Luminescence Chamber Singers

Upcoming Performances

SKYWHALE: EVERY HEART SINGS (CANBERRA DAY BALLOON SPECTACULAR) 

Monday 8 March, 5.30am
John Dunmore Lang Place, Parkes

Experience Patricia Piccinini’s new Skywhale family as Skywhale and Skywhalepapa take to the Canberra skies.

A special live performance of We are the Skywhales by Jess Green with her band and the Luminescence Children’s Choir will create an immersive sonic experience.

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: MOZART RECOMPOSED

Saturday 8 May, 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Fitter's Workshop, Printer's Way, Kingston

The composition of Mozart’s final work, a Requiem commissioned by a mystery guest, is the stuff of legend. Completed after his death, the score of the Requiem has remained dubious and controversial. Gordon Hamilton’s new version ‘Recomposed’ gives Mozart’s sketches the Max Richter treatment, throwing new contemporary light on this sacred classic score.

 

PROGRAM

Niccolo Paganini, Caprices for solo violin

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst,Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkonig

Gordon Hamilton/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem Recomposed

ARTISTS

Kristian Winther,

Anna da Silva Chen, violin

Luminescence Chamber Singers

The Australian Voices

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: FAR AND NEAR

Sunday 9 May, 12pm & 3pm
National Gallery of Australia

Luminescence Chamber Singers join The Australian Voices to perform a set of newly commissioned works, inspired by the dark days of COVID-19 when no one could physically sing together. The result is Far and Near, an interactive concert with new songs in a wild cacophony of styles and manners, from beat boxing to chanting, from scatting to singing - brought together for the first time at Canberra International Music Festival.

Composers include: Katie Noonan/Zach Hurren; Nico Muhly; Joe Chindamo; Lisa Young; Melody Eotvos; Christopher Sainsbury; Sally Whitwell; Jessica Wells; Lyle Chan; Jaret Choolun; Tom Thum; Margaret Tesch-Muller; Olivia Swift; Isabella Gerometta; John Rotar; Callum Kennedy; Alys Rayner; Audrey Ormella; Jamie Moffatt; Christina Mairs; Blake Petersen.

Directed by Gordon Hamilton.

FLOWERS OF WAR: VIETNAM REQUIEM

Sunday 6 June, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music

Created and directed by Chris Latham, Artist-in-Residence at the Australian War Memorial, the Flowers of War project brings together Australia’s leading composers and performing artists to create this memorable theatrical concert. The Requiem will be deeply moving as it retells our stories from both abroad and at home, on the 50th anniversary of our withdrawal. It is designed to help heal the great wound created by this war in response to extensive veteran and community consultation, deep listening and research. It will honour veterans' service and their families, and the price paid by all who were touched by this war, including South Vietnamese Veterans and Boat People. We believe it will honour their sacrifices.

The Requiem will tell the stories, through music and projected imagery, of Australian and New Zealand personnel on the battlefield; the affects of war on the civilian and military medical staff and entertainers who toured; the protest movement; journalists and photojournalists, and the South Vietnamese refugees who fled to freedom and endured a perilous journey to re-settle and become integrated into our culture.

The Vietnam Requiem was commissioned by the AWM and created by Australia’s leading composers Elena Kats-Chernin, Ross Edwards, Graeme Koehne, Andrew Schultz and others. It will be performed by Van-Anh Vo on Vietnamese instruments, William Barton on didjeridu, members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, military musicians and choirs, including Luminescence Children's Choir.

This concert is made possible through Flower of War, the Australian War Memorial, National Archives, Vietnam Veteran charities and Vietnamese community organisations.

WESLEY LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Wednesday 9 June, 12.40pm
Wesley Music Centre

AJ America in recital at Wesley Music Centre.

Details TBC.

LUMINESCENCE CHILDREN'S CHOIR HOLIDAY PROGRAM: OF MICE AND MOZART

Saturday 3 July, 2.30pm
Australian Centre of Christianity and Culture


Luminescence Children's Choir and singers from our winter holiday program perform Michael Gallina's Of Mice and Mozart, as well as a diverse range of choral music. 

The Luminescence Children's Choir holiday program is a 6 day project for singers aged 7 - 12. No audition is required. For information about singing with us in this project, please see our Children's Choir page or send us an email at lcc@luminescence.org.au.

Tickets available April 2021.

A LUMINOUS CHRISTMAS (SAVE THE DATE)

10-11-12 December, 2021
Details TBC. 

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