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Fortune Strings - Quartet and Trio

About Us

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Based in Lichfield, Fortune String Quartet is a well-presented ensemble of talented musicians – we offer string quartets and string trios for special occasions.  Alongside our classical selection, we have a vast array of modern pop and jazz music – all performed by some of the finest and most accomplished string performers in the Midlands region.  Our string quartet and trio have played at weddings and events in the West Midlands, East Midlands, Birmingham, Lichfield, Tamworth, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire…

All of the Fortune players have studied at the UK’s top music conservatoires. Our Fortune String Quartet players are experts at providing beautifully-arranged quality music for your wedding, any special occasion or private function…between us, we have performed at 1000+ weddings and events!

From initial enquiry to the performance we pride ourselves on a professional and friendly service.  Fortune String Quartet loves to see you and your guests enjoy our performances and will happily fulfil any special requests.

Although Fortune Quartet and Trio perform mainly at weddings and events around the East Midlands, West Midlands, Birmingham, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire, we are happy to travel further should you need us to. Please inform us upon enquiry.

For more intimate events and venues, our Fortune String Trio is the perfect choice, particularly for those who have limited space or fewer than 70 guests.  An excellent repertoire, although smaller than that of the Fortune String Quartet, encompasses all tastes.

Fortune Strings has the privilege of working with musicians who perform regularly with The CBSO, The Hallé Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, and who have played at venues (to name just a few) such as The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Barbican and even Glastonbury!

All Fortune String Quartet players are full-time, professional musicians who are DBS registered and have Public Liability Insurance.


What We Do


Fortune String Quartet or Fortune String Trio plays your favourite pieces of music as you walk down the aisle, during the Signing and as you both exit...

Silver Wedding Rings


For corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries or charity events, Fortune Strings is a smart addition to create the perfect atmosphere...



Our Fortune String Quartet players have loads of recording experience - need more players? Not a problem!




Adagio - Albinoni

Adagio (Secret Garden) - Lovland

Adagio (Violin Concerto) - Bruch

Air and Simple Gifts composed for Barak Obama's inauguration

Air on the G String - Bach

Amapola - Ennio Morricone

Arrival of the Birds

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Ave Maria * - Gounod

Ave Maria * - Schubert

Badinerie - Bach

Barcarolle - Offenbach

Berceuse - Fauré

Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss

Bolero - Ravel

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Chanson de Matin - Elgar

Chanson de Nuit - Elgar

Che Gelida Manina (La Bohéme) - Puccini

Clair de Lune - Débussy

Con Te Partiro (Time To Say Goodbye)

Czardas - Monti

Danse des Mirlitons (The Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky

Double Violin Concerto (1st & 2nd mvts) - Bach

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart

Elizabethan Serenade - Ronald Binge

Elvira Madigan - Mozart

First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin

Flower Duet - Delibes

Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Funiculì Funiculà - Denza

Gabriel’s Oboe

Grand Finale/Ice Dance (Edward Scissorhands)


Here Comes the Bride - Wagner

Humming Chorus (Madame Butterfly) - Puccini

Humoresque - Dvorák

I Giorni - Einaudi

Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana) - Mascagni

Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring * - Bach

Largo (Xerxes) - Handel

Largo (New World Symphony) - Dvorák

Lark Quartet (1st mvt) - Haydn

March (The Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart

Mc Mozart’s Eine Kleine bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik - Prof. Teddy Bor

Meditation (Thaïs) - Massanet

Melody in F - Rubinstein

Minuet in G - Boccherini

Morning (Peer Gynt Suite) - Grieg

Nessun Dorma - Puccini

Nimrod - Elgar

Norwegian Dance No.2 - Grieg

O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini

O Sole Mio - Capua

Palladio (De Beers Diamond advert)

Pavane - Faure

Prelude (Te Deum) - Charpentier

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1st variation) - Rachmaninov

Romance - Shostakovich

Roses from the South - Strauss

Salut d’Amour - Elgar

Schindler’s List

Sheep May Safely Graze * - Bach

Skaters’ Waltz - Strauss

Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky

Softly Awakes My Heart - Saint-Saëns

Song from ‘A Secret Garden’ - Lovland

Song To The Moon - Dvorák

The Girl With The Flaxen Hair - Débussy

The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Rogers

The Swan - Saint-Saëns

Theme from Angels and Demons

Theme from Cinema Paradiso - E. Morricone

Thieving Magpie Overture - Rossini

Tik-Tak Polka - Strauss

Traumerei - Schumman

Trumpet Tune in D - Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

Two Rondeaux - Purcell

Vivo Per Lei

Vocalise - Rachmaninov

Voices of Spring - Strauss

Water Music - Handel

Wedding Day At Troldhaugen - Grieg

Wedding March - Mendelssohn

A Foggy Day

A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)

A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square

A Whole New World (Aladdin)

All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

America (West Side Story)

Any Dream Will Do (Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat)

Anything Goes

As Time Goes By

Ashokan Farewell

At Last - Etta James

At The Beginning (Anastasia)

Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)

Begin the Beguine - Porter

Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp)

Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velasquez

Beyond the Sea

Blue Moon

Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Showboat)

Cheek to Cheek

Chicago - Fisher

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Colours of the Wind from Pocahontas

Come Fly With Me

Come in From the Rain

Come What May (Moulin Rouge)

Concerning Hobbits (The Hobbit)

Cry Me A River - Hamilton

Disney Princess Medley

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Frozen)

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Evita)

El Tango de Roxanne (Moulin Rouge)

Embraceable You - Gershwin

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Fly Me to the Moon - Sinatra

Girl from Ipanema

Have You Met Miss Jones?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria (The Sound of Music)

How High The Moon

I Can Go The Distance (Hercules)

I Could’ve Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)

I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables)

I Feel Pretty (West Side Story)

I Got Rhythm

I Know Him So Well (Chess)

I Love Paris - Cole Porter

I Love You - Cole Porter

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Il Postino (The Postman)

In the Mood

It Had To Be You

It’s Only a Paper Moon

John Ryan’s Polka

L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Les Misérables medley

Let It Go (Frozen)

Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Let’s Do It

Let’s Face The Music And Dance

Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

Love and Marriage

Love Is Here To Stay

Love Theme (The Godfather)

Makin’ Whoopee

Maria (West Side Story)

Memory (Cats)

Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Moondance - Van Morrison

Moonlight in Vermont

Moonlight Serenade

Music to Watch Girls By

My Favourite Things (The Sound of Music)

My Funny Valentine

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

Mystic Caravan

Nemo Egg (Finding Nemo)

Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)

New York, New York - Bernstein

New York, New York - Sinatra

Now I See the Light (Tangled)

On My Own (Les Misérables)

One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story)

Over The Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)

Pennies From Heaven

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Pink Panther

Pirates of the Caribbean Medley

Plink! Plank! Plunk!

Portuguese Love Theme (Love Actually)

Reel Fiddlin’ (Traditional Folk Reels)

So Close (Enchanted)

Somebody Loves Me

Someone To Watch Over Me

Somethin’ Stupid

Somewhere (West Side Story)

Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers Theme)

Stormy Weather - Arlen

Strangers in the Night

Stuff We Did (Disney’s UP)


Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)

Take Five

Take The A Train

Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and the Beast)

Tango – “La Cumparsita” - Rodriguez

Tango – “Por Una Cabeza”

Tango – “Retintín” - Arolas

Tango – “Tico–Tico” Chôro Sapéca - Abreu

Tango – “El Choclo” - Villoldo

Tango – “El Esquinazo” - Villoldo

Tango – “El Fandango del Candil” - Granados

Tango – “Jalousie” - Gade

Tango – Andaluza (Tango) - Granados

Tango – Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 (Tango) - Villa-Lobos

Tango – Dance Like Crooked Antoine - Gonçalves

Tango – Danzas Argentinas No. 2 (Tango) - Ginastera

Tango – Habañera (Carmen) - Bizet

Tango – La Bamba

Tango – Lamento Quichua

Tango – Libertango

Tango – Noites Cariocas - Bandolim

Tango – Tanguedia III - Piazzolla

Tango alla Tedesca - Naughtin

Tango in D - Albeniz

Tea For Two

That’s Amore - Dean Martin

The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)

The Folks Who Live On The Hill

The Harry Lime Theme

The Man I love

The Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)

The Secret Wedding (Braveheart)

Theme from Laura - David Raksin

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Tradition (Fiddler On The Roof)

Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

Wave - Frank Sinatra

We Have All The Time In The World

West Side Story Medley (Overture/Maria/I Like to be in America/Mambo)

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life? - Legrand

What’s This Thing Called Love?

When I Fall in Love

When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)

You Can’t Stop The Beat (Hairspray)

You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)

You’ll Never Walk Alone

You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)

A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins

A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles

A Million Love Songs - Take That

Abba Medley (Overture/Mamma Mia/I Have a Dream/Dancing Queen)

Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay

Africa - Toto

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

All About You - McFly

All My Love - Led Zeppelin

All Of Me - John Legend

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

Amor de Chocolat

Angels - Robbie Williams

Annie’s Song

Baby - Justin Bieber

Back in Black - AC/DC

Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles

Bad Guy - Billy Eilish

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Ben - Michael Jackson

Best Day of My Life - American Authors

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Book of Days - Enya

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Bring Me Sunshine

Brown Eyed Girl

Can’t Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams

Can’t Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone

Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo dil ko 'Now That You Have Stolen My Heart'

Clocks - Coldplay

Close To You - The Carpenters

Come on Eileen

Common People - Pulp

Copacabana - Barry Manilow

Counting Stars - One Republic

Country Joe

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Creep - Radiohead

Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy

Day Tripper - The Beatles

Delilah - Tom Jones

Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen

Don’t Stop Believing - Journey

Eight Days A Week - The Beatles

Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Evergreen - Streisand

Everlasting Love - Love Affair

Every Tear is a Waterfall - Coldplay

Everything - Michael Bublé

Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

F.H.G. (Initials of a very naughty song!) - Tenacious D

Falling Slowly

Feelings - Andy Williams

Fields of Gold - Sting

For Just a Moment (St. Elmo's Fire) - Foster

For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)

Friday, I’m in Love

Frozen - Madonna

Get Back - The Beatles

Get Lucky - Daft Punk / Pharrell Williams

Girl - The Beatles

Give Me Love - Ed Sheehan

Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)

Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles

Goodbye to Love - The Carpenters

Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles

Greatest Day - Take That

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Halo - Beyoncé

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Hasta Mi Final

Hava Nagila

Havana - Camila Cabello

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

Heaven - Bryan Adams

Hello - Adele

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles

Hernando’s Hideaway / Light My Fire

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Hey Soul Sister - Train

Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's

High - Lighthouse Family

Higher Love

Highway to Hell - AC/DC

Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros

Hotel California - The Eagles

How Deep is Your Love? - Bee Gees

How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

I Feel Good - James Brown

I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield

I Was Born to Love - Queen

I’ll Be There for You - The Rembrandts

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

If You Could Read My Mind - Lightfoot

In My Blood

In My Life - The Beatles

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

It Must Be Love - Madness

Just Dance - Lady Gaga

Just Give Me A Reason - Pink

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Karma Police - Radiohead

Kashmir - Led Zepplin

Kiss from a Rose - Seal

Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer

Kissing You - Des'ree

La Bamba

Learn to Fly

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Levitating - Dua Lipa

Life On Mars? - David Bowie

Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

Livin’ Thing - ELO

Looney Tunes Fugue

Lost in the Woods (Frozen 2)

Love is Not a Fight - Warren Barfield

Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding

Love Of My Life - Queen

Love Story - Taylor Swift

Lovely - Billie Eilish

Lucky - Jason Mraz / Colbie Caillat

Maestro (The Holiday)

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys

Marry You - Bruno Mars


Money - Pink Floyd

Money, Money, Money - Abba

Motown Forever Medley (My Girl/Stop in the Name of Love/I Heard it Through the Grapevine/I'll Be There)

Mr. Blue Sky - ELO

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

My Girl - The Temptations

My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

My Way - Frank Sinatra

Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues

Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

Now We Are Free (Gladiator)

One Day Like This - Elbow

Only If - Enya

Over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ"

Paradise - Coldplay

Pianoman - Billy Joel

Poker Face - Lady Gaga

Pompeii - Bastille

Purple Haze - Hendrix

Queen Medley (We Will Rock You / Another One Bites The Dust / We Are The Champions)

R U Mine? - Arctic Monkeys

Rather Be

Rio - Duran Duran

River Flows in You

Rockabye - Clean Bandit

Rockin’ All Over The World - Status Quo

Rolling In The Deep - Adele

Roxanne - The Police

Royals - Lordes

Rude - Magic

Rule The World - Take That

Run - Snow Patrol

Sarah - Thin Lizzy

Say A Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach

Say Something - Partitur

Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel

Secrets - One Republic

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Shallow (A Star is Born)

She - Elvis Costello

She’s The One - Robbie Williams

Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Singin’ In The Rain

Skinny Love - Birdy

Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

Skyfall - Adele

Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

So Happy Together - The Turtles

Someone Like You - Adele

Someone You Loved

Somewhere Only We Know - Keane

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

Sportsnet (Blue Jays Theme)

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Strange from Bridgerton

Super Trooper - Abba

Sway / Cherry Pink - Michael Bublé / Dean Martin

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics

Sweet Home Alabama

Take Me to Church - Hozier

Talking To The Moon - Bruno Mars

Tender - Blur

Thank You for the Music - Abba

That Means A Lot - The Beatles

The Chad Who Loved Me - Mansun

The Ecstasy of Gold (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)

The Fool On The Hill - The Beatles

The Rose - Bette Midler

The Way We Were

The Wellerman Sea Shanty

Theme from Bridgerton

Theme from Fawlty Towers

Theme from Forrest Gump

Theme from Game of Thrones

Theme from Ghostbusters

Theme from Harry Potter (Medley)

Theme from James Bond

Theme from Legends of the Fall – The Ludlows

Theme from Poirot

Theme from Pokémon

Theme from Pride and Prejudice (BBC TV series)

Theme from Ski Sunday (Pop Looks Bach)

Theme from Star Wars

Theme from Super Mario

Theme from Tarzan - Phil Collins

Theme from The Addams Family

Theme from The Godfather (Love theme)

Theme from The Legend of Zelda

Theme from The Phantom Menace

Theme from The Simpsons

Theme from Underwater Mario Bros.

Theme from World of Warcraft (Lions Pride)

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

This is Me (The Greatest Showman)

Thousand Years (The Twilight Saga)

Three Lions - The Lightning Seeds

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Thunderstruck - AC/DC

Ticket to Ride - The Beatles

Time (Inception) - Zimmer

Time Of Your Life - Green Day

Titanium - Sia

Top Of The World - The Carpenters

Turning Page (The Twilight Saga)

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson

Vera Cruz

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Wake Me Up - Avicii

Wake Me Up - Aviici


We Are Young - Fun

We Don’t Talk About Bruno (Encanto)

We Go Together (Grease)

When I’m Sixty-Four - The Beatles

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

Wildest Dreams from Bridgerton - Taylor Swift

With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

With or Without You - U2

Without You - Guetta

Woman - Lennon

Wonderful Tonight

Wonderwall - Oasis

Writing’s On The Wall (Spectre) - Sam Smith

Yellow - Coldplay

Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

Yesterday - The Beatles

You’re Still The One - Shania Twain

You’re Welcome (Moana)

You’re My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White

Your Song - Elton John

A Christmas Feast: Five ancient carols

A Christmas Wassail (medley)

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Away in a Manger

Bell Carol / In Dulci Jubilo

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Carol of the Bells - Leontovych

Carols for Christmas Eve (medley)

Christmas Angels (medley)

Deck the Halls

Fairytale of New York

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Good King Wenceslas

Greensleeves ("What Child Is This")

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Heaven and Nature Sing

I Saw Three Ships

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bells

Let It Snow

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming - Praetorius

O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O Holy Night

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Once In Royal David’s City

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Silent Night

Sing We Now of Christmas (medley)

Sleigh Ride

The 12 Days of Christmas

The Carol of the Drum (Czech, Traditional)

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

The First Nowell

The Holly and the Ivy

The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky

The Snowman (a selection of pieces)

We Come A-Caroling

We Three Kings

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland


Ah, Fuggi il Traditor - Mozart

Air on the G String - Bach

Arioso - Bach

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Au Revoir

Ave Maria * - Schubert

Barcarolle - Offenbach

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Chanson de Matin - Elgar

Clair de Lune - Débussy

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart


Fireworks Music - Handel

Flower Duet - Delibes

Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana) - Mascagni

Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring * - Bach

Largo (Xerxes) - Handel

O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini

Ode to Joy

Panis Angelicus

Rondeau - Mouret

Salut d’Amour - Elgar

Sheep May Safely Graze * - Bach

The Swan - Saint-Saëns

Trumpet Tune in D - Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

Wachet Auf

Water Music - Handel

Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Wedding March - Wagner

A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)

A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square

At Last - Etta James

Beauty and the Beast

Blue Creek Waltz

Come What May (Moulin Rouge)

Country Club - Joplin

Greek Dance

Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Over The Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)

Paragon Rag - Joplin

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Roberta)

Tango - Albinez

Tango – “El Choclo” - Villoldo

That’s Amore - Dean Martin

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

All Of Me - John Legend

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams

Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

Clocks - Coldplay

Everlasting Love - Love Affair

Fields of Gold - Sting

Halo - Beyoncé

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

I Just Called To Say (I Love You) - Stevie Wonder

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

It Must Be Love - Madness

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Nightswimming - R.E.M.

Nobody Does it Better - Carly Simon

One Day Like This - Elbow

Paradise - Coldplay

Por Una Cabeza

She - Elvis Costello

Sway / Cherry Pink - Michael Bublé / Dean Martin

This Year’s Love - David Gray

Thousand Years (The Twilight Saga)

Winter (Adagio from Four Seasons) - Vivaldi

You’re Beautiful - J. Blunt

You’re My Best Friend - Queen

You’re My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Angels We Have Heard On High

Away in a Manger

Carol of the Bells - Leontovych

Deck the Halls

Go Tell It On The Mountain

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Good King Wenceslas

Greensleeves ("What Child Is This")

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

I Saw Three Ships

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Jingle Bells

Joy to the World

O Christmas Tree

O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O Holy Night

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Once In Royal David’s City

Pat a Pan

Silent Night

Sussex Carol

The 12 Days of Christmas

The 3 Kings of Orient Are

The Coventry Carol

The First Nowell

The Holly and the Ivy

The Huron Carol

The Snow Lay On The Ground

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Wexford Carol

White Christmas

* piece may not be suitable for Civil Ceremony - please check with your Registrar

Can’t find the music you’re looking for?
If you have a special piece in mind that is not currently listed,  please contact Sarah on 07769 915187 and she will discuss how best to fulfil your request.


Here are some short snippets of our Fortune String Quartet musicians during a live concert.



string player viola piano

Meet Sarah

Hi – I’m the founder and principal Viola player of Fortune Strings.  Since 2003, I have performed at over 500 weddings and events, along with recordings at Maida Vale and filmings with the BBC,  so I have plenty of performance and organisational experience and lots of musical ideas!

Please complete the enquiry form, or call me, and together we will create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding, celebration or event.


I am interested in:

For my wedding, I am interested in:


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Exit music
a few ideas

The exit of your ceremony, as a newly married couple, is a joyous moment.  Guests should be applauding and celebrating with you – let’s suggest some pieces that will keep that feeling going until the last guest leaves the room!

Classical ideas:

Wedding March by Mendelssohn, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba


Contemporary ideas:

I Only Want to Be With You – Dusty Springfield,  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,   All You Need is Love,  We Go Together,  Bring Me Sunshine,  Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,  Fly Me to the Moon, God Only Knows,  Greatest Day, – Take That,  It Must Be Love – Madness,  Don’t Stop Me Now,  Love and Marriage,  That’s Amore,  One Day Like This




Fortune Strings, 25th August 2021
News post
Ploughing through 2021
...from the postponements of 2020

Crikey, end of August 2021 already?! 2020 passed us all by in a blur of worry, frustration and craziness.  All 2020 weddings were postponed, arranged, rearranged, postponed again.  As musicians we were chomping at the bit to get back into what we love…playing.

2020 gave me a bit of time to reflect on how best to keep Fortune moving forward.  Fortunately we were always going to be around – as long as we have musicians, you will always have a string quartet.  So I have spent significant time working on a new website and gathering together new music. Unfortunately my 2020 project of creating new videos of the quartet didn’t happen, and it has taken a bit of a back seat for a while, but it will have it’s moment.

So I have been thinking: when it comes to booking musicians, what are the areas you feel unsure about? If you could ask me one question about booking a quartet, what would it be? 

Fortune Strings,
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New projects
Videos and music

One of the toughest things for a group of musicians at weddings and events is finding the opportunity to effectively and professionally video ourselves performing.  We are so busy playing that we rarely get the chance to ask guests to video us.  As clients, you are naturally eager to see what we look and sound like; of course – it’s your hard-earned money that you are spending to hire us, you need to make sure we are the right people for you!

So, in 2019 we managed to sneakily film ourselves, using a mobile, playing some of our most popular pieces.  We called it Project Sneaky Vids.  We will be continuing to do this throughout 2020 – not at all weddings/events – but whenever we see the chance to do so.  Fortune Strings also plans to be having professional videos done this year.  We hope to be bringing these videos to our website soon, however in the meantime, hop on over to our Facebook page where you will see what we have managed so far. We hope you enjoy!

2019 also saw us add to our extensive repertoire list.  Fortune has access to many different pieces – available for us to get from the internet and our arrangers – that we can’t possibly have them all in our repertoire list….BUT, if you can’t see a piece on our list, ask us! We may just know where to find the perfect arrangement for you.

Wishing you all a prosperous and happy 2020 from Fortune Strings HQ x

Fortune Strings, 25th January 2020
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...we've got a new addition!

2018 into 2019 has been a bit of a blur here at FS Headquarters – I (Sarah) only went and had a baby! (admittedly 10 months ago, but there are days when it still feels new)

It got me thinking about how (albeit wonderful) things can slow down the planning process and maintaining life as you knew it before.  It’s incredibly easy how jobs you’ve been meaning to do slide past you in a haze of time and all of a sudden the pressure of making decisions is upon you.  You might be correctly guessing I’m linking this in with the wedding or event planning process too. 

Fortune Strings is back to full speed and is ready to receive enquiries from anyone at whatever stage of the planning/organising process they’re at.  Wedding in 2 years? We’re here to talk music ideas.  Wedding in 2 months? We’re here to talk music ideas.

We’re here to help!

Fortune Strings, 10th June 2019

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