Welcome to the Gwent Police Choir website.
The Choir was formed in 1969. The Conductor at that time was Sgt. William Bosustow and his wife Eileen was our accompanist. The Choir at that time was made up of serving officers and civilian staff. Over the years as with many choirs we have had to change our format due to the passing of some of our members (we still have one founder member, Gerry Hopkins in our Baritone Section amongst our ranks today) with members from outside the Police Service.
Our main aim is to raise money for charity and in doing so we have sung for organisations within Gwent and beyond. Apart from hundreds of local concerts over the past 38 years the choir has performed at numerous venues including Salisbury Cathedral, Royal Albert Hall (as part of 1,000 voices) Royal Festival Hall, Durham Cathedral also in front of Her Majesty the Queen on her visit to Gwent. We have also toured France and Germany on a number of occasions.
We currently have a membership of 40. We practice every Monday at 7.30pm at the Lecture Theatre, Gwent Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog, and would warmly welcome anyone who enjoys singing ( we are not looking for Pavarotti,s and there is no voice test).
Interested in joining us? We practice at Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog, on a Monday 7.30pm – 9pm (also on a Thursday night during the winter) Why not come along; you will receive a warm welcome. Speak with any Choir member, or contact:
Phil Humphreys (Chairman) - 01633 718415
Stephen Rowland (Secretary) - 01633 411005
Stuart Ashdown (Concert Secretary) - 01633 272883