The Dundee University Orchestra is a chamber orchestra which plays a variety of repertoire. We normally perform two concerts a year usually held in local venues such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Caird Hall. We play various types of music including overtures, concertos, symphonies and even film and TV music. Our past repertoire has included pieces by composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Weber as well as more modern orchestral works by composers such as John Williams and Hans Zimmer. We often join forces with the University Choirs to perform large scale choral works such as Haydn’s The Creation and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. For more information on the kinds of concerts we have performed take a look at our Previous Concerts and our Gallery sections.


The orchestra is open to all although auditions will be required for wind players depending on numbers and repertoire. Rehearsals take place Wednesday nights at 7pm during term time with a Saturday rehearsal taking place in the weeks before a concert. We ask that all players arrive promptly, ready to start at 7, and come well prepared to rehearsals, bringing all music and having a pencil ready to mark the score. For more details on our rehearsals take a look at our Rehearsals section.

How to join

There is a membership fee of £10 per semester for students (£20 per year) and £12.50 for everyone else (£25 per year), which grants you a general membership of the Dundee University Music Society, allowing you to join as many of our groups as you want!

For further information, please email the orchestra convener.