14th August 2022
A wonderful turnout for Lower Hope Gardens!
Our annual visit to Lower Hope Gardens this year was one not to miss. Despite the extreme hot weather the Choir performed beatufully in the glorious gardens of Lower Hope.
We also had the pleasue of an All Black ledgend New Zealand rugby player Carl Hayman as part of our congregation. With most of the choristers being big rugby fans, Carl's visit just put the icing on the cake!
A big thank you to our Muscial Director Alison Houlbrouke, accompanist Huw Parkman, guest soloist Dave Coulson and soloists Jim Jenkins and Stuart Pocket.
Formed in 1957 when the Herefordshire Constabulary celebrated its centenary and a dozen officers, led by Brian Williams MBE, formed 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.
Once again the Choir were absolutely spellbinding, we're very priviledged to have the Hereford Police Male Voice Choir at Hereford Catherdral
The bursary, established to mark the Police Choir's 50th anniversary in 2007 and is sponsored by the Becket Bulmer Fund and Sylvia Richards, saw 4 finalists demonstrate their skills infront of an established panel of adjudicators.
Joshua Graesser (far left) was awarded the winning place and has accepted our invitation to perform at the annual concert of the Hereford Police Choir at 7pm, on Saturday 25th June, Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0DU.