Launched in 2014, our lunchtime series at Collins Street Baptist Church has quickly gained popularity among lovers of chamber music. A one hour program during the week is the perfect way to lift your day. With a focus on Sibelius in 2015 as we celebrate his 150th birthday, these programs promise a wealth of romantic, sublime chamber music and some absolute gems that we are unearthing for the first time. Be part of our journey as we prepare to play the complete string quartet works in Finland as part of the Sibelius 150th celebrations.

These one hour lunchtime concerts are always a joy for us to present and the perfect present for that special someone in need of a hit of great music.

Violins  Shane Chen, Helen Ayres (February and May), Nicholas Waters (October)
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton

Program One - Tuesday 24 February, 1.00pm

SIBELIUS String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, JS 183
SIBELIUS Molto moderato - Scherzo in E major, JS 134
SIBELIUS Adagio in D minor, JS 12
SIBELIUS Fuga för Martin Wegelius, JS 85  
SIBELIUS Four Themes:  
1. G major    2. E flat major    3. A minor    4. E minor

Program Two - Tuesday 26 May, 1.00pm

SIBELIUS String Quartet No. 4 in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae"
SIBELIUS String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 4
SIBELIUS Andante festivo for String Quartet, JS 34a

Program Three - Tuesday 27 October, 1.00pm

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18, No. 6
RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello
TICKETS    Click here to download the program notes

Zoe Knighton, cello

Zoe Knighton, cello