St Peter & Paul's Catholic Church, 377 Dorcas St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
For tickets call Astra on (03) 9326 5424, or
The Astra Choir and soloists conducted by John McCaughey
Milton Babbitt, Music for the Mass (1941) - first Australian performance
Tomás Luis de Victoria, Tenebrae Responsories (1585)
with works by Francisco de Peñalosa, Heitor Villa Lobos, Hildegard and Pauline Oliveros
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.