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We'll update you as soon as we can about University Music activities for 2020. Please keep checking back for the latest news and information. You can contact us at and also read the BU Coronavirus FAQs.

Virtual concerts, music lessons and choir

Our music scholars are recording regular virtual concerts which are available for you to watch anytime online.

Virtual music lessons are currently being held for students and staff and are available on all instruments, including voice, throughout the summer. If you are interested, email virtual choir will also continue to meet every Thursday throughout the summer between 7pm - 8pm, please get in touch if you would like to join us.

With a choice of three choirs, singing is one of University Music's most popular activities - contact us to find out more.

Find out more about our choirs


This larger scale Choral Society is open to all BU and AUB students and staff, and community members. We rehearse and perform major works from the choral repertoire with professional orchestras and soloists of international repute. Our programme for the 2019/20 season includes Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. Additionally, there are several singing days with guest conductors. All who enjoy singing are welcome and there are no auditions.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm (occasionally 6.30pm - 9pm), in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: £95, BU and AUB staff: £50, BU and AUB students: free

Keep up to date: Like our University Music Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Chamber Choir

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 and 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.

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 open to all BU and AUB students and staff.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6.30pm - 6.50pm, in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: Free to all BU and AUB students, staff: £30

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. 

BU Gospel Choir

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The BU Gospel Choir is a student-led group of young passionate worshippers. The purpose of the society is to keep young adults engaged within their christian faith while studying at university. They perform at events in and outside BU, including competing alongside other universities, whilst also hosting their own events. The majority of members are singers, but they welcome instrumentalists too. Regular rehearsals take place alongside committee meetings. 

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5.30pm-7.30pm, venue to be confirmed

Annual subscription: BU students: £3

Keep up to date: If you're a new member did you know you can join our BUGC Facebook group for news and rehearsal updates. Visit our SUBU Clubs & Societies Gospel Choir page.

Performing Arts Society (PARTS)

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The society provides the chance for students from all courses at both Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth to come together and share their common passion for musical theatre. Each year they stage a full-scale musical production in the spring term, alongside this they host three showcases which allows all members to show-off their hidden talents. PARTS isn’t just for performers, there are opportunities for students interested in tech, hair, makeup, costuming and more.

Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Annual subscription: 

  • £65 for Cast Membership (includes Showcases, Workshops and Socials) (BU and AUB Students)
  • £45 Backstage Membership (includes Showcases, Workshops and Socials) (BU and AUB Students)
  • £35 General Membership (Showcases, Workshops and Socials ONLY) (BU and AUB Students)

Keep up to date: If you're a new member please like our Performing Arts Society Facebook page for news and rehearsal updates. Find more information on the BU & AUB PARTS website and the SUBU Clubs & Societies PARTS page.

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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.

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Instrumental ensembles

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

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Concerts and recitals

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