The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's Chamber Ensemble is an ensemble which caters for staff and students from all Faculties, directed and conducted by the renowned maestro, Bevan Messenger. Musicians are given the opportunity to continue to develop their advanced ensemble skills through weekly rehearsals and performances during the two semesters, including opportunities for paid performances.

The expected minimum standard for each instrument are:

  • Violin: Grade 7 AMEB or equivalent
  • Viola: Grade 6 AMEB or equivalent
  • Cello: Grade 6 AMEB or equivalent
  • Bass: Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent
  • Woodwind: Grade 6 AMEB or equivalent
  • Brass: Grade 6 AMEB or equivalent


Every Monday (during semester)
5.15pm to 7.15pm


Rehearsals and ‘Soiree’ Performances are kindly hosted at:

Emmanuel College Chapel
within The University of Queensland (Map reference 36D)
Sir William MacGregor Drive, St Lucia

The BEL Chamber Ensemble is available for hire for University or private events in a number of different instrumental configurations (duets, trios, quartets or full ensemble).

A Hire Request and Payment Form can be requested via email.

Request form

Join us

For more information about joining the ensemble, please contact Bevan Messenger.