John McCaughey: Musical Director

For All Seasons

In APRIL and JUNE, two significant string chamber works by the late Keith Humble are heard among two contrasting networks of choral music. Humble’s String Trio, written in Paris in the 1950s, belongs in the Germanic expressive tradition of Mozart and Schoenberg. The string quartet Four All Seasons of nearly 40 years later is influenced more by American ideas of a continuous sonic environment and variable open forms.  

The June 10 program, in the sonorous space of the Carmelite Church, draws an arc of choral soundscapes of the American tradition – from Charles Ives and his neglected colleague John J. Becker to Donald Martino and Robert Carl – around Keith Humble’s spiralling perpetuo-moto of string-quartet sound and his open-form choral continuum ACCJ, first composed for the Astra Choir 10 years before the quartet, in 1979.   

Sunday 10 June, 5:00 pm

Our Lady Of Mt Carmel Church
210-218 Richardson St, Middle Park

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New Astra CD released

'We, Like Salangan Swallows…' A choral gallery of Morton Feldman and contemporaries by The Astra Choir and ensemble, directed by John McCaughey has been released by New World Records in USA. Available soon from Astra

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Available from Astra for $20 + pph

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