Services From Sonore String Quartet
Award Winning Sonore String Quartet
Sonore String Quartet - Violin, Viola and Cello trio
Sonore is an award winning professional string duo, trio or quartet available for corporate and private events as well as weddings. We are also a founding member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses. As a highly experienced group with over 120 years of collective professional music making, performing in orchestral concerts, theatre, operas and other chamber music groups as well as playing as Sonore String Quartet. We endeavour to use the same core group of players so that the Sonore ‘sound’ is consistent. As well as being colleagues, we are great friends, showing in the enjoyment and energy we have in our playing.
We are skilled at ‘reading’ our audiences and can adapt to this with the pieces we play for you. Many of our arrangements (over 800!) are done by our players and are unique to Sonore - we can also create bespoke arrangements for you. We have a wide-ranging repertoire and are equally at home playing everything from well-known classics to current RnB, rock and pop music.
Every event and occasion is both individual and special and we take pride in working with you to create the perfect musical atmosphere for your civil or church wedding ceremony, drinks reception, dinner party or any other occasion you may be hosting. Many other event professionals comment on the depth and quality of our sound and the range of styles we perform in.
Sonore have played in many prestigious venues including Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Bath Assembly Rooms, Leeds Castle, Kirtlington Park House, and the IoD on Pall Mall.
Our players have studied with teachers from top UK conservatoires and worked with well-known conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Owain Arwel-Hughes; worked with the Bochmann and Chilingirian Quartets, as well as playing for Royal Scottish National, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Radio Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic.
Whatever your occasion, we can help make your event really special and memorable.
Rachel• July 19, 2021
Christina Carr• July 3, 2021
Maria O'Sullivan• June 26, 2021
Sonore String Quartet were absolutely fantastic. They played at our wedding, both in the church and at the drinks reception. They have a very big repertoire where we found every song that we really wanted, very helpful and responsive in the run up to the wedding and performed beautifully on the day. We are very grateful and would highly highly recommend!
Neil Westrop• April 24, 2021
So, I was looking for a string quartet for my proposal event and I saw and reviewed the Sonore String Quartet and was impressed by their fantastic reviews.
I am here to add to those reviews, they were absolutely amazing!! Before I'd even confirmed the booking, I was in touch with Kathryn about the event and a tailored list of songs that I wanted for the proposal. She said that if they didn't know it, they'd obtain the sheet music for it so they could perform it, nothing was too much trouble.
The payment transaction was a doddle and I was provided a copy of the invoice. Then, they liaised with the venue to establish their entry (a fair bit of sneaking around was required as to not give the game away!) and as we walked up the pathway towards the area booked out, oh, such sweet music!
Luckily, my now fiancée didn't twig that they were there for her, allowing us to have time to pick the right moment to give myself a well earned knee ache!
Sonore String Quartet brought such a degree of elegance and classiness to the event and made such beautiful music for all my family to enjoy. And to boot, they were absolute troopers on quite a blustery, cold day. They are a credit to their profession, book them, you definitely won't regret it, I certainly don't! I'll be having them at my wedding :)
Mr & Mrs L• April 6, 2021
Sonorestrings completed our wedding ceremony!!! Kathryn and the rest of the team were so lovely and accommodating to our constantly changing plans throughout the pandemic. We ended up having an intimate smaller church ceremony that was on a live stream to all our family and friends across the world. Our virtual guests absolutely LOVED the music choices ranging from classical, to film, to hymns, and finally including Bollywood classics during the signing of the register which was a lovely nod to our Indian culture! Even our Priest and the Church Stewards were so delighted to have the strings trio play as it's something they have never had at a wedding in the Church before! Really pleased we booked the talented Sonorestrings as they made our ceremony extra special! ❤
Alexander Devine Children’s Charity• July 25, 2019
“Sonore String Quartet joined us at our recent Moat Garden Party at Windsor Castle. They helped create such a beautiful atmosphere, and their broad range of music meant that there was something for all tastes. Despite it being the hottest day of the year, Kathryn, Neil and Giles were a pleasure to host, and the whole booking and communication process was so easy. Many of our guests commented on how wonderful the music was, and our esteemed hosts were equally as impressed!”
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Awarding winning, professional string quartet who love what they do and making events a real ‘occasion’
What are the highlights of your career?
We have so many as we have been professional musicians for so long. We love seeing our clients tapping their feet and having a ‘boogie’ as we play and big smiles on the faces of our clients as we play a song they’ve requested.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We love working with clients on their music choices in the lead up to their event. We have a huge repertoire list of over 650 songs and will also arrange pieces for you if we don’t have them
What kind of events do you usually serve?
We work at any type of formal or informal events including parties, formal evening events and weddings.
Who are your previous clients?
We have worked for numerous clients including large corporations and families.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Please contact us - we are usually paid via bank transfer.
How long do you play for?
We can play for anything from a ceremony, drinks reception or as background music for a meal.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We don’t use this equipment.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
We have PLI up to £10 million. We don’t use any electrical equipment.
How much space do you require?
We usually need 8ft by 8ft for a quartet and less for a trio or duo
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes - one of our players will arrange it for you provided we can find sheet music.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We would usually take a quick break at a convenient point - perhaps during a relocation or during speeches.
Our repertoire list is always being added to and our personnel can even arrange things that we don’t already have