John McCaughey: Musical Director

Welcome to Astra

Astra concerts seek to extend the boundaries of conventional choral performance, often moving into areas of theatre and text as part of the concert experience. New and little-known works from all musical periods form the repertoire, frequently receiving their first Australian performances. Each Astra program is planned as an event that engages the audience with the stimulus of contrasting materials, with the possibility to learn something new from the sound of voices in changing configurations of style, space and other sound sources.

Details of 2020 concerts will be available shortly - join our mailing list to receive notice. Meanwhile please explore our website including publications and performance archive. If you are interested in singing with Astra, note that rehearsals will recommence on the date below - see the Choir page for details of how to join

Wednesday 19 February, 7:30 pm


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Astra acknowledges...

Astra acknowledges...

... the support of Creative Victoria, The Robert Salzer Foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation, The William Angliss Charitable Fund, City of Melbourne Meat Market Studio Program, Diana Gibson and other generous individuals who believe in the work of Astra.