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RPO Guest Conductor Set to Lead Orchestra at Royal Wedding

May 16, 2018

On May 19th, Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
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Details about Saturday's Royal Wedding are coming out.  

Although the music selections remain a mystery, the performers' names are now public.

One of them is familiar to RPO fans.

Guest conductor Christopher Warren-Green led the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester Oratorio Society in a performance of Handel's Messiah in December of 2016.

The maestro is no stranger to the British royal family.

In an interview with WXXI's Julia Figueras, Warren-Green tells stories from his concerts for the Queen of England, including one tale of a harpsichord discovered in the bowels of Kew Palace he thought must have been played by George Friedrich Handel himself.

See more about the upcoming wedding on WXXI-TV, which will provide live coverage of the Royal Wedding starting at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. The Royal Wedding Live will replay on Saturday, May 19 at 12 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD DT 21.2, cable 1275 and on Sunday, May 20 at 11 a.m. on WXXI-TV.