7 March 2019
The British Police Symphony Orchestra (BPSO) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a concert of popular classics at the Royal Albert Hall in May.
And part of the proceeds from the event on Saturday 11 May will go towards Care of Police Survivors (COPS), the charity dedicated to supporting the families of police officers and staff who have lost their lives on duty.
Featuring more than 670 performers drawn from the police service throughout the UK, the programme will include a medley of TV themes from some of the best loved crimefighters, music from James Bond and works by Sibelius, Quincy Jones and Wagner.
The Albert Hall will be filled with more than 5,000 blue flashing lights during a performance of Rick Wakeman’s Dance of a Thousand Lights while the concert will feature the voices of more than 400 choristers, pipe-bands and fanfare brass.
Staffordshire Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, a BPSO trustee, said: “The passion and love for the BPSO from its membership is clear for all to see. We will deliver a brilliant event.”
Proceeds will be split between COPS, Youth Music and the orchestra itself.
Tickets start from just £19 and can be purchased from the BPSO’s website.