Next Concert: Bernstein and Ramirez, St. Andrew's, Farnham: 24th November 2018

Come and Sing: 1:00pm, 7th October 2018, Alton Maltings;
with Neil Ferris - Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Holybourne Singers Become LUMINOSA

These are exciting moments for the Holybourne Singers, the Hampshire choir founded by Rebekah Abbott, Musical Director only six years ago with just 5 singers in the Theatre at Holybourne. “There are two really important developments happening for the new season this September, “she says,” We’ve got a new name and identity, and we’ve gained powerful and very generous support from two local Companies that will enable us to go on building our capabilities and giving ever-more exciting performances”. The choir that Rebekah started just that short time ago already numbers over sixty singers, incorporates a smaller Chamber Choir, as well as a Youth Choir. Highlights of this year included a tour to Bristol and a summer concert performing Will Todd’s famously exciting Mass In Blue with the Composer himself accompanying them. This energy and success is what Babyliss, the market-leading maker of Hair and Beauty products for women and men, see as “playing a significant role in our commitment to support Hampshire. Babyliss will very generously Sponsor the choir’s Orchestras, Soloists and Accompanists, and enable ever-better and more ambitious concerts with top-line performers. At the same time, the Young Voices will be sponsored by Sheen Stickland, the Alton and Chichester-based firm of Accountants, who have always worked with young people in the area and want to step up their support in this area. “These two very generous Sponsorships are just what we need to take us to another whole level, to do things we wouldn’t otherwise be able to do, and we’re very proud and delighted to have Babyliss and Sheen Stickland on board with us going forward…it’s just amazing” says Rebekah. Finally, and spurred on by these Sponsorships, the Choir will have a new name to take it into the bright and busy future: Luminosa.   As Rebekah explains: “This new name and logo style will embody the transition that we have actually already made to the next level in music making.    We would like to thank our wonderful audiences, supporters and friends, and want them to know that the truly exciting programme of concerts in 2017-8 will be up there with our greatest.  Luminosa will always maintain our warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere to audiences of all ages, as well as our continued support of local charities.  Now it simply means that with our new name ‘Luminosa’, meaning ‘radiant’ and ‘bright’, we will have a name that represents who we are.” If you would like to be on the Mailing List to have advance notice of our concerts, e-mail our Publicity team:    This entitles you to early booking details of all our concerts, meaning you won’t miss out on the chance for tickets.

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Our Next Concert

Luminosa – Bernstein (Centenary) – Chichester Psalms and West Side Story Medley; Ramirez – Missa Criolla; Luminosa Chamber Choir, Bernstein – Missa Brevis

St. Andrew’s Church, Farnham,  – Saturday, 24th November 2018


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