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Status Cymbal and other String Quartets for your event.
The Edge Entertainment Consultants have a large database of
performers across the UK.
Cymbal - String Quartet
Dave Williams Violin
Paul Appleyard Viola
Una Birtchnell Cello
is the String Quartet with a difference. As
well as playing the works of Mozart, Beethoven and all the other great
composers for the medium, it is also able to bring the same dedication
of performance to 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, including tunes
by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Abba and many more. We are available
for concerts, weddings, product launches and all other kinds of function
both corporate and private, together with entertaining in hotels and
restaurants and on board cruise liners. Whatever the occasion, you can
be assured of a fully professional approach, at a very competitive
price, to ensure the success of your event.
"Banish all previous conceptions of a string
quartet from your mind - Status Cymbal are definitely different. They
gave us a brilliant classical first half programme then a fun packed
romp through the 20th Century in the second half. It was a pleasure
having them with us and their performance was thoroughly enjoyed by our
audience of over 800 members".
Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society ? November 2005
|Having now performed at over one thousand weddings in
our eighteen-year history, STATUS CYMBAL has the experience and
expertise to provide for so important an event. We understand that this
is your special day, and that our music will add that finishing touch to
create the perfect atmosphere of a truly wonderful occasion.
Our uniquely extensive repertoire stretches from Vivaldi to the
Verve. An entirely classical approach is often popular, as is 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 our playlist, we can arrange it especially for
|If you require the quartet to play for your ceremony, we
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, we also have the ability to accompany hymns you may have
We have performed at a many of the major UK wedding venues, including
prestigious hotels such as the Ritz and Claridges, as well as a
considerable number of countrywide stately homes. In fact, having also
entertained at a wedding in the famous wine-producing Chateau Lafitte in
Bordeaux, it is our proud boast that distance is no object, and we are
also entirely at home in more conventional, perhaps less prominent
Different packages are available to suit all requirements and
pockets. The ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast, all can
be enhanced with music chosen by the happy couple. STATUS CYMBAL
has the know-how to create the desired atmosphere.
As one of the UK?s busiest and most sought-after professional
quartets, and with more than eighteen years of experience, STATUS
CYMBAL has 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, achieved by close liaison with the client, ensures
that Status Cymbal will be playing the right music in the right place
and at the right time. 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. The UK premiere of 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.
Classical Cabaret / Recital
|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. Recent 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, STATUS
CYMBAL can also provide a full classical recital, having done so on
a number of occasions when requested.
Around the World in 50 Minutes
Mostly light or light-classical pieces (at least one from every
continent 'well perhaps not Australia!) though we often play Queen's
Bohemian Rhapsody by popular demand 'audience choice to be 'Modes of
Songs from the Shows
Everything from Gershwin to Lloyd Webber via Kern, Berlin, Bernstein,
Rogers and many others. Audience choice from a selection of favourite
20th Century Remembered in Popular Song
From Music Hall to Hollywood Blockbuster. A number from every decade
of the last century / audience choice / Hits from the 60's.
Music from all (well almost all!) your best-loved films, includes
Schindler's List, The Pink Panther, The Great Escape, famous Westerns
and classic screen musicals. Audience choice - favourite TV themes.
|At the Grand Hotel
'Palm Court' gems from an
era of bygone elegance' but the promoter has to find the
appropriate props (a palm in a pot will do!). Audience choice from a
medley of light classical 'Lollipops' by the likes of Elgar, Faur, Scott
Joplin, Massenet etc.
A Musical Kaleidoscope
All the colours of the rainbow in musical form, from Lady in Red to
Mood Indigo. As so many songs concern the colour blue, we leave the
choice to the audience!
Gershwin & Friends
Music from Scott Joplin to Leonard Bernstein. Audience choice ?
favourite Gershwin song.