Luminescence Chamber Singers

Upcoming Performances

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AS A FLOWER UNFURLS
Saturday 25 September, 3.30pm
Fitters' Workshop, Kingston

A daffodil emerges from beneath the frost. A bird sings. A flower unfurls.

The first signs of spring are symbols of hope and promise, renewal, rebirth, and the passage of time. From Renaissance polyphony to modern classics, Luminescence Chamber Singers celebrate spring, the blossoming flowers, and all that the season can mean to us.

SOLO SERIES: SONGS OF TRAVEL - POSTPONED
Sunday 3 October, 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Drill Hall Gallery

Inspired by English folk songs and Tudor music, the early 20th century heralded a 'renaissance' of English vocal music. There was perhaps no greater champion of this golden age of English art song than Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Dan Walker (tenor), Jem Harding (piano)

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Claribel (1906)

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Songs of Travel (1901 - 1904)
         The Vagabond
         Let Beauty Awake
         The Roadside Fire
         Youth and Love
          In Dreams
         The Infinite Shining Heavens
         Whither Must I Wander
         Bright Is the Ring of Words
         I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope

Ivor Bertie GURNEY 5 Elizabethan Songs (1912)

       Orpheus with his Lute
       Tears
       Under the Greenwood Tree
       Sleep
       Spring

Roger QUILTER 3 Shakespeare Songs (1905)
       Come away, death.
       O mistress mine.
       Blow, blow thou winter wind.

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Sky Above The Roof  (1908)

SOLO SERIES: AT THE STATUE OF VENUS - POSTPONED
Sunday 24 October, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Drill Hall Gallery

Jake Heggie's one-woman, one-scene opera, At The Statue of Venus lays bare a relatable jumble of hope, uncertainty, and self-doubt as our protagonist Rose waits for her blind date. Performed by Rachel Mink (soprano), Bradley Gilchrist (piano), and Philip Murray (flute)

Jake HEGGIE At the Statue of Venus (2005)

Jennifer HIGDON Notes on Love (1992)

      LOVE

      speak of night

      Could it Be?

      Nightingale

      in our quiet...

      The Path

      Day is done

      Postlude - Notes on Love (Vocalise)

John CORIGLIANO Three Irish Folksong Settings (1938)

      The Salley Garden

      The Foggy Dew

      She Moved Thro' The Fair

SOLO SERIES: DER DOPPELGÄNGER - POSTPONED
Saturday 27 November, 7pm - 8.30pm
Drill Hall Gallery

Bass Jack Stephens and pianist Ronan Apcar explore German Lied and the unparalleled songs of Franz Schubert.

 

PROGRAMME
Franz SCHUBERT Der Wanderer D. 489 (1816)
Franz SCHUBERT Der Doppelgänger from Schwanengesang D. 957 (1828)
Franz SCHUBERT Erlkönig D. 328 (1815)
Johannes BRAHMS Denn es gehet dem Menschen from Vier ernste Gesänge Op. 121 (1896)
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART O Isis und Osiris from Die Zauberflöte K. 620 (1791)
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN In questa tomba oscura WoO.133 (1806)
Richard STRAUSS Wie schön ist doch die Musik (Die schweigsame Frau Op. 80) (1935)
William SHIELD The Wolf from The Castle of Andalusia (1782)

A LUMINOUS CHRISTMAS

17-18-19 December, 2021
Details TBC. 

Luminescence Chamber Singers and Children's Choir join forces with the Canberra International Music Festival to present three days of uplifting music for the holiday season, from rarely heard Renaissance gems to new arrangements of classic carols.

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