Luminescence Chamber Singers

Luminescence Chamber Singers is a virtuosic chamber music ensemble comprised of eight young vocalists. Since the ensemble’s earliest iteration in 2013, Luminescence has quickly gained a reputation for presenting exciting and excellent singing. In addition to being soloists as well as choristers, many Luminescence artists are also conductors, composers, instrumentalists and teachers.

Luminescence Chamber Singers is also the umbrella organisation for the Luminescence Children’s Choir. The Luminescence Children’s Choir is a treble choir for singers aged 10 – 17 and is conducted and directed by AJ America, a founding member of Luminescence Chamber Singers.

"The clarity and accuracy of the singing of this group is quite extraordinary"
Len Power, Canberra CityNews

"The singing is absolutely spell-binding and the voices divine"
Fiona Loader, Composer

"If laughing were a socially acceptable response to sublime music, I would have been cackling non-stop the entire concert!"
Josephine Gibson, Composer

Luminescence Chamber Singers (photography: Em Roberts)
Luminescence Chamber Singers (photography: Em Roberts)

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Saturday 24 February, 2pm, St. Andrew's Anglican Church, BRAIDWOOD
Sunday 25 February, 6pm, Drill Hall Gallery, CANBERRA

Widely regarded as one of the greatest pedagogues of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger had composers from all over the world flock to her Parisian studio for tuition, particularly those from North America. Through a rigorous program of counterpoint, harmony, musical analysis, and sightreading tailored to each student, the Mademoiselle (as she liked to be known) sought to help them find their unique musical voice.

In this program, Luminescence showcases the works of her American students through different periods of her life, from her earliest American students in Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter through to those such as Phillip Glass who came to her towards the end of her life. There is an Australian connection in the composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, who became an American citizen after emigrating to the US with Mlle Boulanger's help.Mlle. Boulanger herself was a composer who stopped composing after the death of her younger sister Lili.

CutCommon subscriber discounts will apply to this performance.



Are you interested in singing with the Luminescence Children's Choir?

Luminescence Children's Choir is a treble choir for Canberra-based musicians aged 7-17. Luminescence offers young singers wonderful opportunities to meet and sing with like-minded musicians from across Canberra, to perform regularly and in professional environments, and to develop their musical skills.




Luminescence is excited to announce our inclusion in the CutCommon subscribers package. If you subscribe to CutCommon for only $2 a month, you'll get 10% off all our concerts!



The CutCommon subscriber discount will not apply to concerts when a third party collaborator has primary control over tickets.

David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts
David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts
Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall
Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall