the lakeside strings

Lakeside Strings


The Lakeside Strings prides themselves in making your special event truly yours, by helping you choose just the right music from their repertoire list, and adding that musical touch of elegance to your event. The members of the Lakeside Strings come from a variety of professional and semi-professional organizations in music performance and music education. They hold Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degrees in Music Performance and Music Education.

Performance affiliations include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Philharmonic. the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Racine Symphony Orchestra, the Festival City Orchestra, the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Madison Symphony.

Active in music education, as well, members are teaching faculty for the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the String Academy of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Center for Strings, the Barcel String Studios, the School District of West Allis-West Milwaukee, and other schools in southeastern Wisconsin. They also maintain private teaching studios.

A professional string ensemble since 1995, the Lakeside Strings have performed for numerous wedding ceremonies, formal and casual dinners and receptions, Bar Mitzvahs, and funerals. From traditional/Classical wedding music to modern/contemporary music, Lakeside String offers a full range of music styles and choices (Bach, Handel, Mozart, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, U-2, Coldplay, Beatles, Five For Fighting, Jason Mraz, Journey, etc.) Many of the contemporary charts are in the style of Vitamin String Quartet arrangements. Check out our repertoire lists in the links below.

The Lakeside Strings pride themselves in making your special event truly yours, by helping you choose just the right music from their repertoire lists, and adding that musical touch of elegance to your event. The Lakeside Strings perform in formal concert black attire.

Song Lists

Air from “Water Music Suite” (Handel)
Air – Suite No. 3 [Air on the G-string] (Bach)
Andante Festivo (Sibelius)
Aria (Bach)
Aria (Handel)
Corelli – Suite (Corelli)
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck)
Largo from Xerxes (Handel)
Largo (Winter) from Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Passacaille (Handel)
Sarabande and Crusaders’ March (Handel)
Serenade – String Quartet No. 68 (Haydn)
Sheep May Safely Graze (J. S. Bach)
Shepherd’s Hymn [Pastoral Symphony] (Beethoven)
Sleeper’s Awake (J. S. Bach)
Simple Gifts (Shaker Tune)

Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Prelude to Te Deum (Charpentier)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Trumpet Voluntary (Stanley)
Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin”
[Here Comes the Bride] (Wagner)

Autumn from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
[Ode to Joy] (Beethoven)
Hornpipe from “Water Music Suite”
[Allegro Maestoso] (Handel)
La Rejouissance from
“Royal Fireworks Suite” (Handel)
Rondeau [Masterpiece Theatre] (Mouret)
Spring from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Wedding March from “Midsummer Night’s
Dream” (Mendelssohn)

Alleluia from “Exultate, Jubilate” (Mozart)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Concerto in E minor (Avison)
Brandenburg Concertos (J. S. Bach)
Let the Bright Seraphim (Handel)
March – “The Marriage of Figaro” (Mozart)

Ashokan Farewell (Ungar)
Canzonetta (Mendelssohn)
Concerto in D Major (Telemann)
Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1 (Handel)
Contrasts in E minor (Francis Feese)
Divertimentos Nos. 1-3 (Mozart)
Edelweiss (Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Four Royal Dances [Renaissance style] (Eric Ewazen)
Jazz Waltz for Strings (Francis Feese)
Rags (Scott Joplin) (The Entertainer, Country Club)
Lullaby (Hofeldt)
Memory from “Cats” (Andrew Lloyd Weber)
Music of the Night (Andrew Lloyd Weber)
Palladio (Karl Jenkins)
Quartet in E-flat (K. 160) (Mozart)
Quartet No. 12 (K. 156) (Mozart)
Quartet No. 13 (K. 157) (Mozart)
Quartet No. 17 (K. 168) (Mozart)
Renaissance Suite (arr. Leidig)
Somewhere in Time – “Out of Africa” (Barry)
Somewhere Out There (James Horner)
Star Dust (Hoagy Carmichael)
Symphony No. 88 (Haydn)
Unchained Melody [Ghost] (Alex North)
Wind Beneath My Wings (Henley and Silbar)

Danny Boy (arr. Alshin)
Meditation from “Thais” (Massenet)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)

Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Ave Verum (Mozart)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Pastorale from “Messiah” (Handel)

Dodi Li (My Beloved is Mine, and I am His)
Erev Ba (Evening Comes)
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses)
Hana’ava Babanot (The Fairest of Maidens)
Hava Nagila (Let’s Rejoice)
Jerusalem of Gold
Siman Tov (Congratulations – Good Luck!)
Wedding Medley: Od Y’shama & Mazel Tov)
Y’did Nefesh (Beloved of My Soul)
Boi Tama
Hava Nashira

All Christmas Carols
Concerto Grosso No. 8 [Christmas Concerto] (Corelli)
Selections from the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

100 Years (Five For Fighting)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri – from Twilight IV: Breaking Dawn) – (violin & piano)
All I Want Is You (U2)
All You Need Is Love (Beatles)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Beauty and the Beast (Theme)
Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve)
Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)
Can’t Stop Falling In Love
Clocks (Coldplay)
Concerning Hobbits from Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore)
Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Forever My Love (O’Neill Brothers) – (violin & piano)
God Only Knows (Beach Boys)
Hallelujah from Shrek (Cohen /Jeff Buckley)
Here Comes Your Man (Pixies)
How Beautiful
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Kissing You – Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (Des’ree & Tim Atack)
Lady Gag Hit Mix
Les Miserables (Musical)
Let It Be
Lost in this Moment
Love Theme from Out of Africa
Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Nella Fantasia (Morricone – from the movie The Mission)
Nothing Fancy – Dave Barnes (with or without vocal/quartet)
One Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story) (trio or quartet)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Say Yes (Elliott Smith)
Somewhere In Time
Somewhere Out There
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (trio or quartet)
Songbird (trio)
The Gift of Love (When Love is Found) – with vocal or just strings (trio or quartet)
The Lord’s Prayer – with vocal or alone
The Prayer (performed by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion) – with vocals or just strings
The Sacred Romance (Michael W. Smith)
The Wedding (Main Title Movie Theme – Emma) (Rachel Portman)
Think of Me (Phantom of the Opera)
This is the Day
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
The Way You Look Tonight
Wedding Song – There is Love
When You Say Nothing at All – with vocal or just strings
What a Wonderful World
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
Wonderful Tonight
Yellow (Coldplay)
You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)

Please note: All arrangements/requests not on this list will incur additional fees that are worked out with the performers via Mary Pat.