Luminescence Chamber Singers

Luminescence Chamber Singers

Luminescence Chamber Singers is Canberra's premier vocal ensemble, and the umbrella organisation for the Luminescence Children's Choir.

LMGP

7pm, Sunday 18 April
All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie

7.30pm, Wednesday 21 April
Hume Conservatorium, Goulburn

Experience the profoundly moving beauty of a modern masterpiece.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's 1845 tale, 'the Little Match Girl', David Lang's groundbreaking and genre-defining work tells the sad story of a girl who freezes to death, selling matches on the street on a cold winter's night. Modelled on Bach's St Matthew Passion, Lang alternates between narrative and commentary, but there is no Bach in this piece and there is no Jesus. Rather, the tragic story of the Little Match Girl is transformed into moving reflection on suffering, poverty, and sacrifice - it is a passion for our times. Realised in delicate vocal lines that weave and unravel into moments of intimate homophony, The Little Match Girl Passion holds horror and hope in both hands. The Little Match Girl Passion will be alongside renaissance polyphony for Passiontide, including music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Pierre De la Rue, and Carlo Gesualdo.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved by a new, and largely unheralded, composition as I was by David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion, which is unlike any music I know.” Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize Juror (2008)

PROGRAMME

Tomás Luis de Victoria, O Vos Omnes (1572)

Giovanni Battista Casali, Improperium expectavit (1715-1792)

Tomás Luis de Victoria, Animam Meam Dilectam (1585)

Pierre De la Rue, Miserere Mei (1545)

Carlo Gesualdo, O Vos Omnes (1603)

Handl - Ecce Quomodo Moritur Justus (1587)

David Lang, Little Match Girl Passion .(2007)

ARTISTS

AJ AMERICA | Mezzo-Soprano

DAN WALKER | Tenor

VERONICA MILROY | Soprano

RACHEL MINK | Soprano

JACK STEPHENS | Bass

Season Pass: $125

Tickets to:

Little Match Girl Passion

Songs of Innocence

As a Flower Unfurls

+ 10% discount to any Solo Series concerts.

Solo Series Package: $100

Tickets to:

The Desire for Hermitage

Songs of Travel

At the Statue of Venus

+ 10% discount to Populares Cancione and Der Doppelgänger

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

28 June - 3 July

 

Luminescence Children’s Choir Holiday program is a 6-day workshop for young people aged 7 – 12 who love to sing.  There is no application or audition requirement for our holiday program – all young singers are welcome!

This 6-day program invites young singers to explore their voices, the magic of singing together, as well as the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Led by Artistic Director AJ America and members of Luminescence Children’s Choir, participants will explore a diverse range of choral repertoire, and learn about singing, musicianship and music theory through games and play. The workshop will culminate in a performance of Jill and Michael Gallina’s musical Of Mice and Mozart, which marries Mozart melodies with clever rhymes to tell the story of Mozart’s life from the perspective of the imaginary descendants of the mice who lived in the woodwork of Mozart’s house.

Full registrations open Wednesday 7 April.

Sign up now to ensure your place and receive our early-bird discount

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Join our Board of Directors

Luminescence is currently accepting applications for new appointments to our Board of Directors, including for the role of Secretary and Treasurer. Directors should have a strong commitment to the arts, vocal and choral music, and music education.

The role of a Luminescence Director includes:

  • attending and actively participating in 3 ordinary Board meetings per year and an annual Strategy Day.
  • actively participating in other specialised Board committees as relevant (e.g. Finance and Audit)
  • providing strategic advice and expertise on matters arising to the Board and management (including monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the organisation’s program and performance, and maintaining accountability and compliance)
  • representing and promoting the company and its programs and services to stakeholders, including government, philanthropic supporters and donors, and
  • attending performances and fundraising events in Canberra and Sydney during the calendar year.

 

Board secretary

The Board secretary is an officer of Luminescence and a member of the Board. Luminescence's Board operates in a collegiate manner. The Board secretary will be expected to work with the directors and officers of Luminescence and participate in Board meetings. This role requires good inter-personal and organisational skills, as well as a strong commitment to the work of Luminescence. The Board secretary will take responsibility for the following:

  • Administrative and clerical support to the Board and as an officer of Luminescence, serve on the Board
  • Arranging timely meetings as required (Board, committees and AGM), distribute papers and keep accurate Board records eg minutes, action items, policy registers
  • Signing official documents as required
  • Tracking and managing regulatory filing responsibilities (other than financial)
  • Maintaining lists of officers, directors and committee members
  • Following up Board decisions
  • Other duties as requested by the Chair and Board
  • Working with other Luminescence personnel to further Luminescence's objectives and reputation in the community
Treasurer
 
The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the financial management of Luminescence and will work with other Luminescence personnel, including the finance officer and artistic director, to develop sustainable funding for the organisation, maintain the highest level of financial propriety, and safeguard Luminescence's status as a charitable cultural organisation.
The Treasurer  is  a member of Luminescence's Board. The  Board operates in a collegiate manner. The Treasurer will be expected to work with the directors and officers of Luminescence and participate in Board meetings. The role requires good inter-personal skills, and a commitment to the work of Luminescence. The Treasurer will take responsibility for the following:
  • Overseeing financial planning,  budgeting, accurate banking, and financial record-keeping
  • Regular financial reports to the Board
  • Tracking and managing financial regulatory filing responsibilities
  • Providing accurate financial input to the Board's decision making
  • Working with other Luminescence personnel to further Luminescence's objectives and reputation in the community

Please note that Luminescence Chamber Singers is a not-for-profit organisation and Directors are not remunerated.

Please submit an expression of interest including a brief cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae—to Bronwyn McNaughton at lcs@luminescence.org.au.

David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts
David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts

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Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall
Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall