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Poulenc 'Gloria', Gounod 'St. Cecilia Mass', Vaughan Williams 'Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus', & O'Neill 'Tu Es Petrus' (première)

Date: 
27 Apr 2016
Location: 
Cadogan Hall, 5, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

The Parliament Choir's April concert juxtaposes music from England and France in a programme to enthral and inspire. Poulenc's exuberant yet profound setting of the 'Gloria' will be performed alongside Gounod's first major work, his 'Messe Solenelle', for the patron saint of music, St. Cecilia. The English side of the Channel is represented by the 'Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams, based on native folk tunes and Herbert Howells' coronation anthem 'Behold, O God Our Defender'.

'A Westminster Christmas'

Date: 
09 Dec 2015
Location: 
St. John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

The Choir will present a programme of choral works, festive readings and audience carols. You can view or download the concert flyer below.

Tickets are priced at £25, £17 and £10 and can be ordered from the St. John's Smith Square box office:

'Long to Reign Over Us'

Date: 
25 Nov 2015
Location: 
Cadogan Hall, 5, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

In celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth II becoming our longest-reigning monarch, the Parliament Choir presents a feast of Coronation Music, choral and orchestral, in this historic year.

Renaissance Rebirth: Monteverdi, Purcell, Vivaldi, O'Neill

Date: 
18 Mar 2015
Location: 
St. John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

The Parliament Choir presents a sparkling and uplifting repertoire with works by the great composers of the early Baroque: Monteverdi: 'Beatus Vir', Purcell: 'O Come Ye Sons of Art' and Vivaldi: 'Magnificat'. The Choir has also commissioned a new work by its Composer-in-Residence, Nicholas O'Neill: 'O God of Earth and Altar', which is in the style of a Restoration verse anthem reimagined for the 21st century.

Download or view the flyer for the concert below
(Image credit: Edward Webb http://www.edwardwebb.com/)

'A Westminster Christmas'

Date: 
03 Dec 2014
Location: 
St. John's, Smith Square, London SW1

Join the Parliament Choir and the London Chamber Brass for an evening of choral works, festive readings and audience carols.
See the flyer below for more details.

Verdi 'Requiem'

Date: 
26 Nov 2014
Location: 
Westminster Cathedral, London SW1

The Parliament Choir will perform this dramatic work in the equally dramatic surroundings of Westminster Cathedral. We will be joined by singers from the Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir, St. Michael's Singers, Coventry, and the Anghiari Festival Choir. The choirs will be supported by Southbank Sinfonia.
See the flyer below for more information.
Tickets can be booked via Ticketmaster - www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Mendelssohn 'Lobgesang' - Hymn of Praise

Date: 
09 Jul 2014
Location: 
Westminster Hall, London SW1

On July 9th the Choir performed Mendelssohn's 'Lobgesang', with members of the Bundestag Choir in Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster. See the flyer for the concert below.

This was a highly successful venture, the two choirs singing to an audience of a thousand.

Hear the Choir!

Parliament Choir singing in Berlin
Click on the link below to view a brief (5-minute) video from the Bundestag's media centre of the Parliament Choir's concert with the Bundestag Choir in Berlin, on Monday 12th December 2016: http://www.bundestag.de/mediathek?videoid=7044480#url=L21lZGlhdGhla292ZX... [Note: the video commentary is in German without subtitles]

Rehearsing for the Choir's 2016 Christmas concert

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