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News 2014

Police Choir Sings at National Memorial Arboretum

To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in the Second World War, Hereford Police Male Choir presented a special concert on Sunday, June 8th at the National Memorial Arboretum, Arlewas, Staffordshire. They included a medley of World War 1 favourites such as “It's a Long Way To Tipperary” and “Keep The Home Fires Burning”.

The choir also laid several wreaths to honour those who had died.

Picture of representatives of Hereford Police Choir laying wreaths at the National Memorial Arboretum

(l to r): David Coulson and Eddie Hobday (National Police Service); Emlyn Newman and Simon Porter (Royal Navy); Jim Griffith and Philip Herderschee (Herefordshire Regiment); Harry Jenman, Chris Lumley and Bill Matthews (22 SAS)

Michael to be Organ Scholar

Picture of Michael Blake at the console of the Willis organ at Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Police Male Choir's principal accompanist, Michael Blake, will take up an organ scholarship in September 2014 at St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick, as part of his final year's study for his BMus (Hons) at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Michael, a brilliant and versatile young musician with a great future, is pictured playing the famous Willis organ at Hereford Cathedral where, in June 2014, he gave a special recital of some of the best loved classical organ music.