Upcoming Concert


AROUND THE WORLD: Two performances only

Travel through 15 countries and hear languages ranging from Icelandic and Irish to Armenian and the Aboriginal language of the Kalkadoon nation. Experience timeless choral music that’s over 1,000 years old, traditional folk music, Bach, and the captivating theme from the BBC’s ‘Home Fires’. 

Barr Smith Reading Room • Eastern door, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

Sunday 24 September at 3pm

Sunday 1 October at 3pm

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Tickets:  $27, $17 (conc), $13 child

More than ever we need reasons to acknowledge different cultures and empathise with peoples across the world – and what better way than to share choral music in nine different languages from 14 countries.

We’ve been exploring Armenian music that that’s over 1,000 years old, music from Iceland, Russia, Bolivia and Sweden, and the ancient and timeless music of Aboriginal Australia through the driving rhythms and language of the Kalkadoon nation.

All of which brings us just a little closer to an empathy with those for whom singing in these languages comes naturally.

And as we pass by the UK, we’ll sing the captivating opening theme from the TV series “Home Fires”, which aired here on the ABC last year.

Those who heard our first Around the World in 2016 had this to say: “Loved every minute – wonderful variety”, “sensational”, “what a superb performance”, “a happy day”, “inspirational” and “it gave me goosebumps”.  



Medieval Christmas - Festival of Lessons and Carols ***** Lumina with Professor Tom Burton


Lumina Vocal Ensemble performs a selection of rare and wonderful medieval Christmas songs with readings by Professor Tom Burton from the 1395 Wycliffe Bible in bracing Middle English.

By popular request, 2016 sees two atmospheric venues: St Cyprian's Anglican Church, Melbourne St, North Adelaide (Sunday 11 December at 3pm) and the Barr Smith Library Reading Room, University of Adelaide (Saturday 17 December at 3pm).


If you wish to attend the St Cyprian's performance, we suggest you book to avoid disappointment at


Facebook event for St Cyprian's performance https://www.facebook.com/events/611381482366098/

If you wish to book for the Barr Smith Library on 17 Dec, book here: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=230416/

Facebook event for Barr Smith is https://www.facebook.com/events/314773878882735/


Time Traveller's Guide to Choral Music, November 2016

2016 Fringe


Transcendence (the search for heaven)
3pm, Saturday 19 September 2015
Barr Smith Library Reading Room
Adelaide University 

‘Transcendence’ will feature music about trial, redemption and the search for a higher plane. Music will include ‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’ by Thomas Tallis, ‘The Eternal Struggle’ by Saam Thorne, ‘The Traveller’ by Anna Pope and ‘Faire is the Heaven’ by William Harris. Don’t miss it!


Tickets available at the door or through TryBooking.

For more information, visit our webpage [add hyperlink to poster on our website] or find us on facebook

Compassion for Nepal Benefit Concert
2pm, Saturday 25 July 2015
St John’s, Halifax Street

For more information, check out this poster or visit the special facebook site 

Compassion for Nepal Benefit Concert

Lumina will be performing some of their most popular repertoire from the medieval period, as well as madrigals from the Renaissance and Baroque.

Other performers will include the ‘Faux Pas’ jazz trio, Alan Posselt, Simon Gill and Raj Narayan (sitars and tabla),  Jesse Budel and Alexander Hanysz (piano) and organist  Matthew Atherton.