The Luminosa String Orchestra was founded in 2018.
We launched in November 2018 at the Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway.
Philip Glass (born 1937) Company
T. C. Kelly (1917–1985) Three Pieces for Strings
Béla Bartók (1881–1945) Romanian Folk Dances
Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) Holberg Suite
Our 2019 Season entitled Soundings explored two concert programmes themed Landscapes and Maestra.
Arthur Duff (1899–1956) Meath Pastoral
John Maxwell Geddes (1941–2017) Soundposts
Edward Elgar (1857–1934) Serenade for Strings
Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) Two Elegiac Melodies
Samuel Barber (1910–1981) Adagio for Strings
Bill Whelan (born 1950) Inishlacken
Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) O Virtus Sapientiae
Joan Trimble (1915–2000) Suite for Strings
Jane O’Leary Snapshots
Fanny Mendelssohn (1805–47) String Quartet in Eb major.
Marian Ingoldsby Winter Su
Elizabeth Maconchy (1907 – 1994) Music for Strings
As our 2020 season was completely cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we reprogrammed a very special live streamed performance from Galway Cathedral. With special guests Aisling Kenny, Soprano and Mark Chambers, Countertenor.
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736) Stabat Mater
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) Nulla in Mundo
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713) Concerto Gross Op. 6 No. 4
We produced and performed our delayed Arcadia programme in 2021 with two live-streamed concerts and finally one wonderful concert with a live audience
Divertimento in B flat Major, K. 137
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)
Idyll for String Orchestra, JW VI/3
Leoš Jan ček (1854–1928)
Two Traditional Irish Airs
John F. Larchet (1884–1967)
Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 6, No. 3
Sam Perkin Visualization (2021) WORLD PREMIERE
John Maxwell Geddes (1941–2017) A Rose for Margaret
Peter Warlock (1894–1930)Capriol Suite
Shadows of Dusk
Frederick Delius (1862–1934) Late Swallows
Linda Buckley (1979 - ) Fall Approaches
Anton Arensky (1861–1906) Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
Antonin Dvořak (1841–1904) Serenade for Strings, Op. 22