John McCaughey: Musical Director


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 in Feb 2020 - see the Choir page for details of how to join

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2020 season program

2020 season program

Astra's concert activities are at present suspended.
We invite you to open the 2020 season program to see the design of the intended programs, which we hope to implement when our music-making is able to resume.