North East Soiree - String Quartet
North East Soiree - String Quartet

North East String Quartet for Weddings & Corporate Entertainment from Northumberland to Durham & North Yorkshire.


North East Soiree Matfen String Quartet

North East Soiree String Quartet at Matfen Hall, Northumberland
Photo: Alan Mason Photography



About Us

North East Soiree String Quartet perform all over the North East including Northumberland, Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire. Previous venues have included large Castles and are regulars at Langley Castle as well as Alnwick, Auckland, Bamburgh, Brancepeth, Chillingham, Durham and Lumley Castles. We have also played at various halls and country houses including Beamish, Doxford, Ellingham, Guyzance, Jesmond Dene Hotel, Judges Yarm, Linden Hall, Manor House, Otterburn Towers and Wynyard. We have also played at many clubs, churches, community centres and village halls. For our full list see below.


North East Soiree Matfen String Quartet

North East Soiree String Quartet at Matfen Hall, Northumberland
Photo: Alan Mason Photography



Musicians

North East Soiree String Quartet is a group of professional players and the quartet consists of 4 players: two violins, viola and cello. Our cellist also plays the double bass which works very well with some pop and jazz tunes. We have a great team of very experienced quartet players, most of whom have performed with our quartet for over 10 years and so all know our repertoire and are friendly, smartly dressed and punctual as well as being highly accomplished players.


The group is run by the cellist, Gordon, who has managed and performed at 1000 weddings over the many years since forming North East Soiree. Gordon originally studied and then taught the Double Bass for many years in Scotland but then progressed onto the Cello due to his love of classical chamber music. Being also a Jazz and Rock Bass guitar player, Gordon finds it easy to arrange all the modern pop requests that the Quartet are asked to play and is generally busy doing new arrangements every week for the String quartet. Gordon is just as happy to play the Double Bass in the Quartet if there is a need for stronger jazzy or pop bass lines.


North East Soiree Langley Castle String Quartet

North East Soiree String Quartet at Matfen Hall, Northumberland
Photo: Alan Mason Photography


Jill and Gordon at Matfen Hall. Jill has been a part of North East Soiree since 2005 and can either play Violin or Viola in the Quartet.


North East Soiree String Quartet

North East Soiree String Quartet at Matfen Hall, Northumberland
Photo: Alan Mason Photography


Emma has been a part of North East Soiree since 2004 and is a regular with North East Soiree in both the String Quartet and Ceilidh Band


North East Soiree Corporate String Quartet

North East Soiree String Quartet at the Morritt Arms, County Durham
Photo: Tim Stewart Photography www.timstewart.co.uk


Jonathan has been a part of North East Soiree since 2010 and is a regular with North East Soiree in both the String Quartet and Ceilidh Band




Venues

North East Soiree have performed in Churches and other religious buildings all over the North East and here is a little list of some of the venues we have performed in:

Northumberland: Albemarle Barracks, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens, Boe Rigg (Bellingham), Broomley Grange, Bywell Hall, Chillingham Castle, Dilston Hall, Doxford Hall, Ellingham Hall, Eshott Hall, Guyzance Hall, Kirkley Hall, Langley Castle, Linden Hall, Longhirst Hall, Matfen Hall, Newton Hall, Otterburn Towers, Ridley Hall, Whalton Village Hall, Wood Hill Hall

Newcastle upon Tyne: As You Like It, Assembly Rooms, Caledonian Hotel, Centre for Life, Close House, Copthorne Hotel, Dissington Hall, Great North Museum: Hancock, Seaton Burn Holiday Inn, Horton Grange, Jesmond Dene Hotel, Mansionhouse, Newcastle Civic Centre, Northern Counties Club, Scalini's Gosforth, Swallow Inn, Thistle Hotel, Vermont Hotel

North Tyneside: Grand Hotel Tynemouth, Menzies Hotel, Tynemouth Sailing Club

Gateshead: Angel View Inn, Baltic Art Gallery, Blackhall Mill, Federation Brewery, Gateshead Hilton, The Sage Gateshead

South Tyneside: Little Haven Hotel, South Shields Town Hall, Whitburn Parish Church

Sunderland: Marriott Hotel Seaburn, Quayside Exchange, Roker Hotel, Stadium of Light, Sunderland Sheik Temple

Durham City: Alington House, Crook Hall, Durham Castle, Durham School, Durham Town Hall, Three Tuns, Royal County Marriot, Durham University (Collingwood, Grey, Hatfield, st Aidans, st Chad, st Johns, st Hilds and st Bede, Van Mildert)

County Durham: Auckland Castle, Beamish Hall, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Blanchland Village Hall, Bowburn Hall, Bowes Museum, Brancepeth Castle, Brockwell Studios, Castle Eden Inn, Derwent Manor, Hallgarth Manor Pittington, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Hardwicke Manor Hotel, Lumley Castle, Maltshovel Inn, Manor House (West Auckland), Minsteracres, Rainton Meadows Arena, Ramside Hall, Seaham Hall, Shildon civic hall, Slaley Hall, Whitworth Hall

Darlington: Banatynes Hotel, Blackwell Grange, Hall Garth House, Headlam Hall, Redworth Hall, Rockliffe Hall, The George Piercebridge, Walworth Castle

Teesside: Billingham Cricket Club, Durham University (Queen's Campus Stockton) Gisborough Hall, Judges Yarm, Mercedes Benz Stockton, Thistle Hotel, Wynyard Hall

North Yorkshire: Allerton Castle, Catterick Garrison, Chopgate Village Hall, Crathorne Hall, Fountains Abbey, Grinkle Park, Middleton Lodge, Morritt Arms, Solberge Hall, The Cleveland Tontine, Whinstone View



Teesside and North Yorkshire String Quartet for Wedding Music ~ String Quartet for Corporate Entertainment