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Come along to our lunchtime concerts and recitals

Our season runs from October to May and features a wide range of events both on and off campus. 

Professional recital series

A series of Sunday afternoon concerts, in association with Bournemouth Chamber Music Society, bring artists of international repute onto campus. For more details visit the BCMS website.

Lunchtime concerts

Students and staff present thirty minutes of music from 1.15pm on selected Fridays in South House Theatre, Arts University Bournemouth. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Evening concerts

Larger scale evening concerts take place throughout the year in venues such as Christchurch Priory, Romsey Abbey, Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom, Guildhall Poole and St. Ambrose Church in Westbourne.

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PARTS presents: Chicago The Musical

Returning once again to the Shelley Theatre, BU & AUB Performing Arts Society presents the Tony winning musical Chicago.


Experimental Music Concert

Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett (Nottingham University) performs Karlheinz Essl’s Gold.Berg.Werk, a reinterpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations with piano and live electronics. 

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About us

Exceptional musical opportunities for BU and AUB students and staff, as well as for members of the local community.



With a choice of three choirs, singing is one of University Music's most popular activities.

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Instrumental ensembles

Our instrumental ensembles offer a great opportunity for experienced musicians through weekly rehearsals and regular concert performances.