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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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.

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

Carol Service

11 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.

Rawson Cup Rugby

1 year 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

Recital celebrating the re-opening of the refurbished organ

1 year 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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1960 Freshers 60-Year Reunion

1 year ago

Sunday 5 April, 10:30am – College Chapel The College welcomes the 60-year reunion of the 1960 Fresher group and their partners and friends for lunch in the Dining Hall on Sunday 4 April. All enquiries can be directed to Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development at the College on tel. 02 9550 7444, email.  community@stpauls.edu.au or Graham Priddle at email. gpriddle1@bigpond.com