Concert 4
Sunday 18 August, 5:00 pm

Our Lady Of Mt Carmel Church
210-218 Richardson St
Middle Park VIC 3206


For tickets call Astra on (03) 9326 5424, or

New from Holland, Georgia and Australia

Residency I - Saxophones & Choir

The Axes Quartet with Niels Bijl (Amsterdam)

Concert Head: 

Ronald MoelkeL’infinito (2018) poem by Leopardi for choir and saxophone quartet

Gija KancheliAmao omi (2005)

with ensemble music by Johan Ockeghem and Alexander Agricola (15th C.)
and new works for choir and saxophones (2019) by Marguerite Boland and Allan Walker

Concert Support: 

In the first of two concerts with guest ensembles, Astra welcomes the prominent Dutch saxophonist Niels Bjil, a frequent visitor to Australia for concerts and teaching, joined by his Axes saxophone quartet of leading performers from Australia and New Zealand. Recent Dutch and Georgian works are set among early music from the Low Countries and new pieces for the occasion from Melbourne composers Marguerite Boland, who grew up in the Netherlands, and Allan Walker.

Axes Saxophone Quartet: Niels Bijl, Carmen Nieves, Simon Brew, Jay Byrnes
The Astra Choir with soloists conducted by John McCaughey