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.

TERM 3 2020

Time: Wednesday 16 September - Wednesday 18 November at 5pm

BRITTEN A Ceremony of Carols arr. Harrison for SATB choir and harp/piano

UPDATE 7 September 2020:

The Music Performance Unit has been notified that ensembles will not be able to run face-to-face during Term 3. Consequently, our Term 3 program will be delivered online, with additional resources including rehearsal tracks and accompaniments, and we are developing a program involving partner presenters to work with our singers.

All those who had paid for T3 registration have been refunded and notified.

This will take place each Wednesday at 5pm. Specific details will be distributed directly to those who register. All are welcome to participate in this online experience.



  1. Register for Collegium Musicum Choir:
      • If you are a new member, please email with three suggested times in which you would be available to undertake a short online voice placement via Zoom, and you will be sent an invitation. After this you will be able to register.
      • If you paid your Full Year registration at the beginning of 2020, please select “Full Year” ticket. Your contribution will be refunded.

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