The Tarsus Chamber Collective
The Tarsus Chamber Collective, Ensemble-in-Residence, is a collection of Australia’s finest next-generation chamber instrumentalists. The ensemble is committed to the growth of musical culture within Australia, and for St Paul’s College to be a centre of musical excellence within Sydney.
Through the residency the ensemble trains and educates musical students at the College as well as expose and inspire students who may have little musical background or education. The ensemble will present varied and exciting programmes that seek to engage with audiences from all musical backgrounds.
The collective consists of nine core members (string quartet, clarinet, oboe, flute, trumpet and piano) with the Director of Music serving as the Collective’s Artistic Director. The group is committed to staying and investing in the musical culture of Sydney, and are excited to see this blended model of education and public performances develop at St Paul’s College with a core and stable group of musicians.
The ensemble will present three featured concert programmes in 2022, with the goal of further expansion of programming in future years. These concerts will be performed in the McMillan Building Refectory.
Members of the collective will participate in the regular Tuesday service of Evensong in support of the College Organist and Composer-in-Residence Mr David Drury, Organ Scholar Miss Stacey Yang and Chapel Choir directed by Mr Jack Stephens which has grown to 26 choristers and four lay clerks.