Types of Events: The Ancora String Quartet is available for weddings and receptions, corporate functions, and grand openings. We can also provide background music for cocktail receptions, dinners, holiday celebrations and other special occasions. No matter what the event, whether playing background music or very much in the foreground, the Ancora String Quartet brings the finest in professional string quartet performance to you and your guests.
Locations Served: The Ancora String Quartet is based in Madison, and is available to play at churches, homes and businesses in the following cities and towns: Belleville, Cambridge, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, DeForest, Fitchburg, Madison, McFarland, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, New Glarus, Oregon, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona and Waunakee. Ancora also performs outside of these 16 cities with contracts reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Musical Selections: The Ancora String Quartet offers an extensive repertoire of music for weddings, commitments and receptions. Our selections range in style from baroque composers such as Bach and Handel, to classical composers such as Mozart and Haydn, to romantic composers such as Beethoven and Brahms. We also perform additional musical selections upon request.
Special Requests: Perhaps you have a unique musical selection in mind? If a string quartet arrangement of the piece exists, we can get it. If not, our own arranger can make your request a reality.
Soloists: We maintain professional relationships with other musicians in the greater Madison area. If you would like a singer or an instrumentalist such as a flute or trumpet player to join our quartet for one or more selections, we can recommend talented, experienced musicians with whom we have worked successfully in the past.
Consultation:How do you make sense of all of these choices? If you already have a clear idea of what you want, we will simply take note. If not, we offer complimentary music consultation to help customize our performance in accordance with your vision of the event in question.
Wedding Ceremony (90 Minutes, Prelude to Postlude) – $650
Wedding Reception at same ceremony location – $400/hour
Wedding Reception only or for reception at a different location – $600/first hour, $400/each additional hour
$600/first hour, $400/each additional hour
Special Music Requests – retail price of music
Music Arranging/Copying/Composing – $50-$100
Rehearsal with Soloist before Ceremony – $50/15 minutes.
If you are planning a wedding, our demo CD consists of 41 sample selections for you to choose from. Our music consultant will work with you to get a clear picture of the mood and style of your dream wedding, and help you sort through our repertoire to choose the ideal sequence of selections to harmonize with the rest of your wedding choices. Together, we will create the soundtrack for the wedding of your dreams!
Examples of Ancora Wedding Repertoire
– Bridal Chorus Wagner
– Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
– Trumpet Tune Purcell
– Canon in D Pachelbel
– Air on a G String Bach
– Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach
– Air IV from the Water Music in F Handel
– Largo from “Xerxes” Handel
– Wedding March Mendelssohn
– Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks Handel
– Ode to Joy Beethoven
– Rondeau Mouret
– Hornpipe Handel
– Allegro from Spring from the Four Seasons Vivaldi
– Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Mozart
– Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st movement Bach
– Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Prelude and During the Ceremony:
– Arioso Bach
– Ave Maria Bach-Gounod
– Ave Maria Schubert
– Vocalise Rachmaninov
– Menuet Pavane Pour Une Infante Ravel
– Pavane Ravel
– Pastorale Corelli
– Winter from the Four Seasons Vivaldi
– Concerto for two Violins in d minor Bach
– Panis Angelicus Franck
– Meditation from “Thais” Massenet
– Minuet Gluck
– Lord’s Prayer Malotte
– Sabbath Prayer Jerry Bock
– Sunrise, Sunset Jerry Bock
– Wedding Song “There is Love”
– Sheep May Safely Graze Bach
– Aria Handel
– Wachet Auf Bach
– One Hand, One Heart Bernstein
– Amazing Grace
– Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 3rd movement Bach
– Fatto per la Notta di Natale Corelli
– Allelujah Mozart
– Selections from Water Music Handel
– Nocturne Borodin
This is just a portion of our repertoire.
If you have a special request, please call or email about availability.