Excerpt from concert at Dome Reading Room, November 29, 1986
Excerpt from concert at Dome Reading Room, November 29, 1986Contributors
Excerpt 1: Giovanni Gabrieli, Blow The Trumpet In The New Moon (ca 1600), four choirs of voices and brass instruments.
Excerpt 2: Keith Humble, excerpt from: The Seasons (1971), seven haiku settings for four choirs
From the concert at the Dome Reading Room, State Library of Victoria.
Saturday, November 29, 1986.
The Astra Choir with soloists and the Melbourne Brass Ensemble conducted by John McCaughey with Simone De Haan (solo trombone).
Click here for photographs of the performance and information about the Dome Reading Room.
For 30 years, the concerts of Astra Chamber Music Society have ranged around Melbourne’s architectural environment. Each concert has had a site-specific design that takes advantage of the marvellous visual qualities, spatial possibilities, and acoustic personality of each building. The music, in turn, contributes a new quality to the perception of the buildings, now experienced by audiences as a sounding space - an area where cultural issues from music’s history are traversed, and new ideas in Australian composition are explored.