The Crystal Palace Quartet is the UK’s premier string quartet for weddings, functions and corporate events.
The Crystal Palace String Quartet was founded by graduates of Britain’s top music colleges. Their shared passion for chamber music allowed them to acquire an extensive repertoire and to gain experience in providing live music for all kinds of events, ranging from weddings, civil partnerships, parties and corporate functions to band music, sessions, and TV. Their huge repertoire ranged from Bach to Bollywood and from Gershwin to Lady Gaga, and covers every genre in between.
The string quartet is the ideal size of ensemble for most events ranging from a handful of guests up to a few hundred or more. The combination of two violins, viola and cello can create a wide range of textures and moods varying from the most subtle and delicate to a full, rich string sound, which carries equally well in small or large halls, outdoors, or in a marquee.
The available repertoire for string quartet is by far the most extensive for any comparable size group, and encompasses many different musical genres. String quartets can perform music ranging from popular and traditional songs, light music, jazz, show tunes, and operatic extracts to masterworks of the baroque, classical and romantic eras.
While Crystal Palace String Quartet usually perform as a string quartet, they also operate as a string trio or duo (violin plus viola or cello) for smaller events. A duo or trio is suitable for venues where performance space is limited, or if your budget doesn’t stretch to a full string quartet.
You can select works from their huge repertoire or leave it to them to choose appropriate works for your event.
Whether your event is a wedding, birthday party, Christmas party, corporate function, product launch, other PR event or ceremony (for example a christening, first communion, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah or funeral) they can provide appropriate accompaniment to make it especially memorable.
“We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding last month. Our guests were effusive about the quality of the music and the atmosphere it created. We would heartily recommend you.”
Tom & Azra,
“Anil and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful music you played at out wedding at Hampton Court! We are just back from honeymoon and wanted to write and say a huge thank you for your part in making the day so special. We heard so much positive feedback from guests on your wonderful playing…you really helped to make the day memorable.”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to The Crystal Palace String Quartet for playing at our wedding at Selsdon Park Hotel. You were fantastic and I would recommend anyone to have this string quartet at their wedding as it made the day that touch more special – lots of people commented on how beautiful the music was. Thanks again.”
Sarah & Sahn –
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.