A concert of choral, vocal and instrumental music

A concert of choral, vocal and instrumental music

2 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

2 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

2 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

6 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

7 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

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  

Installation of The Reverend Dr Ed Loane as the 12th Warden

1 year ago

Saturday 29 February, 2:30pm – College Chapel The Fellows of St Paul’s College invite Paulines, their families and friends to the installation of Revd Dr Ed Loanes as 12th Warden of the College by The Most Revd Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney. Following the service in the Chapel afternoon tea will be served in the Quadrangle. Please rsvp by clicking here. 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.