Wedding String Quartet – Accompanying A Singer……

7th March 2012

Occasionally the Manor House String Quartet are asked by clients to accompany a singer performing a song at a wedding or partnership ceremony – the singer could be either a friend of the couple or a professional wedding singer, booked for the occasion. With the string quartet accompanying, this can be a really special touch to the day although […]

Read the article...

Inside A String Quartet – Playing it by Ear…..

9th January 2012

Playing in a string quartet can be one of the most satisfying ways of making music. All four parts have the opportunity to be ‘heard’ (as opposed to an orchestral string section where this rarely happens), yet there is a constant blending and give and take. The other three parts assume a role more important […]

Read the article...

Christmas String Quartet Concert At St Martin-in-the-Fields Church

29th December 2011

On Boxing Day, the Manor House String Quartet were delighted to be invited to perform in one of London’s finest Churches for classical music – St Martin-in-the-Fields, located in Trafalgar Square. The concert was held at lunchtime, with free entrance and donations to the many good causes supported by St Martin’s. Having a concert of Christmas […]

Read the article...

Noel Nouvelet For String Quartet

22nd December 2011

The final track on the Manor House String Quartet‘s album ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ is the ancient French piece, ‘Noel Nouvelet’ (you can hear a sound sample of it by clicking on the link). Like many traditional melodies it has a complicated history that means there are a variety of sources, […]

Read the article...

Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil For String Quartet

20th December 2011

This ancient Irish carol is loosely translated from its original Gaelic as ‘That Night in Bethlehem’. The words tell the nativity story – speaking of the events on the night of Jesus’s birth and end with a message of peace from the angels. In Ireland, there remains a tradition of leaving a lit candle in […]

Read the article...


Recent Posts


About Manor House Music

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.



Tel: 07870 171194