Playing music

lady-playing-flute-2-Cropped-165x110Whether you want to sing, play or both, there is a wide variety of musical groups, societies and ensembles around campus. Some of our musical groups require an audition while others are more informal; some are solely open to students, others are a mixture of students and staff, but they all share one thing – a passion for performing music.


  • Birmingham University Singers (chamber choir, up to 30 people)
  • Chamber Choir (up to 50 people) 
  • University Choir (approximately 200 people)

Orchestras, bands and ensembles 

  • Brass Band 
  • Chamber Orchestra 
  • Jazz Orchestra 
  • New Music Ensemble (NME) 
  • Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra 
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Wind Band

Other musical societies and groups 

  • Asklepios Orchestra
  • Chamber Music Society
  • Guild Music Theatre Group
  • Jazz and Blues Society