Charlotte Symphony’s Warren-Green on conducting royal weddings

Posted on: May 3, 2018

“On May 19th, the British people will welcome a new princess into the royal family,” reports Jessa O’Connor at Thursday’s (5/3) WFAE (Charlotte, N.C.). The ceremony will “take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Charlotte Symphony Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will be conducting the ceremony orchestra…. ‘This is actually my third royal wedding, so I was really surprised to get the call and delighted,’ Warren-Green said…. He conducted the orchestra at Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton, the now Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles’s wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall. Warren-Green said as far the music goes, timing is everything…. Like any wedding, Warren-Green said there’s the occasional hitch. Like losing the Queen at Prince Charles’s wedding…. He said the Queen just decided to come in through another door—a small glitch, but a heart-stopping moment for Warren-Green…. He said he’s known Princes William and Harry since they were young [and] talks with Prince Charles often because they share a deep love of music. Prince Charles wrote him a congratulations letter when he became the Charlotte Symphony conductor. Warren-Green said he hopes the King-to-be will one day hop the pond for one of his shows.”

Posted May 3, 2018