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Performance Groups

There are a growing number of outstanding ensembles, performing groups and societies at Queen’s, run by an enthusiastic group of staff, professionals and students. These groups are made up of students inside and outside the School, and performers from the local community. Students are strongly encouraged to join a group during their studies at Queen’s. Performance groups meet and perform regularly—they are a terrific way of becoming acquainted with a wider community of performers and participating in adventurous events. Students who regularly participate in a performance group will be awarded a Degree Plus award upon graduation.

School of Creative Arts Ensembles

Queen’s Chamber Choir 
Director: Mr Edward Craig 
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Lecture Room
Contact Mrs Audrey Smyth regarding auditions


QUBEnsemble (experimental music ensemble)
Directed by Steve Davis
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 5 pm - 7 pm, Sonic Lab, SARC
Contact Steve Davis, for further information 


QUSO - Queen's University Symphony Orchestra 
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6pm - 8:45 pm, Harty Room
Contact for further information


Queen’s Big Band
Director: Mr Steve Barnett 
Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Harty Room
Contact  for information


Queen’s University Brass Band  
Director: Prof Michael Alcorn 
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Harty Room
No auditions
Contact Mrs Audrey Smyth for further information 


Queen's Viol Consort 
Rehearsals: Mondays 12:30pm - 1:30pm (small consort session); Saturday (once a month) 2.30pm - 6.00pm
Contact Professor Yo Tomita for further information

There are a number of societies formed by School of Creative Arts students.  Click here for more information.