Intermezzo is an Oxford chamber choir, founded in 2012, which rehearses during the University vacations. Its 30-40 members are drawn from other Oxford choirs that rest outside of the Oxford University term, including graduate students, University staff, and other singers from Oxford who wish to continue singing when their regular choirs are dormant.

The choir focuses on beautiful music mainly from the 20th and 21st century such as by Ešenvalds, Miškinis, Lauridsen and Whitacre. See our concerts page for past and planned repertoire.

Intermezzo is conducted by its founder, Andrew Ker, a longstanding chamber choral singer and orchestral player and conductor.

Intermezzo returns on 2nd October

Intermezzo concert poster summer 2021

We have been delighted to return to rehearsals over the summer, working hard on a programme called Songs of Perseverance and Songs of Rejoicing. The repertoire ranges from gospel (Hogan - Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?), through steadfast (Runestad - I Will Lift Mine Eyes) to purely joyful (Augustinas - Cantate Domino) and also includes music by Geillo, Whitacre, Ticheli, and Pärt. Plus works with special guest percussionists!