Kings Langley Community Choir

mike_penning_kl_choir.jpgKings Langley Community Choir has become the first choir to perform in Portcullis House, part of the Palace of Westminster.

The building, immediately opposite Big Ben, is home to the offices of MP’s and includes a large atrium, the venue for this event. On a warm summer’s evening and under a glazed roof, the choir performed an hour’s programme for MP’s and members of staff.
 
The Speaker’s regulations limited the choir to just twenty-four members, less than half it’s normal strength, but even so the quality of the performance prompted one Committee meeting to pause its discussion as the attendees came out to enjoy the sounds drifting to the upper floors. 
 
At the end of the evening Mike Pennin took choir members on a tour of the two Houses of Parliament. 
 
Mike Penning said:
"The choir were fantastic and it was a great hear them perform in such a magnificent location."
 
Early in June, the choir helped local charity Hope for Children raise over £1,300 when it performed the second half of a twentieth anniversary concert held at St John’s church, Boxmoor. Then, proving its versatility, the choir rounded off the month with a half hour appearance at Kings Langley Carnival.
 
Looking forward, the choir has been invited by Bushey Festival to perform at St James’ church, Bushey on 5th July. Then, in what promises to be a very special atmosphere, Kings Langley Community Choir will lead the communal singing at a World War 1 commemorative ceremony to be held in the Village Garden on the evening of Monday 4th August. For more information about these and other future performances visit www.kingslangleychoir.co.uk.