Queensland University Musical Society

Queensland University Musical Society

Name: Queensland University Musical Society

Time: 1912 - ?

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Category: Scholarly Society

Institution Category: Informing

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.4771383333333, 153.029195

Street Address: University of Queensland Union Musical Society, c/ The University of Queensland, George Street, Brisbane City

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Independent \'Community\'

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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When the University of Queensland began in 1911 with 83 students and four professors a ‘Glee Club’ was proposed. The first public appearance of the Musical Society, conjointly with the Dramatic Society, was at the end of second term in 1912. With the formation of the University Union in 1912, all social clubs, including the Musical Society, were under the control of the Union. In its 1934 constitution, it called itself the University of Queensland Union Musical Society. From 1952 it formally became known as the University of Queensland Musical Society.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


Dawson, Jenny. A History of the Queensland University Musical Society, 1912-1980, The Society, St. Lucia, Qld, 1981.

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Inaugural Concert of QSMC, 1936. The Queensland Choir Website [https://qldchoir.com/about-us/]