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Music Room

The College has a Music Room available for student use. There are also several pianos in the College which students can also use to practice on. The Chapel organ may be played by arrangement with the Organist or Director of Music.

St John’s College Choir

The Choir of St John’s College sings in Chapel throughout the year, at Masses on Sundays and other important events, and at choral evening prayer during the week. It is conducted by the Director of Music, Richard Perrignon. Members of the St John’s College Choir often sing in the Palladian choir as well. Students wishing to sing in the choir are welcome to contact Mr Perrignon through the Reception desk.


Mr Richard Perrignon

BA LLB (Syd)

Richard Perrignon studied at the NSW Conservatorium of Music under Eva Kelly of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and later studied violin under Dorel Tincu of the Sydney String Quartet and organ under the Principal Organist of Sydney University, Norman Johnston.

He served as organist to the Blessed Sacrament Fathers at Haymarket for 16 years and later as Director of Music at Holy Name Priory Wahroonga.

Richard is the artistic director of the independent vocal ensemble Capella sublima, which he formed in 2001 at St John’s College and which has recorded for the ABC. He has conducted choirs at St Mary’s Cathedral every year from 2000 to date, including at the annual Red Mass. Richard is also a composer of sacred music and writes regularly for Masses at the College.