If you hear unusually melodic sounds from the direction of the water cooler over the next month, don’t panic – it could be a colleague limbering up for this year’s Legal Harmony event, a charity performance by a massed choir of 180 solicitors, barristers and support staff.

The event, on 8 June at Central Hall Westminster, also features Lesley Garrett CBE as headline act and the National Symphony Orchestra. Organiser David Smith, business development director at Outer Temple Chambers, says preparations are going well, with 120 attending the first rehearsal alone. Many are seasoned performers; the picture shows the choir performing at the American Bar Association’s Magna Carta event last year.

In June the choir will be performing a mix of well-loved opera classics and more modern pop numbers, including The Face, a song composed by Allen & Overy’s Philip Wood CBE.

Tickets and more information at the website.