Upcoming Performances

L'Invitation au Voyage: AJ America and Ella Luhtasaari
6:00pm, Sunday 1 March
Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley St

 Mezzo-soprano AJ America and pianist Ella Luhtasaari present an evening of French Mélodie.


Henri Duparc, L'Invitation au voyage
Henri Duparc, Chanson triste
Henri Duparc, La vie antérieurez
Claude Debussy, Trois Chanson de Bilitis
Francis Poulenc, Banalités
Gabriel Fauré, Prison
Gabriel Fauré, Clair de lune
Gabriel Fauré, Fleur Jetée
Erik Satie, Je te veux
Erik Satie, Élégie


Le Labyrinthe: Leçons de Ténèbres et Miserere
5pm, Sunday 22 March
Wesley Uniting Church

Women of Luminescence Chamber Singers join Soprano Anna Fraser, Neal Peres da costa, Laura Vaughan and Simon Martyn-Ellis to perform Michel-Richard de Lalande's 'Leçons de Ténèbres' and Miserere (1730).  Beautiful, gentle, introvert sacred music from the French Baroque of great style and grace performed by an intimate band of musicians.  Venture into the labyrinth and discover your own path to enlightenment this Easter. Join Anna Fraser (soprano) on a sumptuous and spiritual journey showcasing this beautiful and rarely heard French Baroque vocal work.


The Lost Codex of Avalon: Exclusive Preview
7:30pm, Sunday 22 March
Drill Hall Gallery

Luminescence Chamber Singers join David Yardley (countertenor, medieval harp) to perform works from Yardley's new album of compositions, The Lost Codex of Avalon. Ticket price includes pre-order of the album, scheduled for release in late 2020. Upgrade your ticket to purchase a discount copy of David Yardley’s first album of compositions, New Carols and Songs for Chaucer’s Pilgrims, tracks from which have been broadcast and performed live in the UK, US and Australia.


O Gladsome Light: Music from Moscow
7:30pm, Saturday 4 April
All Saint's Anglican Church, Ainslie

Directed by Andrei Laptev, the Luminescence Chamber Singers joins forces with the Russian Orthodox Chamber Choir of Sydney.

Taking the All Night Vigil as it's structural setting, this programme presents extracts from Rachmaninoff's much loved Vespers, interspersed with sacred music by his contemporaries, Kalinnikov, Kastalsky, and Chesnokov.


Canberra International Music Festival: The Children's Crusade
11am, Sunday 10 May
Fitters' Workshop, 9 Wentworth Ave, Kingston

Power to the children!  The story of a group of orphaned children at the start of WWII triggered Berthold Brecht’s famous ballad and then became the source of Britten’s pacifist manifesto.  Inspired by the fairy tales of Charles Perrault, Ravel enters the mind of a child in one of his most magical scores.

PROGRAM - no interval

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Mother Goose Suite
Berthold Brecht, The Children’s Crusade
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), The Children’s Crusade based on B Brecht


AJ America, Conductor
Luminescence Children’s Choir
Woden Valley Youth Choir
Neeman Piano Duo - Stephanie and Edward Neeman
Jesse Flowers, classical guitar



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Chloe Lankshear, Soprano (photography: Em Roberts)
Chloe Lankshear, Soprano (photography: Em Roberts)