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Hereford Police Male Choir

Hereford Police Male Choir

MD: Alison Houlbrooke

Members: 50

Based: Hereford

Style: Male Voice

Status: Stood Down

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Choir Profile

The Hereford Police Male Choir was formed in 1957 to sing at a special thanksgiving service at Hereford Cathedral to mark the centenary of Herefordshire Constabulary. It was made up then of serving police officers together with some members of the ‘Specials.’ Today, almost half a century later, the choir continues to successfully sing although its ranks have long been opened up to men from all walks of life. Current members include retired teachers, undertakers, padres, surveyors, train drivers but no criminals yet! There are members who are working policeman too – ranging from a PC to a Chief Inspector.

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Your Comments

Bailey 2008-08-30

You did Herefordshire and the West Mercia Constabulary proud and the MD is wonderful.

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Beulah Proops, Addlestone, Surrey 2008-08-27

Fellas, A great run from a great male voice choir. You are a choir

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Robert Park, Kirriemuir, Angus 2008-08-24

Thoroughly enjoyed this traditional styled choir

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Anne Porter, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland 2008-08-24

ery goo but unfortunatly yu faild to go further but MOST ENJOYABLE Please don,t let it put you off. Best wishes to you in the future you will bring ejoyment to many

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phoebe, hereford 2008-08-22

well done i thought thet u put feeling and your heart and soul into ever song !!!

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Angie Denford, Grimsby 2008-08-16

My father was a wonerful tenor who used to sing on the pubs and club circuit in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Sadly, he died in November 2007 so when you sang the Perry Como medley, which he used to tell us children was him, my tears just streamed. Sorry you had to go but much love and luck for your future.

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fenno 2008-08-14

congrats guys. its really emotinal cause you guys are like 50 brothers well done alison but last minute and only men aloud! had more hunger than you did as well as confidence but you believed in each other as well as yourself. you will go far!

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carole, herts 2008-08-10

I think they were brill. Great and fine Gents. Well done Alison. .

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Major Chord, Derby 2008-08-10

An excellent performance of the MV genre. Agree with others that Bath come no where near. But advanced years singers do not get identified with as being 'cool' by a largely musically inexperienced bunch of younger Anglo Saxons. Agree also that other groups are entered under false pretences,not as choirs as such and seem to be miked unlike any of the Male Voice groups entered who are able to sing off each other without reliance on modern electronic assistance. Not a level playing field. Some the younger singers could benefit from vocal and tonal coaching. They seem to be relying on modern singers they perceive as good examples of singers?Uh?
Only Men Aloud should and ought to win as musically, performance and balancewise they are streets ahead of any of the others. But we need many more like them to move male voice choir singing forward.

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Anonymous, Bath 2008-08-09

I agree with the comment that Bath is through and you are not. You were consistently good yet Bath was told it was off key after too many performances and was lack lustre particularly in last weeks show - shameful producer led manipulation of the finals!

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