Collegium Musicum Choir

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.

Members of Collegium Musicum Choir are eligbile for the Willgoss Choral Prize each year.



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

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

2022 T3 Rehearsal Schedule

If you are unable to attend a rehearsal, please email prior to rehearsal starting


Returning members: Registrations is open for Term 3: Please register here 

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. If you would like to join for Term 3, please contact us at in the week leading up to O-Week with suggested times to undertake your voice placement.

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 and we will address your individual concern.