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29 Nov 2016 VOWS Award winners!!

Written By Alan

So… last week we were absolutely humbled, flattered and totally delighted to have won the 2016 VOWS award for Instrumental Entertainment!!  It was last Monday to be fair, but the hangovers have just subsided!! This is our second award win this year, after bringing home a Confetti award in January, and the second time we’ve won a… Read More »

28 Sep 6 years in a row!!!

Written By Alan

We’re delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious VOWS awards for the sixth year running, and are immensely proud!!  Really looking forward to the awards event in November, which is always an incredibly good night, and to catch up, drink, and dance with the cream of Scotland’s wedding industry!!   As well… Read More »

02 Jan Happy New Year everyone!!

Written By Alan

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you’re well and had a nice festive period We’ve managed to blag a couple of days welcome break over New Year, but non-stop again from tomorrow! 2014 was fantastic for Capella – we were delighted to play at over 220 different events.  We were on stage with Burt Bacharach, Rod Stewart,… Read More »

14 Jul New recordings for your listening pleasure!

Written By Alan

Well hello! It’s been a while, how are you?! We’ve been busy little beavers recently…playing gigs, events and the likes….and recording some awesome new sound samples! Run on over to our Sound Samples page for a wee goosey gander at our latest recordings! We’re really pleased with them and they offer an insight into the… Read More »

22 Apr Live showcase! – 27th April

Written By Alan

Roll up! Roll up!! We’re playing a live showcase from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday 27th of April in Arta on Albion Street in Glasgow Don’t worry, it’s not a formal recital or a concert, and we don’t sell tickets or anything – it’s just a chance for you to come along and listen to… Read More »

29 Jan Happy New(ish) Year!!!

Written By Alan

As you may or may not have noticed, we’re now about a full month into 2014 and any lingering festive hangover clouds should have well and truly cleared by now! Over the next few weeks, we will be playing and exhibiting at all of the wedding shows listed below, so feel free to come along… Read More »

29 Oct Shortlisted for the VOWS awards 2013!!!

Written By Alan

You might need to peel us off the walls!! We’re absolutely delighted to announce that, after being shortlisted in 2011 and winning in 2012, we have been shortlisted for the third year running in 2013! We’re genuinely made up, and are really looking forward to the award ceremony on 25th November at the Corn Exchange… Read More »

12 Aug The Fabulous Wedding Show & other animals..

Written By Alan

Things have been super busy at Capella HQ recently so apologies for the lack of posts! Amongst the weddings, we’re also finding time to exhibit and play at The Fabulous Wedding Show next Sunday at the Hilton Grosvenor. A fabulous show, jam-packed with stunning products which will help make your day even more perfect! The… Read More »

07 Jan Wedding Show-mageddon!

Written By Alan

Hi! And a spectacularly happy new year to you all! We’ve confirmed to exhibit at some wedding shows and events over the next month or two, so it’s the perfect opportunity to come along for a quick chat or to hear us play. 13th January 2013 – Eleganza Sposa wedding show at the Bothwell Bridge… Read More »

03 Nov We won!!!! VOWS Winners 2012!

Written By Alan

Apollo String Quartet Wins VOWS Awards 2012! Below is the official Press Release – all we have to say is WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!! Oh and thank you! 2012 Scotland’s Top Wedding Suppliers Crowned in Glasgow last night. (Monday 29th October) A Glasgow-based Daytime Music & Entertainment company was celebrating on Monday night at Scotland’s wedding Oscars –… Read More »

29 Sep Party time!!

Written By Alan

We’ve been short-listed, for the second year in a row, for the VOWS awards!!  These are Scotland’s ‘wedding oscars’, and we’re delighted, humbled and honoured (in equal measure!) to be involved again. To be short-listed from 10,413 nominations, is a huge achievement for us, and without going all ‘Gwyneth Paltrow’, we’d like to thank all… Read More »

20 Sep Upcoming stuff…

Written By Alan

Hello everyone! We’ve got quite a bit going on at the moment – a million fantastically fancy weddings, catch up from the recent SECC wedding show, a photoshoot on a yacht in the North of Scotland – it’s been a spectacularly busy time! We’ll be exhibiting or playing at 3 more wedding shows this year,… Read More »

03 Sep SECC wedding show 15th and 16th September

Written By Alan

Hi! We will be exhibiting at the Scottish Wedding Show in the SECC, Glasgow on 15th and 16th of September, so please pop along if you’d like a chat! Following from the success of February’s “Booze if you book” strategy, we are going to be popping the bubbles and icing the beers in preparation once… Read More »

02 Sep Extra! Extra! Read all abaaaaat it!

Written By Alan

You may or may not have noticed the relative ‘radio silence’ over the past wee while.  It’s high wedding season for us, and we’re playing our socks off, so it’s difficult to find time to get on the computer and update stuff!  Time for some actual news! We’ve expanded the services that we offer and,… Read More »

05 Jul Even more new tunes…..

Written By Alan

Davie has been working his wee socks off, and has arranged some of the music from Amelie for the quartet ‘Je n’y suis jamais allee’ is particularly fantastic! We also have our hands on some gorgeous exercepts from ‘Rigoletto’, the ‘Entr’acte’ from Carmen, and a tip top bespoke arrangement of ‘My Girl’ More to come,… Read More »

21 Jun Winter wonderland?!

Written By Alan

So… “Winter Wonderland?  What are you actually talking about?  It’s mid-June you bunch of weirdos?!” Well, we’re doing a nice discount on any bookings for December or January.  If you’ve been given the kitty to organise a Christmas party at your work, and want to amaze your colleagues (in particular that new girl/guy from payroll… Read More »

09 May Shiny new tunes…

Written By Alan

We like to think we’re pretty handy at the old arranging of tunes for the trio or quartet, and get through quite a lot each year.  When things get particularly tricky though, we turn to the real professionals (this sounds like the start of the A-Team!!), and are lucky enough to work with some of… Read More »

15 Mar Come and see us play!! 22nd April

Written By Alan

We’re delighted to able to announce our next live showcase will be held on 22nd April in the Network Bar of the absolutely stunning ’29’ in Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow from 3pm to 5pm!! Click here to see their gorgeous venue… The plan is for it to be a beautifully relaxed and informal afternoon giving… Read More »

29 Feb Fab Phamie!

Written By Alan

We were so lucky last week to record another session with the fabulous Phamie Gow!  We performed her work last August at the Edinburgh Miltary Tattoo with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.  You can have a wee look at that one here if you’re so inclined! This time, a double viola quartet plus clarinet worked… Read More »

20 Feb Sore legs, sessions and unironed curtains

Written By Alan

Just settling down after the wedding fayres at the Royal Concert Hall and the SECC, and to be honest, it’s nice to get off our feet for 5 minutes! Our old faithful stand at the SECC was looking awesome with our new branding, although we did have some extra rumpling on  our backdrop curtains (I… Read More »