The Greater Victoria Police Chorus is a group of retired peace officer and civilian members who perform locally and regionally throughout the year. Our goal is to enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of meeting and singing together and of providing entertainment to benefit local charities. We meet weekly Wednesday evenings from September to May and perform once or twice a month during that period.
You may not have sung since school or church choir. You may be a car radio singalong star or a shower Pavarotti. Regardless of your musical background, we’d like you to join us at one of our practices and we’d like you and your guest to attend one of our performances this year – as our guest.
We’d love to have you watch us perform or to join us at a practice for an evening of friendship and song. And who knows – down the road maybe you’ll decide you’d like to join us. We’d like that.
If you are interested in learning a bit more about our group and to arrange for complimentary tickets for one of our performances, please call Gerry Bliss at 250-881-6179.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of songs do you sing?
The Chorus performs a range of songs including Blues, Rock& Roll, Spiritual, Patriotic, Folk Songs, Big Band Era, War Time Melodies, and Musicals.
Some songs you might hear at a performance include: Hallelujah, Old Time Rock & Roll, Sweet Caroline, Amazing Grace, Sailing, Ghost Riders in The Sky, I Have a Dream, Shenandoah, Bring Him Home, Hymn To Freedom, and Lean On Me/We Shall Overcome.
When, where, and how often do you practice?
Our practice and performing season runs from September through May of each year. During that period we practice every Wednesday night at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas Street, across from Tim Hortons.
Where and how often do you perform?
From September to May we perform about twice a month. We sing in Victoria and Vancouver Island in churches, senior’s centres, Legions and other community facilities. The Chorus has toured in British Columbia, Alberta, the United States and Europe.
How are you funded?
We receive donations from local businesses, civic organizations and private donors. We produce and sell Chorus CD’s, DVD videos and other memorabilia at our performances.