The Linus Ensemble
Performs old and new, local and foreign classical music and focuses on building community support for Australian composers and performers.
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 performs seasonally in the beautiful historic confines of St Linus church in Coburg North as well as at other local community and charity events. Their upcoming Winter 2017 concert series will feature performances by Helen Bower on violin, Luca Vanags-Smith on horn and David Hiscox on piano. The program will include classical favourites such as Beethoven's: Romance 2, Vittorio Monti's Csárdás and Mendelssohn's Lost Illusions 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 are also excited to be performing works by local and international contemporary female composers including Elena Kats-Chernin and Lydia Busler.
2017 Performances by the Linus Ensemble
An Afternoon of Music - Summer Edition 2017 :
Sunday 26th February 2017 at St Linus Anglican Church, Coburg North
Sunday 5th March 2017 at St Marks Anglican Church, Templestowe Lower
This Summer concert series featured performances by Helen Bower on violin, Luca Vanags-Smith on horn and David Hiscox on piano and showcased 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
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.