Upcoming Performances

CIMF X LCS PRESENTS: A LUMINOUS CHRISTMAS
11 - 12 - 13 December

Celebrate the festive season with Luminescence Chamber Singers and the Canberra International Music Festival.

Over three days this mini Festival will showcase Canberra’s most luminous voices in a classic selection of Christmas music together with two of Sydney’s most remarkable new acts.

Let’s say goodbye to 2020 with music and a shared spirit of joy, beauty and merriment.

A LUMINOUS CHRISTMAS: CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

Friday 11 December, 6pm - 7pm, Wesley Uniting Church
Friday 11 December, 8pm - 9pm, Wesley Uniting Church
Sunday 13 December, 7pm, Wesley Uniting Church

The most beautiful carols bundled into one heavenly hour. Twelve voices, one for each day of Christmas. Luminescence performs a memorable selection of carols from around the world.

PROGRAM

Coventry Carol, Adam Le Abounden, The Little Drummer Boy, Riu Riu Chiu, Corpus Christi Carol, Pushkin’s Reveil, O Helga Natt (O Holy Night), In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Santa Lucia, Carol of the Birds, Twelve Days of Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Hark the Angel Sing, Silent Night

 

ARTISTS

Roland Peelman
Luminescence Children's Choir
Luminescence Chamber Singers: Emma Griffiths, Rachel Mink, Veronica Milroy, Anna Freeman, AJ America, Hannah Fraser, Dan Walker, David Mackay, Martin Magill, Charles Bogle, Andrew Fysh, Jack Stephens

 

A LUMINOUS CHRISTMAS: A BOY IS BORN 

Saturday 12 December, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Wesley Uniting Church
Saturday 12 December, 8pm - 9pm, Wesley Uniting Church

Puer natus est. A boy is born. The ancient chant for the midnight mass that expanded into glorious polyphony immortalised through motets by Byrd, Palestrina and Victoria.

ARTISTS

Roland Peelman
Luminescence Chamber Singers: Veronica Milroy, AJ America, Hannah Fraser, Dan Walker, Charles Bogle, Jack Stephens, Andrew Fysh

PROGRAM

Heinrich Isaac, Introitus in Nativitate Domini

William Byrd, O magnum mysterium

Thomas Tallis, Missa Puer Natus est - Gloria

Sethus Calvisius, Puer natus est

G.P da Palestrina, O magnum mysterium

Thomas Tallis, Missa Puer natus est - Agnus Dei

Puer natus est - chant

TICKETS

CEREMONY OF CAROLS

Sunday 13 December, 3pm - 3.45pm, Wesley Uniting Church
Sunday 13 December, 4.30pm - 5.15pm, Wesley Uniting Church

Britten’s ceremony of innocence features the pristine voices of the Luminescence Children with award winning harpist Alice Giles.

ARTISTS

Luminescence Children's Choir
Alice Giles, Harp
Directed by AJ America

PROGRAM

Christmas Carols arr. C. Salzedo/A. Giles

Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols

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