String Duo for Corporate Event at Queens College, Oxford

By vaughan • 11th September 2010 • Posted in: Other Functions and Events

On Thursday evening, Manor House Music returned once more to play at The Queen’s College at the University of Oxford. Although we had performed as a string quartet last time, this time the occasion called for a string duo as it was a more intimate dinner of international delegates from a pharmaceutical company. With it’s high ceiling and state-of-the-art acoustic panelling, this is an excellent room to play in and halfway through our two hour set, I visited my car to pick up some music stand lights because the candlelight was not quite enough for us to read music by. As I returned, my colleague on cello was playing a movement from a Bach solo cello Suite and it was an opportunity to hear an instrument from the opposite side of the room and I was pleased to hear that it projected effortlessly, so was reassured that a string duet would have no problem at all!

The guests all enjoyed the music and although there was a slight language barrier with some delgates, we received many ‘thumbs up’ – the international symbol of approval!



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Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Founded in 2005, and based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions. We combine a high quality of musical performance with a large repertoire of dynamic arrangements and a desire to work closely with clients to ensure that every detail is just right for your event.



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