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Birds of Paradise

  • St Mary-le-Bow Cheapside London EC2V 6AU United Kingdom (map)

Featuring words and music inspired by birds, including works by Ravel, Stanford, Gibbons, Messiaen and Elgar.

Inter Alios literally translates as 'among others', and speaks to the collective spirit of the choir. During the Cambridge term the choir alternately serve the ecumenical Chapel at Churchill where they sing a range of Christian services, and at Murray Edwards College where they have initiated a unique non-religious version of choral evensong under the title 'Humanist Happenings'. Typically these events feature a curated combination of music and poetry, and include a short address on a topic significant to our shared human experience. This last term the events have focused on the environment, and the impact of humans upon it. The programme in today’s concert reflects this, with music taken from several recent events.

This year the choir welcomed the new college Director of Music Ewan Campbell as their conductor. Ewan is a leading UK composer and a diverse musician, with interests ranging from classical orchestral and choral repertoire to jazz and contemporary music.

Orlando Gibbons | Daintie Fine Bird
Ralph Vaughan Williams | O taste and see
Ralph Vaughan Williams | The Turtle Dove
Stef Conner (b. 1983) | Lake Isle of Innisfree
Lili Boulanger | Les Sirènes
Olivier Messiaen | Le Merle Noir
Maurice Ravel | Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
William Byrd | Short Service
John Ireland | The Hills
Richard Rogers | The Sound of Music (extracts)
The Beatles, arr. Anna Semple | Black Bird
Orlando Gibbons | The Silver Swan
Charles Villiers Stanford | Blue Bird

Inter Alios - Choirs of Churchill College and Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Ewan Campbell
— Conductor

Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) £5 (children) — call our box office on 07528 776625 or book online now!

Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.

Earlier Event: April 28
High Art to Hoe-down!
Later Event: May 3
Sound Connection