The Luminescence Children’s Choir is a treble choir for Canberra-based musicians aged 10-16. Conducted by AJ America, Luminescence Children’s Choir is dedicated to excellence in performance and offers young singers holistic and high-quality musical experiences and education.
The Luminescence Children’s Choir came together for performances in September and December 2015 and became a permanent ensemble in July 2016. Since then, Luminescence has performed at national institutions such Parliament House and has appeared regularly at the National Portrait Gallery and the High Court. The choir has participated in multiple major performances with the Luminescence Chamber Singers, worked alongside acclaimed guest conductors and composers, including Gordon Hamilton, Bengt-Olov Palmqvist and Dan Walker, and premiered a number of new Australian commissions.
In 2018, Luminescence Children’s Choir toured to Hobart and Melbourne to participate in the Festival of Voices, where they collaborated with some of Australia’s finest choirs, including the Sydney Children’s Choir and Young Voices of Melbourne, and performed in Hobart’s finest concert venues, including Federation Concert Hall and Hobart Town Hall. In July 2019, Luminescence will tour to Sydney to participate in the Gondwana World Choral Festival. In September 2019, the choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s landmark work, The Children’s Crusade. In 2020, Luminescence will embark on their first international tour when they travel to Finland, Latvia and Estonia.
Luminescence Children’s Choir is also the umbrella organisation for our training ensemble, Little Lumi. In Little Lumi, choristers aged 7 – 12 are introduced to musical literacy, ear training and singing skills, and get the opportunity to experience the joy of singing with like-minded children from across Canberra.