Concert 2
Sunday 14 April, 5:00 pm

St Peter & Paul's Catholic Church, 377 Dorcas St, South Melbourne VIC 3205


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

Polyphony from the USA, Spain and Brazil

The Astra Choir and soloists conducted by John McCaughey

Concert Head: 

Milton BabbittMusic for the Mass (1941) - first Australian performance
Tomás Luis de VictoriaTenebrae Responsories (1585)
with works by Francisco de Peñalosa, Heitor Villa Lobos, Hildegard and Pauline Oliveros

Concert Support: 

In a little-known polyphonic monument of American choral music, Milton Babbitt – celebrated pioneer of electronic and serial composition – explores a wide palette of traditional choral writing in original ways. His wartime Mass setting, is heard among expressive pre-Easter polyphony from Renaissance Spain and 20th-century Brazil.