The unbound expressive potential of our original instrument: the human voice

Comprised of six professional singers, Luminescence Chamber Singers is a virtuosic vocal ensemble based on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country (Canberra, Australia). Performing music that spans Medieval chant and Renaissance polyphony as well as folk song, pop, and contemporary art music, Luminescence has rapidly emerged as one of Australia’s leading ensembles.

Recent performance highlights have included appearances at the Sydney Opera House (2023), City Recital Hall (2018), major collaborations with the National Museum of Australia (2022) and the National Gallery of Australia (2023), and Four Winds Festival (2019, 2020, 2022). Since 2017, Luminescence has appeared annually at the Canberra International Music Festival, performing in more than 16 festival programs including collaborations with many of Australia’s leading musicians: Ensemble Offspring, Bach Akademie Australia. Luminescence presents an annual concert program in Canberra, Sydney and surrounding regions as well as appearing for a range of festivals, collaborations, and special events.

Luminescence works closely with conductor and director Roland Peelman AM, a regular guest conductor and artistic mentor for the ensemble.

Luminescence also delivers a range of educational activities, including workshops, young artist programs, masterclasses, holiday programs, including an acclaimed program for young performers: the Luminescence Children’s Choir.

Photo by Anthony Browell.