Stringing Together Your Christmas Party
Fairground rides, arcade games, aerialists in giant martini glasses… The office Christmas party
is no longer an after hours drinks affair ending in misuse of the photocopier. Corporations are increasingly joining together to host a bigger, better, flashier occasion - each year burdened with the task of outdoing last Christmas. Titanium Strings
is well seasoned when it comes to weddings and corporate events. From first-hand experience we can suggest a variety of ways in which a string quartet will bring something sparkling to enhance this year’s Christmas party.
If you are planning a more exclusive
Christmas party that takes the form of an intimate dining experience, a string quartet is the perfect accompaniment whilst guests are eating. A quartet can play at an appropriate background level, whilst still providing that special atmosphere of live music.
The emphasis of the Christmas party might be on the dance floor, in which case guests will need to ‘warm up’ with a drinks reception
to start. Even the bravest of souls and most competent of dancers need a little relaxing before exhibiting their moves. Live music whilst guests are arriving provides a talking point and an ice breaker. Depending on the setting and requirements, a string quartet can play anything from classical to pop music - a strings rendition of ABBA’s Dancing Queen will get guests ‘in the mood for a dance’.
Larger events will feature a celebrity guest or artist to headline the entertainment. Typically, the headlining act will have a set time and therefore a schedule of entertainment preceding and following this appearance. Music by a string quartet suits the bill for early evening. Whilst guests are mingling under mistletoe and enjoying festive fizz and Christmas canapés, an elegant accompaniment sets the right tone before a guest appearance. Following the ‘main event’, the night usually gives way to dance floor abandon.
Venues with a number of themed rooms and areas are an increasingly popular choice for Christmas parties. With a different ‘vibe’ for each area, guests can flit between a casino room, a disco dance floor and a more relaxed bar area for instance. A string quartet is a great choice for a quieter area, allowing guests to talk comfortably but not losing out on ambience and sense of occasion.