As well as playing the works of the great composers for the medium, it has its own unique library of sparkling and witty arrangements of all kinds of popular music from Opera through Swing and Jazz to the great Musicals, Pop Hits and Rock Classics.
STATUS CYMBAL has become one of Britain's most experienced string quartets working in the field of corporate and private entertainment; whether it be a conference, office party, banquet or wedding. They have played in every variety of venue from a building site to leading hotels such as Claridges and the London Ritz, and from Thames riverboats to some of the world's most prestigious cruise liners. The quartet has provided music for functions in venues including Althorp, Claridges, the London Ritz, Highclere Castle and Pinewood Studios where guest lists have included the Princess Royal, Cleo Laine, Lord Sainsbury, Pavarotti, Bob Geldof, Keith Richards, Steve Redgrave, David Gower and Boy George.
WEDDINGS: Status Cymbal has the experience and expertise to provide the perfect entertainment for such an important event. They understand that this is your special day, and that their music will add that finishing touch to create the perfect atmosphere of a truly wonderful occasion.
Their uniquely extensive repertoire stretches from Vivaldi to the Verve. So they can provide an entirely classical approach as easily as a preference for completely modern pop and rock music. A mixture of all styles, from Baroque through Opera, Jazz and Musicals to recent hits is also available. You will almost certainly find that favourite number to make your wedding truly personal, but in the unlikely event that your tune is not already in their playlist, we can arrange for them to play it especially for the occasion.
If you require the quartet to play for your ceremony, they can give you specialist advice on the music to be played while your guests are assembling, the bride’s entrance, the signing of the register and the recessional. If you have chosen to have a traditional church wedding, they also have the ability to accompany hymns you may have selected.
CORPORATE EVENTS: As one of the UK’s busiest and most sought-after professional quartets, and with more than eighteen years of experience, they have the ability and panache to enhance the ambience of every kind of event, however formal or informal the occasion. A keen sense of the requisite style, ensures that Status Cymbal will be playing the right music in the right place and at the right time. The Hollywood movie The Royal Tenenbaums, the re-launches of O2, and Audos (the corporate event organisers) as well as the magazine Men’s Health’s search for a new cover model - all saw Status Cymbal providing the music. Always, special care is taken to match the music to the wishes of the engager, thus creating the appropriate mood and atmosphere however extrovert or intimate the occasion might be.
RECITALS: A Status Cymbal recital is a unique occasion. The members, who were all trained at one of London’s three most respected music colleges, strongly retain their classical roots and delight in presenting a traditional-style first half, in formal concert attire with works by the classical masters. Their performances of quartets by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Borodin have enjoyed considerable critical acclaim. During the interval the quartet slip into something a little more comfortable and encourage their audience to sit back and listen to music in a lighter vein. These second-half programmes often take on a theme, suggestions to be found below. Of course, they can also provide a full classical recital.
Themes: Around the World in 50 Minutes - Songs from the Shows - 20th Century Remembered in Popular Song - Screen Spectactular - At the Grand Hotel - A Musical Kaleidoscope - Gershwin and Friends
"Wow! What can I say apart from thank you so much for playing at our wedding? You were absolutely amazing and we could not have chosen anyone better to play for us. It truly was breathtaking when I heard the first bars of Pachelbel as I entered the church. That was my favourite part of the day and it is all thanks to you... all our family and friends said how wonderful you all were and that the choices of music played were brilliant. One thing I do remember is my brother and I singing and dancing on the terrace while you were playing I Heard It on the Grapevine... you made our day even more of a fairytale for us and we cannot thank you enough - you really were amazing." Wedding of Carly & Oliver Evans
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