Luminescence Chamber Singers

"The clarity and accuracy of the singing of this group is quite extraordinary"
Len Power, Canberra CityNews

"Sitting up close to a group of singers who offer such a range of musical intimacy and profound vocal qualities might just be the greatest musical experience that can be realised."
Rob Kennedy, Canberra CityNews

"The singing is absolutely spell-binding and the voices divine"
Fiona Loader, Composer

"If laughing were a socially acceptable response to sublime music, I would have been cackling non-stop the entire concert!"
Josephine Gibson, Composer

Luminescence Chamber Singers (photography: Em Roberts)
Luminescence Chamber Singers (photography: Em Roberts)

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Welcome live music into your own living room!

Living Room Music offers music lovers an opportunity to enjoy some of Canberra's finest young singers and instrumentalists in the uniquely personal setting of a house concert. You can select from any of the 'musical menus', and our artists will work with you to tailor a programme for the evening, perhaps as a prelude to your next dinner party, a stand-alone event, or a special experience for a loved one.

Canapé -  20 minutes
Three course meal - 30 minutes
Full degustation - 45 minutes

Fees and dates are negotiated on a case by case basis depending on the programme. Minimum fee: $1500.
Venues must have the capacity to adhere to social distancing guidelines: 4m per person. Please see the COVID-Safe measures in place for Living Room Music here.


Dan Walker
Dan Walker
AJ America
AJ America
Chloe Lankshear
Chloe Lankshear
Veronica Milroy
Veronica Milroy
Charles Bogle
Charles Bogle

Luminescence Chamber Singers are delighted to present our 2019 Annual Report.

In the midst of this quiet time for singers and musicians, it's a pleasure to look back on 2019 and reflect on many wonderful concerts, tours and new projects. It is a promise of all the music to come when we are able to be together again!


 "Luminescence has been, and continues to be, the most remarkable experience for our girls.  It has tested their self-discipline, taught them to listen and to hear things they didn’t before, broadened their cultural bearings, and cemented new friendships, both at home and on tour - all while showering them with the singular gifts that music brings.  We have also been beneficiaries as devoted groupies at countless concerts, constantly in awe of the range and diversity of their repertoire!"
LCC Parent (2019)

Are you interested in singing with the Luminescence Children's Choir?

Luminescence Children's Choir is a treble choir for Canberra-based musicians aged 10-17. Luminescence offers young singers wonderful opportunities to meet and sing with like-minded musicians from across Canberra, to perform regularly and in professional environments, and to develop their musical skills. Join us in 2020! Read more. 

Musicians aged 9+ are also eligible to enrol in our Sight-Singing School.


Join our Board of Directors

Luminescence is currently accepting applications for new appointments to our Board of Directors.

Luminescence Chamber Singers Inc. is seeking directors with commitment to the Arts, vocal and choral music, and music education, as well as expertise in in any of these areas:

  • Fundraising, philanthropy
  • Human resources
  • Corporate Governance

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.

Please note that Luminescence Chamber Singers is a not-for-profit organisation and Directors are not remunerated. Interstate candidates will be considered.

Please submit an expression of interest including a brief cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae—to AJ America at



By giving to Luminescence, you can help enrich Canberra's musical life and contribute to the continued growth of our artistic and educational programs.

Our donors help to us to undertake increasingly ambitious artistic projects, commission new works, expand our education program and offer bursaries to ensure that any child with the necessary passion and talent can participate in the Luminescence Children's Choir.

Make a donation to Luminescence Chamber Singers

Donate to the Luminescence Children's Choir Bursary Fund

Make a general donation to Luminescence Chamber Singers

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts
David Faraker (Tenor), Chloe Lankshear (Soprano), Olivia Swift (Alto), photography: Em Roberts
Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall
Canberra International Music Festival 2017 Opening Gala. Photography: William Hall