It was very important to me to have good strings play for our ceremony, and we were so happy with the New England String Quartet. Julia worked with me to establish a well-rounded set of songs for the different aspects of the ceremony, and it came together beautifully!!! The quartet is so professional and so talented!

Elizabeth, Wedding Date: 08/03/2013


Our experience, reliability, and enthusiasm allow us to make your wedding unique, beautiful, and memorable. We will bring to your ceremony the quality and expression of professional chamber music performance, and the beauty of your favorite music, perfectly timed to match the flow of your wedding.

We can arrange any special repertoire requests, and our repertoire includes all chamber music classics, as well as popular and folk music arrangements. You are welcome to visit our wedding music page for detailed program suggestions for each part of the ceremony, audio samples, repertoire lists, testimonials, and other useful info.

We are always there to help you on every step of the way, so please feel free to contact us with any questions and music ideas you might have!
Prelude and Ceremony Music G.F.Handel - WATER MUSIC



Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Hornpipe (Handel)

Ave Maria (Schubert)

La Rejouissance (Handel)

Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)

Air on G String (Bach)

Spring (Vivaldi)

Here Comes The Bride (Wagner)

Adagio (Mendelssohn)

O Perfect Love (Barnby)

Trumpet Tune (Purcell)

Simple Gifts (shaker tune / Copland)

Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)

Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Panis Angelicus (Franck)

O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini) 
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Hadar)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)

Rondeau (Mouret)

Winter (Vivaldi) Brandenburg Concerto No.2 (Bach) 
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (Bach)

Flower Duet from Lakme (Delibes)
Reception and Popular Music Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)

All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)

Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles) 
Something (The Beatles) In My Life (The Beatles)

Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)

Somebody To Love (Queen)

Here Without You (3 Doors Down)

The Wedding Song - There Is Love (N. P. Stookey)

Somewhere Only We Know (Keane) Love Story (Taylor Swift) Yellow (Coldplay) You and Me (Lifehouse)

Dirty Water (The Standells)

Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones) What a Wonderful World (Armstrong)

Beautiful Day (U2) I Run to You (Lady Antebellum) Falling Slowly (Hansgard & Irglova) 
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars) 
Wherever You Go (David Haas) Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) 
Wonderwall (Oasis) 
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)

The Ludlows (from Legends Of The Fall)

Married Life (from Pixar's UP)

The Girl from Ipanema (Jobim)

Honeymoon Rag (Joplin)

Tango (from "Scent of a Woman")

I’m Shipping Up To Boston (Dropkick Murphys)

Humoresque (Dvorak)

Waltz (from "Sleeping Beauty")

Pleasant Moments (Joplin)

On The Beautiful Blue Danube (Strauss)

Whiskey In The Jar (trad.)

Menuetto from Serenade No.1 (Brahms)

Tango in D (Albeniz)

Bethena (Joplin)

Libertango (Piazzolla)

Valciki Waltz (Dvorak)

La Bamba (trad.)

Danny Boy (trad.)

The Easy Winners (Joplin)

Artists' Life Waltz (Strauss)

Heliotrope Bouquet (Joplin)

O Sole Mio (Di Capua)


Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

9 Reviews

Caroline, Wedding Date: 01/13/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The New England string quartet is the most affordable and talented quartet in the area. Not only do they have an awesome classical and contemporary repertoire, they were willing to make many original arrangements upon our request, under short notice of less than two months. We especially enjoyed our requested arrangements of Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go”, the Lion King’s “Circle of Life” and Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro theme, among others. Our guest similarly loved their performance during cocktail hour.

Some reviews online say they are unresponsive, but as far as I can tell they always responded to my emails always within a day. If you are looking for a string quartet that delivers wonderful music, is easy to work with, and yet economical, the NESQ is a great choice.

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Allison, Wedding Date: 06/11/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 3.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We had the New England String Quarter [perform for our ceremony and cocktail hour at Glen Manor and they did an oustanding job!! They played absolutely both the more traditional ceremony music and then switching over to more contemporary things like the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, etc. during cocktail hour. The value is absolutely fabulous with them and their performance was top notch! My only complaint was that sometime after sending my deposit and signing the contract I had reached out for about 4-6 with no response which caused me to panic thinking I had potentially lost my music and would have to find someone else at the last minute. Everything worked out perfectly in the end!

Services Used: Musician

Diem, Wedding Date: 07/19/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

They may look young, but the New England String Quartet performs like seasoned professionals. They played so exquisitely at our wedding that many of our guests photographed and even recorded them, and many commented on how much further elegance they added to the wedding. They are highly professional, warm, responsive, and are excellent musicians. My husband and I truly appreciated their great pricing--they were the least costly out of all the other quotes we received for even less musicians and less performance hours, and their pricing included travel fees from MA to RI. We loved and took full advantage of their extensive list of songs, playing both classical and more contemporary songs. They even had the Zelda theme song which fit in perfectly with the subtle video game theme at my wedding. I highly recommend them and will definitely be hiring them for future events.

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Christine, Wedding Date: 06/14/2014
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Where do I begin? The New England String Quartet are amazing, truly amazing! I feel so lucky that they played our wedding! Everything about them was wonderful. Julia was wonderful to email with, so kind and professional. The quartet even traveled up to Maine for our event! They played outside on the balcony and then moved inside for the cocktail hour, and then moved upstairs to perform our first dance for us. A first dance song that they arranged and learned for us off of a YouTube video because there was no sheet music available. How amazing is that!!! Add to all this that they are incredible musicians. People keep asking how I found them. I'm just sorry that I didn't get to listen to them during the cocktail hour, but I hope to see them playing out some time. Thank you so much to all the members of the New England String Quartet for all that you did and for making our wedding truly unique and wonderful.

Services Used: Musician