Prince William and Kate Middleton's Music Director Says Wedding Will Be 'Magical'
Christopher Warren-Green is set to conduct the London Chamber Orchestra at Westminer Abbey during the April 29 nuptials.
Christopher Warren-Green, the musical director for Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming wedding, says the ceremony will be "magical."
Warren-Green, the musical director of the London Chamber Orchestra and the Charlotte (N.C.) Symphony, will conduct the LCO at Westminster Abbey, where the April 29 nuptials will be exchanged.
"Musically speaking, it's perfect," Warren-Green told People.com of the Abbey. "The loft where the orchestra plays is huge and the fanfare trumpets and the state trumpets are all dotted around – and I'm not going to say where – but in various magical places in the Abbey. And from that standpoint, in the middle of the Abbey, you can fill the entire nave and the transepts and the choir with sound. I think it's going to be very magical indeed. I really do."
Warren-Green is no stranger to the royal family, having been invited in 1981 by Prince Charles, William's father, to give a concert in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace. He also played at Charles' 60th birthday and at his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles as well as Queen Elizabeth's 80th birthday.
When William asked his father for help with the music, Charles again turned to Warren-Green.
"Any occasion when you're asked to perform for royalty, it always is a tremendous occasion," Warren-Green said.