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 7 – 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

"Sitting up close to a group of singers who offer such a range of musical intimacy and profound vocal qualities might just be the greatest musical experience that can be realised."
Rob Kennedy, 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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Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir was premiered in 1963, nearly forty years after its completion. When questioned as to why the work had been hidden for so long, Martin explained that he "considered it a matter between God and myself"; that "a personal expression of religious belief should remain secret and hidden from public opinion". Led by conductor Roland Peelman, Luminescence Chamber Singers and the Consort of Melbourne join forces to bring Martin's extraordinary work to life, alongside the world premieres of four newly commissioned works by Elliott Gyger, Anastasia Pahos, Kim Cunio and Brad Gill. Each work responds to Martin's deeply personal mass and draws on a diverse range of spiritual and cultural traditions and texts.

Friday 5 October, 7.30pm
Xavier Memorial Chapel, MELBOURNE

Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm
St Stephen's Anglican Church, Newtown, SYDNEY

Sunday 7 October, 3pm 
Wesley Uniting Church, CANBERRA




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.





By giving to Luminescence, you can help enrich Canberra's musical life and contribute to the continued growth of our artistic and educational programs.

Our donors help to us to undertake increasingly ambitious artistic projects, commission new works, expand our education program and offer bursaries to ensure that any child with the necessary passion and talent can participate in the Luminescence Children's Choir.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

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


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.

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