The Four Seasons, recomposed

The Four Seasons, recomposed

1 month ago

St Paul’s College, Ensemble Apex and international-renowned soloist Brendan Joyce present Max Richter’s modern taken on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed for orchestra and synthesiser by one of the most influential composers and prolific contemporary music artists of this generation. Paired with choral and ensemble works by Ola Gjeilo and Eric Whitacre performed with the St Paul’s College Choir, this exciting concert will be presented in the gothic sandstone Dining Hall of St Paul’s College.  The Salisbury Bar will be open for a drink after each concert, and the Wine Cellar beforehand so you can enjoy a drink throughout the concert. Tickets are strictly limited, so we are inviting the St Paul’s College community for a chance to purchase tickets early before the go public on Friday.  Dates | Friday 8 April 8pm & Saturday 9 April 8pm Location | St Paul’s College Dining Hall Tickets | www.trybooking.com/BXYLR  Brendan Joyce 

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Carol Service now starting 7.00 pm

5 months ago

for those coming to our Carol Service on Sunday 5 December please note that start time was incorrectly advertised. Please be seated in the Chapel by 7.00 pm. If you are coming please contact Richard Morgan by sms – 0412 016117 or email community@stpauls.edu.au

Carol Service in the College Chapel

6 months 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 7.00 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.

Residents support mental health wellbeing

6 months ago

Mr Daniel QI (GH MComm Year 2), pictured with Mr Robbie McIntosh (GH MD Year 3) and 2021 Middle Prefect Mr Meheer Zaveri (GH MD Year 2), has made good use of his lockdown restrictions as a time to help others. He has run a half-marathon in September and other on 23 October to raise money for headspace. Headspace is a program of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 and their families across Australia through our network of centres and online via eheadspace. With COVID-19 and lockdowns as the new reality, Dan believes that charities like headspace are more important than ever, and can really help people in our age bracket who are doing it tough, and alone now more than ever. CLICK HERE for the link to fundraiser page for headspace. Please

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Rawson Cup Rugby

11 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

Anzac Service

1 year 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

1 year 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.

Recital celebrating the re-opening of the refurbished organ

2 years ago

Saturday 4 April, 2:30pm – College Chapel After many months of refurbishment the College’s pipe organ is ready for normal duties supporting services of worship and concerts in the College Chapel. Please join us for the opening recital with internationally acclaimed concert organist David Drury. David is the Director of Music at the College and has led our musical programme since his appointment in 1992. David is joined by John Foster (trumpet) and Elise Morton (soprano). The programme will include well known pieces by JS Bach, Charpentier, Moreau, Peeters, Handel, Vivaldi, Buxtehude, Erbach and Karg-Elert. All welcome The recital will be followed by afternoon tea. Exit by donation in support of the College’s Chapel Music Fund. During the recital the Chaplain will re-dedicate the organ and we will be recognising the very generous support of the Albert Family, the original donors of the organ. It was brought out from Zaandam,

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