The Chanot Ensemble
Traditional string quartet - 2x violins, viola, cello. We play music of all genres. Arrangements can be made of special requests.
The Chanot Ensemble is a string quartet which specialises in live music for Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Events & Private Parties. We are also happy to perform at Music Society and other concerts.
Our extensive repertoire of more than 250 pieces includes classical, jazz and popular music.
Based in central Norfolk, we perform in Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
With many years of experience in playing both for formal, corporate events, we specialise in playing for Weddings. We are very happy to provide assistance with the planning and choice of repertoire for your special occasion. We can also arrange your special request – a feature which many couples like during the signing of the register.
For the larger events, the Chanot Ensemble has on its books many of the best musicians in East Anglia from which we are able to provide a chamber orchestra numbering from 13 – 40 musicians.
- What kind of events do you usually serve?Weddings, Anniversaries, Civic and Business functions
- How long do you play for?We can play for up to four hours
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?Not applicable
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?We have never needed PL Insurance. Our equipment is not electrical, therefore a PAT test is moot required.
- How much space do you require?We generally need about 3 X 3 metres.
- My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?We can generally write arrangements of special requests. There is an extra charge of £25 per arrangement.
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?It depends on how long the event is. 1 hour event: no break 2 hour event: 1x 15 minute break 3 hour event: 2x 10 minute breaks 4+ hours event: 1x 10 minute break in each hour.
Our music lists are on our website.
We are happy to provide background music for weddings, anniversaries, civic and business functions.
We also have a jazz trio associated with us - piano, bass and drums.
The music we play
Our repertoire of over 250 titles includes a varied and exciting range of Classical and Light music together with Jazz, Pop and Music from the Shows. We are able to arrange your special requests, in order to make your day memorable.
Below is a sample of some of our more popular music – listed in four general categories:
Classical Jazz Standards Stage & Screen Light Music
Bach Brandenburg Concerto Nos. 3 & 6
Bach Air on the G string
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Delibes Flower Song from Lakme
Franck Panis Angelicu
Greig Anitra’s Dance
Handel La Rejoissance
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Water Music
Massenet Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn The Wedding march
Mozart Alleluia – Exultate Jubilate
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 – Elvira Madigan
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Schubert Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Wagner Bridal Chorus
Bizet ‘Habanera’ and ‘Toreador’s Song’ from Carmen
Delibes ‘Flower Song’ from Lakmé
Massenet Meditation from Thaïs
Mozart Overture from Marriage of Figaro
Puccini ‘O mio babbino caro’ from Gianni Schicchi
Verdi Brindisi from – La Traviata
Cole Porter Night And Day
Cole Porter I Get a Kick Out of You
Cole Porter Just One of Those Things
Cole Porter Let’s Do It
Donaldson Making Whoopie
Shearing Lullaby of Birdland
Stage & Screen
Berlin Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Berlin There’s No Business Like Show Business
Bernstein One Hand, One Heart
Lai Theme form Love Story
Lloyd Webber Music of the Night
Lloyd Webber Memory – from Cats
Noel Gay Leaning on a Lamp Post
Rogers The Sound of Music
Shostakovich Romance form the Gadfly
Williams Schindler’s List
Binge Elizabethan Serenade
Joplin The Entertainer + many others
Lennon/McCartney Beatles Medley
Ungar Ashokan Farewell
Traditional English Country Garden
Traditional Four English Folk Songs
A full list can be provided on request