Welcome to the home of the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir ...serving the community through music and song since 1970
Here at the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir, we love singing together and entertaining people with our varied and interesting musical repertoire, which includes modern pop songs, classic standards and lively show tunes, as well as the more traditional hymns and choral pieces that are usually associated with male voice choirs.
Apart from simply having fun singing all these great songs, the reason the choir was set-up in the first place was to help local charities and other good causes to raise money – and it seems we’re rather good at it!
Some songs from our Christmas 2023 concert at Tewkesbury Abbey...
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Since the choir first started 50 years ago, we are proud to have helped to raise over £750,000 for numerous local charities and good causes as varied as Heidi’s Heroes, the Festival of Remembrance for the Royal British Legion, Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, The Willow Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Nelson Trust, Pied Piper Appeal, the James Hopkins Trust and the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Presenting a cheque for £300 to the James Hopkins Trust
GPMVC Chairman Albert England + Keith Barrett with representatives of the Trust, along with some of the children that the charity supports.
BOOKING A CONCERT
If you’re involved with a charity or good cause and would like us to put on a concert to help you raise some money, please complete the form and we’ll get back to you straightaway.
Our concerts usually take place on Friday or Saturday evenings, but we’re flexible so let us know when you’d like us to perform and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
We are in constant demand though, so please do check our Upcoming Events page first, to make sure we’re not already booked on the date you have in mind! Also, please be aware that the choir consists of more than 50 members, and we generally perform to audiences of at least 100 people, so any booking would require a concert venue that is able to accommodate these numbers.
You don't need to be in the police or have been a policeman to join the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir!
Originally, the choir was primarily made up of serving and retired members of the regular police force and special constabulary from across Gloucestershire. However, nowadays the vast majority of the choir are non-police members who just want to sing great songs and have fun entertaining people while raising money for charity and good causes.
The choir is much travelled, having toured Northern California, Germany, Scotland, Wales, Jersey and many areas of England. During recent years, the choir has had the honour of singing in York Minster and the Anglican Cathedral of Liverpool, as well as the cathedrals of Derby, Durham, Gloucester, Guildford, Hereford, Llandaff, Peterborough, Salisbury, Winchester and Worcester.
We have also performed at many other prestigious venues, such as Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Colston Hall in Bristol, Cardiff Arms Park, the Albert Hall in Nottingham, Poole Lighthouse, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Fitzalan Chapel in Arundel Castle, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Chester Cathedral.
Want to hear more...?!
We’ve also made quite a few recordings of the choir over the years, as well as making some joint recordings with a number of other choirs and guest soloists.
If you would like to buy a copy of our latest CD – ‘Inspirations’ – which includes our arrangements of such classics as Send In The Clowns, Annie’s Song, My Way, What A Wonderful World, Calon Lan and Some Enchanted Evening – please complete the order form below. It makes a lovely gift!
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Enjoy a sing song yourself?
If you’re interested in joining a choir, why not give us a try? Soloist quality is not necessary, but a will to learn and practice is obviously essential, as is regular commitment to the group.
The rewards from singing in a male voice choir are immense. They include huge personal enjoyment and satisfaction, as well as the chance to perform on many different stages, and a friendship and camaraderie within the choir which is second-to-none.
We rehearse Monday evenings from 7.30pm-9pm at the Gala Club in Fairmile Gardens, Gloucester GL2 9EB. Get in touch or just come along. We promise you a warm welcome!