The Chapel

Chapel

“Moments of vital fusion between a living religion and a living culture are the creative events in history, in comparison with which all the external achievements in the political and economic orders are transitory and insignificant.”

Christopher Dawson, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture

The College is an Anglican Foundation. Faith is expressed formally through the weekly service held in the College’s beautiful 1960s chapel. The Chapel has one of the finest modern baroque organs in Australia. The College is inclusive in its application procedures and welcomes members of all faith traditions. The wellbeing of the whole of the College and all its members is a microcosm of how religion can enliven a community in which people are at different stages of formal and informal commitment.

Further engagement is exemplified by Stuart Thomson.


Chapel Choir

The Choir is made up of members from St Paul’s and The Women’s College and performs a traditional and modern repertoire to the highest standards. All enquiries should be made to the Director of Music, who is choirmaster.

Panis Angelicus by Cesar Frank


Director of Music

David Drury, BMus, ARCO(chm) arrived at the College in 1992, having previously been the recipient of the Vasanta Scholarship for overseas study and in 1987 was the first Australian to win the Tournemire Prize for improvisation at the St Alban’s International Organ Competition.

He has given recitals in Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s and Westminster cathedrals in London, King’s College, Cambridge, and Notre Dame and La Madeleine in Paris. David has also toured Canada and the United States as a recitalist, tutor, accompanist and choral director, and performed on US radio and television. He has made four solo compact disc recordings as well as four with choirs and orchestras. David’s former posts include Organist of Christ Church St Laurence, Railway Square, and Director of Music at St James’ Church in the City.

For further information: ddrury@usyd.edu.au


Chapel Services

The main College Service is held at 7.45pm each Tuesday during Semester

Other significant Services include O-Week, Commencement, ANZAC Day, Academic Evensong, Valedictory Evensong and the annual Carol Service

Parents and guests are always welcome.


Other Religious Traditions

The College welcomes applications from men of all religious traditions and includes members from a wide variety of faiths.

Specific religious dietary requirements are not catered for but those with special needs generally choose the vegetarian option.

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment” lao tzu