Collegium Musicum Choir

REHEARSALS

Time: 5:00-8:00pm Wednesday, during term 

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

2022 Rehearsal Schedule

If you are unable to attend a rehearsal, please email cmc@unsw.edu.au prior to rehearsal starting


REGISTRATION

New Members: New members must organise a short voice placement prior to registration. You will need to prepare a song to sing of your choosing.

Existing Members:

Given the elevated risk of music ensemble activities, we have been advised that only fully-vaccinated members or those with exemption are eligible to participate in-person. There will be an online option for those who are not eligible to attend face-to-face. If this poses a problem for your individual circumstance, please contact us on cmc@unsw.edu.au and we will address your individual concern.


UNSW's 100-voice choir known as the Collegium Musicum Choir was founded in 1975 by Professor Roger Covell and Dr Patricia Brown, and has a long tradition of performing choral-orchestral works and Christmas programs at UNSW to a semi-professional standard. The choir's membership includes undergraduate students from across the university, as well as postgraduates, staff and members of the community - all are welcome.

The Collegium Musicum performs familiar repertoire including oratorios, masses, requiems and other sacred works, and secular works appropriate to a large choir. Repertoire has included Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Mozart's Requiem, and Orff's Carmina Burana. The choir also presents less familiar works but by important composers, to introduce both the singers and the audience to another side of choral music, including Tippett's Crown of the Year, Part's Berliner messe and Respighi's Lauda per la Nativita del Signore. 

The choir has a wonderful social aspect as well as focusing strongly on musical performance. It is a significant part of the cultural fabric of UNSW, bringing local and international students from across the UNSW School of the Arts and Media and the entire university together with staff and members of the local community to collaborate in public performance.