Ensembles

Hill Chorus

Please choose the ensemble you would like to find out more about from the list below.

Churchill Jazz Band

Churchill Jazz Band

Looking for a superb big band for your next event? Look no further.

Churchill Jazz Band is a 20-piece band which draws on talent from across the University to perform all styles of jazz from classic swing to Latin tunes as well as funk and more modern numbers. We perform to the highest standard and what's more, we won't charge the earth for our services!

We can also arrange for a smaller group to be available if that would be more suitable and we can customise our repertoire to suit your needs! To find out more or to hire us, please contact
chujazzband@cusu.cam.ac.uk or visit our website

We hold auditions in October for new players but if you're interested in joining, do contact us at any time!

Inter Alios

Inter Alios, Lent 2019

The 'Inter Alios' choir is a joint venture between Churchill College where it serves the ecumenical Chapel at Churchill College, and Murray Edwards College where it hosts a unique ‘Music and Words’ event, which 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.

Above: The Inter Alios Choir

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.

Inter Alios, Lent 2019

Music the choir has performed in the past, and will be performing in the next term can be found on the Inter Alios website. A variety of recordings, both live and studio-based, can be found on the college's Soundcloud.

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 the choir's director, Ewan Campbell (music.director@chu).

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

Jazz in the Bar

Jazz in the bar is a termly event containing mostly Churchill students who play jazz, generally in the Churchill bar but also at the college garden party and other events throughout the year.

If you're interested in Jazz events or playing during Jazz in the Bar, please contact the Sizar (music.sizar@chu) or Jazz Rep.

The Orchestra on the Hill

The Orchestra on the Hill brings together musicians from Churchill, Fitzwilliam, Murray Edwards, Magdalene, Girton, Robinson, St Edmund's and Lucy Cavendish, and performs one or two concerts each term at a variety of venues in the colleges. It is performs standard concert repertory but also some lesser known or neglected works.

The orchestra is non-audition, but achieves a high standard. It's run by a committee of representatives from the hill college music societies, and opportunities exist for students to conduct and perform concertos with the orchestra.

OOTH always welcomes new members - if you are interested in taking part in the orchestra as a conductor, soloist or organiser, please contact the Churchill Music Sizar, or any Churchill OOTH Representative, for more information.

For more information, visit the orchestra webpage!

To listen to recent recordings by OOTH from the college's forthcoming album, please click here: Brahms - Geistliches Lied or here: Handel - Pastoral Symphony