For the past 50 years, the Waterloo Regional Police Chorus has provided high-quality musical entertainment for local, national and even international audiences. At each concert, the audience is treated to an assortment of both lighthearted and powerful songs, creating an uplifting and enjoyable experience. 

The Chorus is composed of community volunteers and performs at a variety of events, including community concerts, fundraising endeavours, police events and ceremonies honouring Canada’s veterans. The Chorus also performs with other community groups and sometimes with well-known musicians. This talented group of singers are true ambassadors of the Waterloo Regional Police Service and have fundraised over 1.6 million dollars for community initiatives and those in need. 

The Waterloo Regional Police Chorus considers it an honour and a privilege to be part of such a wonderful community. It will continue working diligently to serve and strive for excellence in all we do. 

2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Chorus and will be a year of significant milestones. The year will commence with the Chorus’ 1100th performance, and volunteer time will reach over 1 million hours!

Frequently Asked Questions

 What are the requirements to become a member?
 You must be 18 years of age or older, have a good moral character and be free from criminal convictions or negative police contact.
 What is the commitment?
 Members are expected to attend 75% of the rehearsals and performances throughout the year.
 How many concerts and rehearsals does the Chorus have in a year?
 The Chorus performs an average of 20 concerts/events and 42 rehearsals annually.
 Do I need to be a police officer to be a Chorus member?
No. You do not need to be a member of the Police Service to join the Chorus. Members are mainly volunteers from the community at large.
 What level of singing ability do I need?
 Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to attend a rehearsal. You will be exposed to the musical repertoire of the Chorus, have a chance to meet the Leadership Team and members and see how a rehearsal is conducted. If you are still interested, the Director of Music will conduct a simple voice placement consult for range, vocal ability, tone etc.
 Are uniforms and other items provided?

 Uniforms, accoutrements, and less formal attire (police crested polo shirts) are provided.

When and where are the Chorus rehearsals?

 All Chorus rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 412 at 601 Wellington Street North, Kitchener.

How do I join the Chorus?

Send an email to Please provide your name and contact information. You will be contacted to attend a rehearsal. You will have the opportunity to participate and be assessed by the Director of Music. If you decide this is a volunteer opportunity for you, you will complete a Personal History – Security and Background Check Form. Once approved, you will sign an Oath of Volunteer document, receive your Waterloo Regional Police Chorus uniform and be a proud member of the WRP Chorus.

How do I request the Chorus to perform at an event?

Send an email to Please provide your contact information, including phone number as well as date(s), time(s), location and full details of your event. Please be aware the Chorus cannot attend every event and must also assess your venue for suitability. 

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