Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his US fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend a memorial service at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square in London, on April 23, 2018

Royal Weddings

Revealed: The musicians who will play Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding Service

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are due to marry on May 19th, have 'taken a great deal of interest and care' in choosing the music and hymns for their big day, opting for a teenage cellist and a Christian Gospel Choir for their Service

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a number of well-known hymns for their wedding Service, after taking 'a great deal of interest and care' in choosing their wedding music.

Kensington Palace have revealed that the music for the big day will be under the direction of James Vivian, the Director of Music at St George's Chapel, and will include a selection of choral groups and soloists.

Sheku Kanneh Mason - Cellist

The musicians chosen include the Choir of St George's Chapel, whose repertoire draws on music from all ages. and 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason, who won the BBC Young Musician 2016.


Sheku made his debut at the BBC proms in 2017, and released an album entitled 'Inspiration' earlier this year.

Prince Harry saw Sheku play at an event in London in support of the work of Antiguan charity the Halo Foundation, and admired his passion for classical music.

Sheku revealed in a Tweet that he was asked personally by bride-to-be Meghan Markle to perform at the wedding.

"I'm so excited and honoured to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. I was bowled over when Ms Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony," he said.

Other Royal Wedding Musicians

Gospel Choir The Kingdom Choir will perform under Karen Gibson, who says it is an 'honour' to be asked to sing at the royal wedding.

"“It will be a moment that we will always treasure," she said.

Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, trumpeter David Blackadder and organist Luke Bond will also perform at the service.