Royal wedding music to include choirs

Britain's Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton

Britain's Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton laugh watch a play at the Youth Action Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (March 8, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

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LONDON - Royal officials say two choirs, an orchestra and a military fanfare team will provide the music for next month’s wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

William’s office at St. James’s Palace says the April 29 ceremony will feature the choir of Westminster Abbey, the Chapel Royal Choir, the London Chamber Orchestra and a fanfare team from the Royal Air Force band.

The palace said Tuesday the couple “have taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their service,” which will include well-known hymns and choral works as well as pieces commissioned especially for the occasion.

Guests at a Buckingham Palace reception later in the day will be soothed by the strains of Claire Jones, Prince Charles’ official harpist.  

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