Brahms in the MCR

3 days ago

St Paul’s Organ Scholar Xiaoyu (Stacey) Yang and Dr Evgeny Sorkin will present an exciting chamber music programme of the work of Johannes Brahms. Tuesday 14 December 2021 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin has been in demand as performer from a very early age. At the age of 10 Isaac Stern has chosen Evgeny to perform a concert tour of the USA including performance at the Department of State in Washington. At 16 after hearing Evgeny perform, Sir Yehudi Menuhin likened his playing to that of young David Oistrakh. to Book CLICK HERE

Carol Service in the College Chapel

2 weeks ago

The Annual Carol Service returns to the College Chapel with congregational singing, the Chapel Choir and organ as we celebrate the joy of Christmas in the collegial manner once again. As is our tradition the service will be conducted as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: Sunday 5 December Commencing at 7.30 pm After the service supper will be served in the Junior Common Room Paulines, families and friends are most welcome – please rsvp to Mr Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development on community@stpauls.edu.au or phone reception on 02 9550 7444.

Deck the Paul’s – Christmas in the Quad

2 weeks ago

‘Twas the 15th night before Christmas, when all through St. Paul’s, Not a creature was stirring, not even an ibis call; The sleigh bells were hung by the timpani with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The sunset emitting a summer’s glow, Lit up the wondrous instruments below; When, what to my eyes should come to sight, But a sleigh, an orchestra, and singers. What a delight! With a lively driver, so wild but none nicer, I knew it must be conductor Luke Spicer; More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name; “Now, SUSO! now, SINGERS! now, MUSIC and CHEER! Festivities and tunes for all to hear; Come one, come all, To the dazzling quad of St Paul’s!” *** Join SUSO and St Paul’s College for an evening of festive cheer to finish off 2021! Featuring

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1980/81 Freshers Reunion

5 months ago

POSTPONED due to Sydney’s COVID Lockdown. New date to be advised. We look forward to the return of Freshers from 40 years ago [plus and minus] for drinks on the Roof Top Terrace and dinner in the Dining Hall followed by a visit to the Salisbury Bar. If you (or a fresher colleague) have not yet been contacted please let the College know by contacting the Director of Community Development, Richard Morgan, by phone or email.

Rawson Cup Rugby

6 months ago

Wed 26 May is the final round of the Rugby. All are welcome. First Rawson game is at 5.30pm followed by the final of the Womens’ Rosebowl 7s and Paul’s v Andrew’s begins at 7.30pm at Uni No. 2 Oval (Sydney University Football Ground). SUSF flyer CLICK HERE Please RSVP to community@stpauls.edu.au. The College Union is putting on a bar tab for Alumni.

A concert of choral, vocal and instrumental music

7 months ago

8pm Friday 21st May 2021 – all welcome Elise Morton, Brooke Shelley and Alison Tung – sopranosDavid Drury and Stacey Yang – organNatalie Kendy – violinwith the St Paul’s College Chapel choir Including music by Bach, Faure, Handel, Rheinberger & Rutter St Paul’s College Chapel9 City RoadCamperdown Exit by donation – refreshments

Re-opening of the Flentrop organ & concert

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

9 months 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]