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The Cambria String Quartet

Music

Overview

  • String quartet
  • Extensive repertoire of background music from Baroque to present day

Location

The quartet is based around Cardiff and frequently plays across all of South Wales, occasionally travelling to South West England and Mid Wales.

Standard Set Times

  • Up to five hours (mainly background music)

About this Act

Established in 2002 by professional musicians, the Cambria String Quartet has gained wide experience in performing at corporate events, functions, concerts and weddings.

Their repertoire has many different styles including classical, opera, folk, jazz and any pop/rock music. Their play list is continuously expanding, plus they offer an arrangement service for any special musical requests.

Each band member has a wealth of musical experience including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Academy Opera Orchestra, English National Ballet, West Of England Philharmonic, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, Welsh National Opera and the Jeff Hooper Big Band. Individual players have worked with many artists including Bryn Terfel, Lesley Garret, Charlotte Church, Sian Cothi, Peter Karrie and Ryland Teifi.

Recent work has included playing at the opening of the new Penderyn Distillery hosted by Prince Charles (June 2008), the launch conference for the new Pembrokeshire gas pipeline hosted by Her Majesty the Queen (June 2008), and summer festivals such as the Raglan Festival.

They travel mainly around South Wales, mid Wales and South West England.

Set List

Air - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave Maria - Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Canon - Pachelbel
Flower Duet - Delibes
Hornpipe' Water Music - Handel
La Rejouissance - Handel
Moon River - Mancini
All That Jazz - Kander
Anything Goes - Porter
Star Wars (film medley) - John Williams
Bitter Sweet Symphony - Verve
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fields of Gold - Sting
Greatest Day - Take That
It Must be Love - Madness
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Michael Jackson Medley - Michael Jackson
Mister Sandman - Pat Ballard
Music to Watch Girls Go By - Andy Williams
Por Una Cabeza (Tango) - Gardel
Sway/Cherry Pink - P Beltran
That's Amore - Harry Warren
Universal - Blur
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns 'n Roses
Yellow - Coldplay
You and Me Song - the Wannadies
Irish Folk Medleys - various
Welsh Folk Medleys - various
Selection of Rags - Scott Joplin


Lineup

  • A four piece string band consisting of two violins, a viola and cello.

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