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)


Open Day 2017

Eager to see what happens behind the scenes at Luminescence?

Join the Luminescence Children's Choir in rehearsal at 4.30pm on Tuesday June 27 and see what we get up to every week.

Parents and family of all choristers are invited to join us at 6pm for tea, biscuits and a short, informal performance. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with other families from Luminescence and for parents and children who might be interested in joining us in semester 2 to talk to our artistic team.


Choral Kaleidoscope
25 June, 3.00pm, Gorman House

Experience the sublime sounds and unique communicative power of young voices with the Luminescence Children's Choir. This intimate recital features an array of Australian choral repertoire, as well as music by composers as diverse as Pergolesi, Copland and Ben Van-Tienen, as well as the world premiere of a new work by emerging composer Remington Owen.

Choral Kaleidoscope also includes performances by the Luminescence Chamber Singers and selected soloists from the Luminescence Children's Choir.


CutCommon subscriber discounts will apply to this performance.

Luminescence Children's Choir is a treble choir for Canberra-based musicians aged 10-17. Luminescence is dedicated to excellence in performance and offers young musicians holistic and high quality music education as well as professional performance opportunities. We are committed to collaborative, creative work, and an approach to choral singing that fosters friendship as well as focus, leadership and self-confidence.

In their first year as an ensemble, the Luminescence Children's Choir performed at Parliament House and at the High Court and have worked with acclaimed guest conductors and composers Gordon Hamilton, Dan Walker and Bengt-Olov Palmqvist. In semester 2 2017, they will perform at the National Portrait Gallery and premiere of multiple new works for young voices by emerging composers Remi Owen, Lachlan Massey and Meta Cohen. Choristers at Luminescence also have the opportunity to participate in composition workshops, regular aural-skills and music theory classes, run by members of the Chamber Singers and  visiting guest artists.



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