Archive for July, 2009
Today we had the pleasure of performing as a string duo at the stunning church of St Pancras on the Euston Road in London. The church has a weekly series of lunchtime recitals with a regular audience and we were particularly pleased to see at least 50 people in the church. Having performed two duos [...]
Yesterday we gave a lunchtime concert in the historic church of St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Originally we had been due to play on the 7th of February, but this was the day of the big snow across the South East of England and despite waiting for promised trains (which never turned up), [...]
This Saturday we returned once again to Newland Hall to provide a string duo for a wedding service and reception – we have played here many times and although we are not strictly an Essex String Quartet, it is a relatively easy journey to the venue. We entertained guests for an hour before the ceremony [...]
Today we received a gushing telephone call from a wedding magazine informing us that they were running a special feature about the ‘top twelve’ suppliers of classical music for weddings in the UK. After “careful consideration”, they wanted to recommend the Manor House String Quartet (yes us!) to represent the South East of England – [...]
On Monday we returned to the church of St Michael at the North Gate in Oxford to give a lunchtime recital as part of their ‘Music on Mondays’ concert series.Free lunchtime concerts are found in many large cities, including London, Birmingham and Oxford and many shoppers or workers choose these havens of calm to pop [...]
A quick half hour spent on the internet will turn up hundreds of different wedding string quartets, all charging a wide variety of prices – from just a few hundred pounds to over a thousand to hire a string quartet through an entertainment agency, seemingly for providing the same service. But as a general guideline, the average [...]
Composed by Alexander Borodin, this beautiful piece of chamber music was performed at the Church of St Michael at the North Gate, Cornmarket, Oxford as part of the ‘Music on Mondays’ series- Lunchtime recital, 20th July 2009. This is a popular piece for a string quartet concert as it is so well loved and frequently [...]
Recorded in the Church of St Giles, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, this is a beautiful piece of music by Cesar Franck which we have occasionally programmed as part of a String Quartet Recital or played as wedding ceremony music.
Filmed in St Giles Church, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire. This is a melody by Gluck, set by Vaughan Jones, string arranger.
This beautiful melody is taken from the opera Orfeus ed Euridice by Gluck and the string arrangement is by Vaughan Jones. Performed by the Manor House String Quartet.