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Luminosa Voices have much to celebrate this March, not least their ten-year anniversary.

Their Easter concert on 28th March at All Saint’s Church, Odiham, will feature Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem, the latter of which has only been performed once before, at its premier in London’s Royal Festival Hall in May 2019.  Before this, however, on Sunday 1st March, Luminosa is delighted to invite choral singers to join them in their ‘Come and Sing’ workshop when Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and movements from McDowall’s requiem celebration will be rehearsed during the day and subsequently performed in the evening.

The day will be led by Neil Ferris, the choir’s patron and choral director of the BBC Symphony Chorus. Participants will have the opportunity to develop singing techniques and to experience Neil’s inspirational and unique choral leadership style.

The ‘Come and Sing’ event will take place on Sunday March 1st, 2020 in Alton Assembly Rooms. Rehearsals will take place from 10am until 4pm (with lunch from 1:00-2:00pm). The performance of extracts from Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem will take place at the Assembly Rooms at 5.00pm.

Rehearsal files for the Da Vinci Requiem available on request. Please email: stating your voice part.


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


23rd Nov



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


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.... 



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:


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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