The British are coming! Final preparations are taking place as the final countdown begins for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The big day is Saturday, May 19 at noon. The royal couple will be coming together in perfect harmony as they step foot in Buckingham Palace to wed. Curious what music you’ll hear throughout the ceremony, so are we!
According to the Kensington Palace on Twitter,“Both Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their Service, which will include a number of well-known hymns and choral works.”
The Royal Wedding Ceremony Music
The Director of Music at St. George’s Chapel, James Vivian, will lead a choir featuring 23 male students from the school singing a range of music for the royal wedding. The couple also chose, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a 19-year-old cellist who won BBC’s Young Musician award in 2016. Kanneh-Mason is thoroughly elated to be playing for the royal wedding which is guaranteed to be the event of year!
The Christian gospel group, The Kingdom Choir, will join Karen Gibson, the gospel conductor, for a performance during the royal wedding ceremony. The list of artists goes on, including Welsh soprano Elon Manahan Thomas and St. George Chapel Assistant Director of Music Luke Bond accompanying on the organ. David Blackadder will also play trumpet with the orchestra supported by the State Trumpeters. The group will make history as it features the first female trumpeter to play at a royal wedding, Lance Corporal Kate Sandford.