Kent Police Male Voice Choir     Patron: Jools Holland OBE DL

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We are delighted that Jools Holland OBE DL has become patron of Kent Police Male Voice Choir.

Jools, who was born in Blackheath and lives in North Kent has many connections with our county. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent and an Honorary Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University. His long-running BBC TV show, 'Later . . with Jools Holland', is now recorded at Kent's Maidstone Studios.

Jools said he is pleased and honoured to be patron of Kent Police Male Voice Choir, to support its work for charity and its contribution to Kent's music profile.


We are also pleased to announce that our 2017/18 chosen charity is Strode Park Foundation.


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 Norman Sells presents our cheque to Katherine Cordrey of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, our 2016/17 chosen charity. (photo: Terry Kinsman)

 Our 2017 Summer concert on Herne Bay Pier for Prostate Cancer Support Association. (photo: Luke Holman)

 Our audience enjoy our music and the sunshine on Herne Bay Pier. (photo: George Rogers)

 A great day with Karen & Luke. (photo: Geoff Fisher)

 Team Charlotte and Karen at our Sutton Valence concert in April 2017. (photo: George Rogers)

 Whilst Mick & Geoff relax before our Sutton Valence concert, teddy bears try to recruit them for their forthcoming picnic. (photo: George Rogers)

 Tenterden 2016 & the 'Twelve Days of Christmas'. Nobody can say our concerts aren't energetic. (photo: John Pearce)

  A section of the choir visit BBC Radio Kent's Breakfast Show for a Christmas broadcast. (photo: BBC Radio Kent)

 Glen, Keith and John of 'The Silver Hairs' with a fun piece of music entertainment. (photo: John Pearce)

 George presents the coveted 'Bat' trophy to George Welch from Thanet MVC after our Summer stoolball match. (photo: John Pearce)


Kent Police MVC & Essex Police Choir at their concert in Tiptree Essex - June 2016 (photo: Norman Eastbrook MBE)

 Our concert in Tiptree Essex, accompanied by Charlotte Rendle on cello (photos: Sally Biggs)

 At our 38th AGM, George proposes retiring secretary Chris Longfield as an Hon.Vice President. (photo: Geoff Fisher)

 Thank you to a fabulous soloist Olivia Symington, who joined us for our concert at Marden. (photo: Martin Rendle)

 Chris & granddaughter Hannah, present our cheque to Emma Smith of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (photo: Geoff Fisher)

 Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to promote the choir at Kent Police Open Day. (photo: Maureen Peacock)

 A guest tenor joins us at Kent Police Open Day. (photo: Mick Pepper)

 Kent Police Open Day July 2015. (photo: Maureen Peacock)

 Jan, always there to support us and enjoying the sunshine at Kent Police Open Day. (photo: George Rogers)

 Kent Police Open Day July 2015. (photo: Maureen Peacock)

 At our 36th AGM, George presents a citation to Mike Clayton who became our second Honorary Vice President. (photo: John Pearce)

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'Help for Heroes' at St Nicholas Church, Sandhurst, in November 2014 (photos: Liam McAvoy courtesy of Kent & Sussex Courier)

 Our November recording session at the Church of St Lawrence the Martyr, Godmersham (photo: John Pearce)

 Our Christmas 2014 quartet at Harrietsham; George, Danny, Roy & Stewart (photo: John Pearce)

 December 2014; George presents Stephen with a certificate of gratitude at Stephen's final concert with the choir. (photo: John Pearce)

 Assistant Chief Constable Matt Horne and George Rogers present our cheque to Carol Hunt of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (photo: John Pearce)

 '100 Voices' concert with Thanet MV Choir at All Saints Church, Maidstone (photo: Chas Bedford LRCS)

 Soloists Michelle Harris and Hannah Kirk at our '100 Voices' Concert (photo: Chas Bedford LRCS)

 Our concert with Maennerchor 1878 Kobern-Gondorf e.V. in the Moselle Valley, Germany (photo: David Hill)

 '100 Voices' of the combined Thanet and Kent Police Male Voice Choirs at Cliftonville (photo: Sue Pearce)

 Concert at Brompton & students of the Duke of York's Military School (photo: Maureen Peacock)

 A super choir birthday cake for John Williams, with birthday greetings in Welsh of course (photo: John Williams)

  Chief Constable Ian Learmonth & Asst Chief Constable Paul Brandon present our cheque (photo: Kent Police)

 Margaret and Peter know how to boogie at our annual celebration event (photo: Carole Cole)

 Students from the Duke of York's Royal Military School sing with Martin at our concert in Marden (photo: John Pearce)

 George makes a presentation to David Vening, to mark his 25th year as our Musical Director (photo: John Pearce)

 The choir's transport (photos: John Pearce)

 Mark 'dresses down' for our party in Maidstone (photo: Dennis Beer)

Martin, at work at a rehearsal and in concert. (photos: John Pearce, Chas Bedford LRCS, Liam McAvoy courtesy of Kent & Sussex Courier)

 Concert on behalf of Canterbury MS Therapy Centre (photo: Nene Rayfield)

 Christmas at Margate and our audience joins in the 'action' of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' (photo: John Pearce)

 At The Friars, Aylesford (photo: Kent Police)

 Mike, our hard working and dedicated treasurer, in the 'counting house' (photo: John Pearce)

 30th anniversary party with Glenn Miller's nephew, John Miller and his Orchestra (photo: John Pearce)

 Roy & Mark share a joke at our 30th anniversary party (photo: John Pearce)

 Keith and Patrick of Kent Police MV Choir (centre) with Dean and Ian of Thanet MV Choir (photo: Andrew Mitchell)

 We sing 'Crimond' at Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, near Passchendaele, Belgium (photo: Sue Pearce)

 Members and families visit the 'Island of Ireland Peace Park' at Mesen (Messines) in Belgium (photo: Sue Pearce)

 Norman, Mick & Roy lay poppies at 'The Last Post' ceremony at The Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres) (photo: Sue Pearce)

 Singer Jenny Barlow, serenades Taff at our celebration dinner dance (photo: John Pearce)

  The choir captivates a full Canterbury Cathedral, celebrating 150 years of Kent Police (photo: Kent Police)


30th anniversary concert with Snowdown Colliery & Thanet MV Choirs. Our audience join us in 'Land Of Hope And Glory' (photo: Kent Police)

  We present the proceeds of our 30th anniversary concert to Keith Lee (centre), at Demelza Children's Hospice (photo: Demelza)

  We form up at St Peter & St Paul's, Appledore (photo: Rev. Neville Gallagher)

  Port Lympne Mansion, our annual celebration party (photo: John Pearce)

  The choir circa 1983 (photo: Kent Police)

  Jenny Barlow our after dinner entertainer, teaches Bob vocal techniques. "Watch me Bob" (photo: John Pearce)

  We enjoy a guided tour of 'Constable Country' in Suffolk, prior to our concert in East Bergholt (photo: Suzanne Longfield)

  The choir circa 1987 and a change of image (photo: Kent Police)

  George and Geoffrey our leading soloists (photo: Chris Longfield)

  Another change of our image circa 1997 (photo: Kent Police)

  The girls check out the local brew in Ieper (Ypres) whilst the boys rehearse. (photo: Jean Hitchcock)

  A summer recording session at Boughton Aluph (photo: John Pearce)

  Another memorable occasion, as the choir sings in Canterbury Cathedral (photo: Kent Police)