A Christian gospel choir and a teenage cellist will provide some of the music at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle next month, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday.
Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, with a reception at Queen Elizabeth’s home west of London afterwards.
Conductor Gibson said they were honored and excited to have been picked. “It will be a moment that we will always treasure,” she said.
Teenage cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the BBC Young Musician 2016 competition, will also perform after Harry saw him play at a charity event last June.
“I was bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes,” the 19-year-old said. “What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can’t wait.”
The choir from St George’s chapel, which dates its origins back to 1348, an orchestra made up of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the State Trumpeters will also be among those providing music for the ceremony.