Essex Police Community Choir opens their doors to the public for the first time
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Essex Police Community Choir is the new name for our police choir and to celebrate, they are now opening membership to the public.
The choir has been active within the policing family for 34 years, being open to all officers, staff and volunteers only, but now, with the change of name, they’re welcoming the public to join them.
There is no audition, but potential members need to be enthusiastic and there’s no requirement to read music as the choir rehearses pieces in a way that everyone will learn the songs quite easily.
In the past, the choir performed around six concerts a year raising funds for good causes, and to date, they’ve raised in excess of £300,000.
Choir Chairman, Mr Tony Willson, said:
We feel we’re missing out on talented people in our community who, in the past, had to work for Essex Police in order to join. Now we can say that this isn’t so.
We’ve thrown the doors open to everyone who wants to sing - which we all know helps our wellbeing.
So, if anyone is interested in joining us and seeing what we do, they are very welcome.
Chief Constable BJ Harrington who is President of the Essex Police Community Choir, who rehearse at headquarters, said:
Essex Police is proud of being part of the community, so this is a great opportunity for people to get involved.
Being a member of the Essex Police Community Choir is an amazing way for people to enjoy singing and to get-together with like-minded people, whilst giving something back to the community and raising money for good causes.
Essex Police Community Choir’s first concert will be on Saturday 16 December where they will be joined by Essex Police Band at their Christmas event in Chelmsford – full details will be issued in due course.