October 2011, Melbourne – ENSEMBLE URBANE Concert 2 announced.


ENSEMBLE URBANE Concert No. 2 @ Loop is the second concert in this exciting new chamber music series.


“urbane” = suave, elegant, refined, polished – having the savoir-faire regarded as characteristic of social life in a cosmopolitan city….

ENSEMBLE URBANE = Friends and colleagues playing music that moves us.

ENSEMBLE URBANE is reaching a new audience by taking music out of the concert hall and into urban spaces. It presents high-end classical chamber music in a refreshingly approachable context. The series showcases some of Australia’s most exciting and vibrant talent in a relaxed and intimate setting.


CONCERT No. 2 – November 21, 2011 6pm – Loop – 19-23 Meyers Place, Melbourne VIC 


The Music:

Purcell – Fantasia for Viols
Strauss – Sextet from Capriccio
Brahms – Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major                                                                                                                                                  

The Musicians:

Violin – Jessica Bell, Jenny Khafagi, Lynette Rayner, Kristian Winther
Viola – Christopher Cartlidge, William Clark, Helen Ireland, Leah Zweck
Cello – Blair Harris, William Hewer

The performance features the photography of Lisa Lloyd-Flett.

Lisa’s images capture the essence of a variety of Melbourne’s modern, urban spaces. They will provide a unique back-drop for the ancient music and the traditional art form of chamber music.

This concert is presented by Melbourne Music Week as part of the “Aesthetics of Sound” program.


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October 2011, Brisbane – STRING SIRENS @ QPAC for Henschke Wine Makers’ dinner


Dressed in signature red satin, The STRING SIRENS entertained 50 delighted VIP guests at QPAC’s Lyrebird Restaurant. The event was an exclusive dinner party for wine lovers featuring Henschke wines and presentations from the winemakers themselves.



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SYMPHONIE DES FEMMES celebrates women at the top of their field, excelling in what has for many years been a traditionally male dominated industry.

This all female orchestra was born out of a collaboration with aussie rock icons The Whitlams. Originally conceived by The Whitlams front man Tim Freedman to add a touch of glamour to a luxurious corporate function, the event was such as success that the orchestra joined the band for two more concerts in Sydney’s State theatre later that year and have to continued to perform with them in recent years.

As Australia’s only all-female full symphony orchestra, SYMPHONIE DES FEMMES creates a uniquely captivating on-stage presence and can bring a unique element to any number of contexts.

With high-profile players based throughout the country, SYMPHONIE DES FEMMES can be recreated in just about any part of Australia.

“They played wonderfully and we all had a great time.”

Tim Freedman – The Whitlams.

Available throughout Australia and also internationally.




Chorus Australis is Australia’s most exciting new choir.

A truly cross-genre ensemble, it is made up of the country’s best voices from the opera, rock, musical theatre and pop worlds.

The choir is unique in that its members are individually selected for each engagement according to its specific brief.

The choral branch of orchestral contracting outfit Philharmonia Australia, Chorus Australis upholds the ideals Philharmonia Australia has become renowned for; Exceptional talent, attention to detail, professionalism, dynamic onstage presence and immaculate presentation.

Philharmonia Australia has sourced singers for a number of varied contexts over the last decade which have included performances with UK act Active Child for The Melbourne Festival, Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra in Sydney and Melbourne and a national tour with Belgian crooner Helmut Lotti.

Launched in 2017, Chorus Australis burst on to the scene performing as a 40 piece all male contingent with none other than pop sensation Adele.

The choir performed in front of record breaking crowds of up to 95,000 in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne and has recently performed with Hans Zimmer in each city of his “Revealed” tour and for Planet Earth 2 Live in Melbourne.

Chorus Australis is the ideal choice for a number of contexts from concert tours to private functions and corporate events to recording sessions and TV appearances. 

With teams in most of the country’s capital cites the choir is available Australia wide.


Watch and listen to CHORUS AUSTRALIS and STRING SOURCE performing with ACTIVE CHILD for the 2013 Melbourne Festival.








Presenting beautifully traditional and elegant Christmas entertainment, CAMERATA FESTIVUS combines strings, winds and choristers.

A mini orchestra with vocalists, immaculately styled in full length gowns and tuxedos, CAMERATA FESTIVUS performs everyone’s favourite Christmas repertoire in a truly high-end package. 

As well carols and Christmas music, CAMERATA FESTIVUS can tailor repertoire to specifically suit your event from Australian themed classics to traditional wedding favourites.

The ensemble can vary in size and can perform in a background role or as a featured performance.


CAMERATA FESTIVUS are also offering serenading singers and Christmas carollers. 

One or more vocalists will travel to your loved one’s home or work place or a location of your choice to deliver a personalised private performance of 3 songs. Christmas carols, “Happy Birthday”, romantic and operatic classics are all possible.

What an amazing way to show someone how special they are to you.


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Available throughout Australia and also internationally.