As the Psalmist reminds us, ‘I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving’ (Psalm 69:30).
It is precisely for this that St Paul’s College (like many other colleges in Australia, the UK, and elsewhere, as well as cathedrals and other churches) has a fine choral tradition offering the highest standard of church music.
The St Paul’s College Chapel Choir is the flagship of the musical life at the College. An auditioned choir of students and Lay Clerks, the choir includes some of Australia’s most talented young musicians, many of whom study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As well as weekly Choral Evensong, the Chapel Choir also sings at semester concerts and additional special services.
Our organist and composer-in-residence is Mr David Drury, an internationally renowned musician.
Those interested in auditioning or finding out more information about the Chapel Choir, are welcome to contact the Director of Music, Mr Jack Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recent videos and other information about the Chapel Choir, and the wider musical life of the College, can be found here.
Bible Study and Theological Engagement
In addition to regular Chapel services, the College runs a weekly small group Bible Study from 8:30pm on Tuesday evenings. These studies are thought-provoking for those open to exploring the Bible for the first time and are equally engaging for those who have had previous exposure to the Scriptures. It is encouraging that every year we have students join us who are seeking to find out more about the God of the Bible for the first time in their lives. The Chaplain also meets up with interested students on a weekly basis to read a book of the Bible together, or to grapple with theological issues.
World Views and Ethics
For those wanting to be involved in discussions on World Views and Ethics, then the group which meets on Thursday evenings from 8:30pm might be of interest. This group engages with a range of ethical, moral and contemporary issues. Topics are mostly chosen by students and are disseminated earlier on the day.
Supper, tea and coffee are provided. All residents of the College are most welcome and further information is available from the Chaplain.
Friendship and community are at the heart of the Paul’s experience. Paul’s is a place where you are welcomed, respected and recognised for who you are. The College has a strong commitment to providing the best all-round educational experience for our students. The benefits of sharing the learning experience with fellow students are significant to all students who walk through these doors.