Local entertainment on the royal wedding day
Published: Monday, 14th May 2018
Residents and school children are busy rehearsing for their big roles on the wedding day of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.
To help create the perfect celebratory atmosphere in Windsor on Saturday 19 May, the council has organised local performers to entertain visitors on The Long Walk and in Windsor High Street.
Local military, choirs and school pupils will provide the crowds with performances before and after the event. These will be from approximately 9am – midday (12pm) before the wedding starts and from 2pm after the procession.
Performances will be from:
1st Battalion Irish Guards
Members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards will line the streets on the wedding day, supported by various members of the military. The guards will be in Windsor High Street during the morning prior to the wedding service.
The Windsor Boys’ School and Windsor Girls’ School
Windsor upper school’s big band will perform a selection of songs throughout the morning of 19 May on the Long Walk. For more information on the group please contact: [email protected] or follow @twbsmusic on Twitter.
Pop Goes The Choir
The choir will be based on the Long Walk entertaining crowds.
Pop Goes The Choir is a not for profit organisation based in Burnham, with 120 members. Established in 2010 by Matthew Ash, the choir has performed in France, Spain and Belgium, and also at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Matthew said: “Pop Goes The Choir is really excited about singing on the royal wedding day; we will have around 30 singers, who feel very privileged to be asked to entertain the crowds and the royal couple, on the Long Walk.”
The choir performs both nationally and for the community for a number of charities. Further information can be found on their website. www.popgoesthechoir.net
Rock Choir - Windsor
Rock Choir has over 27,000 members participating in over 400 local communities including Windsor.
150 members of Windsor Rock Choir will entertain visitors on the Long Walk throughout the wedding day and into the afternoon.
Leader, Glen Harvey said, “Rock Choir receive many invitations to perform at hundreds of events every year but this is something very special. “It will certainly be a day to remember for us all.”
Cllr Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, said: “The Royal Borough has brought together some fabulous entertainment to help residents and visitors celebrate the royal wedding before and after the ceremony.
“We’re delighted that local groups, residents and school children who live and work in Windsor and the borough will be able to be part of the big day. “It’s an historic occasion and we want visitors to have a once in a lifetime experience and one they’ll remember for a very long time.
“The town looks beautiful and staff work really hard all year round to keep it this way, for visitors and residents to enjoy in all weathers and occasions.
“We hope as many residents, visitors, community groups, schools and charities as possible can join us on May 19.”
Viewing areas will be along the whole procession route (Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road and the Long Walk).
A PA system relaying the full service of the wedding will cover Castle Hill, Thames Street, High Street and Sheet Street.
Big screens showing live footage of the wedding and procession will be available on the Long Walk and in Alexandra Gardens, Windsor. There will also be food stalls and toilet facilities along the Long Walk and Alexandra Gardens.
For all the latest information on the royal wedding and preparations in the run up to it follow @RBWM or @VisitWindsor on Twitter or search RBWM or Visit Windsor.