Aquila is an all-female choir at St John's College, Cambridge, led by Joanna Forbes L'EstrangeAQUILA is the brand new all-female choir at St John’s College, Cambridge, founded and directed by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange. Their debut performance was on International Women’s Day 2018, featuring a varied programme of music composed and arranged by women. The 25-strong, non-auditioning group comprises staff and students of college, performing a wide range of music including traditional, jazz, pop, gospel and contemporary.


“One of the very best evenings of music making in college in a decade!”
Andrew Nethsingha, Director of Music at St John’s College, Cambridge

Joanna Forbes L'Estrange, founder of AQUILA, a new a cappella group at St John's College, Cambridge

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange rehearsing AQUILA, the all-female choir at St John’s College, Cambridge