Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Royal wedding: Teenage cellist and gospel choir to perform

Royal wedding: Teenage cellist and gospel choir to perform

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a rapidly rising star of the classical music world, said he was "bowled over" when Prince Harry's fiancee requested his services, and agreed immediately. The Palace noted in its statement that the couple "have taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their Service", which will involve "hymns and choral works".

At the wedding, Kanneh-Mason will be joined by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir, a group of British artists who have been performing both nationally and internationally for over 20 years.

Ms Gibson said they were "truly honoured" to have been picked.

The 19-year-old was named BBC Young Musician 2016 and came to Prince Harry's attention last year when the royal saw him play at a charity event in London.

And, as Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for their big day, ITV's new documentary, Invitation to a Royal Wedding, reveals their was a "heart-stopping moment" when Harry boxed with the cake!

On Tuesday, Meghan and Harry announced the performers who will be on hand for their ceremony at St George's chapel.

A CELLIST was "bowled over" when Meghan Markle rang to ask him to play at her wedding. The director will be-try not to be too shocked-the director of music at St. George's Chapel, James Vivian. The post read, "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have shared some further details about the music for their wedding service at St George's Chapel".

Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas will also perform with an orchestra - to be conducted by Christopher Warren-Green - made up of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia. It's always an honour to be invited to be a part of a wedding, and getting to share in a couple's big day is very special.

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