The Linus Ensemble
Performs old and new, local and foreign classical music and focuses on building community support for Australian composers and performers.
What is The Linus Ensemble?
The Linus Ensemble was founded by composer Katherine Rawlings in 2016 to build community and support local composers, performers and artists in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The ensemble rehearses and performs in the beautiful historic confines of St Linus church in Coburg North as well as other venues in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.
Past concerts have featured performances by Marianne Rothschild, Helen Bower and Rennata Morrison on violin, Luca Vanags-Smith on horn, Amy Valent on vibraphone and marimba, David Hiscox on piano and Lachlan Dent on cello.
2018 Performances by the Linus Ensemble
Saturday 18th August 2018 at St Linus' Anglican Church, Coburg North
This years program included a number works delightful works with varying instrumental combinations of violin, marimba, vibraphone, cello and horn including works by Katherine Rawlings, Evelin Szilvasi, Ludovico Einaudi, Vincent Persichetti and Evelyn Glennie. To see the full program click here
2017 Performances by the Linus Ensemble
The Linus Ensemble's Family Christmas Concert
Sunday 25th November 2017 at St Mark's Anglican Church, Templestowe Lower
The program included a delightful mix of Christmas songs together with the Linus' Ensemble's favourite chamber music!!
Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Jessamie Kaitler, Linda Kouvaras, Katherine Rawlings, Saint Saëns, Strauss and more.
An Afternoon of Music - Winter 2017 :
Sunday 18th June 2017 at St Linus' Anglican Church, Coburg North
Sunday 25th June 2017 at St Mark's Anglican Church, Templestowe Lower
This Winter concert series included classical favourites such as Beethoven's: Romance 2, Vittorio Monti's Csárdás and Bach/Gounod's Ave Maria as well as a word premiere of Bloom a beautiful work written for the Linus Ensemble by local Australian composer: Katherine Rawlings. The Linus ensemble were also excited to perform works by local and international contemporary female composers including Elena Kats-Chernin and Lydia Busler. The concert's also included guest student performances by Genevieve Nailer, William Kay (at St Linus) and Anna Kosovac (at St Marks). Click here to see the full program.
An Afternoon of Music - Summer Edition 2017 :
Sunday 26th February 2017 at St Linus' Anglican Church, Coburg North
Sunday 5th March 2017 at St Mark's Anglican Church, Templestowe Lower
2016 Performances by the Linus Ensemble
An Afternoon At St Linus - Spring Edition Sunday 6th November at 2:30 pm, St Linus Church, Coburg North, VIC
This Spring Edition of An Afternoon at St Linus included a program of string favourites plus a few works by local Australian composer Katherine Rawlings including a world premiere performance of Bloom for solo violin by Helen Bower. Other performers included Lachlan Dent on Cello and Rennata Morrison on Violin. Click here to see the concert program.
An Afternoon at St Linus -Winter Edition Sunday 17th of July at 2:30 pm, St Linus Church, Coburg North, VIC
Works by Katherine Rawlings included the world premiere of Conversations in trees at dawn for two violins performed by Marianne Rothschild and Helen Bower and Blue Carnation for solo violin performed by Marianne Rothschild. Other local Australian works performed Temporal Exegesis for violin and cello by Lindsay Brunsdon performed by Marianne Rothschild and Lachlan Dent. Click here to see the concert program.