Wet Wet
  • Songbird - Eva Cassidy
  • When I Need You - Albert Hamond & Carole Bayer Sagar
  • Viva Forever - Spice Girls
  • My All - Mariah Carey
  • Immortality - Celine Dion
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • One for Sorrow - Steps
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder


  • All You Need is Love
  • If I Fell
  • Lady Madonna
  • Hello Goodbye
  • The Fool On The Hill
  • Got To Get You Into My Life
  • And I Love Her
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Tomorrow Never Knows
  • Paperback Writer
  • When I'm Sixty-Four
  • Yesterday
  • Hey Jude
  • Here There & Everywhere
  • Let It Be
  • My Love
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • With A Little Help From My Friends

The Manchester String Ensemble - String Quartet, Trio & Duo Feedback

I would like to just say a few words that I feel either didn't come out right last night or that I didn't say to you at all and should have done!! It was a great pleasure for me to be able to organise something like this with minimum input from myself, knowing that I could trust somebody such as yourself to be able to produce exactly what I was looking for! The sound was terrific, the timings were perfect, your choice of music worked really well and there were several compliments from people listening. You are all evidently very well practised and it sounded spectacular.


Thank you very much for arranging for the quartet to play at my 70th birthday lunch party yesterday. The music very well chosen and played to perfection - just right for a lovely summer's day. I shall remember my birthday party for a very long time with happiness.


Thank you for arranging everything on such short notice, it was wonderful to have you perform at our event. We were thoroughly delighted with the performance. The trio were very friendly and professional and unfazed by the fact that they were asked to play in a gazebo in the middle of a field. They played beautifully and had chosen very appropriate music as requested. I would happily recommend them.

, The Christie Charity

I couldn't fault anything. Booking process was simple and service provided was exceptional. The act were superb and were also everything we hoped for. Friendly, professional and contributed to a perfect day for us. Will definitely re-use and recommended find a performer.

David Twist, , none (July, 2015)

Apologies for the delay but we available just returned from honeymoon. The musicians were amazing. Loads of our guests commented on how brilliant they were, they absolutely made the day and I would not hesitate to recommend them. Many thanks for helping make our wedding day so special.

Joanne Healey, Holbeck Ghyll Country House Ho, (March, 2016)

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