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Vanity Strings

Music

Overview

  • Classical string act
  • Colossal repertoire of pieces from classical, pop, TV/films pieces and rock
  • Perform as a quartet as standard and can reduce down to trio, duo or solo
  • Huge Christmas set option available

Location

Vanity Strings are based in London and frequently perform across the South of England and beyond. They are happy to travel long distances for a fee.

Standard Set Times

  • Flexible, happy to accommodate the client but require a break every 45-60 minutes.

About this Act

Comprised of highly skilled and experienced professional musicians London based Vanity Strings Quartet, Trio and Duo are guaranteed to compliment any event and add a touch of class. They specialise in providing musicians of the highest caliber for weddings, corporate events and session work and pride themselves on their presentation and providing a tailor made service.

All the musicians have professionally trained to the highest level and are graduates of London’s most prestigious music colleges. As a group and as individuals they have already achieved great things; they have recorded at Abbey Road Studios, collaborated with numerous pop and jazz artists and performed in many of the most prominent venues across the UK and internationally. They are also experienced at providing background music for events ranging from parties for Vivienne Westwood in the Wallace Collection to drinks reception for MP's in the Houses of Parliament and from intimate weddings to grand celebrations in venues such as Grosvenor House Park Lane, The Old Royal Naval College, Chiswick House, The Queens House and Hampton Court Palace.

Vanity Strings have already had a varied and exciting performing career. They have performed on stage in front of HRH The Prince of Wales in Westminster Cathedral and have also been on stage with renowned artists such as Katherine Jenkins, Leona Lewis, Alfie Boe, Il Divo, Nicole Scherzinger, David Garrett and John Cale . They have made appearances on ITV’s GMTV, X Factor and Popstar to Operastar, Channel 4 and performing at prestigious events such as The Michael Jackson Memorial Concert, Monte Carlo Television Awards, Man Booker Prize Awards, National Music Awards in London and Love Box Festival. They have performed in numerous significant venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wales Millennium Stadium, the 02 and Wembley arena.

They have been playing together for many years and are experienced in a wide range of styles and genres including classical, folk, jazz and popular music. Vanity Strings provides a tailor made service that would compliment any occasion.

Set List

Classical

1. Adagio from Violin Concerto, M. Bruch
2. Air from Water Music, G.F. Handel
3. Air in F, G.F. Handel
4. Air on a G string, J.S. Bach
5. Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate, W.A. Mozart
6. Andante, Piano Concerto No. 21, W.A Mozart
7. Arabesque, C. Debussy
8. Aria from “Xerxes”, G.F. Handel
9. Arioso, J.S. Bach
10. Ave Maria, Bach- Gounod
11. Ave Maria, F. Schubert
12. Ave Verum Corpus, W.A. Mozart
13. Barcarolle, J. Offenbach
14. Bist du bei mir , J.S. Bach
15. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, J.S Bach
16. Canon, J. Pachelbel
17. Chanson de Matin, E. Elgar
18. Chorus: They Shall be as Happy, H. Purcell
19. Clair de Lune, C. Debussy
20. Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, A. Vivaldi
21. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, J.S. Bach
22. Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 8, A. Corelli
23. Dance of the Blessed Spirits, W. von Gluck
24. Dedication, R. Franz
25. Divertimento in B, W.A. Mozart
26. Divertimento in D, W.A. Mozart
27. Divertimento in F, W.A. Mozart
28. Eine Kliene Nacktmusik, W.A. Mozart
29. Fireworks Suite, G.F. Handel
30. Für Elise, L. Beethoven
31. Gavotte, Holberg Suite, E. Grieg
32. Go Crystal Tears, J. Dowland
33. Golliwog’s Cake-walk, C. Debussy
34. Hornpipe from Water Music, G.F. Handel
35. Humoresque, A. Dvorak
36. Hungarian Dance, J. Brahms
37. I Love Thee, E. Grieg
38. If With All Your Hearts, F. Mendelssohn
39. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach
40. Largo from “Winter”, A. Vivaldi
41. Let the Bright Seraphim, G.F. Handel
42. Liebestraum, F. Liszt
43. March, ”The Marriage of Figaro”, W.A. Mozart
44. Meditation from Thais, J. Massenet
45. Minuet and Trio, Quintet in E, L. Boccherini
46. My Heart Ever Faithful, J.S. Bach
47. Norwegian Dance No. 2, E. Grieg
48. Norwegian Dance No. 3, E. Grieg
49. Ode to Joy, L. Beethoven
50. Palladio, K. Jenkins
51. Panis Angelicus, C. Franck
52. Polonaise Militaire, F. Chopin
53. Polovtsian Dance No. 1, A. Borodin
54. Prayer, H. Wolf
55. Queen of Sheba, G.F. Handel
56. Romance, C. Debussy
57. Romance from Gadfly, D. Shostakovich
58. Rondeau, J.J. Mouret
59. Rondo Alla Turca, W.A. Mozart
60. Salut D’Amour, E. Elgar
61. Sheep may Safely Graze, J.S. Bach
62. Slavonic Dance No. 8, A. Dvorak
63. Sleeping Beauty Waltz, P.I. Tchaikovsky
64. Spring from The Four Seasons, A. Vivaldi
65. Suite No. 3, J.S. Bach
66. Te Deum, Prelude, M. Charpentier
67. Te Deum, Tu Devicto, M. Charpentier
68. The Fairy Queen Suite, H. Purcell
69. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, C. Debussy
70. Traumerei, R. Schumann
71. Trumpet Tune , H. Purcell
72. Trumpet Voluntary, J. Clarke
73. Two Rondeaux, Fairy Queen, H. Purcell
74. Vocalise, S. Rachmaninoff
75. Wachet Auf, J.S. Bach
76. Waltz, Op. 12, E. Grieg
77. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, E. Grieg
78. Wedding March, F. Mendelssohn
79. Wedding March, R. Wagner

Traditional

80. Danny Boy, Trad. Irish
81. English Country Gardens, Trad.
82. Evelyn Jean, T. Kime
83. Flowers of Edinburgh, Trad. Scottish
84. Greensleeves Trad. English
85. Kate Dalrympe, Trad. Scottish
86. Lady Madelina Palmer, W. Marshall
87. Mrs. Roy of Nenthorn’s Favourite, R. Mackintosh
88. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose, R. Burns
89. Scott’s View, T. Kime
90. The Skye Boat Song, Trad. Scottish

Opera

91. Ah, Fuggi il Traditor!, Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart
92. Ballata, Rigoletto, G. Verdi
93. Barcarolle, Tales of Hoffman, J. Offenbach
94. Bei Mannern, The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart
95. Chanson Du Roi, Faust, C. Gounod
96. Deh Vieni, Non Tardar, Figaro, W.A. Mozart
97. Der Vogelfanger, The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart
98. Entr’acte, Carmen, G. Bizet
99. Flower Duet, Lakme, L. Delibes
100. Funiculi Funicula, L. Denza
101. Habanera, Carmen, G. Bizet
102. Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana, P. Mascagni
103. La ci Darem La Mano, Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart
104. Libiamo, La Traviata, G. Verdi
105. Meditation, Thais, J. Massenet
106. Nessun Dorma, Turandot, G. Puccini
107. O Mio Babbino Caro, G. Puccini
108. O Sole Mio, di Capua
109. Pizzicato Polka, J. Strauss
110. Quando M’en, La Boheme, G. Puccini
111. The Flower Duet, Lakme, L. Delibes
112. Toreador’s Song, Carmen, G. Bizet
113. Vin O Biere, Faust, C. Gounod

Ballet

114. Arabian Dance, Nutcracker, P.I. Tchaikovsky
115. Czardas, Coppelia, L. Delibes
116. Czardas, Swan Lake, P.I. Tchaikovsky
117. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, P.I. Tchaikovsky
118. Dance of the Swans, Swan Lake, P.I. Tchaikovsky
119. Danse Des Mirlitons, Nutcracker , P.I. Tchaikovsky
120. Divertissement Pizzicati, Sylvia, L. Delibes
121. March, Nutcracker, P.I. Tchaikovsky
122. Mazurka, Coppelia, L. Delibes
123. Overture, Nutcracker, P.I. Tchaikovsky
124. Pas de deux, Swan Lake, P.I. Tchaikovsky
125. The Swan, Carnival of the Animals, C. Saint-Saens
126. Trepak, Nutcracker, P.I. Tchaikovsky
127. Valse Lent, Coppelia, L. Delibes
128. Waltz of the Flowers, Nutcracker, P.I. Tchaikovsky

Light/Jazz

129. A Day in the Life of a Fool, B. Ligon
130. A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, M. Sherwin
131. All of You, C. Porter
132. Anything Goes, C. Porter
133. Baby Elephant Walk, H. Mancini
134. Begin the Beguine, C. Porter
135. Blue Moon, M. Turner
136. Bye Bye Blackbird, B. Caputo
137. Charade, H. Mancini
138. Days of Wine and Roses, H. Mancini
139. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, C. Porter
140. How High the Moon, T. Sharp
141. I Concentrate on You, C. Porter
142. I Get A Kick out of You, C. Porter
143. I Love You, C. Porter
144. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, C. Porter
145. Inspector Clouseau Theme, H. Mancini
146. It Had to be You, M. Norgaard
147. It’s All Right With Me, C. Porter
148. It’s Easy to Say, H. Mancini
149. It’s Only a Paper Moon, B. Ligon
150. Leaning on a Lamppost, N. Gay
151. Let’s Do it, C. Porter
152. Makin’ Whoopee, W. Donaldson
153. Maria, West Side Story, L. Bernstein
154. Meggie’s Theme, Thorn Birds, H. Mancini
155. Moon River, H. Mancini
156. Moonlight in Vermont, K. Suessdorf
157. My Funny Valentine, Rodgers & Hart
158. New York, New York, L. Bernstein
159. Night and Day, C. Porter
160. Pennies from Heaven, A. Johnson
161. Pie in the Face Polka, H. Mancini
162. Ragtime Dance, S. Joplin
163. Take Five, B. Ligon
164. The Folks Who Live on the Hill, J. Kern
165. Theme from Molly Maguires, H. Mancini
166. Thorn Birds Theme, H. Mancini
167. What is This Thing Called Love, C. Porter
168. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To, C. Porter

Tangos

169. Csardas, M. McLean
170. Fandango, M. McLean
171. La Bamba, Trad. Mexican
172. La Cumparista, G.M. Rodriguez
173. Por Una Cabeza, C. Gardel
174. Rhumba, M. McLean
175. Serenata, M. McLean
176. Tango, M. McLean
177. Tango “Chromatique”, M. McLean
178. Tango Avila, M. Isaac
179. Tico – Tico, Z. de Abreu

TV/Film/Musicals

180. A Whole New World, Aladdin, A. Menken/T. Rice
181. All Time High, Octopussy, J. Barry
182. Colours of the Wind, Pocahontas, A. Menken
183. Dexter’s Tune, Awakenings, R. Newman
184. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Les Mis, C.M Schonberg
185. Fawlty Towers, Dennis Wilson
186. Godfather Theme, Speak Softly Love, N. Rota
187. Hedwig’s Theme, Harry Potter, J. Williams
188. Hushabye Mountain, Chitty Chitty, R. Sherman
189. I Don’t Know How to Love Him, A. L. Webber
190. If I Were a Rich Man, Fiddler on the Roof, S. Harnick/J. Bock
191. James Bond Theme, M. Norman
192. Jeeves and Wooster Theme, Anne Dudley
193. Jurassic Park Theme, John Williams
194. Kissing You, Romeo and Juliet, Des’ree
195. Moon River, Breakfast at Tiffanys, H. Mancini
196. Nobody Does it Better, M. Hamlisch
197. Over the Rainbow, Wizard of Oz, Harold Arlen
198. Raiders March, J. Williams
199. Schindler’s List, Theme, J. Williams
200. Somewhere, West Side Story, L. Bernstein
201. Star Trek, The Next Generation, J. Goldsmith
202. The Gremlin Rag, Gremlins, J. Goldsmith
203. The Magnificent Seven, E. Bernstein
204. The Prayer, Quest for Camelot, C. Bayer/D. Foster
205. The Snowman Suite, Howard Blake
206. The Throne Room, Star Wars, J. Williams
207. Theme from E.T., J. Williams
208. Tonight, West Side Story, L. Bernstein
209. Upstairs Downstairs, The Edwardians, A. Faris

Pop/Rock

210. A Hard Days Night, Beatles
211. All of Me, John Legend
212. Amazing, Bruno Mars
213. And I Love Her, Beatles
214. At Last, Etta James
215. Benny and the Jets, The Hitters
216. Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
217. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
218. Calico Skies, Paul McCartney
219. E.T., Katy Perry
220. Firework, Katy Perry
221. Get Lucky, Daft Punk
222. Golden Earth Girl, Paul McCartney
223. Grenade, Bruno Mars
224. Happy, Pharrell
225. Happy Together, The Turtles
226. Holiday, Greenday
227. How to Save a Life, The Fray
228. Human, The Killers
229. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Aerosmith
230. I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
231. If I Aint Got You, Alicia Keys
232. Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
233. It Must be Love, Madness
234. Make You Feel My Love, Adele
235. Moondance, Van Morrison
236. Mr Brightside, The Killers
237. My Girl, Temptations
238. My Love, Paul McCartney
239. No Surprises, Radiohead
240. One Day Like This, Elbow
241. Paperback Writer, Beatles
242. Paradise, Cold Play
243. Please Please Please, The Smiths
244. Poker Face, Lady Gaga
245. Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
246. Rolling in the Deep, Adele
247. She, Elvis Costello
248. She’s My Baby, Paul McCartney
249. Somedays, Paul McCartney
250. Someone Like You, Adele
251. Sweet Child of Mine, Guns ‘N Roses
252. The Book of Love, Peter Gabriel
253. The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
254. Thriller, Michael Jackson
255. Tomorrow Never Knows, Beatles
256. Viva La Vida, Cold Play
257. Warm and Beautiful, Paul McCartney
258. Whatever, Oasis
259. When I’m 64, Beatles
260. When You Were Young, The Killers
261. When You Wish Upon A Star, from Pinocchio
262. With or Without You, U2
263. Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
264. You Really Got Me, The Kinks
265. You’re My Best Friend, Queen
266. Your Song, Elton John

Christmas

267. All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
268. Away in a Manger
269. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
270. Christmas Medley
271. Deck the Halls
272. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
273. Frosty The Snowman
274. God Rest you Merry Gentlemen
275. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
276. I’ll be Home For Christmas
277. In the Bleak Mid-Winter
278. Infant Holy
279. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
280. Jingle Bell Rock
281. Joy to the World
282. Let It Snow
283. Lo, How a Rose
284. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
285. O Little Town of Bethlehem
286. Once in Royal David’s City
287. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
288. Silent Night
289. Sussex Carol
290. The Christmas Waltz
291. The First Noel
292. The Little Drummer Boy
293. We Wish you a Merry Christmas
294. What Child is This
295. Winter Wonderland

Lineup

  • We can provide:
    String quartet - two violins, viola and cello
    String trio - violin, viola and cello
    String duo - violin and cello
    Solo violin/cello

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