Excerpt from St Mary Star of the Sea Church concert, 1989
Extract from St Mary Star of the Sea Church concert
Friday December 15, 1989
Excerpt 1: Nicolas Gombert, Ave Regina Caelorum (C.1540)
motet for 5 voices.
“Hail, queen of heaven, from whom light has risen to the world…”
From the St Mary Star of the Sea Church concert, Friday December 15, 1989.
The Astra Choir with soloists conducted by John McCaughey.
Click here for photographs of the performance and information about St Mary's Star of Sea Church, West Melbourne.
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.