Thursday, April 3, 2008

The weirdest wedding ever

I have been singing or playing weddings now for almost 30 years. First as a young treble chorister with the cathedral choir in Ottawa, also as a soloist with my Dad at the organ console, and then eventually behind the console itself. I've never bothered to count how many weddings I've sung or played, but I figure it has to be close to 500+.

I've seen, heard, and played just about anything you can imagine at weddings. I've accompanied the most tone deaf of all tone deaf "sister-in-law of Aunt Trudys", I've waited 2 hours for a late bride, and the highlight wedding thus far was when the officiating, elderly, and mostly blind priest set the altar on fire before the wedding service was began (perhaps a story for another post). I've played weddings in all denominations of churches, houses, hotels, and even a few outdoor events.

Next Wednesday however, I'll be playing the most interesting wedding of my career. The Bride and Groom have only known each other for maybe a week. I'm not certain that they have a priest yet. All I have to do is play the infamous "Wedding March" from Wagner's Lohengrin, and I need to be there from probably 8 am until 8 pm. After the wedding is over, the bride and groom will not legally be married. Oh, and I forgot to mention. The groom is ... a serial killer!

Sounds kind of like a movie doesn't it? Well, truth be known, it is a filming of an episode of a TV horror series set to be released this summer.

It will for sure be the first wedding I've ever played where I'll be required to wear makeup.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! Congrats!
Love Sarah

Rebekah Walton said...

Cool, hope you have fun!