Luminescence Chamber Singers
The Luminescence Chamber Singers is a virtuosic vocal consort based in Canberra, Australia. Since the ensemble’s earliest iteration in 2013, Luminescence has quickly gained a reputation for presenting exciting and excellent singing, typically performing unconducted and unaccompanied. The Chamber Singers perform a wide range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the 21st century, and frequently premiere new music by Australian composers, including emerging composers from within their own ranks. From 2019, the Chamber Singers will be directed by tenor Dan Walker.
In recent years, Luminescence has appeared at the Canberra International Music Festival, the Performing the Jewish Archives Festival, and has collaborated with a diverse range of Australian artists, including Amelia Farrugia, Louise Page, Alice Chance, Gordon Hamilton, Dan Walker, Carl Crossin, and piano-percussion duo Tess Said So. Luminescence also performs regularly at national institutions such as the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, and the High Court of Australia. In 2016, Luminescence toured to Port Macquarie and Newcastle. In 2018, Luminescence collaborated with the Consort of Melbourne and Roland Peelman to commission and premiere four new works in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, including a piece for double choir by Elliott Gyger. In 2019, the ensemble returns to the Canberra International Music Festival, and will collaborate with the ACT's newest orchestra, Canberra Sinfonia.