The interesting one for me is 19 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the BBC Young Musician Final 2016 (I thought Jess Gillam should have won but that's not the point). He has been tight-lipped about what he will perform but my guess is we will have a Canadian tune for an American bride and Canadian tunes don't come much better than this. (Richard once told me it's OK to post Vevo videos).
Decca will be releasing a download of the ceremony a few hours after, available in the shops from 25th May. Best wishes to the happy couple !
"My love is like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June, My love is like a melody that's sweetly played in tune." (Robert Burns).
"The official album of the Wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.
Musicians confirmed to perform at the wedding ceremony include British cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason, Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, The Choir of St George’s Chapel and Christian gospel group The Kingdom Choir. The Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green, will be made up of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia. State Trumpeters are drawn from all ranks of the Band of the Household Cavalry, and will provide ceremonial support during the Service at St George's Chapel. The music will be under the direction of James Vivian, Director of Music, St George’s Chapel."
Watched most of it, liked CNN's coverage best as there was no commentary during the service and ceremony, thopugh I was tempted to mute anyway during the 14 minutes evangelical-style speech by the Episcopelian Head, you can have too much of a good thing!
Loved how Anderson Cooper got so excited during the procession afterwards when the carriage turned, he waved at the couple and they waved back, he was over the moon!
And so... a new 'princess' (well Duchess in fact) is born!
I just now managed to catch an early afternoon replay on BBC America, who are showing BBC One's coverage. Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young and Dermot O'Leary are great presenters by trade, so their dithering is somewhat tolerable.
I will want to, however, watch a more complete video!
Well, the "coverage" started at 1 something Hayley's (and mine) time. I went to bed after midnight, and had a little trouble sleeping at first, so I was not about to turn the TV on for hours and make things any worse for myself. The only part that was interesting to me at all was the actual wedding ceremony itself, and even that, all I really wanted to see was the bride's entrance, and I actually have seen that part by now. I also saw the queen's arrival. All this at a more reasonable hour. What I'm more interested to know is if Hayley stayed awake for it?