Upcoming Performances

LAST VERSES
Saturday 23 March, 7.30pm, Wesley Uniting Church

Luminescence Chamber Singers joins conductor Leonard Weiss and chamber orchestra Canberra Sinfonia to perform Arvo Pärt's Adam's Lament and Dan Walker's Last Verses. 

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CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: TESTAMENT
Sunday 12 May, 6.30pm, Fitter's Workshop

Bach’s final choral variation on “Before your throne I now appear” is steeped in myth and mystery. According to the legend, the ailing and, by then, blind composer dictated the work from his deathbed. The end of his final fugue in ‘The Art of Fugue’, is even more contested. On this occasion it will be performed in the edition of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, with voices and left unfinished after the entry of the third subject, his name’s musical signature: B-A-C-H. These final moments bring back the memories of happier times. Bach Akademie Australia and Korneel Bernolet return to the stage for Kantatas 202 and 147, some of Bach’s most joyful and life-affirming statements.

PROGRAM

J.S Bach, Choral: Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668
J.S. Bach, Contrapunctus XIX  from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
J.S. Bach, from Kantata BWV 202, ‘Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten’
J.S. Bach, Kantata BWV 147 ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’

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LUMINESCENCE CHILDREN'S CHOIR: IN CONCERT
Friday 12 July, 6pm, Drill Hall Gallery

Conducted by Founder and Artistic Director and accompanied by associate artistic director Veronica Milroy, the Luminescence Children's Choir perform repertoire ranging from Mendelssohn, to Australian contemporary art music, to Bulgarian folk tunes, and music by Bjork and the Dirty Projectors.

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CHRISTMAS WITH LUMINESCENCE
Friday 13 December, 7pm, All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie
Saturday 14 December, 7pm, All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie

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