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James Whitbourn

Publisher: Chester Music

Luminosity (2007)
Luminosity is commissioned by the conductor James Jordan of Westminster Choir College for the Westminster Williamson Voices, the women of the Westminster Schola Cantorum, the Blair Academy Singers (conductor, William Hammer) and the black-light dance company Archedream, for performance in Philadelphia Cathedral during April 2008
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
2007
Duration
25 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
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Programme Note
James Whitbourn Luminosity (2007)
Luminosity is a multi-media work commissioned by the conductor James Jordan or Westminster Choir College for the Westminster Williamson Voices, the women of the Westminster Schola Cantorum, the Blair Academy Singers (conductor, William Hammer) and the black-light dance company Archedream, for performance in Philadelphia Cathedral during April 2008.

The text, compiled and edited by the composer, centers on the transcendent beauty of creation expressed by luminaries down the ages. Texts are taken from the writings of St. John, St. Teresa of Avila, Ryonen, St Augustine, Julian of Norwich and St Isaac of Nineveh.


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  • Ensemble
    Commotio
    Soloist(s)
    Christopher Gillett, tenor; Levine Andrade, viola
    Conductor
    Matthew Berry
    Naxos:
  • Conductor
    David Hill
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Performances
Date
Title
  • 05 JUL 2014
    Cadogan Hall, London
    Lewisham Choral Society
    Dan Ludford-Thomas, conductor
  • 12 APR 2014
    Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dallas, USA
    Orpheus Chamber Singers
  • 28 MAR 2014
    University Presbyterian Church, Austin; Texas
    Conspirare Symphonic Choir

    Other Dates:
    29 March - University Presbyterian Church, Austin; Texas
  • 22 JUL 2013
    Benenden School, Kent
    Kent Music Summer School
  • 18 MAY 2013
    Clifton Cathedral, Bristol
    City of Bristol Choir
    David Ogden, conductor
  • 14 APR 2013
    Luminosity Country Premiere
    St James Church, Sydney
    Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
    Michelle Leonard, conductor
  • 19 JAN 2013
    Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, USA
    Voices of Light Chamber Choir
    Keith Arnold, conductor
  • 17 MAR 2012
    Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards St, Vancouver, Canada
    Phoenix Chamber Choir
    Dr Ramona Luengen, conductor
  • 04 MAR 2012
    Montdavi Center for the Performing Arts
    US Davis University Chorus and Alumni Chorus
    Jonathan Dimmock, organ ; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor
  • 04 MAR 2012
    Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, Davis, California
    Jonathan Dimmock (organ) ; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor
  • 04 DEC 2011
    Charleston Baptist Temple, USA
    Charleston Civic Chorus
    Randall Peters, piano/organ; J. Truman Dalton, conductor
  • 04 DEC 2011
    Grace United Methodist Church, Bridge Street, Corning, NY
    Will Wickham, conductor
  • 16 APR 2011
    Princeton College Chapel, Princeton, NJ
    Princeton College Chapel Choir
    Penna Rose, conductor
  • 10 APR 2011
    First United Methodist Church, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
    LCCC Colegiate Choral / Kantorei Singers
  • 20 MAR 2011
    Immanuel United Church of Christ, Shillington PA
    Immanuel United Church of Christ Senior Choir and Dancers
    David McConnell, conductor
  • 26 FEB 2011
    Westwood Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
    The Concert Singers of Cary
    Constance Lorber (viola); Lawrence Speakman, conductor
  • 13 NOV 2010
    Douai Abbey, Berkshire
    Encoro
    Sarah Tenant-Flowers, conductor
  • 09 SEP 2010
    Valley Presbyterian Church, Paradisa Valley, Arizona
    Sonoran Desert Chorale
    Jeff Harris, conductor

    Other Dates:
    10 October - Valley Presbyterian Church, Paradisa Valley, Arizona
  • 21 MAR 2009
    Mill Hill School chapel, London, NW7
    Commotio
    Matthew Berry, conductor
  • 21 MAR 2009
    London
    Commotio
  • 11 APR 2008
    Luminosity World Premiere
    Philadelphia Cathedral, PA
    Westminster Williamson Voices; Westminster Schola Cantorum; Blair Academy Singers; Daniel Stewart, viola
    James Jordan, conductor

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