THE MESSIAH IS COMING TO FARNHAM

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Join us at St. Andrew's, Farnham on the 23rd Nov for what promises to be an exciting start to our 10th anniversary season.

Expert training by Artistic Director and Conductor, Rebekah Abbott, coupled with high-quality instrumentalists and soloists mean that long-time lovers of this much-loved music will particularly enjoy this lightly abridged version, and others less familiar will enjoy a wonderful introduction to this scintillating work.

We will be accompanied by the Surrey Chamber Players who have earned a reputation for imaginative, exciting programmes across a wide repertoire.  We are delighted to welcome back soloists Michaela Parry (contralto), Ed Hughes (tenor)- and Ben Cooper (bass), of the Glyndebourne Opera Company,  and our very own Rebekah Abbott (Soprano) together with Richard Copland on organ.

Tickets are likely to be in high demand book early to avoid disappointment.

LUMINOSA PERFORMANCE CALENDAR 2019-20

23rd Nov

HANDEL

Messiah

Surrey Chamber Players and Conservatoire Soloists.

St. Anderew's Church, Farnham - 7:30pm

1st Mar

Come and Sing

'Come and Sing' with Neil Ferris

Cecilia McDowall: Da Vinci Requiem. Vaughan Williams: 5 Mystical Songs

Alton Assembly Rooms | Rehearsals: 10am - 4pm | Performance: 5pm

28th Mar

Best of British

Cecilia McDowall: Da Vinci Requiem

Vaughan Williams: 5 Mystical Songs.

Pre-Concert talk by Cecilia McDowall | Organist: Michael Higgins.

All Saints Church, Odiham - Talk: 6:30pm | Performance: 7:30pm

4th Jul

100 Years of American Choral Music

Celebrating the sound-world of American Choral Music with works by Whitacre, Bernstein, Lauridsen and Barber.

St. Peter's Church, Petersfield - 7:30pm

5th Dec

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Celebrating 10 years of Luminosa Music. With Orchestra and Soloists.

Farnham Maltings - 7:30pm

A CHORUS OF PRAISE FOR LUMINOSA VOICES

Opera Choruses Review - St. Peter's, Petersfield, 13th July 2019

 

Luminosa Voices’ latest concert in St Peter’s Church, Petersfield, performing to yet another capacity audience on Saturday 13th July, did little to disappoint.  The Choir, coming up to its 10th Anniversary year, left the audience in no doubt that they continue their reputation as one of the strongest choral sounds in Hampshire.

 

Led expertly and with great warmth from the rostra by Artistic Director, Rebekah Abbott, the programme comprised Opera Choruses from the era of the Baroque through to the 20th Century. 

Read the full review.... 

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VIBRANT NEW YOUTH CHOIR

Luminosa Voices are excited to announce a vibrant new addition to our family of choirs  'Luminosa Rising Voices' an ambitious and inclusive choir for girls and boys aged 10-16. 

 

Run by Rebekah Abbott, who is Artistic Director of the Luminosa family of  Choirs, Luminosa Rising Voices is a new and exciting venture for young singers in and around Alton.  Starting in September, we are keen to attract singers aged 10-16 in the local area who have a passion for singing.

 

Luminosa Rising Voices rehearse on a Tuesday evening at the Alton Maltings Centre from 5.45-6.45pm. 

 

For more information please check out our page, or to come along to a free sample session, please contact us via. the links below:

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BBC RADIO SURREY INTERVIEW

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Kathy Caton's BBC Radio Surrey's 'Takeover' features 'Wey Valley Radio's' Brian Player talking with our Artistic Director - Rebekah Abbott about our beginnings in a humble village hall in Holybourne, our move to the Alton Maltings, and the positive benefits of singing for those with mental health issues.

She also discusses the development of the choir's, our growing youth choir and our mission to  attract and develop experienced singers from all walks of life.

Kathy Caton's - Takeover 13th May 2019

(interview begins 1h08m into the programme)

Luminosa are Proudly Sponsored by:

Giving

Cystic Fib logo

For our 2019 season of concerts we will be supporting Cystic Fibrosis at Frimley Park, as voted for by our choir members.

We recognise the excellent level of support for those suffering from the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis, that the multi-disciplinary team at Frimley Park provides for those living with this condition.

Proceeds from our 2019 concerts and fund-raising efforts will be donated to help support the vital work this charity does.

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Ahead of our #luminosamessiah2019 concert on 23rd November, we'd like to share the biography of our Artistic Director, Rebekah Abbott, who is also performing as our Soprano:

Conductor and Soprano, Rebekah read music at Cambridge University, where she recorded for BBC Radio 3 and was a member of the audition only Cambridge University Chamber Choir. She has sung in major performances for the Hogarth Singers at St James’ Piccadilly and for the National Trust at Blickling Hall in Norfolk.

Rebekah started Luminosa Music from scratch nearly 10 years ago and the choir continues to go from strength to strength, with Luminosa Voices, Luminosa Chamber Voices and also two Youth Choirs now thriving too. Rebekah is Vocal Professor, Vocal Adviser and Chorus Director to the Royal Marines Band Service and to the Royal Marines School of Music, based in Portsmouth. Whilst working with them, she has conducted choirs and prepared soloists for venues including the Albert Hall, Leeds Castle and Portsmouth Guildhall, for countless commemorative occasions, Passing Out Parades and Beating the Retreat. Rebekah also has a thriving private practice, teaching singers from her studio at home near Alton.

Rebekah lives with her wonderfully supportive fiancé, Tim and two children, Isabella and Sofia.
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