The Inter Alios choir sing alternate Sundays at their two colleges, serving as the Chapel Choir to the ecumenical Chapel at Churchill, and hosting a unique ‘Music and Words’ event in Murray Edwards that combines choral music, poetry and a short address on a topic pertinent to the human experience. ‘Inter Alios’ literally translates as ‘among others’ and speaks to the collective spirit. We are proudly inter-faith, inter-collegiate, and international.

Our weekly alternation, under the musical direction of conductor and composer Dr Ewan Campbell, exposes the choir to probably the broadest and most diverse repertoire of any Cambridge college choir. In addition we seek to juxtapose well-known choral works with contemporary repertoire, and particularly music by female composers. In recent years we have premiered works by Errollyn Wallen, Stef Conner, Anna Semple and a host of student composers.

The choir’s annual schedule increasingly includes trips outside of Cambridge to perform in cathedrals such as Ely, Rochester and Canterbury, and 2020 will include our first tour. We are regular contributors to the Brandenburg Choral Festival, in venues such as St Martins in the Fields, and have made recordings in the Churchill College recording studio, both a cappella, as well as with the Orchestra on the Hill. Within our colleges the choir sing at important feasts, and dine on high table once per term at each college.


During term time:

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30pm Rehearsal
Sundays 4:00 - 5:30pm Rehearsal
5:45 - 6:30pm Performance
We are an un-auditioned choir (except for a number of Choral Scholars). If you would like to try singing in the choir then please contact Ewan Campbell (eahc2@cam.ac.uk).


13/10, Murray Edwards (Fellows' Drawing Room)
Open Rehearsal
All are welcome to come and try out singing in the choir
20/10, Chapel at Churchill
Responses: Morley
Magnificat: Stanford in G
Nunc Dimittis: Ruth Watson-Henderson
Psalm: 46
Anthem: Britten - Hymn to the Virgin
27/10, Murray Edwards (FDR)
Fear (a Halloween special) - Dr Emma Cahill
Requiem (extracts) - Faure
Dies Irae - Mozart
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead - As sung by Ella Fitzgerald
3/11, Chapel at Churchill
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Purcell in G Minor
Psalm: 149
Anthem: Purcell - Hear my prayer, O Lord
10/11, Murray Edward (FDR)
Anxiety and Performance - Prof Chris Huang
Man that is born of woman - Purcell
Remember not, Lord, our offences - Purcell
Weep you no more, sad fountains - Rebecca Clarke
Dido's Lament - Purcell
17/11, Chapel at Churchill
Iona Evening Liturgy
Anthem: Handel - Behold the lamb of God (from the Messiah)
Anthem: Purcell - Rejoice in the Lord
Anthem: Purcell - Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts
Anthem: Purcell - Man that is born of woman
Psalm: 72 Purcell/Campbell
Anthem: Handel - Hallelujah Chorus (from the Messiah)
24/11, Murray Edwards (FDR)
Do we really observe the world, or just guess it? - Dr Thomas Cope
Evening Hymn - Purcell
I know my soul hath power to know all things - Parry
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
1/12, Chapel at Churchill
Advent Carol Service
Join us for mince pies and a service of Carols to celebrate the end of term


To join the Choir members' mailing list, visit here.


Ewan Campbell: eahc2@cam.ac.uk, Director of Music
Pearl Eagling: pe272@cam.ac.uk, Additional Choir Direction
Alice Ertl: aee34@cam.ac.uk and Philippa Knight, Organ Scholars