Luminescence Chamber Singers

Luminescence Chamber Singers

Luminescence Chamber Singers is Canberra's premier vocal ensemble, and the umbrella organisation for the Luminescence Children's Choir.

Photographer: Hilary Wardhaugh

L-R: Andrew Fysh, Cody Christopher, Anna Freeman, AJ America, Andrew O'Connor, Chloe Lankshear, Dan Walker, Veronica Milroy

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LUMINESCENCE CHILDREN'S CHOIR: 2021 APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

 "Luminescence has been, and continues to be, the most remarkable experience for our girls.  It has tested their self-discipline, taught them to listen and to hear things they didn’t before, broadened their cultural bearings, and cemented new friendships, both at home and on tour - all while showering them with the singular gifts that music brings.  We have also been beneficiaries as devoted groupies at countless concerts, constantly in awe of the range and diversity of their repertoire!"
LCC Parent (2019)

LUMINESCENCE CHILDREN'S CHOIR: HOLIDAY PROGRAM
OF MICE AND MOZART

28 June - 3 July

 

Luminescence Children’s Choir Holiday program is a 6-day workshop for young people aged 7 – 12 who love to sing.  There is no application or audition requirement for our holiday program – all young singers are welcome!

This 6-day program invites young singers to explore their voices, the magic of singing together, as well as the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Led by Artistic Director AJ America and members of Luminescence Children’s Choir, participants will explore a diverse range of choral repertoire, and learn about singing, musicianship and music theory through games and play. The workshop will culminate in a performance of Jill and Michael Gallina’s musical Of Mice and Mozart, which marries Mozart melodies with clever rhymes to tell the story of Mozart’s life from the perspective of the imaginary descendants of the mice who lived in the woodwork of Mozart’s house.

Full registrations open Thursday 1 April.

Sign up now to ensure your place and receive our early-bird discount

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Join our Board of Directors

Luminescence is currently accepting applications for new appointments to our Board of Directors, including for the role of Secretary and Treasurer. Directors should have a strong commitment to the arts, vocal and choral music, and music education.

The role of a Luminescence Director includes:

  • attending and actively participating in 3 ordinary Board meetings per year and an annual Strategy Day.
  • actively participating in other specialised Board committees as relevant (e.g. Finance and Audit)
  • providing strategic advice and expertise on matters arising to the Board and management (including monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the organisation’s program and performance, and maintaining accountability and compliance)
  • representing and promoting the company and its programs and services to stakeholders, including government, philanthropic supporters and donors, and
  • attending performances and fundraising events in Canberra and Sydney during the calendar year.

 

Board secretary

The Board secretary is an officer of Luminescence and a member of the Board. Luminescence's Board operates in a collegiate manner. The Board secretary will be expected to work with the directors and officers of Luminescence and participate in Board meetings. This role requires good inter-personal and organisational skills, as well as a strong commitment to the work of Luminescence. The Board secretary will take responsibility for the following:

  • Administrative and clerical support to the Board and as an officer of Luminescence, serve on the Board
  • Arranging timely meetings as required (Board, committees and AGM), distribute papers and keep accurate Board records eg minutes, action items, policy registers
  • Signing official documents as required
  • Tracking and managing regulatory filing responsibilities (other than financial)
  • Maintaining lists of officers, directors and committee members
  • Following up Board decisions
  • Other duties as requested by the Chair and Board
  • Working with other Luminescence personnel to further Luminescence's objectives and reputation in the community
Treasurer
 
The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the financial management of Luminescence and will work with other Luminescence personnel, including the finance officer and artistic director, to develop sustainable funding for the organisation, maintain the highest level of financial propriety, and safeguard Luminescence's status as a charitable cultural organisation.
The Treasurer  is  a member of Luminescence's Board. The  Board operates in a collegiate manner. The Treasurer will be expected to work with the directors and officers of Luminescence and participate in Board meetings. The role requires good inter-personal skills, and a commitment to the work of Luminescence. The Treasurer will take responsibility for the following:
  • Overseeing financial planning,  budgeting, accurate banking, and financial record-keeping
  • Regular financial reports to the Board
  • Tracking and managing financial regulatory filing responsibilities
  • Providing accurate financial input to the Board's decision making
  • Working with other Luminescence personnel to further Luminescence's objectives and reputation in the community

Please note that Luminescence Chamber Singers is a not-for-profit organisation and Directors are not remunerated.

Please submit an expression of interest including a brief cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae—to Bronwyn McNaughton at lcs@luminescence.org.au.

David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts
David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts

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Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall
Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall