About us

The Music Performance Unit of the University of New South Wales is a small team responsible for the production of high quality classical music concerts on campus. A core of UNSW's cultural life, the Music Performance Unit manages several primary activities, including:

  • Australia Ensemble UNSW, Australia's leading chamber music ensemble that presents an annual subscription season and free concert and workshop series;
  • Collegium Musicum Choir, an 80-100 voice choir comprising mostly undergraduates but also staff and members of the general community. It presents an annual program of three concerts;
  • Burgundian Consort, a chamber choir of 12-18 voices of high quality young singers. It presents an annual evening recital as well as appearing at concerts of the Collegium Musicum and other special events;
  • Large Instrumental Music Ensembles (LIME) comprising the UNSW Wind Symphony and UNSW Orchestra;
  • Young Artists Concerts and special events.

The Music Performance Unit is in the portfolio of the Director of Wellbeing, Mr Neil Morris.

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Audition For the Burgundian Consort in 2020.

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Complete your voice placement for Collegium Musicum Choir for 2021.

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Auditions will take place between 10am and 5pm on Thursday 11 February and Friday 12 February.


Planning is underway for the 2021 season and while we have been slightly delayed, we are pleased to be able to share with you the planned dates for our next Australia...


Holly Harrison's new work 'Slipstream' was due to be premeried in our October 2020...

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