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Choir ready for the challenges of 2018

Hereford Police Male Choir's Diamond Jubilee in 2017 really did end on a high note. They marched off stage in Hereford Cathedral, where it all started in 1957, with the applause of a 600–strong audience ringing in their ears. There have been some great concerts over the 60 years, but in quality and emotion the celebration concert on October 28 must surely beat them all.

There were just a dozen serving policemen making up a choir in the original concert to mark the centenary of the old Herefordshire Constabulary. Now, the choir is 60 strong, including several retired officers, but sadly no serving bobbies. Each of the choristers, together with fellow singers from Shrewsbury Police Choir and Brecon Male Voice Choir will look back with pride on a performance which won them a standing ovation. Above all, the concert was a wonderful memorial to Brian Williams, who served the choir faithfully as its secretary for all of those 60 years.

But that is all in the past – a footnote in the proud history of the Police Choir. Now, it is all about 2018 and the challenge to learn and rehearse new pieces of music and prepare for a busy concert programme across the year.

The highlight of 2018 will be the London Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall on October 13th, featuring some of the top international choirs coming together to create one huge ensemble. Hereford Police Choir has been privileged to receive regular invitations to be part of such a prestigious musical occasion in one of the most famous concert halls in the world. As choir patron Clive Richards so aptly summed it up:

The first 60 years has been exciting and we all look forward to the next milestone in this invaluable musical journey.


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.

NEWS FLASH

Choir CD

To mark its Diamond Jubilee the Choir recorded a new CD, aptly named ‘60 Years On The Beat’ and featuring many male voice classics. The album is available at £8 from Off The Wall gift shop in St Peter's Street, Hereford or delivered for £10 from

Michael Davis
3 Siward James Close
Bodenham
Hereford HR1 3LS

Cheques payable to Hereford Police Choir. An ideal gift.

New singers welcome

The Choir has had an influx of new members recently, but more are always welcome. Come along to a rehearsal in Hereford Shire Hall every Tuesday evening 7pm (not July/August). Just imagine, you could be singing in the Royal Albert Hall in October.


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.


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Contact David Coulson, the Choir Secretary, by email using the

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or phone 01527 875944
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Hereford Police Male Choir is a Registered Charity
No: 515177