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)


LAGRIME D'AMANTE: At the tomb of the beloved
Guest Director: Dan Walker

7 April, 6.30pm, Ainslie Arts Centre (Canberra)
8 April, 7.30pm, Glebe Town Hall (Sydney)
9 April, 6.00pm, Bluescope Art Gallery (Wollongong)

The Italian madrigal tradition of the 17th century produced some of the world’s most innovative and finely crafted vocal music: powerful, achingly beautiful and audaciously surprising. They are stories of love and loss, of pain and sorrow, of joy and renewal.

Luminescence is proud to present this collection of extraordinary works from the era’s most preeminent madrigal composers. In this concert we will feature Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna and Sestina, two turbulent and astoundingly chromatic works by Gesualdo, as well as music from De Wert, and Marenzio. Conducted by guest director, Dan Walker, this concert will also feature several works by contemporary Italian composers such as Ildebrando Pizzetti, whose rich harmonic writing style and sensitivity echoes the music of his renaissance forbears, a reminder the Italian madrigal tradition is alive and well today.

As the opening performance of our 2017 subscription series, the performance on Friday 7 April will be immediately followed by a launch party, including a short performance by the Luminescence Children's Choir.

CutCommon subscriber discounts will apply to this performance.





In this workshop, Walker will discuss and demonstrate his own conducting, directing and rehearsal techniques.

WHEN: Wednesday 5 April - 6.30- 8.30pm
WHERE: Ainslie Arts Centre
TICKETS: $50 general | $30 concession | $10 observer (non-participatory)

Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to prepare one or two set works, to conduct the Luminescence Chamber Singers, and receive detailed feedback from Walker. The masterclass will be followed by a Q&A.

This is an open masterclass, suitable to all levels, from budding conductors or conducting students and choirs, including high school to university students, choristers, and music teachers and educators.

Registration for this masterclass closes Monday 27 March, to allow time for participants to learn and prepare pieces.

Participants of this masterclass will receive a 20% ticket discount for the Luminescence Chamber Singers' 'Lagrime D'Amante: at the tomb of the beloved' concert on Friday 7 April.
Info here:

DE WERT Io non son pero morto
WALKER Concierto Del Sur
WALKER How Can You Catch The Wind
Participants may select and prepare 1 or 2 of these works.
Scores will be distributed upon registration.



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

In their first 6 months as an ensemble, the Luminescence Children's Choir performed at Parliament House and at the High Court, worked with acclaimed guest conductor and composer Gordon Hamilton and were featured in multiple concerts with the Chamber Singers. In 2017, they will have the opportunity to undertake a composition workshop with Dan Walker, they will perform at the High Court and at the National Portrait Gallery, and give the world premiere of multiple new works for young voices.



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