On March 21st 2011 Kajal Fabiani and Gaurav Assomul, Mumbai socialites, were married in an elaborate three day celebration in Monte Carlo. You can read more about the wedding here, hailed by the Monaco tourism board as “The largest destination wedding Monaco has ever seen”. The University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra) were invited to perform three sets at the evening reception, which was to be followed by internationally renowned R&B singer Akon in the glamourous Sporting Club, Monte Carlo. Here are some videos and images from the event, attended by over 600 guests.
The music consisted of well known Indian Bollywood music, arranged by Director of Music, Paul McGrath for a classical orchestra, as well as some other western classical works.
Rehearsal (sound check) playing through Jai Ho
The moving stage!
Rehearsal (on stage) playing through Meera Joota Hai Japani
Rehearsal (on stage) playing through Tudjhay
Rehearsal (on stage) playing through Tumse Milke
Live performance of Meera Joota Hai Japani
Live performance of Chura Liya Hai Tumne
Live performance of Tudjhay
Live performance of Malcolm Arnold's Little Suite for Orchestra, 1st Movement - Prelude
Live Performance of Malcolm Arnold's Little Suite for Orchestra, 2nd Movement - Dance
Live performance of Malcolm Arnold's Little Suite for Orchestra, 3rd Movement - March.
Live performance of Pehli Nazar Mein
End of the second set - everyone wave on the moving stage! Spot the flying conductor...
Live Performance of Bar Bar Dehko
Live performance of Jodhaa Akbar-Jahn-E-Baharaa (filmed sat between the clarinets hence poor picture quality, also the camcorder battery died two bars before the end! Featuring Jo Thomas on Flute)
Live performance of Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla. The piece is usually for Oboe and String Orchestra but this arrangement uses the soulful sound of the Alto Saxaphone played by Jamie McEachran and incorporates a kit percussion part into it, played by Ludo Hashemi.
Live performance of Ajab Si with Rick Dewhirst-Lister on Cornet
Live performance of Kuch Na Kaho. Listen carefully and you'll hear a part of a very familiar Christmas song!
Live performance of Tumse Milke
Live performance of W.A.Mozart Concerto in A Major for Clarinet KV622 second movement, Adagio, Clarinet solo performed by Kate Meadows
Live performance of Tum Mile featuring Alto Sax played by Kate Meadows
Fantastic group tribute in photo technicoloured wizardry by Sian for us all!