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.

Next concert: Songs of the North

Intermezzo concert poster summer 2019

Intermezzo is happy to be back with a summer programme called "Songs of the North", on Saturday 7th September. It features music from or about Finland, Norway, Scotland, Canada, Sweden, Latvia, and Estonia, including Arvo Pärt's newest choral composition And I Heard A Voice..., the Inuit tale of Raven and the Whale The First Tears set by Ēriks Ešenvalds, and works by Dubra, Ollén, Mäntyjärvi, and others.