Aurora Strings

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Aurora Strings are an experienced, professional string quartet (violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello) based in the North East of England, consisting of four highly trained and dedicated musicians. Having performed together for over 10 years, the quartet has a wealth of experience when it comes to providing live music for all types of events, including weddings, corporate dinners, private events, festival performances, exhibition previews, classical concerts and recording sessions.

Their repertoire list is extensive and due to their eclectic musical taste is extremely varied in style, ranging from classical to pop, jazz to folk, tangos to film themes, soul, disco and even electronica. Being experienced arrangers of music, the quartet also like to provide their clients with the opportunity to hear their favourite song being performed, so if there’s a song that’s special to you and not already on their repertoire list, they can write and perform it for you. You can hear samples of their arrangements here.

The quartet are professional, reliable, friendly and flexible and will tailor their service to meet your individual needs. They are available to perform in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Teesside, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Engagements outside these areas will also be considered.

Lots of people commented on Aurora Strings and how good you all sounded. The photographer, who has attended lots of weddings, said that you were the best string quartet he had heard, which says a lot about your playing and talents. Once again thanks for making our day special.
Ged and Liz Carlin (Seaham Hall)

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Jan. 5, 2019

Just thought I’d drop you a line to say thank you to you and your fellow musicians for playing at our daughter’s wedding. I know we and their guests appreciated how beautifully you played their selection of music - many thanks for adding to their wedding service.

Services From Aurora Strings


String Quartet (or String Trio) - 2 Hours

Thanks for getting in touch. We are currently available on this date and would love to play for you! Our fees are based on a 2 hour booking for the quartet. The trio is great if you have limited space. For this, we would usually play for 15 mins prior to the ceremony, the entrance, register signing (2 pieces) and exit than for approximately 1 hour at the drinks reception. Our fees for the trio for up to 2 hours would be £450. Our repertoire is extensive and varied and you can see this and hear some sound clips on our profile page. We can play any style of music that you require for your occasion. Also, it's worth mentioning that we regularly compose string quartet arrangements of the music of all kinds including popular music, so if there is a specific piece of music that is special to you and not included on our repertoire list, please do ask. Please feel free to ask any questions at all, otherwise, we look forward to playing for you! Best wishes Gayle Aurora Strings
From: £590.00 per event
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, birthday parties, VIP dinners, launches, various private events
  • How long do you play for?
    Up to 5 hours with breaks
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes we have PLI
  • How much space do you require?
    Around 4x4 metres and 4 armless chairs
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Yes. We write lots of arrangements all of the time. We charge a small fee for this service.

Set List/Services


Suite no. 3 in D Bach
Air on the G String Bach
Arioso Bach
Wachet Auf Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze Bach
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Bach
Ode To Joy Beethoven
Habanera from Carmen Bizet
The Toreador's Song from Carmen Bizet
Minuet Boccherini
String Quartet no.2 Borodin
Hungarian Dance no. 5 Brahms
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Christmas Concerto Corelli
Clair de Lune Debussy
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Debussy
The Flower Song from Lakme Delibes
O Sole Mio di Capua
Chanson de Matin Elgar
Nimrod Elgar
Salut d'amour Elgar
Serenade for Strings Elgar
Pavane Faure
Panis Angelicus Franck
Suite from Peer Gynt Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Grieg
Aria from Xerxes Handel
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Handel
The Water Music Suites Handel
Concerto Grosso no.5 Handel
Music from the Royal Fireworks Handel
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni*
Various string quartets Haydn
Palladio Jenkins*
Liebestraum Liszt
Meditation from Thais Massenet
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate Mozart
Andante from Piano Concerto n. 21 Mozart
Der Vogelfanger from The Magic Flute Mozart
Divertimenti no. 1,2 & 3 Mozart
Bei Mannern from The Magic Flute Mozart
Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman Offenbach
Canon in D Pachelbel
Troika (xmas) Prokofiev
Nessun Dorma Puccini
O mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicci Puccini
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Bolero Ravel
Gymnopedies no. 2 & 3 Satie*
Romance Shostakovich*
Ave Maria Schubert
Traumeri Schumann
The Blue Danube Waltz Strauss
Sleeping Beauty Waltz Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite (xmas) Tchaikovsky
Concerto Grosso Vivaldi
Largo from Winter Vivaldi
Spring (from ‘The Four Seasons’) Vivaldi
Summer (from ‘The Four Seasons’) Vivaldi
Autumn (from ‘The Four Seasons’) Vivaldi
Winter (from ‘The Four Seasons’) Vivaldi
Wedding March Wagner
The Skater’s Waltz Waldteufel
Capriol Suite Warlock

Pop Songs
Make You Feel My Love Adele*
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith*
Rasputin Boney M*
Life on Mars David Bowie*
Wuthering Heights Kate Bush*
Tainted Love Cobb (Soft Cell)*
Yellow Coldplay
You Spin Me Round Dead or Alive*
I Just Can’t Get Enough Depeche Mode
Personal Jesus Depeche Mode*
One Day Like This Elbow*
Sweet Talkin’ Woman ELO*
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You Elvis
Love Me Tender Elvis
Sweet Dreams The Eurythmics*
Dream Catch Me Newton Faulkner*
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac*
Lovely Head Goldfrapp*
Pilots Goldfrapp*
Let’s Stay Together Al Green*
Sweet Child of Mine Guns n’ Roses*
Billy Jean Michael Jackson*
Thriller Michael Jackson*
Flightless Bird, American Mouth Iron and Wine*
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin*
All of Me John Legend*
All You Need is Love Lennon & McCartney*
Hey Jude Lennon & McCartney*
Penny Lane Lennon & McCartney
Funky Town Lipps Inc.*
Unfinished Sympathy Massive Attack*
It’s All About You McFly*
Beat It Michael Jackson*
Billy Jean Michael Jackson*
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You Michael Jackson*
Thriller Michael Jackson*
Your Song Elton John
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey*
Local Hero Mark Knopfler*
The Robots Kraftwerk*
Papa Don’t Preach Madonna*
Could It Be Magic Barry Manilow*
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face MacColl (Roberta Flack)*
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars*
Marry You Bruno Mars*
My Love Paul McCartney*
Cars Gary Numan*
Songbird McVie (Eva Cassidy)*
I Feel Love Moroder (Donna Summer)*
Blue Monday New Order*
Listen Up Oasis*
Whatever Oasis*
Wonderwall Oasis*
Beethoven’s 5 Secrets One Republic*
Perpetuum Mobile Penguin Café Orchestra*
A Thousand Years Christina Perry
Purple Rain Prince*
Raspberry Beret Prince*
A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum*
Baby I Love You The Ramones
Perfect Day Lou Reed*
Truly, Madly, Deeply Savage Garden*
Samskeyti (Heima) Sigor Rós*
Von Sigor Rós *
Fields of Gold Sting*
A Song for You Leon Russell (Ray Charles)*
Home Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros*
Something So Right Paul Simon*
Breathe Sia*
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol*
You’ve Got the Love Candi Staton/Florence and the Machine*
The Greatest Day Take That*
Rule the World Take That*
Close To Me The Cure*
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks
Fairytale of New York The Pogues*
Bittersweet Symphony (intro) The Verve*
From This Moment On Shania Twain*
You Raise Me Up Westlife*
You're the First, the Last, My Everything Barry White*
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder*
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder*
Sunny Stevie Wonder*

TV & Film Themes / Trad
Kissing You Armstrong (Des’ree)*
Goldfinger John Barry*
Diamonds are Forever John Barry*
From Russia with Love John Barry*
James Bond Theme John Barry*
Allo Allo Theme David Croft*
Theme from Sex and the City Cuomo*
Jeeves and Wooster Theme Anne Dudley
Nobody Does It Better Hamlisch (Carly Simon)*
A Man and A Woman Lai
Beauty and the Beast Prologue Alan Menken
The Ecstacy of Gold Ennio Morricone*
Family Guy Theme Walter Murphy*
The Imperial March (Star Wars) John Williams
The Throne Room (Star Wars) John Williams
Faulty Towers Theme Dennis Wilson
Irish Sherry Trad.
Fiddle Dance Trad.
Molly on the Shore Trad.
Live and Let Die Wings*

Jazz / Tangos / Musicals / Songbook
Over the Rainbow Arlen
La Vie en Rose Gugliemi (Edith Piaf/Louis Armstrong)
Close to You Bacharach
Say a Little Prayer Bacharach
Misty Burke
Fueye…! (tango) Charlo
Makin’ Whoopee Donaldson
Caravan Ellington
La vi Ilegar (tango) Francini
Por Una Cabeza (tango) Gardel
Embraceable You Gershwin
Fascinating Rhythm Gershwin
I Got Rhythm Gershwin
Love is Here to Stay Gershwin
Someone to Watch Over Me Gershwin
Pennies from Heaven Johnston
The Girl from Ipanema Jobim
Paragon Rag Joplin
The Easy Winners (rag) Joplin
The Folks who Live on the Hill Kern
When I Fall In Love King Cole*
Bohemia Rag Lamb
Moon River Mancini
Cafetin de Buenos Aires (tango) Mores
Cristal (tango) Mores
La Calesita (tango) Mores
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Porter
True Love Porter
Anything Goes Porter
Let's Do It Porter
I Get a Kick Out of You Porter
My Funny Valentine Rodgers
Some Enchanted Evening Rodgers
Suite from Oklahoma & The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square Sherwin
My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone* (Donaldson)
Moonlight in Vermont Suessdorf
EL 58 (tango) Varela/Nery
Ain't Misbehavin' Waller & Brooks
Mr. Wonderful Weiss
Slippery Elm Rag Woods
Tea for Two Youmans
When I Fall In Love Young

We also have a selection of Christmas and Bollywood music.

* - arrangement by Aurora Strings

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