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The lively music of a professional violin, string trio, or string quartet enhances your wedding or event! Special music requests are honored, with unique music chosen to fit your choices and acoustics. Contact the Saint Paul Quartet for availability and a cost quote for your wedding, dinner, or corporate event--in person or online!
All 2017 photos copyright Nicole Engstrom, photographer.
Getting married during a pandemic was a challenge. Trying to find someone to play music two weeks before your wedding during a pandemic is near impossible.
The Saint Paul Quartet stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park.
I spoke with Mary a few days before the wedding and she basically did all the work in arranging a setlist.
Being last minute the entire quartet was not available but Mary and Megan as violin & cello duo was more than enough for our scaled down party of 60.
They added a touch elegance to our hodgepodge last minute wedding.
Pleasure to work with! Got so many compliments on the music!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish
Insurance: Amount of instruments - Union musicians usually also carry insurance on their own instruments.
What to Expect
You can expect an emotional, solid, and unified string sound no matter the piece--and a connection between the music and purpose of the event. Music is carefully chosen in advance, and we hold a special rehearsal tailored to YOUR event--at no cost--to make it a UNIQUE experience.
The Saint Paul String Quartet members are professional violins, viola, and cello in the Twin Cities Musicians Union. We operate as collaborative musicians in jazz, rock, and classical styles, matching the music selections to your event and venue.
Additional Booking Notes
Whether a soloist, duo, trio, or quartet, the musicians bring their own stands and lights. Only chairs (no arms) should be supplied by the venue. Microphones are rarely needed. Local and CDC recommendations and protocols for COVID-19 social distancing and facemask-wearing are expected at all in-person events, or musicians cannot play; musicians will also wear facemasks. If online, please state and test your preferred platform, with audio and video, ahead of the date by contacting Mary Verrill.
Past Booked Events
|January 08, 2022 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Downtown Minneapolis|
|December 13, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 11, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Downtown Minneapolis|
|December 05, 2021 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm||The Messiah|
|October 09, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 24, 2021 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Concert|
|September 11, 2021 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra|
|April 17, 2021 • All-day event||Recording, string group|
|October 03, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 26, 2019 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 15, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 25, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|October 06, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 29, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 30, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 17, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding, WBL|
|July 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||AFL/CIO and United Way Celebration|
|June 14, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||AVEDA|
|February 15, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Atrium, Mall of America|
|June 10, 2014||Funeral Service|
|April 19, 2014||Church Service|
|July 25, 2013||Anniversary Party|
To be provided with each inquiry.
|Mary Verrill||Founder and Violin|
|The Saint Paul String Quartet||Mary Verrill|
Influences & Inspiration
Musical influences are Mozart, Dvorak, and Beethoven, as well as Handel, Corelli, Pachelbel, and Haydn. The quartet also plays 1970s retro rock arrangements from The Hampton Quartet, jazz standards, romantic songs, and special requests.
4 chairs, no arms