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The Parliament Choir

Founded in 2000 for those – MPs, Peers and staff – who work in the Palace of Westminster, the Parliament Choir now has over 120 full members united across traditional party divides by the common love of choral singing. The Parliament Choir has sung with many leading soloists including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Felicity Lott and Dame Emma Kirkby and with some of the finest young singers at the beginning of their careers.


It has performed in some of the country’s most spectacular buildings, among them Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, York Minster, Coventry Cathedral, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.


In 2010 the Choir celebrated its tenth anniversary with a concert in the historic Westminster Hall within the Palace of Westminster and two sell-out performances of Britten’s War Requiem: in Coventry Cathedral (on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the cathedral) and in Westminster Cathedral.


In 2012 the Choir performed a medley, specially arranged by the Parliament Choir's Composer-in-Residence Nicholas O'Neill, at the Commonwealth Carnival of Music, an international celebration for the Diamond Jubilee held in Westminster Hall. In 2014 it was joined by the Bundestag Choir to perform Mendelssohn's Lobgesang at a special concert in Westminster Hall to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.


Abroad, it has sung in Prague, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and at the Bundestag in Berlin for a Christmas concert with the German Bundestag Choir. Its members are regular participants at the Anghiari festival in Italy.


The Parliament Choir is a charity and through its links with the Southbank Sinfonia supports young musicians starting out on their musical careers.


For more information:


Parliament Choir Charity Registration Number 1085042

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