[quote name='Holz Gedeckt' date='Feb 21 2010, 05:22 PM' post='925530']
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[quote name='Swell Box' post='925481' date='Feb 21 2010, 02:19 PM']
The soap scriptwriters always like to keep their scripts as close as possible to reality...
Wasn't there a wedding on Eastenders the other evening where a wedding finished off with the 'happy couple' (who I guess would never have gone to church, nor ever listened to 'classical' music) walking down the centre aisle to the accompaniment of a choir singing the 'Hallelujah' chorus? Not terribly close to reality there, methinks!
Don't see why that's so unrealistic. Plenty of couples who are not churchgoers still hire a church choir for their wedding - and it's entirely reaslitic that Ricky and Bianca (why is 'happy couple' in inverted commas by the way? And what is 'classical' music?) would choose something cheerful and triumphant rather than some of the funereal stuff that gets sung at weddings, chosen by supposed musicians.
Calm down, dear!
In 25 years of playing for weddings, I've never known a couple to go out to a choral item. If they don't want anything out of the ordinary, they always want the Mendelssohn Wedding March, so I think I can speak with some experience about what is more likely to be realistic. Going out to the Hallelujah Chorus really isn't!
If you think that Ricky and Bianca are going to be a happy couple for long, then I think you're underestimating the writers of Eastenders!
Genuinely mystified as to why you advise me to calm down! Don't think I said anything particularly heated...I feel perfectly calm, but thanks for your concern.
Anway, in many years singing in churches, I have quite often sung choral items as a wedding couple goes out of church. We are lucky that our MD really encourages couples to listen to a wide range of possibilities, including unusual stuff, but then again if they want the traditional stuff in no way are they discouraged. But I agree that it's less usual than organ music. Doesn't make it unrealistic though! Maybe it just makes it a bit original. I agree that if it had been an obscure choral item it would have been very unlikely. But I can just imagine Bianca, who very probably would have heard the Hallelujah Chorus, telling the vicar she doesn't want a load of boring organ stuff, she wants singers yelling their heads off to celebrate her finally getting her man.