A BUDDING young actor was thrilled to get the opportunity to sing at Zara Phillips’ wedding in Edinburgh at the weekend.
Michael Wallace (17) from Milngavie performed with Gordonstoun Chamber Choir at the Royal Wedding in the Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
The choir of 19 sang Amazing Grace, A Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter and The Benediction ‘amen’ by Orlando Gibbons at the marriage ceremony of Zara Phillips’ and rugby player Mike Tindall.
Michael didn’t think he’d like singing in a choir and he was persuaded to join by the musical director.
He said; “I’m so glad that I joined the choir as I’d never have got to experience this.
“It was a real privilege to be in the church performing for the Royal family.
“We were introduced to Princess Anne, Zara, Mike and a few England rugby players the day before while we were rehearsing.
“They were all very friendly and down to earth and as I’m a big fan of rugby that was a real treat for me to meet the players.
“We also had a police escort as we made our way up the Royal Mile so that was quite exciting.
“Zara loooked amazing on the day and it was wonderful to be in the church to see them exchange vows.”
Michael is also going to perform in a musical at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival from today (Friday).
The Gordonstoun School pupil will play the part of Georg, a student who is infatuated with his piano teacher, in his school’s production of ‘Spring Awakening.’ The play, with a cast of eighteen 17 and 18 years olds tells the story of teenage self-discovery and the anxieties that come with growing up.
It is on at C venue 34, Adam House, Chamber Street, Edinburgh until Saturday, August 13 at 1.30pm each day.