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Greater Victoria Police Chorus sings in Parksville church April 20

Chorus performs variety of music genres
Greater Victoria Police Chorus will be in Parksville for a concert on April 20. (Greater Victoria Police Chorus photo)

Parksville will welcome the Greater Victoria Police Chorus at Knox United Church on April 20.

The chorus sings under the guidance of music director Janet Rendell and is accompanied by professional musicians Mary Ross (accordionist), Kathy Russell (pianist) and Ed Salyn (drummer).

The chorus performs a variety of music genres, ranging from choral selections, spiritual, popular ballads and rock and roll. At a concert you might hear selections as diverse as ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Sloop John B’.

Initially formed to promote fellowship among police departments, the chorus has developed as a means for police officers and the public to relate in an informal manner. The Greater Victoria Police Chorus now includes a popular quartet and several excellent soloists.

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The chorus was formed in 1984 by a group of police officers representing the police forces of Greater Victoria. Since then, it has extended to include retired officers from across Canada and overseas, as well as civilian members.

The chorus is regularly invited to sing throughout Vancouver Island and has also performed elsewhere in B.C., Alberta, the United States and Europe.

The concert at Knox United Church (345 Pym St.) starts at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online via Eventbrite and at Parksville retailers Close to You Boutique and Fireside Books.

— NEWS Staff