Luminosa Rising Voices


Luminosa Rising Voices is a fresh, new, ambitious and inclusive choir for girls and boys aged 11-16.  Run by Rebekah Abbott, who is Artistic Director of the family of four 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. 

Down to earth and fun, we have formed the choir because we believe there is a gap in opportunities for young people who are interested in exploring a range of styles from Musical Theatre, to Classical and Contemporary Music.

The focus will be on vocal technique as in a singing lesson; including how to breathe properly, how to engage and utilise the correct muscles to support the voice and how facilitate a free and resonant sound capable of subtlety, expression and power, that will blend with others.

The aim is that this choir has a different ‘feel’ to the Young Voices, with music picked by all of us, a committee made up of members' (when we get large enough) and the opportunity to enter some really exciting competitions which will put us on the map, all done with a real love of singing and being ‘the best we possibly can be’ at the core of what we do.

We know that musical education, particularly singing has been shown to be extremely beneficial to the development of young minds. It has stress reducing qualities and academic benefits. Music making promotes team-building and interpersonal skills and bolsters confidence and self-esteem.

Luminosa Rising Voices is a small group of singers is designed to give the 121 attention needed by children of this age. It gives them specialist coaching and mentoring to develop as singers and as people. In each session, we do a combination fun singing as well as working on some more challenging music too. Learning is personalised and children are respected and developed as individuals. The cost to parents is less than £5 per session.

We explore a broad range of music which enriches young peoples’ understanding of their own culture and those of others around the globe.  The music we sing will focus on a balance between pieces which will be picked by our members, as well as singing pieces which in preperation for concerts and competitions. 


Luminosa Rising Voices rehearse on a Tuesday evening at the Alton Maltings Centre from 5.45-6.45pm.  For more information and to come along to a free sample session, please contact the choir’s operations manager, Mike Rawlins:, visit the choirs’ Facebook page: Luminosa Young and Rising Voices or visit the website




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We welcome to our team this term, Joshua Robinson, who will be Conducting Luminosa Rising Voices.  Joshua graduated with a 1st in Vocal Studies from the University of Winchester.  As well as a flourishing private teaching practice, Joshua also works at Portsmouth Academy teaching voice, and directs both adult and youth community choirs locally too.


Joshua has an excellent understanding of vocal technique and his commitment to teaching excellent vocal technique within a fun, challenging and inclusive environment complements the skillset and aims of the Luminosa team. Joshua will teach a variety of Classical and Contemporary repertoire, (in 2 and 3 parts now our choir is bigger).


The addition of Joshua to the Luminosa team will allow Rebekah to work with individuals from Luminosa Rising Voices on a 121 basis from time to time. This will provide the individual attention to technique that we know some of our older members will enjoy and benefit from. 


We are enormously grateful to our sponsors Sheen Stickland Chartered Accountants for supporting us and helping  to make the work we do possible.



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Just a quick update - for obvious reasons there has not been much activity here for a while.
We know how valuable singing is to all of us at the best of times and how it may help carry us over the coming weeks.
We are working on a series of resources for the Young and Rising Voices members that will enable us to learn and come together as a choir through the magic of virtual technology (everyone is doing it these days). We will be sending details to members soon
In the meantime - stay safe, stay indoors - see you soon we hope.
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IMPORTANT - in view of the latest update we have taken the decision to stop Young and Rising Voices rehearsals for this term. There will be no rehearsals now on 17th, 24th and 31st of March.
We are planning to restart for the Summer term on 21 April although that will of course be subject to the guidance at that time.
We had the Choir Festival as a great high point on which to finish this term and we will use the extra time now given to us to plan the great music we will be sharing next term in preparation for a performance with the adult Luminosa choir on the 4th July.
Stay safe and remember that we are always together even when we are apart.
The Luminosa Young and Rising Voices team.
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Just to confirm that the Young and Rising Voices will continue to rehearse as usual for the remainder of the term - that is through to the 31st March. We will follow the schools and continue to meet while they remain open and subject to all the relevant government advice.
We hope also that we will be able to run our Summer term - so watch this space.
Stay safe everyone.
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🌟LUMINOSA RISING VOICES 🌟 got 86/100, were COMMENDED in their category and won SECOND PLACE!!! Well done everyone. Aged 6-16 and want to join one of our choirs? Comment below or message us! ... See MoreSee Less

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🌟WOW 🌟 86/100. They came SECOND among some really competitive choirs of older kids and were COMMENDED! Aged between 6-16? Comment below to come and join one of our choirs next term!
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