02:45PM, Monday 21 March 2016
Clean Bandit, George Ezra and Queen were just a few of the artists covered by Windsor & Maidenhead Rock Choir who took part in a whistle-stop bus tour of the area on Saturday.
Starting at 11am at Braywick Sports Ground in Braywick Road, a group of 70 singers boarded an old-fashioned red Routemaster and travelled to their first stop at the Cliveden Estate, where they sang to visitors in the Water Garden.
From there, they travelled to sing at The Crown in Cookham, before entertaining the crowd at Maidenhead Rugby Club ahead of the team’s match against Windsor Rugby Club.
During the afternoon choir members headed to Alexandra Gardens in Windsor to sing at the new bandstand, before heading on to a couple more stops in the town.
Julia Stimson, one of the prefects of the choir, said it was a ‘really cool day’.
She explained the idea for the tour, including travelling around in a vintage double decker bus, came from choir leader Glen Harvey.
“We organised the whole day, planned out the route and contacted the locations to see if they would be able get the bus up there,” she said.
“It was a really fun day and something a bit different for us."
Julia added the tour sparked a lot of interest among members, with around 140 taking part in total throughout the day.
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