Luminescence Chamber Singers (Wellington)
Music in the Regions returns to NSW’s Central West & Orana regions, featuring the voices of Luminescence Chamber Singers. A six-piece vocal ensemble, Luminescence champions the unbound expressive potential of our original instrument - the human voice.
In Drawing Breath Luminescence Chamber Singers explore first breaths, last breaths, and music as diverse as the vast compass of human life and feeling in between: from Machaut and Gesualdo, to Pink Floyd, and newly commissioned works by Australian composers.
About Luminescence Chamber Singers
Since 2015, Luminescence Chamber Singers have performed extensively in Canberra and the surrounding regions, presenting an annual concert program as well as appearing for a range of festivals, collaborations and special events. Performance highlights have included appearances at the Sydney Opera House (2023), the National Museum of Australia (2022), and the National Gallery of Australia (2023), as well as appearances for the Enlighten Festival (2018), Four Winds (Bermagui, 2019; 2020; 2022), and the Bowral Autumn Music Festival (2023). Since 2017, Luminescence has appeared annually at the Canberra International Music Festival, working closely with long-time collaborator and mentor Roland Peelman, and performing in more than 20 festival programs alongside many of Australia's finest musicians.
Recent accolades have included a 2022 Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for ‘Ave Regina: God Be With The Mother”, a 2022 CAPO Award, and a 2022 ABC Classic FM Commission. In May, Luminescence premiered 'Pictures at an ExHERbition' - a collaboration with composer/pianist Sally Whitwell and the National Gallery of Australia.
About Music in the Regions:
Music in the Regions (MitR) is an independent touring organisation established in 2022 to connect classical musicians with regional audiences and facilitate transformative musical experiences across New South Wales. These musicians will perform in regions not traditionally visited, reinvigorating regional venues into concert venues, and fostering a vibrant, world-class New South Wales classical music industry. MitR is supported by the NSW Government via Create NSW, and through private philanthropy. For more information visit www.musicintheregions.com