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The Police Choir are really upbeat about what 2017 has in store for them, for it marks their Diamond Jubilee, a celebration of sixty years of wonderful music shared with appreciative audiences here in the UK and overseas. How time flies when you are enjoying yourselves. It seems just like yesterday the choir was celebrating its Golden Jubilee! Significantly, West Mercia Police, for whom the choir are great ambassadors, are celebrating their own Golden Jubilee this year.

Now we have a year's worth of singing and partying to mark yet a second great landmark in the choir's long and illustrious history. We plan to enjoy every minute and we hope our audiences leave the concert halls uplifted by the songs they have listened to. After all, as one of our favourite songs asks: “What Would We Do Without Our Music?”

It all started in 1957 when the old Herefordshire Constabulary celebrated its centenary and a dozen officers made up a choir to sing at an anniversary event in Hereford Cathedral. They enjoyed it so much they kept on singing and eventually opened their ranks to men from all walks of life. Today the choir is 65 strong and welcomes new members to ensure the great tradition of male voice choral singing continues.

The choir has sung in some of the finest concert halls in the land, regularly singing in the Royal Albert Hall as part of the London Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs. But their big claim to fame came with their performance in the 2008 BBC1 TV show ‘Last Choir Standing’ which brought them world-wide acclaim. It also brought them the Elgar Award for outstanding achievement, an invitation to the 2010 International Police Music Festival in Zurich and a highly rated CD, ‘Still Standing’.

Over its 60 years the Police Choir has raised more than £1m for charities, singing in venues from great Cathedrals to small village churches or village halls, and we welcome invitations to perform.

Watch our promotional video here:


Death of a Legend

Choir secretary Brian Williams, a legend in the world of male voice choral singing, has died aged 86. There is a tribute to Brian on the News Page.

Choir marks 60th birthday

The Choir's 60th Anniversary Concert is in Hereford Cathedral on Saturday, October 28th at 7.30pm. Full details on the News Page.

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 celebrates its Diamond Jubilee in 2017.

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Contact David Coulson
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Hereford Police Male Choir is a Registered Charity
No: 515177