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


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is not possible to meet and make music together. We do however organise Ted-Talks, pub-quizzes and much more for and by our members online. Check our website periodically and/or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep in touch with updates so you don’t miss anything in the future!

Concerts per year

Open rehearsals

Bragi will be holding open rehearsals! While we can’t guarantee that there is enough space for everyone to participate, there will be enough space to listen and have a look at how the rehearsals go. The dates, times and locations are as follows:

Symphony choir:
Monday September 6 and 13 (19:45-22:15) in the old Forum (Hereplein 73, Groningen)

Symphony orchestra:
Monday September 6 and 13 (19:30-22:00) at the Maartenscollege (Hemmenlaan 2, Haren)

A-capella choir:
Wednesday September 8 and 15 (19:30-22:15) at Dansschool Tineke Rouw (Lamsoor 2A, Groningen)

Orchestra auditions

While we cannot give an exact date and can’t tell you how the auditions will take place due to corona-regulations, the auditions will inevitably happen! If you want to prepare, click here for the auditionfragments and if you want to apply for an audition or if you want to be kept informed of any updates, send an e-mail to

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 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