MUS is an acclaimed community choir in Sydney. It was established by the renowned carillonist John Gordon in 1967, the year that Macquarie University first opened to students. We became an incorporated association in July 2017 – Macquarie Singers Inc, still affectionately known as MUS.
MUS is about fostering, supporting and performing choral music and has always aimed to encourage the formation of strong links with the wider community through singing.
Our membership is open and non-auditioned, and students, staff and alumni of the University are still encouraged to join. Members of our choir come from Sydney North Shore, North Sydney, Ryde, Macquarie Park and Epping predominantly, but others are willing to travel from further away,
The choir performs two major concerts per year and performs at community events, including singing at Macquarie Hospital and North Ryde RSL Club every year.
Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith has been our Principal Conductor since 2013. In 2018 we warmly welcomed Macquarie Chamber Orchestra with Concertmaster Sagar Nagaraj to partner with us.
Visit our Concerts page to see our recent performances.
Our ‘wandering minstrels’ participating on campus during O Week.
Rehearsal dates for upcoming concerts appear on the Rehearsal Calendar.
History of MUS Last updated June 2021. A tabulated summary of MUS activities since 1967 compiled by Barbara Henery (to 2007) and supplemented by Joan Scott (’08 – ’19) (In PDF format)