The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus was formed in November 1973, and over the years has earned a reputation for quality performances and top notch entertainment.
The 56-member chorus is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board as a public 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.
Membership in the Chorus is open to men in the community who are citizens in good standing. The Chorus invites all men who are willing to dedicate themselves to achieving the standards for which the Chorus is known. Camaraderie is important to the group and new members are welcomed and mentored by some of the more experienced singers.
The Chorus is in demand beyond the borders of Waterloo Region. Since its inception, the Chorus has accepted invitations to sing throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
The chorus 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. It has also received letters of commendation from Queen Elizabeth and President Ronald Reagan for concerts and fundraising in their countries.
The Chorus is in high demand and performs an average of 25 events per year raising or helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities. These men also perform regularly on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for the annual National Police Memorial Service and at the annual Ontario Police Memorial Dedication at Queens Park in Toronto each year.
The Chorus is led by Music Director Natalie Robinson, and accompanied by Sheila Wallace.