Gospel Choir to Sing at Wedding of UK Prince Harry and Meghan...

Gospel Choir to Sing at Wedding of UK Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir who will be performing at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George Chapel in Windsor Castle pose for a picture in London
Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir who will be performing at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George Chapel in Windsor Castle pose for a picture in London April 23, 2018. Rick Findler/Pool via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters)

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.

“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,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

 

Members of The Kingdom Choir who will be performing at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George Chapel in Windsor Castle pose for a picture in London
Members of The Kingdom Choir who will be performing at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George Chapel in Windsor Castle pose for a picture in London April 23, 2018. Rick Findler/Pool via Reuters

 

Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir, a gospel group based in southeast England, will be among those performing at the ceremony.

Conductor Gibson said they were honored and excited to have been picked. “It will be a moment that we will always treasure,” she said.

 

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who will be playing at the wedding next month of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in an undated handout picture released by Kensington Palace
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who will be playing at the wedding next month of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in an undated handout picture released by Kensington Palace April 24, 2018. Lars Borges/Pool via Reuters

 

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.

 

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison)

 

James Vivian, Organist and Director of Music at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle where Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry next month poses for a picture in the Chapel in Windsor
James Vivian, Organist and Director of Music at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle where Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry next month poses for a picture in the Chapel in Windsor, April 23, 2018. Jonathan Brady/Pool via Reuters

 

Members of The Kingdom Choir who will be performing at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George Chapel in Windsor Castle pose for a picture in London
Members of The Kingdom Choir who will be performing at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George Chapel in Windsor Castle pose for a picture in London April 23, 2018. Rick Findler/Pool via Reuters

 

Trumpet player David Blackadder who will be playing at the wedding next month of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in a handout released by Kensington Palace
Trumpet player David Blackadder who will be playing at the wedding next month of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in a handout released by Kensington Palace on April 24, 2018. Kensington Palace handout pool via REUTERS

 

Christopher Warren Green who will be conducting the orchestra playing at the wedding next month of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in an undated picture handout by Kensington Palace
Christopher Warren Green who will be conducting the orchestra playing at the wedding next month of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in an undated picture handout by Kensington Palace April 24, 2018. Jeff Cravotta/Pool via Reuters

 

Soprano Elin Manahan who will perform at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in an undated picture handed out by Kensington Palace
Soprano Elin Manahan who will perform at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle is seen in an undated picture handed out by Kensington Palace and released April 24, 2018. Kensington Palace handout pool via Reuters

 

James Vivian, Organist and Director of Music at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle where Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry next month poses for a picture in the Chapel in Windsor
James Vivian, Organist and Director of Music at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle where Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry next month poses for a picture in the Chapel in Windsor, April 23, 2018. Jonathan Brady/Pool via Reuters

 

 

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