Our Repertoire

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Below you will find samples of some music that we perform. Our repertoire list is varied, covering many genres and eras of music, from the great shows, film, TV as well as more modern popular music and traditional choral pieces. Full details of our repertoire can be found on our main website.

The samples included below have been ‘reduced in quality’ to make the files smaller for this website. We hope you enjoy this brief selection.

Bohemian Rhapsody

This track needs little introduction having been composed by rock band ‘Queen’. When it was released as a single, “Bohemian Rhapsody” became a commercial success, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and selling more than a million copies by the end of January 1976. It reached number one again in 1991 for five weeks following Mercury’s death, eventually becoming the UK’s third best-selling single of all time. It topped the charts in several other markets as well, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and The Netherlands, later becoming one of the best selling singles of all time.

Water Of Tyne

The Water of Tyne is a well-known song about the ferry that crossed from one side of the Tyne to the other. As with many folk songs there are many different versions. Performers of this folk song include Sting and Jimmy Nail amongst others, and now the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir.

Les Miserables Medley

Set in early 19th-century France it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. This medley and arrangement was prepared for our choir by our own MD, Alison Howell.

Gwahoddiad

This is a Welsh hymn of American origin. Gwahoddiad (Welsh for: invitation), also known as Arglwydd Dyma Fi and by its first line Mi glywaf dyner lais, was originally the English-language hymn I Am Coming, Lord, the first line of which is I hear thy welcome voice. The English words and the tune were written in 1872 by the American Methodist minister and gospel song writer Lewis Hartsough (1828–1919) during a re­viv­al meet­ing at Epworth, Iowa where Hartsough was minister. Hartsough was musical editor of The Revivalist, a collection of hymns which had begun in 1868 and continued through 11 editions. The English words with Hartsough’s tune first appeared in the 1872 edition.

We hope you have enjoyed this brief selection. Why not visit one of our concerts, or come and see us on rehearsal nights at Police HQ to find out more.