The choir has a varied, interesting and very extensive 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.
Director of Music
Luc first joined the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir in 2013 as accompanist, and after a short break returned as Musical Director in 2016.
He has been immersed in the performing arts world since a young age, having started out with the British Youth Music Theatre and going on to study musical theatre at college, as well as continuing his musical studies in classical piano.
Working as a freelance musician around the county, Luc has been grateful to work with many performing groups, colleges and production companies, both as a Musical Director and Pianist.
He has worked on in-house and touring professional productions at the Everyman Theatre as Musical Director, and worked extensively for their education and outreach department for several years as a music practitioner and with the theatre’s community choirs.
In 2019, Luc composed the music for a new production of Jamela Gavin’s ‘Coram Boy’ which was performed at Gloucester Cathedral by Jenny Wren Productions.
He founded and conducted his own Cheltenham based Gospel choir in 2015 and has since conducted many choral groups and now works as a tutor and music arranger for the Cheltenham Vocal Academy, Gloucestershire Youth Choir and Stagedoor Learning.
The many musical arrangements he has created for the choir over the years are really beautiful to listen to, and often extremely challenging to sing… but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Luc has been and continues to be a huge inspiration to the choir, and we're honoured and extremely fortunate to have him as our Musical Director.
Diane Martin, ALCM
Diane originally started working with the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir back in 2002, after hearing us sing at a local charity concert.
She began playing the piano at the age of 7, working her way through the Royal College of Music Examinations Grades 1 to 8, before then gaining a Music Diploma and became an Associate of the prestigious London College of Music.
Life as an accompanist began for Diane at the age of 16 when she joined the Springfield Singers, a ladies choir based in the Forest of Dean.
Diane was accompanist for the Springfield Singers for 10 years, during which time she played for them in concerts at many venues, and in music competitions in Cheltenham, Hereford and Bath, where they won many prizes.
Diane thoroughly enjoys being part of the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir, and the feeling is mutual, as she constantly inspires us with her humour, enthusiasm, encouragement and style of playing.
She lives in Gloucester with her son Alastair and, in addition to music, enjoys swimming, holidays and being out and about.