Symphony choir and Orchestra

A-capella choir

Welcome to the website of Groninger Student Music association Bragi!

G.S.M.G. Bragi is the biggest and oldest student music association in Groningen. The association was founded in 1882 and has on average about 100 members, divided over 3 ensembles: the symhpony choir, the orchestra and the a-capella choir. Every ensemble rehearses every week, and works on at least two programmes each year, each season being ended with a series of concerts. Our year is filled with drinks, rehearsal weekends, parties and many other fun (musical) activities! 

Musical ensembles

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Concerts per year

Season 2020

Come sing, play or just have a look during one of our open rehearsals in January! If you are considering joining the biggest and “gezelligste” student orchestra or student choir, you are most welcome to join us at our rehearsals on Monday evenings. We start at 19:30 in the Oosterkerk (E. Thomassen à Thuessinklaan 1).

Are you an advanced singer? Join the open rehearsal of the a-capella choir on Wednesday February 5th and 12th. The rehearsal starts at 19:30 and will be (as always) at the Centre for Old Music and Dance (Nieuwe Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 49).

Already made up your mind about joining the orchestra or a-capella choir? Sign up for an audition by sending an e-mail to [email protected] for the orchestra and [email protected] for the a-capella choir. We hope to see you soon!

Wanted: project members Matthew Passion

On Good Friday (10 April 2020), we will perform Bach’s best known work: the Matthew Passion. We are looking for enthusiastic students with a passion for classical music who would like to participate in this concert! Singing experience is a bonus, but is definitely not required. Do you like to sing and have you always wanted to perform the Matthew Passion? This is your chance! Send an e-mail to [email protected] for more information and start the new year off singing beautiful music!

What is Bragi?

The association was founded in 1882 (therefore we are over 135 years old!) and has around 100 members, divided over 3 ensembles: the symphony choir, orchestra and a-capella choir. With this, we are the oldest and biggest student music association in Groningen. Every ensemble has weekly rehearsals, usually seperately, though the orchestra and symphony choir join up towards the end of the season to rehearse their piece(s) together. 

Hire an ensemble or choir for an occasion?

It is possible to hire an ensemble from Bragi!

This can be a string quartet, but also a chamber choir or other chamber ensembles.

If you are interested in hiring an ensemble for any of your occasions, please contact us via [email protected] for more information and inquiries. 

Tune in!

Play or sing along with our coming season! With plans for a great Bruckner symphony, an exciting new performance for December and maybe even a St Matthew Passion, 2019-2020 is shaping up to be an amazing year! See our website for more information on the symphony choir, orchestra and a-capella choir. If you have any questions you can check out the contact page or send an email directly to [email protected]