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Phoenix Quartet Profile, Morgensterns Diary Service

The Phoenix String Quartet, formed in 1979, are four Professional musicians who between them have worked with orchestras such as The London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra and The BBC Symphony Orchestra.

We have also performed in various West End Shows, including Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard, and with singers such as Elton John, Cliff Richard and Diana Ross, Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras.

As a Quartet, we have blended our classical training with a passion for popular melodies of all ages, and the result is as delightful as it is distinctive. It is little wonder, therefore, that the quartet have established themselves as firm favourites amongst a prestigious and loyal group of clients.

We specialise in Corporate Events such as company dinners, conferences, banquets, and product launches. We have also been employed by the Armed Forces for formal functions, such as Ladies Evenings and Graduation Balls. We have also played for events attended by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, HRH Princess Anne and HRH Princess Margaret.

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Wedding Ceremonies
The Phoenix Quartet are also extremely experienced at providing music for both church weddings and civil ceremonies, as well as background music during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

We usually play fifteen minutes before the wedding ceremony, as the guests are taking their seats. Sometimes we play a bit longer, if the bride is late! We then accompany the bride's entrance with a suitable piece, such as Mendelssohn's Wedding March, Pachelbel's Canon or a piece of your choice.

The cake is iced, the reception is arranged, the cars are booked...and the music?

Normally, we also play during the signing of the register. Finally, for the outgoing procession of the bride and groom, we play something suitably jubilant, such as Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba or Handel's Music to the Royal Fireworks.

Additionally, if you wish, we could of course provide a musical interlude elsewhere in the ceremony, accompanying a singer perhaps.

Also, in church ceremonies, we could accompany the hymns instead of an organist, if required.

Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. Shelley

The Reception
We normally play as the guests arrive at the reception for their drinks. Depending on the venue and weather, we often play outside. We even have our own gazebo!

We then usually play during the wedding breakfast until the onset of the speeches.

The quartet has various options regarding dress.

  • White Dinner Jackets
  • Black Dinner Jackets
  • Tails (white bow tie)

Also, at extra cost, we offer 18th century livery or Victorian costumes. For more information on the costumes we have available click the costumes button from the menu.

Phoenix Quartet's web profile was last updated 5th Dec 2018


Phoenix Quartet Profile, Morgensterns Diary Service

Phoenix Quartet's Sample Repertoire

We have a wide selection of music in our repertoire, over 200 pieces (well over twelve hours' playing time), so there should be something for everyone! Our selection ranges from the popular classics such as Pachelbel's Canon, Vivaldi Four seasons, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Gilbert & Sullivan, through to the syncopated Rags of Scott Joplin and the show tunes of Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter.

Then there are the Pop Standards of the Beatles and Queen, as well as Film themes such as Mission Impossible, The Dambusters and The Magnificent Seven, and TV themes such as Upstairs Downstairs, Dad's Army, and even Fawlty Towers!

However, if you have a favourite piece not in our repertoire, given sufficient notice, we'll do our best to write out a quartet arrangement of it specially for you. (But no 1812 Overture or Heavy Metal Please!)

Click the buttons below to see our sample list, or click here to download a list of our complete repertoire.

Classical List

  • Albinoni Adagio
  • Bach Air in G
  • Bach Aria
  • Bach Brandenburg 2
  • Bach Brandenburg 3
  • Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor
  • Bach Jesu Joy
  • Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Bach Suite In D
  • Bach Sleepers Wake
  • Beethoven Cavatine
  • Bernstein West Side Story ,Tonight, One Hand One Heart
  • Bizet Prelude to Carmen
  • Bizet March From Carmen
  • Bizet Duet from the Pearl Fishers
  • Boccherini Minuet
  • Borodin Notturno
  • Brahms Hungarian Dance No 6
  • Chopin Waltz Op70 No 3
  • Chopin Waltz Brillante Op34 No 2
  • Clarke Prince of Denmark's March
  • Davies RAF March Past
  • Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme
  • Dvorak American Quartet Op96
  • Dvorak Slavonic Dance No 7
  • Dvorak Humoresque
  • Elgar Chanson De Matin
  • Elgar Nimrod
  • Elgar Serenade for Strings
  • Faure Pavane
  • Gershwin By Strauss
  • Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm
  • Gershwin Love Walked In
  • Gershwin Swanee
  • Gershwin S'Wonderful
  • Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Pirates of Penzance
  • Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
  • Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Grieg Waltz Op12
  • Handel Music to the Royal Fireworks
  • Handel Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
  • Handel Minuet from Concerto Grosso Op6 No 5
  • Handel March Ode for St Cecilia's Day
  • Handel Come Unto Him "The Messiah"
  • Handel Chaconne
  • Handel Minuet from the Water Music
  • Handel Largo
  • Haydn Quartets
  • Haydn Serenade
  • Lehár Merry Widow Waltz
  • Marin Marais L'Agreable
  • Mascagni Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Monti Czardas
  • Mozart Ten Celebrated Quartets
  • Mozart Divertimenti K136, K137, K138
  • Mozart Voi Che Sapete (Marriage of Figaro)
  • Mozart Non Piu Andrai (Marriage of Figaro)
  • Mozart Quartet in G K156
  • Mozart Quartet in C K157
  • Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K525
  • Mozart Rondo alla Turca
  • Offenbach Barcarolle
  • Offenbach Can Can
  • Pachelbel Canon
  • Puccini Quando M'en Vo
  • Puccini O mio Babbino Caro
  • Puccini Nessun Dorma
  • Rachmaninov Vocalise
  • Ravel Bolero
  • Rossini Galop (from William Tell Overture)
  • Rossini Ballet Music (from William Tell)
  • Strauss The Blue Danube
  • Strauss Pizzicato Polka
  • Strauss Radetzky March
  • Strauss Roses from the South
  • Strauss Salon Polka
  • Strauss Tales from the Vienna woods
  • Strauss Trisch Trasch Polka
  • Sullivan Pirates of Penzance
  • Tchaikovsky Danse des Mirlitons from the Nutcracker Suite
  • V. Williams Greensleeves
  • Verdi Brindisi (from Traviata)
  • Verdi Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves
  • Verdi Grand March From Aida
  • Vivaldi Concerto Grosso for two Violins Op3 No11
  • Vivaldi Four Seasons

Light & popular List

  • A Foggy Day
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • All The Things You Are
  • American Patrol
  • And I Love Her
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • A Wonderful Guy
  • Anything Goes
  • Beer Barrel Polka
  • Bethena
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony
  • Black & Blue Bottom
  • Blue Tango
  • Birdie Dance
  • Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You Crewe & Grandis
  • Cock Linnet Song
  • Coronation Street
  • Dad's Amy
  • Dambusters March
  • Daisy
  • Dark Eyes
  • Day Trip To Bangor
  • Devils Gallop (Dick Barton Theme)
  • Easy Winners
  • El Choclo Tango
  • Elizabethan Serenade
  • Evergreen
  • Ev'ry Night
  • Flora & Fauna Of Japan Trad
  • Getting To Know You
  • Guatanamera
  • Harry Lime
  • Hawaii 5 0
  • Hello Dolly
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Hopelessly Devoted To You
  • I Do Like to be Beside The Seaside
  • If I Were A Rich Man J. Bock
  • If You Knew Susie
  • I'll Build a Stairway To Heaven
  • I Love Paris
  • Irish Sherry
  • Isn't Tristan Awfully Gay
  • I Whistle A Happy Tune
  • I Won't Dance
  • Jealousy
  • Jeeves & Wooster Theme
  • La Bamba
  • Ladybird
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Leaning On A Lampost
  • Let's Do It
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Love Is Here To Stay
  • Magnificent Seven Theme
  • Makin' Whoopee
  • Married
  • Memory
  • Mission Impossible
  • Moonglow
  • Moonlight & Roses
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • Music of the Night
  • No Strings
  • Original Rags
  • Pennies From
  • Penny Lane
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • Poirot Theme
  • Schindler's List
  • Singing In The Rain
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Something Doing
  • Something Wonderful
  • Strenuous Life
  • String Boogie
  • Tea For Two
  • Telly Medley
  • The Big Country
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Entertainer
  • The Folks Who Live On The Hill
  • The Last Waltz
  • There's No Business Like Show Business
  • The Shadow of your Smile
  • The Stripper D. Rose
  • This Nearly Was Mine
  • Three Czech Dances
  • Thunderbirds
  • Tulips From Amsterdam
  • Turkey In The Straw
  • Upstairs Downstairs
  • Viva Espana
  • Wallace & Grommit Theme
  • Weeping Willow
  • When I'm 64
  • Wonderful Copenhagen


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