Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice Male Cho­rus re­turn­ing to Kings­bridge Cen­tre Oct. 14

The Goderich Signal-Star - - News - SHEILA PRITCHARD

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.

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