Choir has New Leader
Hereford Police Male Choir has a new chairman to lead them in their Diamond Jubilee Year. He is retired Detective Sergeant Ray Williams, who grew up in Aberdare in the Welsh valleys, and like all Welshmen is passionate about rugby and male voice singing.
Ray, a baritone, was about to join Cwmbach Male Choir as a young man in 1980 but moved to Worcester to start his career with West Mercia Police. He still lives in the city with his wife and family and works as a civilian for the Force. He joined the Police Choir when he retired as an officer six years ago.
“I am passionate about the choir and it is a privilege to be chairman as the choir marks its 60th year and is singing better than ever thanks to a great group of chaps and a first class music team in Alison Houlbrooke, Michael Blake and David Coulson.
But the one person who has shaped the success of the choir through six decades is Brian Williams MBE, one of the original founders and secretary since the start; a truly magnificent record and his commitment to the choir is an example to us all.”