Type: Classical Group
Formerly known as the Jascha String Quartet (formed in 1989) this is one of New Zealand's most popular classical / easy listening ensembles.
They feature unique arrangements of popular, jazz and Latin melodies in addition to well known classical pieces. Ideal as background or feature at Corporate functions, product releases and weddings.
Starlight Strings have a huge repertoire of tunes (about 3000!) including the favourite "Pachelbel's Cannon"
Highlights for the group include performing for the Queen and Commonwealth Heads of Government at CHOGM (twice). Support act for Stephane Grappelli and performances for the King of Tonga.
They have produced two CD's.
If you have a pop tune that you want played for wedding march etc just ask, Starlight are happy to oblige however there may be a small chart for music purchase
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A STRING TRIO OR DUO
This trio was featured in the recent Yellow Pages TV advertisement (Dad soothing baby)
or can also do strings with : soprano, trumpet, oboe or piano if requested
Duo option can be piano/violin ( piano would be supplied by the venue ) or 2 violins with a nice mix of elegant music.
"Starlight Strings are one of our longest standing and most popular acts. They are always reliable and give a high standard of performance. Their repertoire is huge" Pete McGregor
Ideal For: background music for corporate event, dining, private party, wedding service or dinner
Starlight String Quartet offers in excess of 25 hours repertoire when performed non-stop without a break! We play the A – Z of classical music and have received many compliments for our interesting and diverse repertoire selections. Our ensemble regularly updates performing repertoire, selecting only the finest arrangements - all performed with panache and sensitivity!
Although primarily a classical music ensemble, we are able to play 99% of more popular music selections. Depending on your request and copyright or accessibility issues, there may be a nominal additional charge if we need to seek copyright clearance or source an arrangement. If a piece does not work for strings - we will give you an honest opinion.
Our commitment is to provide music selections that you will enjoy at your special occasion. If you do not like particular genres or pieces – please discuss with our musical director.
Here are some themed categories representing the music we perform :
Vienna Moods Favourite waltzes and polkas by Strauss I & II and Lanner including The Blue Danube , Vienna Woods, The Emperor Waltz, Artists Life and Tritsch Tratsch Polka.As a contrast, we offer the delightful Viennese melodies of supreme violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) – such gems as Schon Rosmarin and Liebeslied. These timeless tunes are true pearls of elegance and class.
The Wedding CollectionThe choice of repertoire for a wedding ceremony is far more broad these days, and one is not strictly bound by traditional music selections. It is possible to include both popular and traditional choices if so desired. You especially need to consider those memorable choices for the Entrance/Processional; Signing/ Reflection and Exit/Recessional. Some of the most frequently requested ceremony pieces include : The traditional entrance & exit Bridal Marches by Wagner and Mendelssohn
Canon by Pachelbel
Ave Maria by Shubert , Bach /Gounod and Caccini
Arrival & Departure of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
The famous Air - Bach
Arioso - Bach
Hornpipe - Handel
Let the Bright Seraphim - Handel
Prelude from the Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007 - Bach
Fairy Queen Rondeau - Purcell
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen-Grieg
Prelude – Charpentier
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Chanson de Matin / Salut D’amour – Elgar
Zadok the Priest – Handel
Arioso – Bach
Brandenberg Concerti - Bach
River Flows In Flow – Yiruma
Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Various movements from The Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
Gabriel’s Oboe Theme from ‘The Mission’ - Morricone
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Romance – Shostakovich
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Operatic Favourites We have selected superb arrangements of the most famous opera melodies including Nessun Dorma by Puccini; Brindisi from La Traviata by Verdi; O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini; The William Tell Overture by Rossini; Aragonaise, Habanera and Les Toreadors from Carmen by Bizet; and La Donna e Mobile and Caro Nome from Rigoletto by Verdi.
Swinging Strings Starlight String Quartet were invited to perform with legendary violinist the late great Stephane Grapelli on his final New Zealand tour and were fortunate to pick up a few tips on swinging…well, we can at least offer some great classical ‘impressions’ of the greatest jazz tunes ever written including Gershwin’s Summertime, The Man I Love, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Fascinating Rhythm, Duke Ellington’s Satin Doll and Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing and favourite numbers like Making Whoopee, Moonlight in Vermont and Night and Day, It Might As Well Be Spring,
Gypsy Strings For centuries , gypsy violinists have played highly expressive and hauntingly beautiful traditional melodies and classical themes in a manner so compelling that their heartfelt renditions move audiences to tears or compel them to leap to their feet in thrilled applause. Now you can enjoy these tunes in a more classical rendition - tunes like Two Guitars, Czardas by Monti, Hora Staccato, The Lark, Romanian Dance, Jealousy and Hungarian Dance No.5.
Romantic Strings This is the title of our first CD. For sure, Starlight Strings offer a romantic mood for that special occasion with tunes like Begin the Beguine , La Vie En Rose, O Sole Mio, Lara’s Theme from Doctor Zhivago, You Light up My Life, Poeme by Fibich, Tea for Two, and many more songs of love.
Tunes from around the world On numerous occasions, we have been asked to perform national anthems and traditional favourites including Country Gardens (England)… played especially for the Queen Elizabeth II in 1995!.... Danny Boy (Ireland), Loch Lomond (Scotland) , Dark Eyes (Russia) , Estrellita (Mexico), Fishing Boat Song (China), Sakura (Japan), Arirang (Korea), Havah Nagila (Israel), Come back to Sorrento (Italy), and Stars & Stripes (USA)
Latin Passion The violin has a lengthy association with that most seductive of dances - the tango. We offer our passionate renditions of La Cumparsita , La Paloma , Uno! El Choclo, and other Latin inspired numbers like Granada, El Relicario, The Girl from Ipanema and Feelings, etc
Popular Classics The largest category in our repertoire. If you require a specific classical recital programme please contact us. Selections include Bolero by Ravel (a huge crowd pleaser) , Nocturno by Borodin, Barcarolle by Offenbach , Humoresque by Dvorak , Spanish Dance by Albeniz , The Can Can by Offenbach, (a truly brilliant piece…check out a live performance !) Minute Waltz by Chopin , Duet from ‘The Pearl Fishers’ by Bizet , Waves of the Danube by Ivanovici , Elgar’s Salut D’amour and Chanson de Matin, Serenade by Haydn and enthralling ‘full on’ arrangements of ‘Eugene Onegin’ by Tchaikovsky , The Barber of Seville and ‘Thieving Magpie’ Overtures by Rossini, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525 by Mozart, Pie Jesu by Lloyd Webber and the complete Four Seasons by Vivaldi, etc.
Popular Selections More popular selections up to the present comes under this category. Tunes from the Beatles including Michelle, Yesterday, When I’m 64; Lloyd Webbers timeless themes including All I ask of you, Love Changes Everything and Don’t Cry for me Argentina; Enya’s Only Time; Mancini’s Moon River; The Prayer and Con ti Partiro as sung by Andrea Bocelli; and Gira Con Me as sung by Josh Grobin; Elvis Presley’s songs Love me Tender and Can’t help falling in Love with You; Everything I do I do for you by Bryan Adams; Sweet Child of Mine by Guns & Roses; The Final Countdown (Rocky theme); Bittersweet Symphony – The Rolling Stones/The Verve; Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen; Fireworks – Katy Perry; Scott Joplin Rags, etc.
For further repertoire details or specific requests, contact our musical director.
Thanks Robyn they were wonderful. We will definitely remember to use you for our next event.
Auckland Theatre Company
The string quartet were fabulous!!
Thank you for your email. Our clients were very pleased with the beautiful music arrangements the String Quartets played for us at our Presidents Dinner, they were graceful and this set the scene at the beginning.
Thank you also for all your assistance in organising them for us this is most appreciated.
I can't speak any higher of them! Just so fantastic! I am so glad we found them.
Thank you so much for all your assistance.
The opera singer was beautiful, and Starlight Strings were really, really great.
The music really helped the Victorian theme gel together, and everyone danced in the ballroom, it was really magnificent.
In the future we hope to hold another ball, so your services will definitely be considered again.
Thanks so much,
I had to ask around on feedback for John as I was hardly present while he played
The feedback I received was all positive
He played beautifully and he dressed professionally
A great entertainer with class and style
With the successful, busy, stressful wedding over with
I just want to take this time to thank all our suppliers/groups/entertainers for coming on board and making this day magical for Krystal & Mia!
You are all credit to your communities, families, and companies that you represent.
Thank you again!
They were great - presentable and beautiful music.
We were very pleased - Thank you to the Starlight.
They were truly amazing. They set the scene perfectly and loads of guests commented on how amazing they were. I didn't get the chance to talk with them personally but my husband Josh did and said they were extremely professional and lovely. Can you please pass on how happy we were and our sincerest thanks? Thank you so much.
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. I’ve had a few days off after a busy week with the event. The Starlight Strings Quartet were wonderful – lovely people, easy to work with and they made our night lovely. Please pass on my thanks and appreciation. I’d love to have them again for any event that I organise.
We were delighted with the performance provided by Starlight String Quartet and PME Sound System.
Our Awards for Excellence event was held for 400 excited members of the real estate industry and Starlight String Quartet provided just the right amount of background music.
We would not hesitate to recommend them.
Many thanks, the Starlight Strings were great. A real credit to you
The guests loved them !! They made our wedding
Will use them again in the future
Cheers Billy Tuhua Shjaun Carruthers
Thank you. The act was perfect. They did a fantastic job of the songs we requested
Renee des Forges
The trio were great thanks Robyn! We loved the music and it went very well with the setting.
The Starlight Trio were fantastic. Please pass on our thanks.
Thank you so much both acts were exceptional.
Looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Creative Director & Founder
Weddings By Paris
(Sound Foundation and Starlight Strings)
Yes Im pleased to say everything went very well. I was somewhat dissapointed with the turn out, but thats what happens when you have an event a week before Xmas. Next time we will arrange it in good enough time for people to arrange their evening and ..of course we will hire the band from you. They were great. Funny I knew John from some years earlier , but all in all they played very well and I was happy.
Thank you and please thank Pete for your wonderful service..
Have a wonderful Xmas and a healthy and happy New Year Robyn.
Thank you so much for your work.
Yes, as you told me before, this team is very perfassional,
all my guests there were very satisfied that night.
I believe we will co-op again soon.
Merry X-mas & Happy new year!
Yes, we were very happy with the trio's performance and everything went well! :)
Thank you for the email. We found starlight strings a great addition to our wedding. They were very accommodating and even played a piece with my wife on the piano. I am especially grateful that they were prepared even though we gave them 2 days notice on what we wanted in the wedding.
Sorry we don't have many photos out yet but here are some you might be interested in. Thanks a gain for the service and we will defiantly be contacting you next time we have an event.
Hello robyn u sent you this email yesterday. I cannot thank you enough. The trio were true professionals and pure magic.
Sorry it has been a crazy week since Wednesday!
John was fantastic, the guests we had attend commented on how lovely the music was which equated to a memorable function!
We will definitely contact you again if we have another function needing entertainment
Have a great week!
Thanks Robyn for all of your help!
Hotel Grand Chancellor
(STARLIGHT STRINGS SOLO VIOLINIST)
Your string quartet was wonderful!!! We would recommend the group to anyone who is looking for string quartet or trio for any occasion!
I missed thanking them as I was busy being photograph taken.
I do not have suitable picture with the string quarted at the moment. when I get them I will forward them to you.
Please send them our warmest regards and thanks.
I gather from the staff on duty that they group went down well and alot of positive feedback came from visitors. Thanks for organising and have a great Christmas.
Auckland City Botanic Gardens
Weve had nothing but positive comments, thank you and the trio so much.
Thank you for your email. The trio were perfect, very professional and all were very pleased with their performance.
Thanks again and look forward to working with you again.
The Orange Group
Hi Robyn and Pete
"Starlight String Quartet really made our evening by providing the ambiance and final flourish our event required. They were incredibly professional in their manner and their performance. We'd highly recommend them to anyone else for a similar event".
Cheers Jillian O'Neill
Oomphatic Decisive Marketing
Holden car launch
Could you please pass our sincere thanks to John and the other members of the starlight string quartet who played at our wedding on Sunday at Footbridge as I was not able to thank John in person.
Unfortunately, my now husband and I did not hear much of the music but our guests thoroughly enjoyed it and were really impressed.
Thanks again and I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Thanks for your email.
We were very happy with the Starlight String Quartet and their performance at our event. I spoke to John directly from the quartet following the event and expressed our thanks to him.
Have a lovely week.
Whole Nine Yards - PR
I just wanted to let you know that Starlight Strings were amazing last night.
John and his team had everything, absolutely perfect for an outstanding performance. They really were very very good and personified what our company stands for. I’ve had wonderful comments from our guests about them also.
I don’t have John’s email address and I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him last night – but if you could pass this on to him and thank him very much for a wonderful performance. I will be recommending them (via yourself) to everyone!
Jenaia Clarke | Executive Assistant | New Zealand Assets Management Ltd
Good morning Pete,
Yes they were fantastic, we would highly recommend them and they provided a very elegant atmosphere to the event.
A lot of clients were very impressed and loved how they could look up and see them playing and yes I told a few people who I had booked them through
Once again thank you for coming and we will be in touch when we need more entertainment!
Michelle Marks | Conference and Events Manager – Auckland and Rotorua
Amora Hotel Auckland
Thanks Robyn. It all went very well. Thank you very much for all your assistance.
New Zealand Home Loans
I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for p;aying at our Conference Ball recently.
Your band set the tone for the evening and a delight to listen to as our guests arrived.
Thanks again for the enormous contribution you made to the success of our conference.
New Zealand Home Loans
Hi Robyn and Pete
The Starlight Trio were good and accommodating.
We also enjoyed their performance.
Thank you - Starlight Strings played beautifully during our wedding ceremony. We didn't manage to hear as much of them ourselves as we would have like, but our guests had nothing but praise for them. A number of our guests commented particularly on a stunning performance of Bolero.
Please pass on our thanks to all the members of the quartet.
Nina Civil & John Smithells
Thanks for your email.
The day went very well apart from some uncooperative weather.
We were very happy with the Starlight Strings Quartet, especially as they were able to put together a custom arrangement for a song I provided sheet music for. I'm only sorry we didn't get to hear more from them, as we were away doing wedding photos.
Thanks again and all the best,
Yes thanks, they were really great and contributed to a very special day for us. Please pass on our thanks.
The string quartet was amazing. Thanks so much for providing the entertainment. The guests were truly impressed. Wishing you the best for the new year.
Satyen and Lisa Jesani
Thank you for your email.
Just to let you know that the Starlight Strings were wonderful, and their performance helped ensure that we had a highly successful event.
The Selwyn Foundation
The group was fantastic and everyone loved them! Thanks so much.
thanks for your email. The group were fantastic and even one of my 'pickier' musical guests was saying how he really enjoyed their music and selection. I'd highly recommend the group and your service to others.
Thanks for all your help through the process as during a slightly stressful time, it's great that someone else can put your mind at ease.
They were fantastic and adapted to some very windy conditions and I understand a flying gazebo before my arrival!!!
Starlight Strings were absolutely amazing!!! Nick and I couldn’t have wished for better entertainment on our wedding day – the music pieces Starlight Strings played where absolutely spot on. We had a heap of positive comments from our guests too!
In all, Starlight Strings played beautiful music to accommodate our fairytale wedding. We were more than pleased with John and his team.J
Hi there, thanks for the follow up, our wedding went wonderfully and many guests commented on how lovely the quartet was. We missed most of it ourselves while at photos but heard it was magical and made the wedding like a fairy tale.
Deanna and Stephen McWilliams
Many than ks for all of your assistance and help in making our VIP Customer evenings a huge sucess.
We will definitely consider using your services agian in the future.
Neil Ritchie | Support Services Manager | Freedom NZ
The Starlight Trio were fantastic!! We were very happy with everything they did. Please pass on our thanks.
The Starlight Quartet were fantastic. They made the day perfect and the bride and groom were very happy. I would highly recommend them and will definitely look for opportunities to use them again. Please pass on my appreciation.
Trio was perfect, many people commented on how wonderful they were. They added that little bit extra that helped make our day so special.
I would have know hestitation in recommending them.
Thanks for all your help.
All went very well. Thank you – quartet did excellent job.
Thanks very much – the Strings were excellent and contributed to a wonderful day!
Yep – the quartet was excellent – Thank you very much, please pass on our appreciation.
John was very accommodating under changing circumstances with the music requirements, and the horrid weather on the day.
Sue and Joe
We had a fantastic day and it was in great part due to the wonderful music by the Starlight Strings Quartet. Many of our guests have since commented on how very good they were, very professional and just perfect for the venue and the occasion.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others or having them play at another of our functions.
Also many thanks to your company for making it all so easy and hassle free.
Anita Maes (60th Birthday)
I'd just like to let you know that Starlight Strings played wonderfully at our wedding.
Just got back from honeymoon last night. Thank you so much for everything - it was a fantastic day and i'm only sorry that i didn't get a chance to catch up with John in person, particularly after exchanging plenty of emails! I did see him downstairs but was being photographed at the time, but I'll drop him a line personally as his string quartet was excellent and we got many comments from guests about how impressed they were!
Thank you and Pete also for leaping to my rescue when the original quartet folded - it really saved my bacon! I will certainly be recommending your agency to anyone else getting married - we actually came back from honeymoon with a kiwi couple behind us in the plane who are getting married in the Waikato in April, so I passed on details of all my suppliers!
Thank you again and maybe be in touch again in the future.
I wasn't around for much of the afternoon as we were getting photos, but my Mum said they were great and everyone enjoyed the music.
Please pass on my thanks,
Hi Kellie – the Starlight Strings were excellent thanks.
GREG BILLINGTON GENERAL MANAGER
Snowberry New Zealand Limited
As was the case last time, the Trio was great. We very much appreciated there performance and they added to making the night a success.
Thank you for the follow up. Please note that the quartet had performed magnificently and His Majesty was very pleased with their performances. I thank you and your company for the assistance in this event and please be assured that we will contact you on future events which will require this service.
Apec Conference Tonga
It was great they are a very good group.
Thanks for the check up.
Synnex New Zealand Ltd
Everything went wonderfully and I as well as our guests very much enjoyed John's music. Thankyou for helping us to make our parent's 40th wedding anniversary an unforgetable experience!
Carolyn. Binion-Cooper (John Fennell solo violin)
The Starlight Trio were absolutely fabulous. Their performance was beautiful and so appropriate for the occasion.They were lovely people to have in our home and we were delighted with the evening.
Thanks very much for the Starlight quartet that played beautifully at our event on Thursday night. John was a pleasure to work with and the quartet sounded incredible in the large marble foyer.
Many thanks and Kind Regards
Andrea (Edge Creative)
Yes the event was very successful thank you and the string quartet was wonderful and very professional.
The band did a great job and were very professional! We were very
impressed! Thanks heaps.
The performance provided by starlight quartet was wonderful. John was very friendly to deal with prior to the wedding and the musicians looked professional and did a fantastic job. All the guests enjoyed the beautiful music they played at the reception as well.
We thank you for your service and hope to be in contact in future.
Yes thanks Peter, all was good!
Just back from our honeymoon today.
Thank you for your assistance with our entertainment booking for our wedding,
John from Starlight Strings was very friendly and professional. They were happy to learn and perform the music I presented and were friendly and well recieved by our guests.
I would have no hesitation booking them again and I look forward to their upcoming wedding album.
Hi Pete – the Starlight String Quartet were very good. Apart from an initial misunderstanding about the time we required them to start, they were excellent.
At the end of the event a group of us stayed on to listen to them play and ended up being late for the reception – they were that good. I feel having such a good band enhanced our event.
Please relay my thanks to the group.
Anne Griffiths (wedding)
Yes, it was all perfect!! Many thanks.
Best regards, Uwe - German Society of NZ
Starlight Strings provided just the right note of sophistication for the early stages of our function which went off very well. Thanks for your help in stting the arrangements up.
The trio were fantastic. Unfortunately we didn’t take into consideration that half way through the trio playing, they got a bit drowned out by the general chatter as people arrived. It may be a suggestion for people organizing parties etc in the future to think about voice volume. That was our fault though. Other than that they were on time, played beautifully and all in all, the crowd enjoyed the music.
Thanks again and regards
Directus International Ltd
I just wanted to pass on my appreciation for the fantastic entertainment the trio provided on Saturday. All the guests were most impressed and the bride and groom couldn’t fault a thing.
Their quick pick-up on the one and only request when the CD didn’t kick-in was much appreciated (and how much effort had gone into pre-planning that CD merge ???), as was the impromptu rendition of happy birthday.
Sorry I didn’t get to meet you in person John, maybe next time.
Please pass the comments and my appreciation on to Igor and his ‘team mates’ for a job well done.
‘Making your event great’
group were lovely and just the thing for our event
Meredyth Morgan Auckland City
The Starlight Trio were great, they set the mood and were a pleasure to work with, thank you and please pass on our sincere thanks to them. And they played the hymn we sprang on them beautifully.
Thank you again,
Yes, thank you very much. We had an amazing day and all the acts were
fantastic. They really added to our special day. The string quartet arrived
on time and were friendly, and in perfect harmony, making our wedding
ceremony a beautiful memory for all. Many guests commented on the
professionalism of the performance.
We have sent formal thank yous to you and the acts. please could you forward
the cards to the appropriate acts, as we do not have their individual
addresses. The envelope with these cards has been sent from the Cook Islands
today, and should arrive in less than ten days.
Thank you for everything!
Best Wishes, Clare and Greg
Thanks for your email, the starlight string quartet provided a great background to our event at Villa Maria and our client was also very happy with the tempo and style they provided the night
THE TOTAL EVENT
Just a quick note to say that the trio were superb. They gave a wonderful performance, and were extremely flexible in accommodating our requests. We would not hesitate to use them again in future.
Thank you to you and your team for the extremely professional service, we have been delighted.
Rachael and Keith wedding
All went very well. Thanks for your help
Brian (Sloane) wedding
Sorry for not replying sooner. We have just arrived back in New Zealand after our Europe honeymoon.
Starlight String Quartet provided an excellent performance at our wedding. All the music and hymns were played at the appropriate moments and John was wonderful to deal with. We were very pleased with the music. Thank you.
We had a great night and your trio certainly made an impression. Thank you. We will be in touch art some time to re book for lunch time etc. Need assured weather.
Chancery Body Corporate
Further to your email below, we had a great day and the trio was excellent.
Paul Van Wamel wedding
We were happy with the String Quartet. They played our special pieces contributing to the emotion of the moment during our wedding.
Callum was great, the party was a huge success
thanks very much
Annelise Coulam (Solo cellist wedding)
Hi Caroline and John
I wanted to pass on my thanks - the Trio were fantastic and certainly added to the ambiance and romance of the day.
I hope you are able to read the poem below written by my father who very much enjoyed your music.
Thank you both for your music and assistance.
Jessica's wedding had a three-piece band
Played numbers from Gershwin to Fritz Kreisler
Couldn't hear them, and had a lump in my throat
And tears that would sink a high flyer.
The table cloth we bought in Prague
The suit it came from Quickies
The cello player one of Auckland's best
The guest's tomorrow will have sickies
We were totally pleased with Starlight. The music was excellent and we liked the ability to discuss what we wanted played. I would definitely use them again.
rgds, Nathan Gedye (wedding)
Thankyou. We had a wonderful day and the string quartet were just great. Helpful and ready in an emergency, (when we thought our bagpiper wasn't going to make it), they were first class and please pass on our thanks for helping to make it a truly magical day
All the best
Gwen and Graham McTavish (Wedding)
Thanks again Pete. Starlight Strings suited the ocassion perfectly. Regards. Kay Raynor
Thanks Pete. They really were fantastic - we were really thrilled with how they performed.Once again a successful evening.
Continental Car Services Ltd
(New model Ferrari release, December )
Yes all was well
Burniece (Datacom event )
My apologies - I only saw this today!
Yes they turned up and were very well received. Absolutely perfect.
Just a quick note to thank Starlight Strings for their contribution and involvement with the Auckland Convention Centre launch event last night. The feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive, and reflects hugely on the efforts of all of the entertainers involved.
Please pass on my sincere thanks to John and the group.
THE EDGE (relaunch of The Edge)
The function was a great success, and Starlight Strings were a large
part of the success. I would have no hesitation recommending them to
Terry Hawker (party )
Excellent - thank you, we had a great day.
Thanks for the note Pete. The musicians were very good. They showed a lot of initiative, and they set up and played as requested. John was very good to deal with before the wedding, he kept in contact and suggested music when I was unsure.
Jude & Nick
Just a short note to thank John and co. (The Starlight Trio) for performing at our wedding on 3rd March. They created a beautiful atmosphere during the ceremony and kept the guests well entertained thereafter. Their efforts were well appreciated on such a warm afternoon!
Martyn and Gill.
Dr Martyn Nash
* University Lab. of Physiology,
* Parks Rd, Oxford,
Bob , the Quartet, & partytime were excellent. Thanks for introducing them to us.
Michael & Katherine
Hi Pete Sorry about taking so long to reply, I have today just returned back to work. Starlight Strings was fantastic, they did a great job and would definitely recommend them to friends who are starting to plan their weddings. Thanks again for all the help.
Regards, Sara (McWatt)
Pete Everything went very well. We received a lot of compliments for the choice of band and their music, so we are very happy.
Ferrari Owners' Club
Glad you contacted Pete. In response to your query....We were very pleased with the music provided by the Starlight Strings Trio. People commented on how pleasant it was to listen to them and the Bride was really delighted.
Donna Bosson (Wedding )
Thanks for the e-mail. The day went really well, John from the strings was most helpful and everyone appreciated the music. The Tamlin trio was also well received... All in all really excellent! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending either act.
Pete (Watt - wedding)
Good Morning Pete.
The Starlight String Quartet were brilliant, and the guests showed their appreciation with a standing ovation when they departed.
Given the time they were at at the function - about 4 hours - we ensured that they were all provided with a meal - indeed the same offering served to our guests - and they were most appreciative of the fact that they were looked after in that manner.
So in summary we would certainly have no hesitation in recommending their services for any similar function.
Janice Guerin. (wedding )
Thankyou so much, The Starlight Strings were fantastic and perfect for the occassion.
John called a few days before hand to touch base, all 3 arrived on time and all 3 were very professional.
I look forward to any future business we may do and will gladly refer your web page on for musical talant.
Regards Rina. (Country Road new store opening)
Thanks for your follow up email. The band on Wednesday evening were
fabulous, and I have received several comments to that effect from the
Nancy (Grice URS )
The Starlight String Quartet was perfect at the wedding! They looked so elegant and really added to the whole ambience of the day. The wedding was absolutely perfect, everything went according to plan. The String Quartet knew exactly what to play and when to play it and their timing was perfect. They also played through photos and dinner and provided a wonderful background sound during those times. It was excellent!
Liz (Johnson) wedding
Thanks Pete. The quartet was wonderful and we received many compliments from
guests about them. Please pass on my thanks and let them know that the
feedback from guests was fantastic.
Many thanks for organising the music and we will be sure to recommend you in
Rochelle (Arnold) wedding
Sorry to take so long.
The Starlight String Trio were brilliant. They created a great atmosphere which a number of guests commended on.
Leo (Hills wedding )
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