Luminescence Chamber Singers

Upcoming Performances

SOLO SERIES: THE DESIRE FOR HERMITAGE
Sunday 22 August, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Drill Hall Gallery

Solitude and Silence. An exploration of the melancholy, creativity, and wild humour that arises from aloneness, through the lens of Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs and the music of 20th and 21st century composers.

Veronica Milroy (soprano), Ella Luhtasaari (piano)

PROGRAMME

Samuel BARBER, A Nun Takes the Veil (Heaven-Haven) Op. 13, No 1
Allan PETTERSSON, Sex Sånger
      Det blir stilla då kråkorna dör
      En visa i ensamhet
      Pinjen och blixten
      Resignation
      Tillflykt
      Mitt hjärta behöver ett litet barn
Anna  THORVALDSDOTTIR, Hvolf
Samuel BARBER, Hermit Songs Op. 29
      At Saint Patrick’s Purgatory
      Church Bell at Night
      St Ita’s Vision
      The Heavenly Banquet
      The Crucifixion
      Sea-Snatch
      Promiscuity
      The Monk and His Cat
      The Praises of God
      The Desire for Hermitage
Tōru TAKEMITSU, Potsunen
Tōru TAKEMITSU, Mienai kodomo
Tōru TAKEMITSU, Chiisana Heya de

LCC @NPG

Saturday 4 September, 12.45pm & 2pm
National Portrait Gallery

Join Luminescence Children's Choir in the stunning surrounds of the National Portrait Gallery for a short lunch-time recital.

This is a free event.

SONGS OF INNOCENCE
Sunday 19 September, 3.30pm & 6pm,
Wesley Uniting Church

Luminescence Children's Choir and Canberra Sinfonia join forces to perform music about innocence, childhood, and simple joys.

Luminescence Children's Choir, Canberra Sinfonia, Philippa Clark (oboe), Alison Mountain (flute), AJ America (conductor), Leonard Weiss (conductor)

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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
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
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
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)