London Chamber Orchestra to Perform at the Royal Wedding

Mar 15, 2011, 11:27 ET from The London Chamber Orchestra (LCO)

LONDON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The London Chamber Orchestra, under its Music Director and Principal Conductor, Christopher Warren-Green, has enormous pride and pleasure in confirming that it has been appointed to perform at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011. Further information on the music will be made available nearer the time of the wedding.

Christopher Warren-Green, Music Director and Principal Conductor of LCO commented: "We are hugely honoured to be playing at the wedding of Prince William and Miss Middleton next month and very much look forward to what will be a truly special and memorable occasion."

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About the London Chamber Orchestra

The London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) is the UK's oldest professional chamber orchestra, founded in May 1921 by Anthony Bernard. The orchestra has pioneered the first London performances of a number of composers including Stravinsky, Bloch and Faure.

LCO is a non-profit making organisation, it is funded by corporate and individual sponsors as well as Trusts and Foundations and in its ninety year history has received no public subsidy. Its Patron is HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and its Music Director and Principal Conductor is Christopher Warren-Green. The orchestra performs regularly for public and private occasions in London and worldwide and has toured the USA, the Far East and Europe.

Over the next decade LCO plans to expand its Music Junction partnership with Barnado's. Music Junction aims to bring together young people from varied backgrounds to take part in exciting musical activities. The project promotes confidence, nurtures self-esteem and encourages participants to develop respect for each other and their wider communities.

LCO has its own music label, LCO Live, with Signum Records.

About Christopher Warren-Green

Christopher Warren-Green was appointed as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Chamber Orchestra in 1988. He was recently appointed Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of their 2010/2011 season.

A fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, Christopher has conducted orchestras around the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the St Louis Symphony in the US. In the UK he regularly conducts the BBC Concert, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras.

Christopher has conducted numerous concerts at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and St James's Palace. To mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen's 80th birthday at Kew Palace, he conducted a private concert for the entire Royal family. In 2005, he directed the Philharmonia Orchestra for the celebration of the marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and in 2008 he conducted at the 60th birthday celebration concert for HRH The Prince of Wales.

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