CANBERRA CITYNEWS: 1 June 2019
CANBERRA CITYNEWS: 24 March 2019
THUMBS UP, THE COMPOSER LIKED IT.
CANBERRA CITYNEWS: 17 December 2018
FESTIVE MUSIC MOVES BEYOND THE FAMILIARITY
CANBERRA CITYNEWS: 9 October 2018
A 'RAPTUROUS' CONFIRMATION OF FAITH THROUGH MUSIC
LIMELIGHT: 8 October 2018
REVIEW: MASS FOR DOUBLE CHOIR
CUTCOMMON: 11 April 2018
YOUNG ARTISTS NOT TO MISS AT CIMF
The small ensemble of just eight performers kicked off in 2013 and a wide range of music across the past millennium – including works by new Australian composers.
Last year the performed at CIMF (did you catch them?) and the Performing the Jewish Archives Festival.
They’ve worked with Sally Whitwell, Amelia Farrugia, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, among others, and will this year perform with the Consort of Melbourne and Roland Peelman (also an artist at the festival). They’ll sing in Israel in Egypt (Concert 9) on April 30, Requiem on May 1, and Ulysses Now on May 2.
CITY NEWS: 26 February 2018
AN UPLIFTING CONCERT OF LUMINESCENCE
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.
A concert that pleased on so many levels.
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.
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
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.