Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus returning to Kingsbridge Centre Oct. 14
The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus will once again delight local music lovers when the award-winning choir returns to the Kingsbridge Centre for a performance on October 14.
Last year, a sold-out crowd was captivated when the group joined Canadian Celtic crooner John McDermott for an inspiring Christmas celebration in Kingsbridge. Formed in November 1973, the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus has over the years has earned a reputation for quality performances and top-notch entertainment. The 50-member chorus is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board as a community relations vehicle for the Police Service. Its mandate is to serve the Region of Waterloo; performing at a wide variety of community events including fundraisers, benefit concerts and ceremonial functions. The Chorus is in demand beyond the borders of Waterloo Region and has accepted invitations to sing throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Having performed at over 1,030 concerts and events, the Chorus has proudly raised $1.25 million since its inception. Prior to this fall’s performance at the Kingsbridge Centre, the choir was busy touring in Nova Scotia.
The impressive ensemble has received the prestigious Golden Hammer Award from Habitat for Humanity in the United States for helping to raise enough money to build one entire Habitat residence. During two tours of England, Scotland and Wales, the group performed to sold-out audiences at impressive locations such as Westminster Abbey, York Minster, and Lincoln Cathedral. The Chorus has also received letters of commendation from Queen Elizabeth and President Ronald Reagan for concerts and fundraising in their countries.
You can also find the Chorus performing regularly throughout Ontario, and annually on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for the National Police Memorial Service and at the Ontario Police Memorial Dedication at Queens Park in Toronto each year under the leadership of Music Director Natalie Robinson, and accompaniment of Sheila Wallace.
The show at the Kingsbridge Centre will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning at 2 p.m. It is an all-ages concert and will feature a variety of musical selections. The event is hosted by the St. Joseph’s Kingsbridge Community and admission is by “Pass the Hat” donation.