Luminescence Chamber Singers

Upcoming Performances

SOLO SERIES: CANCIONES POPULARES
Friday 25 June, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Larry Sitsky Recital Room, School of Music ANU

Perhaps Spain's most distinguished composer of the 20th Century, Manuel De Falla and his music have been hailed as giving voice to the very soul of Spain. In this first instalment of Solo Series, mezzo-soprano AJ America and guitarist Minh Le Hoang perform De Falla's most famous cycle of Spanish folk songs, as well as the poetry and songs by Falla's life-long friend, Frederico Garcia Lorca. 

This concert is generously supported by the Embassy of Spain in Australia.

Patrons are invited to join Luminescence Chamber Singers and the Embassy of Spain in Australia for a reception after the performance (7.30pm - 8.30pm).

ARTISTS

AJ AMERICA, Mezzo Soprano

MINH LE HOANG, Guitar

PROGRAMME

Manuel DA FALLA, Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

Trad Arr. Miguel Llobet, El Noi de La Mare

Isaac ALBÉNIZ ed. Yasuo ABE, Mallorca

Ariel RAMIREZ arr. Jorge CARDOSO,  Alfonsina y el Mar

Antonio LAURO, Carora

Federico Gacia LORCA, Canciones Españolas Antiguas

Concert duration: 1 hour
Please join us for a short reception commencing at 7.30pm. Canapés and beverages will be provided.

Embassy of Spain in Australia + AECID + CE_En-01

LUMINESCENCE CHILDREN'S CHOIR HOLIDAY PROGRAM: OF MICE AND MOZART
Saturday 3 July, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
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.

 

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

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

A selection of 20th Century English art song, including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney, and Roger Quilter.

Dan Walker (tenor), Jem Harding (piano)

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) and Bradley Gilchrist (piano).

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.

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)