FRANK MARTIN'S MASS FOR DOUBLE CHOIR
Friday 5 October, 7.30pm, Xavier Memorial Chapel, MELBOURNE
Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm, St Stephen's Anglican Church, Newtown, SYDNEY
Sunday 7 October, 3pm, Wesley Uniting Church, CANBERRA
Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir was premiered in 1963, nearly forty years after its completion. When questioned as to why the work had been hidden for so long, Martin explained that he "considered it a matter between God and myself"; that "a personal expression of religious belief should remain secret and hidden from public opinion". Led by conductor Roland Peelman, Luminescence Chamber Singers and the Consort of Melbourne join forces to bring Martin's extraordinary work to life, alongside the world premieres of four newly commissioned works by Elliott Gyger, Anastasia Pahos, Kim Cunio and Brad Gill. Each work responds to Martin's deeply personal mass and draws on a diverse range of spiritual and cultural traditions and texts.
LUMINESCENCE CHILDREN'S CHOIR AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Sunday 28 October, 1pm, National Portrait Gallery
Luminescence Children's Choir returns to the National Portrait Gallery to perform a recital during the Spring Festival.
This is a free performance.
CHRISTMAS WITH LUMINESCENCE
Friday 14 December, 7pm, All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie
Saturday 15 December, 7pm, All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie
Herald in the festive season with one of Canberra's finest Christmas events. In our annual Christmas concerts, Luminescence Chamber Singers, Luminescence Children's Choir and Little Lumi join forces for two uplifting evenings of music by Poulenc, John Duggan, Benjamin Britten and more.
CAROLS IN THE COURT
Sunday 16 December, 1.30pm, High Court of Australia
Celebrate the Christmas season with a variety of familiar and rarely sung carols in a program devised and performed by wonderful soloists, choral ensembles and the Canberra City Band, organised by Helen Moore.
Entry by Registration. Registration opens 16 November.