Performance Groups

Queen's Big Band

The emphasis in Big Band is on learning about playing jazz, offering a friendly environment for staff and students.

Workshops/Rehearsals: Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Harty Room Auditions: all welcome but subject to availability. Contact Prof Piers Hellawell

Queen's Chamber Choir

This is a flexible chamber choir for enthusiastic singers whose membership is drawn from throughout the University and the local community.

Director: Mr Edward Craig Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Lecture Room Auditions: Contact Mrs Audrey Smyth regarding auditions



QUBe is a forum for improvisation, conduction and new music involving students, staff, and musicians from inside and outside the University.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 5 pm - 7 pm, Sonic Lab, SARC Contact Steve Davis, for further information

Brass Bend

Queen's University Brass Band

Queen's University Brass Band welcomes experienced brass band players from inside and outside the University.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Harty Room (September - June) Venue: Harty Room, QUB Contact: Professor Michael Alcorn,


Queen's University Symphony Orchestra

QUSO is the student-run orchestra of Queen's University Belfast, consisting of approximately sixty students from various subject areas throughout the University.

Tuesdays, 6pm - 8:45 pm, Harty Room Venue: Harty Room, QUB Committee Contact:

Queen's Viol Consort

Queen’s Viol Consort was formed about 30 years ago. Students, lecturers, and the general public are invited to join.

Rehearsals: Mondays 12:30pm - 1:30pm (small consort session); Saturday (once a month), 2:30pm – 6pm (large consort session) Venue: Harty Room. Contact: Professor Yo Tomita


There are a number of societies formed by School of Creative Arts students.  

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Junior Academy of Music

Providing music activities for aspiring young musicians from ages 4 - 17. Activities include children's choir, brass band, instrument tuition, and creative music technology

Find out more about JAM