“We are halfway through now. So far extraordinary” began the text message from the Palladian Solo Vocal where St Paul’s was represented by Lucy O’Brien and Isander Mesimeris. The Palladian brings together in competition all the USyd colleges across the repertoire of cultural activities, Solo Instrumental and Solo Vocal now done. Lucy gave an amazing performance of ‘I’m Not Afraid of Anything’ by Jason Robert Brown, and Isander performed ‘L’alba sepàra dalla luce l’ombra’ by Tosti, the only one to perform an operatic art song brought home a 3rd place for Paul’s, behind Andrew’s and Wesley. The Intercol Palladian has become a tough competition and brings instrumental, vocal, dance, ensemble, acting and debating under one competition umbrella for Sancta, St Andrew’s, St John’s, St Paul’s, Wesley and Women’s colleges.
During the first Palladian event of 2023, the Solo instrumental competition the College was represented by Isabella Taylor on violin and Chris Lennox on clarinet. Congratulations to both of them who faced tough competition from the best musicians from the intercollegiate community.