String Duo for Afternoon Tea at Chicheley Hall

By vaughan • 17th January 2015 • Posted in: Other Functions and Events

On a Sunday in early November, our string duo (consisting of a violin and cello) were engaged to play for an afternoon tea party at Chicheley Hall, located near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire. The occasion was a 50th birthday party. If you’re considering hosting a tea party and are worried that it may end up costing a lot of money, it may be worth considering hiring a string duo or violin and piano duo as these can provide a wealth of music at a very reasonable price. These combinations can either provide background music or a formal concert where the music is more in the foreground.

We began playing as guests started to arrive and performed a set of classical pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Elgar, Grieg and Delibes. The first part of the engagement involved guests enjoying a drink as the music reverberated around the attractive acoustics. For the second part, everyone took their seats and enjoyed tea as we entertained everyone with a selection of rock and pop classics, from Aerosmith to Madness. Our last participation came in the form of a rousing ‘Happy Birthday’, which we played along with the guests and this came just after the speeches had been made. A fitting conclusion to a memorable occasion!




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