Founded in 1878, the Sydney University Musical Society is Australia’s oldest university choir, having contributed significantly to the musical life at the University, as well as in the local community, for over 130 years. SUMS has performed many great works over its lifetime, including Australian premieres of Bach’s Mass in B minor and St Matthew Passion in 1880, as well as many premieres of works by contemporary Australian composers, including Martin and Peter Wesley-Smith, Nicholas Routley and Anne Boyd. SUMS regularly performs works in collaboration as well, including Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with the Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra and Choir. In 2015, SUMS also hosted the 66th Annual Intervarsity Festival, delivering an astounding performance of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. Outside of rehearsals and performances, SUMS regularly hosts events for its members as well, including picnics, trivia nights at the pub, camps, and the annual Academic Dinner.
Rehearsal Venue: Holme Building, University of Sydney
Rehearsal Date: Wednesday
Rehearsal Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm