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Kaleidoscope String Quartet

Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Goodwood Racecourse

Kaleidoscope String Quartet is an ensemble of professional musicians, performing classical and popular music to create a unique atmosphere for your event.

With a varied selection of repertoire (Mozart to Coldplay, Pachelbel to Queen), our string quartet is ideal for Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, Dinners, Product Launches, Birthday and Anniversary celebrations.

If a particular piece of music is required, we can often arrange or purchase at a small charge. We also have our own library of Hymns for church services, military marches for regimental mess dinners and national anthems for official toasts.

The Kaleidoscope String Quartet is the preferred Quartet for a growing number of prestigious venues in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex and London.

Regular venues include: Chewton Glen, Careys Manor & Rhinefield House (New Forest), Lainston House, Marwell Hotel & New Place (Winchester), Manor Barn & Tithe Barn (Petersfield), HMS Warrior, Mary Rose Museum & HMS Victory (Portsmouth), Goodwood House, Upwaltham Barns & Farbridge (West Sussex).

In addition to playing at events, Kaleidoscope String Quartet have recorded tracks with various local pop bands, performed newly commissioned works, featured in a number of television documentaries and even appeared in a film!

Kaleidoscope String Quartet at the Royal Marines Museum, Hampshire Kaleidoscope String Quartet at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Langrish House, Petersfield

Example Classical Programme (click here for our full classical repertoire list)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Nessun Dorma
Canon by Pachelbel Mozart & Vivaldi Excerpts
Brandenburg Concert No.1 Presto (Mozart)
Greensleeves Ravel’s Bolero
Vivaldi: Four Seasons Habanera (From Carmen)
Polotsvian Dances Air On A G String
Minuet (The Ladykillers) Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba Hornpipe (From The Water Music)
Wherever You Walk Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Flower Duet (British Airways) Air (From The Water Music)
Romance (The Gadfly)

Example Popular Programme (click here for our full popular repertoire list)

Killer Queen El Choclo
Bohemian Rhapsody Money, Money, Money (Abba)
All You Need Is Love Your Beautiful (James Blunt)
Can’t Help Falling In Love Everything I Do (Brian Adams)
Can’t Take My Eyes Of You When I’m Sixty Four (Beatles)
Don’t Get Around Much A Thousand Years (Perri)
Amarillo Wonderwall (Oasis)
Lullaby Of Birdland Lets Face The Music
Yellow (Cold Play) West Side Story (Bernstein)
Don’t Stop Me Now Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Fawlty Towers Theme

~ Testimonials ~

“I just wanted to thank the Kaleidoscope String Quartet for making our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebrations at Goodwood Kennels so enjoyable. A wonderful performance!” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Goodwood Kennels, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

“We would like to thank the Kaleidoscope String Quartet for performing with such style and accomplishment. Indeed the musicians were able to capture the mood of the occasion so well and without them it certainly would not have been such a magnificent wedding reception. We received so many wonderful comments and again, thank you for making our wedding celebration such a special experience.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet in Deal, Kent

“We would like to pass on our warm thanks to the musicians that played for us at our wedding ceremony and reception at Hollington House. We greatly enjoyed the music and hugely appreciated the wonderful playing. We certainly wound not hesitate to recommend the Kaleidoscope String Quartet to others and can only thank you again for the highly enjoyable wedding music.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Hollington House, Hampshire

“Thank you from us all for playing at the wedding reception aboard HMS Warrior 1860 on Saturday. The performance of ‘Sailing’ was absolutely outstanding and greatly enjoyed by all. I would also like to thank the Quartet for the rendition of the Gershwin which went down very well. Our heartfelt thanks to all four musicians.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet on board HMS Warrior, Portsmouth, Hampshire

“Superb is the only word that comes to mind. Huge, huge thanks to all the players in the Kaleidoscope String Quartet for your professionalism, I have had nothing except praise to pass on to you so again, a big thank you.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Rhinefield House, New Forest, Hampshire

“A special thank you to all the players in the Kaleidoscope String Quartet for playing at our wedding reception. The music was marvellous and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for making our day very special.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham, Surrey

“Mark & I wanted to drop you a short note to thank the Kaleidoscope String Quartet for their fantastic entertainment at our wedding reception. Everyone commented on how wonderfully they played and the variety of their classical and popular repertoire was enjoyed by all. For us, the music was so very special during the wedding ceremony itself and we will certainly be recommending Kaleidoscope to others.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Goodwood Marriott Hotel, Chichester, West Sussex

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a splendid performance given by the Kaleidoscope String Quartet at our mess function. All those that attended commented on how much the music enhanced the evening and our sincere thanks for a sterling performance. We look forward to using the Quartet again in the future.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet, Officers Mess, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing music you played at our wedding ceremony & reception. We were so pleased to hear our favourite music being played, especially the Pachelbel Canon in D and of course Pelagia’s Song which really meant something to me. We really appreciate you arranging, learning the music and entertaining everyone. We can’t thank Kaleidoscope Music enough for helping make our wedding day so special. Many thanks once again,Nicola and Robert

“On behalf of all of the guests at our wedding ceremony and wedding reception, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Kaleidoscope String Quartet for helping to ensure that our day was such an outstanding success.”Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Lainston House, Winchester, Hampshire

“I just wanted to drop a quick note to you to thank you for the wonderful performance the Kaleidoscope String Quartet gave at our wedding reception at Chewton Glen Hotel. The background music they provided was the perfect backdrop to our wedding and far exceeded our expectations. Several of our guests have asked us for your contact details, so hopefully they will be in contact with Kaleidoscope Music soon!” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Milton, New Forest, Hampshire

“Once again, thank you for providing your Quartet for our regimental dinner night. The evening was a great success and I would like to thank the musicians for a great performance.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

“Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding music that your String Quartet played at our daughter’s wedding at the Solent Hotel, Whiteley. It was simply wonderful and very much enjoyed by everyone there. It set the seal on a perfect day.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Solent Hotel, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire

“Superb is the only word that comes to mind. Huge, huge thanks to all the players in the Kaleidoscope String Quartet for your professionalism, I have had nothing except praise to pass on to you so again, a big thank you.” Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Rhinefield House, New Forest, Hampshire

“Dear Kaleidoscope, just wanted to thank your String Quartet once again for performing at our wedding ceremony and reception at Avington Park. We all loved the music performed on the day and the switch from the formal ceremony music to the contemporary stuff really worked well. We will be recommending you to our engaged friends, we were very, very pleased with the result. Regards, Ritchie & Jay.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire)

“We are just back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you so much for your fantastic performance at our wedding reception. Many thanks you were all wonderful! Anna & Rich.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Rhinefield House, New Forest, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope Music, a huge thank you for playing so well last night at the Lord Jones dinner. Well planned, organised and delivered! Many thanks Admiral Sir Jonathon Band.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet on board HMS Victory, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth)

“I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at Elmers Court. Your performance was perfect on such a special day for my wife and myself. I was most impressed with your rendition of ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’. As a big Guns n Roses fan, this was one part of the day I was looking forward to so much. Thank you again, Kieron & Emily.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Elmers Court Hotel, Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire)

“Just a note to record my grateful thanks for the superb performances at Alex and Anna’s wedding – both at the church and at the reception. I received a whole lot of praise for the ‘Bear Necessities’ arrangement which more truly belongs to you and the quartet. I really enjoyed listening to you playing at Napps Farm. Thank you again for all the hard work that I know must have gone into your part in making the day such a success. With best wishes to you, Peter.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Napps Farm, Sevenoaks, Kent)

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you from Rebecca and I. You guys were absolutely fantastic on our wedding day at Northbrook Park and really made the whole day very special for us both! Many thanks again to you all for the wonderful music. Simon & Rebecca.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Northbrook Park, Farnham, Surrey)

“Just a quick note to say thank you for your contribution to a very special day. The Oasis songs were just the start of a great set and the String Quartet made a great impression on all the guests. Regards, Andy.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Rivervale Barn, Yateley, Hampshire)

“Wow, Wow, Wow! The String Quartet was fantastic and I cannot thank you enough for making our day that ‘extra special’. The musicians were smart, lovely to talk to and played beautifully, if you every need me to write an appraisal I would happily give 11 out of 10 marks! Your quartet made both Emily and I have a tear, it was just magic to hear you guys on our wedding day. Once again thank you, you guys really have no idea how awesome you made our wedding day. Ricky & Emily.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex)

“We just wanted to thank you all for the splendid performance at our civil ceremony. We have received many compliments from all of our guests and cannot wait to see more when we receive our video of the day. I hear Bohemian Rhapsody was a stand-out moment! Much love, best wishes & fondest memories, Bo & Tash.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Marwell Hall, Marwell Zoo, Winchester, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope, please would you accept our very grateful thanks for the superb string quartet who played at Sasha & Marks wedding. The music in the church and at the hotel was wonderful and we have received many, many compliments. We will certainly recommend you to others. Yours sincerely, Jane.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at St Marys Church, Fratton & Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)

“A message of sincere thanks and gratitude to the magnificent String Quartet who performed at our wedding ceremony & reception at the Tithe Barn on Saturday. Your music made the ceremony so special for me, especially Pachelbel’s Canon during the procession which was so beautiful! Thanks again and I hope you will continue to provide such happiness to brides for many years to come! Best wishes, Elizabeth.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Tithe Barn, Ditcham, Petersfield, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope String Quartet, Thank you for making our big day extra special! You provided the perfect ambience to the day and your performance was flawless! Lots of lover, Hardip & Tracey.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Hever Castle, Kent)

“Thank you for providing the music on Tuesday evening. It really was delightful and we were particularly appreciative of the special programme you put together for us. My husband said hearing the Massenet Meditation wafting into Nelson’s Great Cabin was wonderful! Thank you all very much for adding a special touch to what is a very memorable evening. With kind regards, Leonard & Marjorie.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet on board HMS Victory, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire)

“Just wanted to drop you a line to thank the Kaleidoscope String Quartet very much for playing so beautifully at Emily & Kieron’s wedding ceremony & reception. We were all delighted with the selection of music and of course the rendition of ‘Sweet Child of Mine’. You were most professional and our grateful thanks again to you all. Kind regards, Chris.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Elmers Court Hotel, Lymington, New Forest)

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on board HMS Warrior. Everyone commented and thought you were fantastic! We have our wedding DVD back and the music sounds amazing! Thank you very much, Gemma.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet on board HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire)

“Thank you very much for providing the string quartet to play at Lucy and Tom’s wedding service & reception in Bosham. The music performed was excellent and very much appreciated by all the guests in attendance. Best regards, Liz.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Bosham Hoe, Chichester, West Sussex)

“Dear Kaleidoscope, thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was a really wonderful day, made even more special by some fantastic music. All our guests have remarked on how much they enjoyed listening to your String Quartet. It was particularly lovely for Ed and I to relax over dinner to the sound of some great playing. Best wishes and thanks again, Charlotte & Ed.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Beaulieu Palace House, Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire)

“Thank you very much for playing at our wedding reception on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the String Quartet’s music which added enormously to the happy relaxed atmosphere. We had lots of compliments on your playing. Our sincere thanks to you all. With kind regards, Martin.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Oakley Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire)

“I just wanted to email you to say thank you so much for the amazing music you played at our wedding ceremony and reception. We were so pleased to hear our favourite music being played, especially the Pachelbel Canon for me entering the ceremony and of course Pelagia’s Song which really meant so much to me. We can’t thank you enough for helping make our wedding day so special. Many thanks once again, Nicola & Robert.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope, we just wanted to say how pleased we were with your String Quartet at Oliver’s wedding on Friday. They really were just what we wanted and we will most certainly recommend you to any of our friends. Thank you once again. Kind regards, Heather.” (Lainston House Hotel, Winchester, Hampshire)

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for the music you provided on our wedding day – it was absolutely fantastic and so many people commented on how good you all were. We especially enjoyed the Cold Play and Snow Patrol tracks along with the ‘Canon in D’ by Pachelbel. Walking out to ‘All You Need Is Love’ was just magical! Thanks again for helping it be such a special day for us. Liz & Chris.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope String Quartet, thank you so much for playing such beautiful music on our wedding day! It really helped make the day extra special and our guests loved your music. Thank you again, Sara & Michael.” (Kaleidoscope String Quartet at Mapledurham House, Mapledurham Estate, Reading, Berkshire)