With a choice of three choirs, singing is one of the music department’s most popular activities.
We are currently recruiting new members to join our choirs - contact us to find out more.
Our choirs will be taking part in a varied programme - our University Music events programme for 2018/19 is coming soon - meanwhile check out our Upcoming events below:
Find out more about our choirs
The University's Choral Society is open to students, staff and members of the local community. We rehearse and perform major works from the choral repertoire with professional orchestras and soloists of international repute. Our programme for the 2018/19 season includes Handel's 'Messiah', Vaughan Williams' 'Toward the unknown region', Elgar’s 'The Kingdom’, Stanford’s ‘Songs of the fleet’ and Rachmaninov’s ‘Vespers'. Additionally, there are several singing days with guest conductors. All who enjoy singing are welcome and there are no auditions.
Rehearsals: Thursday 7pm-9pm (occasionally 6.30pm-9pm) in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus
Annual subscription: £85, BU & AUB staff £45, BU & AUB students free
Our Chamber Choir has gathered an enviable reputation and offers singers with some experience and sight-reading ability the chance to rehearse and perform challenging repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. We regularly sing in prestigious venues such as Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, Christchurch Priory, Wimborne Minster and St. Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, as well as in various venues on our own campuses. Particular highlights each year are the carol service and the production of an opera in Poole’s historic Guildhall. Additionally, Chamber Choir members often perform as soloists in concerts with the larger scale University Music Choir and Orchestra. The ensemble is only open to students, if you're interested in joining please contact Ian Davis (Head of Music) for further information.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4.45pm-6.15pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus
Annual subscription: Free to all BU & AUB students
Keep up to date: If you're a new member did you know you can join our University Music Chamber Choir Facebook group for news and rehearsal updates. For more information on our up and coming events like our University Music Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
Musical Theatre Choir
Focusing on songs from a wide variety of shows and musicals this ensemble will perform regularly throughout the year. No previous experience of singing is required and there is no requirement to read music. All you need is enthusiasm. This ensemble is only open to students.
Rehearsals: Wednesday 6.20pm-7.20pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus
Annual subscription: Free to all BU/AUB students
Keep up to date: If you're a new member did you know you can join our University Musical Theatre Choir Facebook group for news and rehearsal updates. For more information on our up and coming events like our University Music Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
Members of the University Music Choir and Chamber Choir will be taking part in the following performances as part of our 2018/19 events programme. These challenging pieces have been chosen to develop musicality and enjoyment. All music will be provided alongside your membership.
Saturday 20 October: Christchurch Priory at 7.30pm
- Vaughan Williams 'Toward the unknown region'
- Stanford 'Songs of the sea'
- Elgar 'Sea pictures' (Soprano soloist and orchestra)
- Mendelssohn 'Calm sea and a prosperous voyage' (Orchestra)
Sunday 9 December: St. Ambrose, Westbourne at 4.30pm
- Handel 'Messiah'
Saturday 9 March: Winchester Cathedral at 7.30pm
- Elgar 'The Kingdom'
Saturday 25 May: St. Ambrose, Westbourne at 7.30pm
- Rachmaninov 'Vespers'