Excerpt from the concert at St Ignatius Church, Richmond, December 2003
Excerpt from the concert at St Ignatius Church, Richmond
Sunday December 14, 2003
Excerpt 1: Graham Hair, closing passage from Lament for Santa Sophia (2000)
Excerpt 2: Heitor Villa Lobos, Praesepe (1952) [solo alto: Giselle Baulch]
Choir and computer processed bells, with mediaeval chants and multi-voice Renaissance compositions. The Astra Choir, 16 soloists and electronics conducted by John McCaughey.
From the St Ignatius Church, Richmond concert on Sunday December 2003.
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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.