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Fortune Strings - Quartet and Trio

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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, including Sarah, Rachael, Siân, Mark, John and Karen, 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


Weddings

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...

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Events

For corporate events, birthday celebrations, anniversaries or charity events, Fortune String Quartet or Fortune String Trio will be a brilliant addition to create the perfect atmosphere...

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Sessions

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

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Repertoire


Quartet

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 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

Elvira Madigan - Mozart

First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin

Flower Duet - Delibes

Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Funiculì Funiculà - Denza

Gabriel’s Oboe

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 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 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

Blue Moon

Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Showboat)

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

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

L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

La Valse D’Amelie (Chocolat)

Let It Go (Frozen)

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)

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)

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)

Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid)

Pennies From Heaven

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Pink Panther

Pirates of the Caribbean Medley

Plink! Plank! Plunk!

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

Stuff We Did (Disney’s UP)

Summertime

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)

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’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)

2 Become 1 - The Spice Girls

80s Hits Mix

A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles

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

Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Alegria - Cirque du Soleil

Alejandro - Lady Gaga

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

Apologise - One Republic

Baby - Justin Bieber

Back in Black - AC/DC

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

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

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

Chandelier - Sia

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

Counting Stars - One Republic

Country Joe

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Creep - Radiohead

Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy

Day Tripper - The Beatles

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)

Forever

Frozen - Madonna

Get Back - The Beatles

Get Lucky - Daft Punk / Pharrell Williams

Girl - The Beatles

Give Me Love - Ed Sheehan

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

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

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 Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

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 Life - The Beatles

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

It Must Be Love - Madness

Japanese Lullaby - Keiko Yamada

Jar of Hearts - Christina Perry

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

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

Looney Tunes Fugue

Love is Not a Fight - Warren Barfield

Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding

Love Of My Life - Queen

Love Story - Taylor Swift

Lucky - Jason Mraz / Colbie Caillat

Maestro (The Holiday)

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Michelle - The Beatles

Misty

Money - Pink Floyd

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

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

Now We Are Free (Gladiator)

One Day Like This - Elbow

Only If - Enya

Paradise - Coldplay

Payphone - Lady Gaga / Beyonce

Poker Face - Lady Gaga

Pompeii - Bastille

Purple Haze - Hendrix

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

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

She - Elvis Costello

She’s The One - Robbie Williams

Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Singin’ In The Rain

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Skinny Love - Birdy

Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

Skyfall - Adele

Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

So Happy Together - The Turtles

Someone Like You - Adele

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

Sportsnet (Blue Jays Theme)

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Super Trooper - Abba

Sway / Cherry Pink - Michael Bublé / Dean Martin

Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics

Take Me to Church - Hozier

Talking To The Moon - Bruno Mars

Thank You for the Music - Abba

That Means A Lot - The Beatles

The Chad Who Loved Me - Mansun

The Fool On The Hill - The Beatles

The Rose - Bette Midler

The Way We Were

Theme from Bonanza

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

Theme from Monsters Inc.

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

Thousand Years (The Twilight Saga)

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

Wave

We Are Young - Fun

What Is Love? - Haddaway

When I’m Sixty-Four - The Beatles

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

With or Without You - U2

Without You - Guetta

Woman - Lennon

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Wonderwall - Oasis

World Without Love - The Beatles

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

Yellow - Coldplay

Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

Yesterday - The Beatles

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

Trio

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

Entr’acte

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 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

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

Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

Clocks - Coldplay

Everlasting Love - Love Affair

Fields of Gold - Sting

Halo - Beyoncé

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 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.

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

Testimonials


Contact


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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.

Sarah





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New(ish) arrival
...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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2018 Weddings
It's becoming a busy 2018 - and we can't wait!

It’s only March, and already 2018 is becoming our busiest year since I started Fortune Strings.  We will be weaving ourselves around the Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire countrysides to find ourselves at some of the most beautiful wedding venues, including Weston Hall, Sezincote House, Mythe Barn and Newton House Barns, to name just a few.

Music choices so far include pieces by Stone Roses, Metallica, Ellie Goulding, Elbow, Elvis, and Strauss…a very eclectic mix of music for our happy couples!

We’re loving 2018 so far!

Fortune Strings

Fortune Strings, 27th March 2018
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What would you do…
if the organist doesn't arrive for your wedding?

We often get booked to perform during wedding ceremonies.  The couple wish to hear Pachelbel’s Canon (possibly the most popular request – it’s a beautiful piece, and versatile!) played by a string quartet as they enter.  The organist is to provide a rousing and encouraging accompaniment to their favourite hymns.  During the signing the guests are to enjoy listening to some of the couple’s most meaningful music choices performed by the quartet.  The exit is their moment to smile and laugh with their guests as they walk out to The Wedding March (another popular request).

What would happen if the organist didn’t arrive for the ceremony? Well just that happened very recently at a wedding we performed for.

Fortunately, without the Bride or Groom having to worry, we were able to step in at (literally) the last minute and play all of the hymns (one of which the church didn’t have the music for, so it kept us on our toes) and keep the service going without a hiccup.  Happy couple, a congregation who were able to sing in fine voice, and 2 very relieved sets of parents. Phew!  (Oh, and the organist did arrive, just an hour later!)

Give Fortune Strings a challenge, and an opportunity to make your day shine, and we’ll take it on!

Fortune Strings, 4th July 2017
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Planning your 2017 wedding or event?
Don't forget the music!

The summer of 2017 is upon us and the wedding season (as well as corporate bbq’s) is here!

If you are getting married, planning a big event or celebration this summer, you may be focusing on table plans, flowers, outfits and keeping everything crossed for the return of the British summertime.  One of the biggest elements to consider is the atmosphere created by music; are you going formal with classical, or more relaxed with a bit of jazz and pop? It can make all the difference!  And that’s where Fortune Strings comes in…

Our Fortune Quartet or Fortune Trio has plenty of music to help create any atmosphere you like – we have music from Strauss to (Ed) Sheeran (see what we did there?) and loads of pieces in between. Give Sarah a call to find out about late 2017 availability…we can always come up with something!

Fortune Strings, 26th June 2017

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