On Thursday 26 September 2019, I attended the Ordination of our College Chaplin, Rev. Paul Morrow. Over 200 guests from the St Andrew’s community came together in the Centennial Chapel to witness Paul take his vows. This was a very special occasion, especially for Paul and his family. On behalf of all Old Collegians, we congratulate Paul on this great achievement.
On Friday 20 – Saturday 21 September 2019, St Andrew’s hosted the 50 Years On Reunion. I attended the start of the Saturday night dinner and had the privilege to perform the Address to the Haggis. Thank you to those who worked hard to co-ordinate and ensure a well-attended event. Unfortunately, the 40 Years On Reunion has had to be delayed this year, but I look forward to the 10 Years On event later in the year.
I enjoyed attending the College’s Music Gala Concert at The Piano on Monday 9 September 2019. The musical talent on display was truly amazing, with a highlight being a piece written by Old Collegian, Isaac Shatford (2014), called Real Mature, which was performed by the College’s outstanding violin quartet, Quartetto Maduro, which finished in the top six in New Zealand at the national Chamber Music Competition. While The Piano is a fabulous concert venue, we look forward to the new Theatre Complex at St Andrew’s opening at the end of Term 1 2022.
Finally, please send through any Old Collegian news you may have. It is always interesting to read what our Old Cols have been up to, and I’m sure there are more stories out there that can be shared.
Jonathan Wells (OC 1987)