Intercity Strings was founded in 1988. it's international players are all members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
The Quartet has a busy schedule of serious concerts as well as performances of lighter music at social engagements. Their recent activities include concerts for Princess Anne during a NZ visit, recitals for the Ministry of Foreign affairs at official Government receptions and performances for the Austrian and German Societies.
The Quartet covers a wide repertoire from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, through the famous popular quartets of the Classic and Romantic periods to Vienese Waltzes, Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Ideal for: background music for wedding service and reception, house party, garden party, product release, background situations
Also available as a trio
The Lion Sleeps Today
Humoresque - Dvorak
Can Can - Offenbach
Po Karekare Ana - Trad
Italien Love Song
O Sole Mio
Chant sans Parole - Tschaikowsky
Habanera - Bizet
Walzer & Deutsche Tänze - Schubert
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Medley) - W. Schroder
Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
I’m Falling in Love
The Man I Love
Sound of Music - R. Rodgers
Quartet (The Hunt) - Mozart
Quartet (The Bird) - Haydn
Arirang - Korean Song
Turkish March - Mozart
Moon River - Mancini
ET - Williams
Quartet (The Spring) - Mozart
Hine - Trad
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary - Clark
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Wedding Music - Händel
Wedding March - Medelssohn
Spring - Vivaldi
Spring - Vivaldi arr. D. Fraser
Ave Maria - Schubert
Laudate Dominum - Mozart
Jesu Joy - Bach
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Four Pieces – Gavotte - Bach
Hornpipe (Water Music) - Händel
Let The Bright Seraphim
Quenn of Sheba (also in G major)
Rondo - Mozart
Serenade - Haydn
Minuet - Bocherini
Allegro Graciozo - Grétry
Divertimento - Mozart
Quartet C - Mozart
Flower Duet - Delibes
Vienna Life (Waltzes) - J. Strauss (Jnr.)
Radetzky March - J. Strauss (Snr.)
Romance - Shostakovitch
Salut d’Amour - Elgar
Happy Birtday - Trad
Nimrod - Elgar
Liebesleid - Kreisler
Canon - Pachelbel
The InterCity String Quartet has a very wide ranging repertoire some of which is listed here. If a piece is not listed here please inquire about it and they can probably accommodate your wishes. If you can provide the sheet music arranged for string quartet or trio they can certainly play it for you.
Thank you Robyn
Intercity strings are such fine musicians
Summer of 2020
Pre 70th celebration
They were amazing! thank you
Emma Newman Weddings
We were very happy with the lovely performance from Intercity Strings Trio. Gerald was great to deal with.
University of Otago
Alumni Function Reception
Oh my goodness Robyn they were amazing!!! We were so so happy with having them play, in fact my mother sat down after the ceremony and listened to them play.... She figured everyone at the wedding would still be there for her to talk to after the quartet had finished!!
I sent Gerald an email thanking him and the group yesterday.
I will definitely be highly recommending them to anyone in the future!
Yes thank you it was great,
The quartet were great – perfect choice of music and very easy as far as set and pack up goes (in fact I didn’t see them leave!!)
Would happily recommend them to anyone else.
Yes thank you they were excellent and very much enjoyed
Dear Eva Wendy and I would like to say a big thank you for your performance during our wedding. The music was excellent. many thanks Alistair and Wendy Burgess
reproduced from thank you card
The solo violinist we had for our wedding was great, we will definitely recommend your company to others.
Thanks for the excellent performance.
All good they were the right fit
Avenues Event Management
The quartet was beautiful. They filled the garden with lovely atmosphere and helped make our wedding a very special day.
Thank you very much. We did have rain which did cause abit of stress however the four who came out where awesome and played under extreme tight conditions space wise. Ewans Mum had an awesome day and that is what counted thankyou very much for all your work and support in helping make the day the success it was.
Many thanks 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
Sorry for the delay in response - we've been traveling and just getting over jetlag!
I just want to say that the string quartet was a wonderful addition to our garden wedding. They added so much to the ambiance and made our day very special. They arrived on time, were very professional and played great music. Everyone commented on how lovely it was to have them there.
Thank you and Robyn so much for all your kind assistance in helping me plan the entertainment for my wedding day!
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