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.


Osvaldo GOLIJOV | Lullaby and Doina (2001)


Carl VINE | Café Concertino (1984)

Lili BOULANGER | Nocturne (1911/1914)

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Francis POULENC | Sonata for clarinet and bassoon (1922 rev.1945)

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Still for clarinet and piano, by Katy Abbott, our latest ...

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The opening for the Australia Ensemble UNSW’s first public performance in 393 days is an arrangement by our very own David Griffiths.

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Last Tuesday UNSW Orchestra were joined by very special...