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Cambridge Interfaith Programme

Wooden seating area with window overlooking a large tree

Interfaith engagement with the Psalms through new music and discussion 

In partnership with CIP, Fitzwilliam College Chapel hosts musician, scholar, and teacher Dr Delvyn Case (Director, Deus Ex Musica) and violinist Emma-Marie Kabanova for an event combining live performance and informal interfaith discussion.

The programme features new psalm-inspired works written by an international collection of Jewish and Christian composers:

  • My heart within me is desolate (Psalm 143:4), Judith Lang Zaimont
  • Ura (Psalm 57), Michel Klein
  • Why do you bury your face in the pillow? (Psalm 44), Ng Yu Hng
  • Psalm 133 (Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!), Delvyn Case

Three of these four compositions have recently been released on Deus Ex Musica Records’ album Search me, O God: new violin works inspired by the Psalms.

View more about this repertoire and participants on the Deus Ex Musica website.

The event will alternate each performance piece with discussion between performers, composers and audience.

Read how composer Ng Yu Hng described an earlier event on this model in The Strad magazine.


This event will be livestreamed on the Fitzwilliam College Chapel YouTube channel (, concluding our World Interfaith Harmony Week programme. 

The featured image is a photograph of Fitzwilliam College Chapel taken by Mihnea Maftei in 2016. Maftei has approved the use of this image for free cultural works (CC BY 2.0). View the original image and more of Maftei's work on Flickr.

Wednesday, 8 February, 2023 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event location: 
Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Fitzwilliam College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DG

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