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As Hereford Police Male Choir prepares to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee in 2017 it's timely to reflect on the choir's six decades of song.

The Police Choir was founded in 1957 to sing at the centenary celebrations of the old Herefordshire Constabulary. Then, it was just a few serving police officers. Today, the 70-strong choir is made up of men from all walks of life, including several retired officers and, especially, retired Inspector Brian Williams MBE, who has been secretary and a top tenor since the beginning.

Picture of Hereford Police Male Choir The choir continues the great tradition of male voice singing, taking its music to some of the greatest concert halls in the UK, including the Royal Albert Hall where they are regularly part of the London Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs. The choir's greatest claim to fame was its 2008 performance on the BBC TV Show Last Choir Standing which brought them worldwide acclaim. The following year, the choir won the Elgar Award for outstanding musical achievement and crowned this success with an invitation to the 2010 International Police Music Festival in Zurich. The choir's repertoire extends from classic to pop, popular hymns to songs from the top West End shows. A police choir concert is a musical treat for those in the audience.

Police Choir concerts have raised close on £1m for charities. It ended its 2015 season on a hugely high note, helping raise several thousand pounds at a special festive concert in Hereford Cathedral for the Army Benevolent Fund .

Contact Brian Williams MBE on 01905 454760 to book a concert.

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About us...

The aim of the choir is to provide a platform for its members to enjoy singing together, give pleasure to its audiences, and along the way raise money for Charities

The choir meets for rehearsals at 7 pm each Tuesday evening at Hereford Shire Hall and any men interested in joining the choir are urged to come to a rehearsal. The ability to read music is not essential.

Whilst the quality of music is paramount, the social life of members and their wives is well catered for, especially on concert tours.

The 'after-glow' parties in the bar after a concert - when everyone joins in the singing of old favourites - are highly popular.

Reaching all parts

“The male choir sound is the most exciting, most potent and most powerful sound you can hear; it reaches the parts of the body no other music can...”

Dr Alwyn Humphreys, former musical director of the Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

Hereford Police Male Choir celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007.

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Hereford Police Male Choir is a Registered Charity
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