Dorset Police Male Voice Choir rehearse at Bournemouth School for Girls, with details as follows:

Bournemouth School for Girls
Castle Lane West

We meet in Main School Hall entrance off Castle Lane

Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm


The choir at rehearsal - seen from the front

The choir at rehearsal – seen from the front



Have you ever attended a concert, listened to a recording or sat at home watching one of those programmes on TV featuring choirs and wished you could be part of something like that?

Joining the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir

Are you looking for a fun, enjoyable pastime with music, social events and camaraderie? Then the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir could be for you.

New members are always very welcome and please don’t be put off if you’ve never sung before or you’re not sure if you are good enough.

Many people join us who have no experience of singing in public. You don’t need to be able to sight-read music either. Enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and to be able to sing in tune is more important and if you have this you are half way there.



Who should I contact about joining?

To discuss joining Dorset Police Male Voice Choir please get in touch with the Choir Secretary, Patrick Lander, who would be more than happy to hear from you. You can reach him by email at or by calling him on  01425 479318.


Frequently Asked Questions


What sort of music do you sing?

We sing a wide range of songs from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, love songs, traditional Welsh music and well known classical music. Click here for a list of our current Repertoire.


Do I need to be a Police Officer to join?

It is not necessary to be a member of the Police. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Membership is open to all-comers and the ability to read music, although an advantage, isn’t necessary either. All that is needed is a pleasant voice, a love of singing and the motivation and willingness to learn, attend rehearsals and be part of an enthusiastic, sociable and close knit team.


What are the different voice parts?

The choir is split into four sections:

  • First Tenor
  • Second Tenor
  • Baritone
  • Second Bass

They range respectively from highest to lowest voices. If you don’t know where your voice fits our Musical Director, Jane will help and advise.


How soon will I be able to sing in concert?

An experienced choir member will be nominated to act as your mentor during your early days with the choir.

The Mentor, in consultation with the Musical Director will agree with you when you feel ready and able to contribute to singing in concert, acknowledging the ultimate objective of singing in public without copies of words or music.