Concert Schedule 2016
Tuesday, 1st March
St David's Day concert at Hereford Shirehall. Guest choir: Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir 7pm
Friday April 8th
Young Musicians' Bursary Finals at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford. 2.00pm.
Saturday 30th April
Concert in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice at St. Stephen's Church, Worcester. 7pm
Friday, 6th May to Monday, 9th May
The Choir will be on tour in Southern Ireland.
Saturday, 14th May
The 59th Annual Concert at The Shirehall, Hereford. 7pm
Saturday, 21st May
Concert for church restoration funds at Holy Trinity Church, Bosbury. 7.30 pm
Saturday, 18th June
Former Chief Constable Paul West is staging a charity ‘Musical Event’ in his garden at Areley Kings, Stourport from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm in aid of The Sunny Trust. Hereford Police Choir will be singing at 4.00 pm.
Saturday, 25th June
Concert for The Armed Forces Charity at St. Michael's Church, Ledbury. 7.00pm
Sunday, 10th July
Charity Concert at Lower Hope Gardens, Ullingswick . 3.00 pm
Saturday, 24th September
Concert in aid of community funds at Sutton St. Nicholas Village Hall. 7.30pm
Saturday, 15th October
Music Festival Forest of Dean. 7.00pm
Saturday, 22nd October
Concert in aid of The Haven breast cancer centre at The Shirehall, Hereford . 7.00 pm
Tuesday, 6th December
Annual Christmas Charity Concert at Hereford Crematorium Chapel. 7.15pm
Thursday, 15th December
Carol Concert in aid of The Army Benevolent Fund, at Hereford Cathedral. 7.00pm
Tuesday, 20th December
Festive music for retired musicians at Dulas Court, Pontrilas. 7.00pm
Hereford City Council is one of our sponsors
A Busy Year Ahead
The choir already has a hectic 2016 programme lined up and will also be planning well in advance to ensure the Diamond Jubilee in 2017 will be celebrated in grand style. Our Patron Clive Richards OBE DL set the scene when he said:
“They say time flies when you are enjoying yourself. I reflected on that old maxim when remembering the joys of the Golden Jubilee celebrations and then realising the Diamond Jubilee is just a year away and another musical feast to come.”
One of the highlights of 2017 for the choristers marking 60 years of song will be a visit to sing with the Magdeburg Police Choir in Germany, renewing friendships made when they joined us in Hereford for the 2015 annual concert. A new CD will also be recorded.
Meanwhile, we have a great 2016 programme of concerts and activities and we look forward to meeting and singing for old friends and having the opportunity to entertain lots of new ones. As one of the choir's favourite songs tells us; ‘What Would We Do Without Our Music?’
The season gets underway appropriately on March 1st when the Welsh celebrate St David's Day in a great burst of song which echoes through the valleys. Hereford Police Choir has a long tradition of joining in with the festivities. Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir will be the guest Welsh choir at the annual St. David's Day concert in the Shirehall.
Cathedrals make super concert venues and for the third year running the choir will be leading a special Christmas concert for the Army Benevolent Fund. It's always a full house.
The Choir will also be recording a special fund-raising Christmas music CD for Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled charity.
Hereford Cathedral is home to one of the original copies of Magna Carta, whose 800th anniversary was celebrated in 2015, and the Police Choir was honoured to be invited to sing one of the songs on a locally-produced CD depicting the creation of the historic document in words and song. Copies of the CD are available from
Michael Davis, 3 Seward James Close, Bodenham, Hereford HR1 3LS (£6.50 inc p&p)
Over the years the choir has toured overseas to Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Prague amongst other places and for 2016 it will be the turn of the Irish to be serenaded by the Police Choir when they visit County Mayo in May.
Finally, the Choir's performance on the BBC TV show ‘Last Choir Standing’ in 2008 brought it national acclaim. Now, the Choir has the opportunity for a repeat performance, but on “the other side”, having been invited to audition in Birmingham in February for the ITV show ‘Britain's Got Talent’. Wish us luck!
Check local press for details or contact Brian Williams MBE on 01905 454760