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Posted April 15, 2011



Waterloo - CARP Chapter 25, serving Kitchener, Waterloo & Area in partnership with The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus will be presenting a concert entitled MELODY IN BLUE on May 10, 2011 at St. George Hall, 665 King Street North, in Waterloo. The concert will also feature pianist and entertainer DEREK BYRNE.

The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus was formed in November 1973, and over the years has earned a reputation for quality performance and good entertainment.

The 53-member chorus is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board, as a public relations vehicle for the Police Service. Its mandate is to serve the Region of Waterloo performing at a wide variety of community events including, schools, hospitals, church conventions and charitable events as well a ceremonial functions.

Membership in the Chorus is open to men in the community who are citizens in good standing with a willingness to dedicate themselves to achieving the standards for which the Chorus is known.

The Chorus is in demand beyond the borders of Waterloo Region. Since its inception, the Chorus has accepted invitations to sing in British Columbia, the British Isles,  Buffalo, N.Y., Canton, Ohio, Chautauqua Institution, N.Y., the Maritime Provinces, Newfoundland and Kentucky, as well as at numerous venues throughout Ontario.

Derek Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland. He began his musical career at age seven studying classical piano at Dublin's Royal Irish Academy. After graduating he went on to pursue a musical career that would encompass a wide range of experiences.

While playing with noted Irish groups and musicians he also spent time teaching piano. His career has seen him travel to many parts of the world.

In 1986 he emigrated from Ireland to Canada with his wife and family and they became Canadian Citizens in 1994.

Derek is actively involved in a variety of musical projects. Playing both piano, keyboards and accordion his services are in constant demand both as live stage musician, accompanist and studio artist.

Tickets for this event are $12.00 for CARP members and $15.00 for the general public. Tickets are available at HYPERLINK "mailto:benefits@carpkw.ca" benefits@carpkw.ca, Music Plus, 5 Michael St., Kitchener or Angie’s Kitchen, 47 Erb St. W., Waterloo.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM. carpkw@gmail.com

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