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CITY NEWS: 10 April 2017

DEDICATED LUMINESCENCE PERFORMS QUALITY MUSIC

It was beautifully sung... They are so together that even their body movements were in sync.

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It’s easy to see how [The Luminescence Children's Choir] are going to be a force that keeps the name and quality of Luminescence going for many years. Their exuberance and dedication clearly seen on their faces and heard in their voices.

CUTCOMMON MAGAZINE: 22 March 2017

HARMONY FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC

Lilly, 21, and AJ, 22, help to bring the Luminescence Chamber Singers and its newly formed Children’s Choir to life. They tell us why they find value in honouring the achievements of women in music, and the importance of equality and harmony in the music industry.

CITYNEWS: 21 September 2016

REVIEW: 'DESCENT INTO MADNESS' BY THE LUMINESCENCE CHAMBER SINGERS

The clarity and accuracy of the singing of this group is quite extraordinary. Individual voices are pleasing and there is a strong awareness of presentation to an audience.

To sing works like these unaccompanied takes great discipline and perfect pitch.

The group also makes the whole experience very entertaining as well. Particularly memorable were the works by Delius, Gordon Hamilton, Olivia Swift, Theodor Lucas and Patrick Baker. Alice Chance’s “Infernal Women”, about women through the ages charged with witchcraft, was beautifully constructed and musically fascinating.

CUTCOMMON MAGAZINE: 17 September 2016

ALICE CHANCE AND AJ AMERICA TALK WILD WOMEN

What composition throughout history do you feel has represented women wildly, absurdly, accurately, or powerfully?

We pose the question to two artists who are powering through Australia’s music scene: Luminescence Chamber Singers founding member AJ America, and acclaimed young composer Alice Chance. AJ and Alice are set for a Descent into Madness this month with the upcoming Luminescence tour from September 20-24.

LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE: 25 AUGUST 2016

LUMINESCENCE SEES FEMALE VOCAL VIRTUOSITY CAST ITS MAGICAL SPELL 

Alice Chance explains why witchery, rather than madness, is the focus of her latest composition.

Work Infernal Women
Composer Alice Chance
Scored for Chamber choir
Premiere September 20, 2016
Performers Luminescence Chamber Singers, Gordon Hamilton

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MEDIA RELEASE: WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2016

LAUNCH OF A NEW CHILDREN’S CHOIR IN CANBERRA

The Luminescence Chamber Singers are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new venture in excellence in choral singing in Canberra.

The Luminescence Children’s Choir - a treble choir for 10-17 year olds - is dedicated to excellence in ensemble singing and holistic music education.

Founded and directed by 21-year-old AJ America, the ensemble provides the opportunity for young Canberra singers to extend themselves musically and meet like-minded friends from across Canberra.  The program also provides extensive sight-singing and aural skills training, composition workshops and regular opportunities to work with the Luminescence Chamber Singers octet as well as various visiting artists.

AJ is dedicated to providing professional opportunities to young musicians in Canberra and helping to build a culture of high quality choral singing in Canberra. Her experience includes international tours, film soundtracks, attendance and performances at the International Society for Music Educators conference as well as years of training in the Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Choirs and with numerous renowned vocal coaches.

Applications are now open for Semester 2. Auditions will take place at Ainslie Arts Centre, this Saturday 25 June. 

LCC@luminescence.org.au