The Linus Ensemble

Performs old and new, local and foreign classical music and focuses on building community support for Australian composers and performers. 

Helen Bower (pictured on left with violin), David Hiscox (piano), Luca Vanags-Smith (plays horn, pictured on right), © Katherine Rawlings 2017

Helen Bower (pictured on left with violin), David Hiscox (piano), Luca Vanags-Smith (plays horn, pictured on right), © Katherine Rawlings 2017

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 RothschildHelen Bower and Rennata Morrison on violin, Lachlan Dent on cello, Luca Vanags-Smith on horn and David Hiscox on piano. 


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

© Katherine Rawlings 2017

© Katherine Rawlings 2017

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

This Summer concert series featured performances works by local Australian composers: Katherine Rawlings and Jessamie Kaitler amongst other classical favourites including Brahms, Chopin, Vivaldi, Bartok, Glazunov and Debussy. 


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

Image © Katherine Rawlings 2016

Image © Katherine Rawlings 2016

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.