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Our Choir Members

Thinking of joining the Metropolitan Police Choir or just want to learn more? Here is where you can read about our choir members and how they became involved with the choir.

Featured Choir Member


Julie
(Alto)

"I joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1979 and therefore pre PACE! I served at ZT, ZB, LS, LC and WA. I left the Police in 1987 where I completed a PGCE in secondary music and worked as a Deputy to the Head of Music in a boys Prep school. I have always loved music, but never really had much opportunity to sing Alto in a choir other than at Church. I did once sing with St Pauls Cathedral chorus in The Messiah when the Director was feeling generous and allowed parents to join them. I do remember feeling so privileged to be part of such a great work and I loved every minute of it. I have a particular passion for Schubert song but I think that nothing surpasses St Mathews Passion or B minor Mass.

I was really excited when I discovered that the mixed voice Met Police Choir was launching. I was really looking forward to that first Monday and we came away buzzing. I especially enjoy listening to the other parts and I love the enthusiasm that exudes from other members of the choir as it inspires us all. There is a real sense of unity and harmony which is helped I think that we are all part of a very big organisation. When I sing I think of the friends and colleagues I have made and of all the fantastic work that goes into Policing London. Its being part of a really good team and conjures up a sense of belonging similar to being on a Relief. You are confident that your colleagues will not let you down. I especially like the fact that Richard de briefs us each week which inspires us to work hard and aim high. I no longer have that Monday morning feeling as I know I have the evening to look forward to."


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