Luminosa

Past Concerts

Date: 2nd April

NEW WORKS

Location: All Saints Church, Odiham.
(performance by Luminosa Voices, Chamber Voices)

12th Anniversary Concert:

  • Start time: 19:30
  • Venue: All Saints Church Odiham
  • Programme: Mc DOWALL: Da Vinci Requiem; WILLIS: Salve Deus; VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: 5 Mystical Songs.
  • Conductor: Rebekah Abbott
  • Including an In-Concert Talk by Cecilia McDowall

Date: 2nd July 2022

ZIMBE – Alexander L’Estrange

Location: St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield
(performance by Luminosa Voices, Chamber Voices & Youth Choirs)
  • Start time: 7:30pm
  • Venue: St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield, GU32 3HS
  • Programme: with African Band, and Massed Choirs
  • Conductor: Rebekah Abbott

From Darkness Into Light

  • From Darkness Into Light, Chamber Voices
  • All Saints Church, Queens Road, Alton
  • 4th February
  • 6:30pm
  • A selection of music and words including: Brahms, MacMillan, Stanford, McDowall and Lotti.

Rachmaninov All Night Vigil

  • Rachmaninov All Night Vigil, Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
  • All Saints Church, They Bury, Odiham
  • 25th March
  • 7:00pm
  • Musicians:
    • Conductor Rebekah Abbott
    • Organist Michael Higgins

A Coronation Celebration

  • Celebrate the year of the coronation with works including: Handel Coronation Anthems, Chilcott Gloria, Parry I Was Glad
  • St Peters, Petersfield
  • 15th July
  • 7:00pm
  • Musicians: With Guest Soloists

Faure Requiem Goodall Eternal Light

  • Retiring collection in aid of the church
  • St John The Baptist Church, Greatham, GU33 6HB
  • 11th November
  • 6:30pm
  • Organ Accompaniment

Luminosa Chamber Voices, a select group of 25 singers, are delighted to be returning to St John The Baptist Church, Greatham, following a thoroughly well received concert in February.

On Saturday 11th November at 6:30pmwe will, under the expert guidance of Rebekah Abbott, bring you the beautifully lyrical Faure Requiem.  Faure’s work has a feeling of prayerful lament, whilst simultaneously holding a sense of hope. Faure himself described his work as “dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”  To complement this, the choir will also perform Eternal Light by Howard Goodall, less well known but no less beautiful. Eternal Light uses as its inspiration texts and poetry from the poets of the Great War, interspersing this with conventional requiem text. Both works are uplifting and engaging in equal measure

After this free concert, there will be a bar and also a retiring collection in aid of the church.

Please do come and join us for an evening of reflective music for the soul

Haydn Nelson Mass

  • With Guest Soloists
  • Haydn Nelson Mass & Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore
  • Frensham Heights School Theatre
  • 25th November
  • 7:00pm
  • Full Orchestra

Following on from the sold out ‘Coronation Celebration’ held in Petersfield in July, Alton based choir Luminosa is delighted to announce the first concert of the new season. Performing at the Aldridge Theatre at Frensham Heights School near Farnham, an exciting evening awaits, with the turbulent Nelson Mass by Haydn, and the uplifting and sonorous Vespers by Mozart.

Led, as always, under the creative guidance of conductor Rebekah Abbott, the 80-strong choir will perform alongside a quartet of emerging soloists from top London Conservatoires.  Adding further excitement to this concert will be the carefully curated orchestra, the “Hampshire Sinfonietta”. This ensemble includes members of the critically acclaimed “Connaught Brass”, as well as players who performed at the Coronation of King Charles III himself!