IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: COVID-19

The whole family of Luminosa Voices choirs are still very much active and rehearsing using online collaboration tools.

Drop us a line to get involved.... our new term begins on Tuesday 21st April.

VIRTUAL COME AND SING - FAURÉ REQUIEM

 - EXCITING NEWS -

Luminosa are hosting their first ever 'Virtual' Come and Sing event. This will take the form of an informal workshop on the performance of the Fauré Requiem.

We'll be hosting this workshop over Zoom and drawing on all of our experience of working this way over the past term.

The day will take the form of vocal tuition and techniques to get the most out of your voice led by our Artistic Director - Rebekah Abbott, followed by sectional rehearsals in smaller groups with our fabulous leaders Johnathan Upfold and Josh Robinson.

We have prepared a series of backing tracks with real accompaniment and professional singers for you to perform with on the day and a PDF score and other supporting materials will be provided.

There will even be a virtual pub lunch giving you an opportunity to meet and catch up with other people involved on the day.

Tickets for the session are just £5 and you can purchase these via Ticket Source using the button below:

UPDATE ON PERFORMANCES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

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Dear concert-goers

 

With Government guidelines on the media, sport and cultural sectors still being worked out, it looks unlikely we will be able to run public performances this side of Christmas 2020. We are still committed to running our 10th. Anniversary concert of Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem and Alison Willis’ Salve Deus as a public performance when the time is right.

 

 

In the meantime we are exploring ways in which we can bring you the Luminosa concert experience virtually, in a way that is safe for all of our members.

 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience and support during these challenging times. We are still meeting regularly in the virtual world and working on repertoire and we look forward to sharing further news with you in the near future.

10th Anniversary Commission

Alison Willis and the Inspiration for

Salve Deus, Rex Judaeorum

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Alison Willis is a gifted pianist, organist, vocalist and musical director. However, it is her significant talent as the composer of their tenth anniversary commissioned cantata, Salve Deus, Rex Judaeorum, that Luminosa are particularly proud to be show-casing and celebrating in their 10th Anniversary concert on the 5th December.

 

Ali already has an impressive and substantial catalogue of works that have been performed and broadcast internationally.

For inspiration, Ali draws on historical sources and events and her work has been described as ‘intensely moving’, ‘beautiful yet pragmatic’ and yet economical in message. Inspiration for her work comes from her passion for the written word (she often starts with text) and bringing into the light voices which have been silenced in history, mainly but not exclusively, women’s.

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LUMINOSA PERFORMANCE CALENDAR 2020

4th Jul

2020

'Virtual Come and Sing'

Workshop on the performance of Fauré Requiem led by Artistic Director Rebekah Abbot and leaders Johnathan Upfold and Josh Robinson.

Online over Zoom  10am - 4pm, with a virtual pub lunch

5th Dec

2020

Winter Concert

Details to be confirmed in light of global COVID-19 Pandemic.

LUMINOSA PERFORMANCE CALENDAR 2021

21st Mar

2021

Spring Concert

Alton Maltings Centre, Alton

10th Jul

2021

Summer Concert

St. Peter's Church, Petersfield

27th Nov

2021

Winter Concert

Farnham, Venue, TBC

SINGING THE PRAISES OF LUMINOSA

Singing the Praises of Luminosa Messiah Review 2019

Our recent concert of Handel's Messiah in the beautiful surroundings of St. Andrew's Church, Farnham was Heralded as a great success.

 

Performed in a Baroque style, underpinned by the exquisite control of the Surrey Chamber players, the accompaniment really allowed the performance to breathe and gave the choir and soloists great room for expression in navigating this much loved work.

 

We are incredibly proud and humbled to have performed this work to a packed audience of around 300 people whilst raising £1000 for our chosen charity Cystic Fibrosis at Frimley Park.

 

A heartfelt thanks to those of you who continue to support us and make our performances what they are!

 

Read the full review here

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.... 

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)

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF LUMINOSA

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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Lip trilling on #mute - it’s another virtual rehearsal night with these lovelies. We’re preparing some of the Faure Requiem tonight ahead of our virtual #comeandsing on July 4th. Tickets still available www.ticketsource.co.uk/luminosa-music but nearly 100 sold. #isolationchoir ... See MoreSee Less

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