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WHO WE ARE

The Essex Police Choir is a four part choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) with around 50 members and we perform 8 to 10 concerts a year for good causes and charities, mainly in Essex.
Since the Choir's formation in 1989 we have raised in excess of £300,000 for good causes and have probably helped more churches to instal disabled toilets than any other organisation in the County!
As well as performing to raise money for others we have two of our own concerts, the proceeds from which we donate to our annual charity that is chosen by the members and to whom we aim to give at least £2,000. These concerts are our Annual Concert in October (at St Luke's Church, Tiptree - see 'Concert Dates' tab above for details) and our Christmas Concert at Trinity Methodist Church, Chelmsford in December.  
The Choir is totally self-funding, taking no money from the Police budget and so we rely on subscriptions, sales of CDs, donations and our 100 Club (see 'How You Can Help Us!' tab above).​​  Whilst we pride ourselves on our professionalism - we also have a lot of fun!  
Really excellent sell-out production of songs poems, dramatic scenes and music with Maldon Drama Group, Maldon Orchestra and us as a commemoration of the 100  Year Armistice Anniversary.  Well done Neil Fisher!


Tickets now available for our Christmas Concert - 13th December at Trinity Methodist Church, Chelmsford. See under Concert Dates page
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See our Chosen Charity below and read through the following pages to learn more about the Choir.
Our 2019 dates are now available on the Concert Dates page
Come along and see what we get up to!     
We rehearse every Tuesday evening at Essex Police Headquarters from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, although we have a couple of weeks break in Summer and at Christmas 
We are always on the look-out for new members and encourage anyone who can hold a tune (you don't have to read music or be a soloist to become a part of the Choir ) to visit us to experience the enjoyment that singing can bring to you.
Due to securtity, please give us a call to let us know which week you want to come.
Phone Sue on 01206 549801 or 07933 024239 


 
Join the Choir about which the Musical Director of The Band of the Parachute Regiment recently said:
"Your ladies and gents are the most musically disciplined choir I think I’ve seen in my 20 years                 - and I’ve seen a few"

OUR CHOSEN CHARITY FOR 2018​​






Essex Police Choir are proud to be one of the first members of this new initiative
Our vision is a Cancer Centre where our patients and their loved ones are supported and cared for by experts throughout their cancer journey. A Cancer Centre that combines first-class radiotherapy, chemotherapy and haematology     treatments, alongside a Wellness Centre offering a range of complementary therapies, as well as information, support and advice for people affected by cancer. 

The words of a patient below explain why these facilities are urgently needed.
 



“I was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, regularly visit the Mary Barron Suite and the years of chemotherapy have at times felt gruelling. But as grateful as I am for the excellent care at Mary Barron, the physical space itself is simply not adequate; it cannot fully meet the needs of patients nor the team that is working so hard to provide first class care for them.  It is located a significant distance from the main entrance and from other cancer services, waiting areas are cramped and they are uncomfortable.   It cannot accommodate adequate numbers of chairs and beds to meet increasing demand and the complexity of some treatments. Counselling services and family/child friendly do not exist nor do other holistic services that can support patients and their families as they navigate their own particular cancer journey. Lack of space unavoidably deprives patients and their carers of privacy as well as comfort. A culture of caring professionalism and patient dignity has come to define the Mary Barron Suite but  however hard the team works, their dedication to our care cannot mitigate these shortfalls.”

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Contact for web enquiries: Tony Willson - [email protected]