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.

Oct
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Try something new this Mental Health Month and with the guidance of a qualified music therapist, write your first song. 

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The physical and emotional benefits of choral singing have been widely documented in recent decades: from lowering stress levels to strengthening your immune system...

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Please note that this performance has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with advice of NSW Health.

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We're disappointed to announce our final performance of 2021, on Saturday October 16 is unable to proceed.

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We're disappointed to announce upcoming concert cancellations, with our August 21 and September 18 Subscription Concerts unable to proceed.