A little bit of everything

28. May 2014 Concerts, Photos 0
A little bit of everything
One of the aims for the quartet this year was to do more concert performances, and particularly to host some of our own concerts.  Earlier in the year we had done this with our evening at the Cambridge Tennis Club, and we were keen to do more of these. Back at the end of 2013 ...

Anyone for tennis?

11. April 2014 Concerts 0
Anyone for tennis?
Our recent concert at Cambridge Lawn Tennis club was something of a departure for the quartet.  This was the first time we’ve done a full concert programme without having another act to support us.  Knowing that you’re the only ones who determine whether a paying audience has a good evening or not is both a ...

A half way gig

12. February 2014 Concerts, Photos 0
A half way gig
The quartet were back at Queens’ college this week (note that I’ve now been instructed in the proper placement of the apostrophe – there were two Queens!).  We’ve previously played for fellows’ events, a garden party, a May ball and provided incidental music for a show at the college so it was good to be ...

A busy Christmas

12. February 2014 Concerts, Photos 0
A busy Christmas
I realise I’m a little late writing this up, but I thought I’d share some of the activities the quartet got up to over the Christmas period.  In the run up to the festive season we’d been expanding our Christmas repertoire (mostly due to a slew of great new arrangements from Maria) to the point ...

A night at the movies

01. July 2013 Concerts, News, Photos 0
A night at the movies
We’re very sorry to have to report that Angela will be phasing out her commitments with the quartet over the next couple of months, as she’s now moved away from the area.  We’re on the lookout for a permanent new member, but in the mean time we’ve been very happy to welcome David Budd who ...

Promenading to the ball

22. June 2013 Concerts, Photos 0
Promenading to the ball
It’s May ball time again! The quartet were playing at two balls this year, and in contrast to last year we managed to arrange it so that they were on different nights this time. Our first outing was the Queens’ May Ball.  We’ve never played at Queens’ before and this was particularly exciting for Maria ...

Our Mini-Marathon

22. June 2013 Concerts, Photos 0
Our Mini-Marathon
The quartet were very happy to participate in a ‘Musical Marathon’ organised in aid of Waterbeach Guides. The event was held in the Grafton Shopping Centre in Cambridge and the idea was that musicians of all levels would take it in turns to play in short slots throughout the day to provide a diverse assortment ...

A little Christmas cheer

18. January 2013 Uncategorized 0
A little Christmas cheer
Through much of November the quartet have been working on some new Christmas arrangements which are mostly jazzy versions of traditional Christmas songs (many of them arranged by Maria, our tenor player). We finally got to give them their first public outing just before Christmas when we played for the Harston school Christmas fair. We ...

New recording extracts now available

18. January 2013 News 0
About a year ago the quartet spent a couple of days recording some of their material in the lovely Queen’s college chapel. At some point we intend collating these recordings with some more material to put together a CD of our music, but in the mean time we’ve put together some extracts of the pieces ...

Mud and Puddings

25. July 2012 Concerts, Photos 0
Mud and Puddings
St Mary’s Church in Depden is a quintessentially British story.  Many years ago when the church sold off the adjacent vicarage they didn’t realise that they were also selling off the right of way to the only road leading to the church.  Several years and many lawyers later and the village find themselves with a ...