Choir Back Where It Started

Hereford Cathedral has played a big part in the life of Hereford Police Male Choir. It was the venue 60 years ago for the first concert given by the choir, when it was formed to sing at a celebration of the centenary of the old Herefordshire Constabulary. Over the years they have continued to entertain audiences in the cathedral with their fine choral singing.

The latest was the choir’s Diamond Jubilee concert, marking six decades of song which have seen the choir sing in the Royal Albert Hall, on BBC TV and on tours of Europe and Canada. The Choir has raised over a £1 million for charities.

To mark their long association with the cathedral the 65–strong choir has donated £2,965 to the Cathedral Perpetual Trust, and the Dean, the Very Rev. Michael Tavinor dropped in on a rehearsal to collect the cheque and thank the choristers. In return he was presented with their latest CD, “60 Years on the Beat”, which is available at Off the Wall gift shop in St Peter’s Street in the city.