21 September 2015
45 years after the University Choir hosted its first Come and Sing Messiah, the event is being repeated this November in Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's). It is is in aid of Nordoff Robbins Scotland and more information and links to buying tickets can be found at comeandsingmessiahdundee.org.uk
14 September 2015
Rehearsals for the various groups and ensembles at the Uni start this week. Both the University Choir and OPSOC meet on Tuesday at 7.30pm. New members will be made very welcome at both groups. More information about the other groups can be found on the ensembles page.
7 September 2015
Following the performance of the Passion-Pasticcio in April by the Bach Consort, an audience member very kindly got in touch to donate his set of 30+ scores and parts to various Bach Cantatas. We're very grateful for this donation and look forward to performing these works over the next few years.
2 September 2015
The programmes for the Autumn season are now on line. There is a list of just the lunchtime concerts and also a more extensive list of concerts outwith the Friday lunchtime series. Please do come along and support some of these performances.
23 March 2015
The Bach Consort will be performing the Passion-Pasticcio by Graun/Telemann/Bach and others on Good Friday in the University Chapel. Based on a cantata by Graun and expanded in Leipzig in the 1740s, this is the 3rd and final Graun Passion in the Bach Consort cycle. The choir will be performing the work from an edition prepared by Graeme Stevenson and the band will be led by Beth Wyllie. Tickets £5 and are available on the door or here.
23 March 2015
In St Peter's Free Church, the University Gospel Choir will be performing a wide variety of music ranging from contemporary pop and rock to spiritual folk, from show tunes to traditional African songs as well as old fashioned Gospel classics. Tickets £5. The concert starts at 7.30pm.
16 March 2015
The University Concert Band, under the direction of Susan Sneddon, will be giving their Spring Concert in St Paul's Cathedral at 7.30pm on 27th March. Tickets are only £3 - £7 and are available from band members, on the door or here.
02 March 2015
The University Choir and Orchestra will be performing Haydn's oratorio, The Creation, in the Caird Hall at 7.30pm. The soloists are Wilma MacDougall (sop), James Slimings (ten) and Phil Gault (bass). Tickets are £5 - £12 and available here.
02 March 2015
Dundee Opsoc is the University's oldest society, currently in its 52nd year on campus. This year's main show is The Addams Family. The show is being staged in the Bonar Hall each night at 7.30pm and tickets are £6 - £14 and available here.
19 February 2015
The Chamber Choir will be presenting a concert of 20th century sacred music in the University Chapel on Sunday 15th March at 7pm. Included in the programme are motets by CV Stanford and Maurice Durufle. Tickets are only £5 and are available here.
3 February 2015
Tickets are now on sale for OPSOC's Backwards Broadway concert. It takes place in Mono on the 8th of February at 7:30PM and is raising funds for their production of The Addams Family! Tickets
7 January 2015
The Lunchtime Concerts will resume on Friday 23rd January at 1.20pm in the University Chapel. The first concert will be given by William Johnston on guitar. The listings for the whole series can be found here
8 December 2014
The Bach Consort will be giving a performance of music by JS & CPE Bach as well as Christoph Graupner in the University Chapel at 7pm. The main work in the programme is CPE Bach's Magnificat to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. The first half of the programme will include 2 Advents cantatas by JS Bach (Schwingt freudig euch empor) and Graupner (Auf Zion). The choir will be accompanied by a band led by Beth Wyllie and we will welcome back Alison Beck (soprano) and Mike Towers (tenor) as our guest soloists, Tickets are all £5 and are available from Ticketsource
8 December 2014
The University Concert Band will be giving their Christmas Concert in St Paul's Cathedral at 7.30pm. Under their director, Susan Sneddon they'll be playing a wide variety of works including music from Frozen, Narnia and Polar Express. Tickets (£6, £5 (concession) & £3 (student) will be available on the door and the price includes a minced pie and a glass of wine.
18 November 2014
The University Choir will be performing Handel's Messiah in the Caird Hall. The work will be in its 1743 Covent Garden version and the soloists will be Alison Beck (soprano), Colette Ruddy (alto), Mike Towers (tenor) and Ken Murray (bass) while the orchestra will be led by Beth Wyllie. Tickets (£12, £8 (concession) & £5 (student) are available from Dundee Box Office.
18 November 2014
Advent Evensong will be held in the University Chapel on Tuesday 2nd December at 5.15pm.The service will be led by the Very Rev Jeremy Auld and the Bach Consort will perform motets by Jan Zelenka and Andreas Hammerschmidt.
10 November 2014
The University Chamber Choir and Orchestra's first concert of the year will take place on 28th November in St Paul's Cathedral at 7.30pm. The Chamber Choir will perform Morten Lauridsen's "Les Chanson des Roses", Haydn's "Little Organ Mass"and Gjeilo's "Dark Night of the Soul" while the orchestra will be playing Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony and Schickele's "Unbegun" Symphony. Tickets are £7, £5 (concession) and £3 (students) and are available from the performers or on the door.
23 September 2014
This year's Culture and Arts Forum Day is entitled "Heroes and Villains". The music contribution is a short programme based on Admiral Duncan and the Battle of Camperdown. The event starts at 1.30pm in the Baxter Conference Room in the Tower Building. Entry is free.
11 September 2014
Auditions for the University Choral Scholarships will held in the Music Centre on Wednesday 24th September from 2.30pm. More information about the scholarships and application forms can be found here
3 September 2014
The various musical groups at the university will be resuming rehearsals in the coming weeks. All the rehearsals take place in the University Music Rooms unless otherwise stated. New members will be made most welcome. The first rehearsals for all the groups are as follows:
4 September 2014
OPSOC have announced plans for a weekend production of High School Musical this September. If you'd like to hear more about getting involved with this show feel free to drop them a message (either via Facebook or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org) or catch them at freshers fair next month
1 September 2014
Our latest Concert Brochure is now available.
12 June 2014
The concert season has now finished for this academic year. Thanks for your support over the last year and we hope you have a good summer. Most of the University ensembles will resume the week beginning Monday 15th September while the lunchtime concert series begins on Friday 19th September.
28 March 2014
The Bach Consort will be performing Graun's passion, Kommt her und schaut in the University Chapel on Good Friday. This beautiful work was composed is one of three that he composed. Handel liked it so much that he used bits of it in his own works. The guest soloists are Alison Beck and Mike Towers and the orchestra will be led by Beth Wyllie. The performance will start at 7pm and tickets are only £5 and available on door, the performers or from Ticketsource.
19 March 2014
University of Dundee Orchestra, Choirs and Big Band will all be performing at concerts this weekend. The orchestra will be playing Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in Eb, Weber's Overture to Oberon and Symphony No. 4 "Italian" by Mendelssohn. Byrd's Mass for 4 voices, Stanford's Irish Folk Songs Op 78 and madrigals by Morley will feature in the Chamber Choir's programme. The University Choir and Big Band will come together on the Sat night to perform the Best of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concertos while the first half will feature music by Nysted, Tippett and Big Band favourites. Tickets for the orchestra and choir/big band concerts are all £5 while for the Chamber Choir they are £4/ £3. All the concerts take place in the cathedral.
10 March 2014
University of Dundee and Strathclyde University Concert Bands are coming together for a series of concerts in Glasgow and Dundee. Featuring a wide range of music from Star Trek to Gershwin, the concert in Dundee will take place on Sat 15th March in the Caird Hall. Tickets are £12, £8 and £5 and available from here.
10 March 2014
Join Dundee University Gospel Choir (as part of Dundee Springfest) for an evening of song, ranging from traditional African music, to spiritual songs from the Deep South and contemporary pop. The concert will be held in St Mary Magdalene's at 7.30 on Friday 14th March. Tickets are £5 and are available on the door.
27 February 2014
OPSOC's 51st production begins on Wednesday 5th March and runs through to Saturday 8th March in the Bonar Hall. Tickets are available on the door or from here.
25 February 2014
Springfest is almost upon us. A series of concerts throughout March featuring both local and national groups including all the University Ensembles.
28 January 2014
Our latest Concert Brochure is now available.
15 January 2014
Our concerts begin this Friday with a performance of Mozart's Piano Quintet in Eb. Details of all our lunchtime concerts can be found on the Lunchtime Concerts page or for a comprehensive list of all the concerts, please go to the Forthcoming Events page.
9 January 2014
The various musical groups at the university will be resuming rehearsals in the coming weeks. All the rehearsals take place in the University Music Rooms unless otherwise stated. The first rehearsals for all the groups are as follows:Chamber Choir: Monday 13th January at 7pm in the University Chaplaincy Centre
2 December 2013
The Bach Consort will be performing their Christmas Concert in St Paul's Meadowside at 7pm on Saturday December 14th. Accompanied by a band led by Beth Wyllie, the group will be performing Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 62 by JS Bach, Wache Auf! by Christoph Graupner and Vivaldi's Gloria. Tickets are £5 and are available from the performers, on the door, or via this link: Ticketsource. All welcome.
28 November 2013
Dundee University Concert Band are putting on their Christmas Concert on Wednesday December 4th at 7.30pm in St Paul's Cathedral. Directed by Susan Sneddon, the programme features a variety of music, from Christmas Carols to Star Trek. Tickets are £7, £5 (concession) and £3 (students) and are available from the performers, on the door or via this link: Ticketsource. All welcome.
26 November 2013
The Music Society Choirs and Orchestra are putting on their end of term concert in St Paul's Cathedral at 7.30pm on November 29th. The programme will feature a Christmas Overture by Nigel Hess, The Nightmare Before Christmas Orchestral Suite by Danny Elfman, A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, accompanied by Sophie Askew on harp, and The 12 Days of Christmas arranged by Bob Chilcott. Tickets are £7, £5 (concession) and £3 (students) and are available from the performers or on the door. All welcome.
22 November 2013
The Bach Consort will be singing at Evensong in the University Chapel on Tuesday 26th November at 5.15pm. The 2 motets are by Scarlatti and des Morales with a setting of the Canticles by Thomas Morley. All welcome.
12 November 2013
The University Chamber Choir will be singing as part of the switching on of Dundee's Christmas Lights. They will be performing 3 times: 6.20pm in The McManus (Victoria Gallery), 7pm in St Paul's Cathedral and again at 8pm at the City Churches.
16 October 2013
The University Choirs will be performing their first concert of the season at 7.30pm in St Paul's Cathedral. The programme will feature Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Tom Cunningham's The Painter's Eye and PDQ Bach's Liebeslieder Polkas. Tickets are £7, £5 (concession) and £3 (students) and are available from members of the choir or on the door.
4 October 2013
The 9th Annual Culture and Arts forum day will take place in the Baxter Room in the Tower Building. The theme this year is Forbidden Fruit and Desire. The programme begins at 1.45 and will include and series of talks and performances by various members of the University's cultural and art departments. The music contribution will take place at 2pm and feature a performance of Bach's Coffee Cantata BWV211. A complete programme can be found here: Culture and Arts forum page.
4 October 2013
The University Orchestra will be holding auditions for flute and clarinet members over the next few days. If you would like to audition please get in touch with Orchestra Convener.
16 September 2013
The University Chamber Choir will be holding auditions for new members on Wed 18th September. If you would like to audition please get in touch with Chamber Choir Convener.
9 September 2013
The lunchtime concert series resumes on Friday 13th September. The full programme can be found here: Lunchtime Concerts. A comprehensive list including all University concerts can be found here: Forthcoming Events.
6 September 2013
The various musical groups at the university will be resuming rehearsals in the coming weeks. All the rehearsals take place in the University Music Rooms unless otherwise stated. The first rehearsals for all the groups are as follows:
18 March 2013
The Bach Consort will be performing Graun's Der Tod Jesu in St Paul's Meadowside on 30th March at 7pm. THE passion work until the rediscovery of the Passions of Bach the text of this beautiful work was also set to music by Telemann. Rather than a re-telling of the Passion story with parts for Evangelist and Christ, it is more reflective on the story. We're delighted to welcome Emily Goad (soprano) and Jonathan Matheson Dear (tenor) who will be singing some of the solos. Tickets are only £5 and are available on the door or from Ticketsource.
25 February 2013
The University Chorus and Orchestra will be performing Carmina Burana in the Caird Hall on Sunday 24th March at 7.30pm. Also in the programme will be Franck's Psyche, Faure's Messe Bass and Cantique de Jean Racine. Tickets are £12, £8 concession and available from either performers of from the City Box Office.
12 March 2013
The University Concert Band, directed by Susan Sneddon, will be giving a concert in St Paul's Cathedral at 7.30pm. Music performed by the band will include works by John Williams and Gustav Holst. Tickets, available from performers or on the door, are £7, £5 concession and £3 for students and this includes refreshments.
25 February 2013
Marking their 50th anniversary this year, OPSOC will be performing the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Evita in the Bonar Hall. Tickets are available outside DUSA at lunchtimes or from Ticketsource .
25 February 2013
The Chamber Choir will be giving their annual concert in the Chaplaincy Centre on Sunday 10th March at 5.30pm. The programme will include a Motet and Mass by Victoria, Sechs Lieder by Mendelssohn and The Painter's Eye by Tom Cunningham and Alexander McCall Smith. All tickets are £5 and can be purchased from the performers, on the door, or from Ticketsource .
9 January 2013
The lunchtime concerts resume on Friday 18th January. The full programme can be found on the concerts page.
3 January 2013
Rehearsals for the music groups start again the week beginning January 14th, 2013 . Monday 7pm - Chamber Choir (Chaplaincy Centre) Monday 7.30pm - Concert Band (Music Rooms) Tuesday 7pm - OPSOC (Dance Studio in the Dalhousie Building) Tuesday 7.30pm - Choir (Music Rooms) Wednesday 7pm - Orchestra (Music Rooms) Thursday 7.30pm - Big Band (Music Rooms) Friday 7pm - Gospel Choir (Music Rooms). An exciting term is in prospect with OPSOC marking their 50th anniversary with a production of Evita and the University Choir and Orchestra making its debut in the Caird Hall with a performance of Carmina Burana.
3 December 2012
The Bach Consort will be giving a concert in St Paul's Meadowside on Saturday 15th December at 6pm. The main work will be Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi by Schutz. Worls by JS and JCF Bach and Buxtehude will also be performed. Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or from Ticketsource .
19 November 2012
The above groups will be giving their first Christmas Concert in St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday December 5th. The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £7, £5 (concession), £3 (student) and include refreshments.
19 November 2012
Advent Evensong will be held in the Chaplaincy Centre on Tuesday 27th November at 5.15pm. The Bach Consort will sing Ecce concipies by Jacob Handl and Wachet Auf by JCF Bach. All welcome.
13 November 2012
The University Music Society will be giving a Christmas Concert in Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's) on Saturday 1st December at 4pm. The programme will consist of music from the lighter side of Christmas featuring Christmas at the Movies, A Musicological journey through the 12 days of Christmas, The 12 days after Christmas as well as numbers from the Big Band and Chamber Choir. Tickets are £7, £6 (concession) and £3 (students) and available from members of the society or on the door.
15 October 2012
The University Choirs and Orchestra will be putting on their first concert of the year on Wed October 24th at 7pm. The concert will tale place in St Paul's Cathedral, Castlehill and consist of music by lesser known composers of famous musical families: Bach, Haydn and Mozart. 2 of the major works are the Grand Piano Concerto in Eb by FXW Mozart (son of WA) and a Requiem by Michael Haydn (brother of FJ). Also included are pieces by J Christian Bach (son of JS), J Christoph Bach (1st cousin 1 removed of JS) and J Ludwig Bach (2nd cousin of JS ). Tickets are £7, £6 (concession) and £3 (students).
2 October 2012
Starting at 7.30pm on Friday 5th October, students from the University will rehearse Simon Gallaher's arrangement of G & S's Mikado for a performance on Saturday 6th October. Although the principals have had a chance to look at their parts, all the direction, chorus work and band call will be done in 24 hours. Tickets for the final performance will be available on the door or from www.dundeebox.co.uk
3 September 2012
All the music groups start rehearsing the week starting Monday 10th September: Monday 7pm - Chamber Choir (Chaplaincy Centre) Monday 7.30pm - Concert Band (Music Rooms) Tuesday 7pm - OPSOC (Dance Studio in the Dalhousie Building) Tuesday 7.30pm - Choir (Music Rooms) Wednesday 7pm - Orchestra (Music Rooms) Thursday 7.30pm - Big Band (Music Rooms) Friday 7pm - Gospel Choir (Music Rooms)
10 August 2012
All the concerts have now arranged for the upcoming season. Please go to the lunchtime concert and/or forthcoming events pages to see what we have lined up for the coming season.
13 July 2012
There will a one-off lunchtime concert in the Chaplaincy Centre at 1.20pm on Thursday 26th July. Gillian Craig (clarinet), Angela Stevenson (cello) and William Stevenson (piano) will be performing music by Glinka, Leighton and Juon. Entry free.
15 March 2012
The Bach Consort will be performing Bach's St John Passion BWV245 on Saturday April 7th in St Paul's Meadowside. The Evangelist part will be sung by Jonathan Matheson-Dear and Christus by Jonathan Kobine. Tickets are £5 and are available on the door or from here: Ticketsource
15 March 2012
The University Choir and Orchestra will be giving their final concert of the year on Thursday, March 29th at 7pm in St Mary Magdalene's. The programme will include Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites and Holst's setting of the old English ballad King Estmere. Tickets, £7, £6 (concession) and £3, (student), are available from members of the Music Society or on the door.
13 March 2012
The University Concert Band and Gospel Choir will be giving a concert in St Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday March 20th at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7, £5 (concession) and £3 (student) and include a glass of wine.
5 March 2012
The University Chamber Choir will be giving a concert in the Chaplaincy Centre on Sunday March 11th at 6pm. The programme will include Palestrina's Missa Aeterna Christi Munera as well as madrigals by Thomas Bateson and Vaughan-Williams' Five English Folk Songs. Tickets are £5 and are available on the door or from here: Ticketsource
28 February 2012
OPSOC's production of "Spring Awakening" opens on Wednesday 7th March and runs until Saturday 10th March in the Bonar Hall.
12 January 2012
The University music groups all resume rehearsals the week beginning January 16th. A very busy term is in prospect with OPSOC putting on Spring Awakening, the music society preparing a concert of music by Holst, Rossini and Grieg and at the beginning of April, the Bach Consort will be performing Bach's St John Passion.
2 December 2011
The Music Society will be giving their annual Christmas Concert on Saturday 3rd December at 4pm in Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's). The University Choirs, Orchestra and Big Band will all be performing - music will include Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols as well as popular favourites such as Winter Wonderland and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Tickets available on the door.
28 October 2011
The Music Society will be giving their first concert of the year on Wednesday November 2nd. Titled "Nautical but nice", works to be performed include Sullivan's "Overture to the Pirates of Penzance", music from "Pirates of the Caribbean" and Stanford's "Songs of the Fleet". The concert starts at 7pm in St Mary Magdalene's, Dudhope Crescent Road and tickets are £7, £6 concession and £3 for students.
15 September 2011
We are putting on a performance of Tomfoolery on Friday October 14th in the Bonar Hall at 7.30pm. A comedy revue based on the songs of Tom Leher, numbers include "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park", "I got it from Agnes" and "The Vatican Rag". Monies raised will go towards Million for a Morgue. Tickets available here.
13 September 2011
The University music groups all resume the week beginning September 12th. OPSOC will be starting work on Spring Awakening and the choirs and orchestra are working towards their Nautical but Nice concert on November 2nd.
14 March 2011
The University Choir and Orchestra will be giving their final concert of the session on March 23rd at 7pm in St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee. The programme consists of Guilmant's Symphony for Organ and Orchestra No. 1 and Haydn's Nelson Mass. The soloists for the Haydn will be drawn from our own students but we're delighted to welcome back a former organ scholar, Neil Smeaton as the soloist for the Guilmant. Tickets available on the door.
28 Feb 2011
OPSOC's production of Jesus Christ Superstar opens on Wednesday 16th March and runs until Saturday 19th March. The show takes place in the Bonar Hall at 7.30pm each night.
11 Jan 2011
The Chamber Choir CD has finally been released. Recorded in March 2010 it features Victoria's Missa O quam Gloriosum as well as part songs/madrigals by composers such as Morley, Wilbye, Sullivan Stanford.
7 March 2011
Chamber Choir will be giving a concert in the University Chaplaincy Centre on Sunday 13th March at 5pm. Music to be performed includes numbers from Parry's Songs of Farewell as well as worked by Mendelssohn, Dowland and Campion.
3 March 2011
Music Society will be putting on a concert to thank their associate members on Saturday 5th March. The event begins at 12pm and there will be a short concert at 1pm. This will take place in the new Music Rooms in Cross Row.
17 Feb 2011
Music Society and OPSOC have now moved from their old rehearsal space in Airlie Place to new premises in the Microcomputing Centre. Despite some soundproofing issues, everybody is very happy with the increased amount of space for both rehearsing and storage.
Date: 11 Jan 2011
All rehearsals will resume again the week beginning Monday 17th January apart from Concert Band which will resume on Monday 24th.