Re-opening of the Flentrop organ & concert

Re-opening of the Flentrop organ & concert

3 days ago

The recently refurbished Chapel pipe organ will be re-dedicated during an opening concert on Saturday 17 April – 2.30pm.

Program will include works by Bach, Erbach, Handel, Peeters, Karg-Elert and Moreau. Organ – David Drury; Trumpet – John Foster; Soprano – Elise Morton.

In 1972 when the organ was installed it was described as one of the finest organs in Australia, its mechanical action “is beautifully engineered” and “the sound of the organ fulfils exactly our expectations”. After 47 years of service to the College and the music community of Sydney the organ was taken apart, all 880 pipes cleaned, all worn parts replaced, the keyboards rebuilt, and the Kromhoorn 8′ stop replaced with new pipework from Germany. The installation of a traditional Klokster has added a vibrant new sound to the instrument very much in-keeping with its classical Dutch organ principles.

The organ was built in 1971 by the Dutch firm of Flentrop and made possible by the generosity of the late Sir Alexis Albert CMG and his family. Sir Alexis was in College (1926-28), as were his three sons: Robert 1953-56, Ted 1956–58 and Tony 1958-62.

The refurbishment project has been undertaken by the Sydney organ building firm of Peter D G Jewkes Pty Ltd. Despite the difficulties of 2020 factory closures and freight disruptions it was still somewhat an international project involving the organ works of Aug Laukhuff in Weikersheim and Killinger Killinger Pfeifen in Freiberg.

The organ is sparkling once again and sounding brilliant. It is now possible to play a range of musical styles which enrich the musical and devotional life of the College.

ALL ARE WELCOME on Saturday 17 April. A donation for the Chapel Music Fund on exiting the Chapel would be appreciated. Refreshments are being provided after the concert. Seating in the chapel will be guided by the COVID rules of the day.

Last chance … Opera in the Quad

1 week ago

OQ Video Prepare to be transported back to the early 6th Century, as we embark on a tale of medieval adventure and mysticism. One of the greatest works of western music, Purcell’s operetta ‘King Arthur’ tells the story of King Arthur’s Britons as they battle the Saxons. Led by Ross Cobb and performed on a period orchestra of Australia’s best historically informed musicians. Performed in the open-air; bring a picnic rug or a chair and BYO drinks whilst surrounded by the stunning sandstone Quadrangle of St Paul’s College. Venue | Quadrangle, St Paul’s College, within the University of Sydney Date | Friday 9 April 7pm Cost | $60/40 Tickets | tinyurl.com/kingpurcell

Chapel services for Holy Week

3 weeks ago

29 March to Easter Day 2021 Monday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Holy Communion – (30 mins) |Tuesday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Choral Communion – (45 mins) | Wednesday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Holy Communion – (30 mins) Maundy Thursday: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 12 noon Holy Communion – (30 mins) Good Friday: 9:00am Morning Prayer and the Litany – (20 mins); 9:30am The Passion Narrative from John’s Gospel – (30 mins) – Followed by Hot Cross Buns in the Chapel Quad Easter Day: 9:30am Holy Communion – (30 mins) – Followed by Easter Eggs in the Chapel Quad

Anzac Service

1 month ago

Resident members of the College will commemorate Anzac Day and pay tribute to those Paulines who died in the service of their nation on Anzac Day at a 10 am service in the Chapel. Seating for this service will be strictly limited due to the high number of resident Paulines who are planning to attend. If old Paulines would like to attend please contact Mr Richard Morgan at College by phone (02 9550 7472) or email (richard.morgan@stpauls.edu.au) to discuss arrangements. [Pic: 2nd Lieutenant AEH Cooper (in College 1914-16) killed in action, France 1917]

Carol Service

4 months ago

The Annual College Carol Service this year will be pre-recorded for broadcast. The Video will be available to view at the scheduled time of the service – 7.30pm Sunday 13 December and will remain on line. CLICK HERE

As is our tradition the service will be the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and feature organ, choir and readers. There is no participatory service due to COVID rules.

Virtual Victoriana! just in time for Christmas

4 months ago

The St Paul’s College Union is pleased to advise that Victoriana! is “in the can” – filming and editing are complete, and it is ready for release on Friday 18 December just in time for Christmas. Many Paulines and friends may care to arrange dinner parties around the screening for an audience at home. For more about Virtual Victoriana! show CLICK HERE For the Virtual Victoriana! show click the below video.

Rawson Cup Rugby

5 months ago

Wednesday 11 November at 7.30 pm the Paul’s v Andrew’s game will be broadcast by SUSF via their facebook page. Seating at No. 2 Oval is now at capacity under current COVID rules so please don’t attempt to come to the game unless you are a ticket-holder. Watch the game live at: https://www.facebook.com/sydunisport

Virtual Victoriana! is Virtually Complete – But not quite

6 months ago

We are pleased to advise that Victoriana! is “in the can” – in other words filming is complete.  But we regret to advise that, due to technical issues, the final recording will not be ready for broadcast this weekend.   For that, we as Producer and Director are very sorry, not least because we know of many Paulines who have arranged dinner parties around the screening and we know that both the undergraduate College and Graduate House have scheduled their own in house screenings before live audiences. We are sorry also for the unavoidable late notice. But we didn’t want to compromise the integrity of something which is going to be really special by cutting corners at the last minute.  Hopefully, the planned social functions can go ahead this weekend notwithstanding, and we will advise the new dates just as soon as the project is absolutely complete. Her Late Majesty

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Impresario’s Players

6 months ago

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo The play is a farce, loosely based on an investigation into the “accidental” death of a railway worker in Milan, which was covered up by the police. Fo wrote this play to expose police corruption and hopefully incite another investigation into the incident. Staring a bunch of anarchic delinquents from Graduate House! Showing 10 October 2020 at 2:30pm in the Refectory, McMillan Building, St Paul’s College Graduate House. For tickets CLICK HERE

Victoriana!

6 months ago

Your invitation to Virtual Victoriana! The 2020 Season will be produced to comply with Pandemic precautions and as a result we are unable to produce a live stage show this year. For the 57th Victoriana! we are producing a virtual and live streamed package of highlights from the show. The package will run for approximately 40 minutes and will be absolutely free and available at 8.30 pm Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October for your viewing pleasure. For the invitation. CLICK HERE The link to see the show on YouTube will be available in a new News Post on the front page of the College website at 8.30 pm on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October.