Voices that illuminate
WHO WE ARE
we sing to bring attention
we sing to affect change
we sing to advocate
we sing to right wrongs
Luminaria takes its name from a small paper lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag) often used to light the path in southwest United States and in Hispanic communities during Christmas time.
We hope to be a light, illuminating the path to heighten, enlighten, and deepen the community’s awareness of social issues and causes through music and the arts - whether it be social justice issues, devastating disease or other topics that deserve to have a voice and a discussion surrounding them.
We are an invitation-only, women’s vocal ensemble, made up of career choral singers, as well as soloists. What we all share is a passion for talking about issues that need to be talked about!
Our ensemble ranges from 8 to 16 singers depending on the concert, and can craft programs on nearly any topic. Have an idea? We’d love to hear from you!
Diane Koshi & Maikaʻi Nash
I have always believed in the extraordinary power of music to change lives, to deeply touch hearts and minds; and have humbly witnessed the transformation of many young lives through music. As an ensemble of HI Arts Lab, Luminaria will strive to be a catalyst for more creativity within our artistic community.
We fervently hope Luminaria’s presentations will provoke you to ruminate, cogitate, discuss, and perhaps incite you to take action to support change in our community and the world.
As an artist, I feel that our job is to comment on society and the global community at large. With Luminaria's unique mission within HI Arts Lab, it gives Diane and I a fantastically focused approach to repertoire and program building, and I'm excited to explore the full depths of topics that need to be at the forefront of our thoughts.
We hope that the stories we tell with Luminaria resonate with you and those around you!