16 May 2023

News 2023

How we Celebrated the Coronation

Coronation night at the College was a festival of great music, great food, great wine and great company. A gathering of over 180 people helped with some much-needed fundraising for the Chapel Choir all centred on the Coronation of King Charles III. The evening began with splendid music taken from many of the Coronation Services (ie. the best of the best) sung by the choir so ably supported by David Drury on organ and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra brass. The roof of the Chapel reverberated in the grand sounds of Bullock’s Entrance Fanfare (1953). Parry’s I was Glad (1902) , Handel’s Zadok the Priest (1727) and Vaughan Williams All People that on Earth do Dwell (1953) and psalms and other famous anthems.


Following the chapel concert everyone moved to the Dining Hall, where TWG put on a a fine meal which included some Victoriana numbers Where did you get that hat?, The Road to Mandalay and Land of Hope and Glory.

Then it was to the Quad so the gathering, joined by other residents, watched the Coronation Service on the big screen. The festivities continued with refreshments including ice creams and joining in the Homage of the People God Save King Charles!