During the ceremony of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there were several moments related to music. The couple not only broke tradition but innovated in several ways when it came to finding the perfect musicians for marriage. There was a traditional St. George choir, but also the gospel Kingdom choir that sang a lovely version of Stand by Me. But without a doubt, many will also remember the cellist who stole everyone's hearts: 19-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
During the Signing of the Register @ShekuKM and the Orchestra perform #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/AVpGngrfBv— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
In 2016 the boy won the award for young musicians from the BBC. Harry then met the teen at a concert for the Halo Foundation, where he got a wonderful opportunity to show his talent at a world level. In 2018, he was invited to perform at the royal wedding that took place May 19. The internet has since blessed him as "Cello Bae."
On my way to perform at the #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/kZLtXzRGnZ— Sheku Kanneh-Mason (@ShekuKM) May 19, 2018
So, what does it feel to play at the royal wedding? According to Vanity Fair, these were his exact thoughts:
"[I was] bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes! What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can’t wait!”
He also shared his feelings on Twitter, posting the following message:
“It was such an awesome moment – just really incredible to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan at their wedding! The atmosphere was amazing and I’m proud to have played a small part in the celebrations. It’s a day I will remember for the rest of my life” pic.twitter.com/kKaMrs7cTS— Sheku Kanneh-Mason (@ShekuKM) May 20, 2018
Not only did he gain popularity n the United Kingdom, but also in the United States, where his album nabbed the #1 spot on iTunes. It's definitely a great opportunity for classical music and musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
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