We are a group of experienced wedding musicians who have all played in professional orchestras in the North of England including; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Scottish National Orchestra.

We specialise in providing elegant and stylish music in the form of String Quartet, String Trio, Flute Quartet, Flute Trio. We provide music for special occasions such as Civil Wedding Ceremonies, Religious Wedding Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships and Corporate Hospitality including exhibitions, promotions, dinner parties and openings. With the beautiful and unique sound of flute and strings Classic Ensembles have a large selection of classical and popular repertoire specifically arranged for clients. We can perform your own personal choices for your wedding celebrations or corporate function

Established in 1998 Classic Ensembles play for wedding ceremonies both civil and religious, civil partnerships and corporate functions in the form of Flute/String, Trios and Duos. This flexibility allows you to tailor your musical entertainment requirements to the accessible space, number of guests and available budget.

For your special day Classic Ensembles can provide the unique ambience that only live music can create. By blending the beautiful elegance of Flute & Strings, Our repertoire ranges from the music of Bach, Mozart & Vivaldi to popular selections from current West End Shows, Classic hits, The Beatles and light Jazz.

Classic Ensembles have built up our repertoire by arranging specific choices that clients have requested over the years. We can perform your own personal choices enabling us to make each occasion unique. We aim to keep our musical repertoire up to date with new additions all the time.


We have had the pleasure to perform at some of the most beautiful locations in the Lake District throughout the North West and beyond. We are happy to consult with you to discuss your plans to help create your special and memorable occasion.
Pre- Ceremony Wedding Music at Langdale Chase   Credit : Jason Chambers Photography


Whatever the weather and in every season, you tell us the indoor venue for your special occasion or corporate event. Together, we create the perfect classical music to suit your requirements.
Wedding Music for a Drinks Reception at Armathwaite Hall, Lake District 
Credit : Jason Chambers Photography


Weather permitting we are happy to play outside at your chosen venue. 

Biographies & History

Nick Milner GBCM & Jeanette Milner BA(HONS) LRAM are the founder members and directors of Classic Ensembles Limited. They have both attended and gained their musical qualifications from the major music Academies and Conservatoires of Britain.
Above; Nick Milner
These have included The Royal Academy of Music in London, The Birmingham Conservatoire, and Post Graduate Orchestral Studies Diploma from Goldsmiths University in London. Both musicians have gained full degrees in music with further studies in performance and orchestral playing.

Following his music studies, Nick pursued a career playing with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and for four years playing in Europe with The Maggio Musical Orchestra of Florence in Italy. He has also toured with English National Opera North and Royal Sadlers Wells Ballet Company.

Above; Jeanette Milner
Jeanette won a prestigious scholarship to study at The Royal Academy of Music and has performed solo recitals and chamber music in Europe and in the UK. Chamber Ensembles have included performances at The Guild hall, London and St Martins-in-the-fields. 

Jeanette has worked on recordings for theatres such as the Manchester Library Theatre. 
She has played with professional freelance orchestras in London and the North West including Manchester Camerata, Manchester Mozart Players and Liverpool Sinfonia.
She has taught flute at University College, London, Lancaster University, St. Martin’s College, Lancaster and has also adjudicated on Music Award panels. 

All musicians working with Classic Ensembles have received the
same formal training at leading Academies and Colleges. 

They have all gained experience playing with professional orchestras  including The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and Northern Ballet Company.
We believe that only with this training and extensive professional experience can 
Classic Ensembles achieve the polished and professional performance you as the client would expect for your special occasion.   

To listen to some examples by 
Classic Ensembles go to the Music page.


Corporate Functions

Classic Ensembles have either worked for the companies direct or at the venue for a 3rd party agency.
Listed below are the companies.

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