Kent Police Male Voice Choir


Geoffrey Cornelius

This page was first published in June 2001

Geoffrey is one of the better known members of the choir as he invariably performs solo at concerts. He is also a member of another male voice choir, so with practices and concerts he devotes much of his time to this interest. He sings in the baritone section of the choir and was a founder member at its inception.

After leaving school Geoffrey went to work in the family market garden business but at 18 years of age he joined the police service as a cadet in London. This was not to his liking and he resigned and went to work on a farm and later a job in civil engineering. He returned to the fold however and, following a short time with British Transport Police, he transferred to Kent Police. Since his retirement he has become a self-employed gardener and picture framer.

Music and singing has always been a large part of Geoffrey's life. His mother was a self-taught pianist and organist as well as a fine singer with local choral societies. He himself began singing solo at chapel at the age of seventeen and was soon invited to join the Snowdown Male Voice Choir with whom he still sings. He received singing / voice production training for three years and this has stood him in good stead, our concerts would be greatly diminished without his fine baritone solos. His wife's father was a well known local singer and their children are carrying on the musical tradition, all three of whom are learning to play at least two different instruments.

Geoffrey is also interested in stamp collecting and gardening and is a keen follower of Kent County Cricket Club. Where do you find the time Geoff?