Concerts at St George's - Friends of Music 

Sunday 4 November 2018, 3:30pm
St George's Anglican Church, Travancore 


Ensemble Goldentree return to St George's Travancore for a concert of rare and wonderful duets for horn and soprano. This performance will include the Australian premiere of the entirety of Karl Kroeger's "Tres Psalmi Davidis" alongside the repeat performance of May Lyon's "Echo", commissioned by Ensemble Goldentree in 2018. 

This concert will be preceded by a performance by pianist Raymond Shon at 2pm, with afternoon tea provided between the concerts. 


For tickets and more information about the Friends of Music series in 2018 visit:  

Karl KROEGER - "Tres Psalmi Davidis" (Australian premiere of full work) 

May LYON - "Echo" 

Judith WEIR - "Don't Let That Horse" 

Benefit Concert for Dr Ben Leske

Concerts at St George's - Friends of Music 

Sunday 1 April 2018, 2pm
St George's Anglican Church, Travancore 


Ensemble Goldentree participate in the Benefit Concert for the late Dr. Ben Leske. Dr Leske was due to direct the Newlands Choir for a performance on this day, but passed away from brain cancer on 7 March 2018. 

All proceeds from this concert will go towards brain cancer research. You can find out more at: 

This concert will be followed by a performance by Anon. at 3:30pm, with afternoon tea served between the performances. 

For tickets and more information about the Friends of Music series in 2018 visit:  

Karl KROEGER - Psalm XXII from "Tres Psalmi Davidis" 

+ performances by other artists from the 2018 Friends of Music series 

Con Femine

Saturday 24 March 2018, 7pm
Carlton Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street Carlton 


"I feel I must fight for [my music], because I want women to turn their minds to big and difficult jobs; not just to go on hugging the shore, afraid to put out to sea."

Ethel Smyth, 1902

Join us for Ensemble Goldentree's biannual celebration of the music and writings of women, from 1151 to the present day. This multi-faceted project features the works and words of Hildegard von Bingen, Amy Beach, Ethel Smyth and Natalie Williams alongside new commissions from Australian composers May Lyon and Jessica Lindsay Smith. 

Hildegard von BINGEN - selections (arr. Ensemble Goldentree) 

Ethel SMYTH - "Elegy [In Memorium]: Adagio" from Concerto for violin and horn 

Amy BEACH - Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150 

Natalie WILLIAMS - Talking Points for viola and piano 

May LYON - "Echo" (World premiere)

Jessica Lindsay SMITH - "Cover Me" (World premiere)

"We cannot live in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a hope. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening. To use our own voice. To see our own light." 

- Hildegard von Bingen 

White Night Melbourne: Verandah Virtuosos 

Saturday 17 February, 11:30pm - Sunday 18 February, 4am
Gorman Verandah, 135-137 Swanson Street, Melbourne  


Horn player Tim Hannah performs a sometimes familiar, sometimes unusual array of works for horn from one of Melbourne city’s many balconies. Tim will be joined by soprano, Alison McIntosh-Deszcz for several sets throughout the evening. 

Part busking, part studio window, this project invites the audience to view the musicians exploring and honing their art as they practice and perform spontaneously in the public eye.

KROEGER, Karl - Tres Psalmi Davidis 

WEIR, Judith - 'Don't Let That Horse' 

von BINGEN, Hildegard - Various  

BACH, J. S. - Selections from Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, arr. for horn 

2017 Projects

2017 HIP Pocket Project


St Stephens Anglican Church


RAMEAU - Selections

BACH - "Peasant Cantata" BWV 212

$25 Adult/$20 Concession

Alison McIntosh-Deszcz - soprano

Stephen Marsh - baritone

Arun Patterson - ensemble leader

Tim Hannah - horn

Ensemble Goldentree presents the first HIP Pocket Project - a pocket sized concert focused on Historically Informed Performance. Stephen Marsh (baritone) and Alison McIntosh-Deszcz (soprano) will be joined by an ensemble of nine musicians, including dedicated early-music specialists, lead by Arun Patterson (violin). 

Bach's good-humoured "Peasant Cantata" will be paired with a curated suite of Rameau overtures edited and chosen by Arun Patterson and Hannah Spracklan-Holl. 



Richmond Uniting Church



STANHOPE - Sea Chronicles (selections) 

LYON - The fate of Phaeton (WP)

GLASS - String Quartet No. 2 'Company'

FRANKEL - trace_hideandseek (WP) 

WP = world premiere 

$25 Adult/$20 Concession

Alison McIntosh-Deszcz - soprano

Tim Hannah - horn

Nathan Juriansz - violin 1

Rennata Morrison - violin 2

Clare Gorton - viola

Belinda Liew - cello

Two brand new Australian works for soprano, horn and string quartet will be premiered in the intimate surrounds of Richmond Uniting Church. 

Experience the warm sounds of horn and strings blending together to support solo voice in this unique ensemble arrangement. 

New works by Emile Frankel and May Lyon will be paired with additional repertoire showcasing these instrumental and vocal arrangements. 

Other Concerts                   



Beleura House & Garden 


BRITTEN - "The Heart of the Matter"

KORNGOLD - Sechs Einfache Leider

Michael Petruccelli - tenor

Jane Matheson - piano

Tim Hannah - horn

Alison McIntosh-Deszcz - soprano

Lise Rodgers - reader

Michael Petruccelli (tenor) and Jane Matheson (piano) return for this special performance of Britten's moving work, with Edith Sitwell's poetry to be read by actor Lise Rodgers

SUNDAY 28 MAY / 1:30PM

presented by St George's Travancore Friends of Music Series  


TREWARTHA - "Memories for a Stranger"

GILLIE - "To The Seasons" 

Alison McIntosh-Deszcz - soprano

Tim Hannah - horn

Louis Nicoll - piano

Ensemble Goldentree perform two works by living female composers as part of the St George's Travancore Friends of Music Series. Funds from this concert help support music in this community. 

Season 2016

Alison McIntosh The Strong, The Fair
Tim Hannah Alison McIntosh Deszcz The Ancient Future
Tim Hannah horn The Heart of the Matter


75 Reid Street, North Fitzroy



Trewartha - Memories for a Stranger 

(world premiere)

Pearson - Song Of Us 



In the week of International Women’s Day Ensemble Goldentree will celebrate the contributions made to chamber music by women, and explore the stories of these composers, their works and performers.  


Traversing generations and continents this passionate all-female ensemble will present the world premiere of two new works by Melbournian composers Louisa Trewartha and Natasha Pearson alongside influential female composers throughout history.

Complimentary afternoon tea served during the performance.


Adult $20 / Concession $15


Show your support for International Women's Day (March 8th) by wearing purple and using the hashtag #PledgeForParity

Special Projects 2015

Australian Festival of Camber Music - Advanced Winterschool

31 July - 8 August 2015


Cooke - Nocturnes


Masterclasses, coachings & world class chamber music.


You can read about Ensemble Goldentree's time in Townsville on our AFCM 2015 Blog 

Season 2015


SUNDAY MAY 3 2015 / 2 PM

St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond


Schubert - Auf dem Strom 

Lachner - Selections 

Berlioz - Le jeune Patre Breton 


Ensemble Goldentree's 2015 season opener brings one of the most well know works for horn, voice and piano to life alongside its contemporaries. 






Please check back later for updates 

St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton


A selection of works for brass trio and soprano




Ensemble Goldentree are joined by additional members of the brass family to explore the history and development of the relationship between brass and vocal music from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.


The ensemble will present works for brass trio (trumpet, horn, trombone) and soprano, sharing the history of the instruments and their development in an interactive concert format that will educate and inspire.  

Complimentary afternoon tea served following the performance.


Adult $20 / Concession $15





Fundraising Concert for Asante Adventures

6 September 2015


Cooke - Nocturnes 


All money raised went to Mission In Action (Kenya), Suluhisho (Kenya) & Amari Community Development (Uganda).


In Setpember-October 2015 Jacob climed to Everest Basecamp to raise further funds towards the cause.


SUNDAY JULY 5 2015 / 2PM

St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond 


Gillie - To The Seasons 

Winteregg - Three City Songs 

Plog - Animal Ditties III 


Adult $20 / Concession $15


Alison, Tim and Jacob are joined by horn player Melanie Simpson to present the Australian premieres of modern American compositions. Sweet lyricism and colourful characters abound in Gina Gillie's To the Seasons, contrasted with the humour and jazz influences of Winteregg's City Songs and Plog's Animal Ditties. Join Ensemble Goldentree for an exciting afternoon of entertainment. 





St Stephen's Aglican Church, Richmond



Britten - The Heart of the Matter

Kroeger - Psalms I & XXII from Tres Psalmi Davidis


Melbourne based tenor, Michael Petruccelli, joins Ensemble Goldentree for the performance of Benjamin Britten’s rarely heard work “The Heart of the Matter”.


This deeply moving composition, including recitations from the poetry of Edith Sitwell, draws heavily from the poet's experience of the London Blitz and brings together the unsual combination of tenor, horn, piano and reader. Join us for this special occassion with one of Australia's leading young singers. 


Complimentary afternoon tea served following the performance.


Adult $20 / Concession $15 


3MBS The Talent - Series 3

LIVE on 3MBS 103.5FM

24 November 2015


Cooke - Nocturnes


Alison, Tim and Jacob performed live on radio as part of The Talent, an on air masterclass program run by 3MBS. Recordings will be uploaded to the Ensemble Goldentree website when available. 





Hammond Gallery

Victorian Artists Society

430 Albert Street, East Melbourne


Adult $20 / Concession $15 


Cooke - Nocturnes

Lenthall - Winter (world premiere)


Tim and Alison are joined by pianist, Megan Steller, and violinist, Katriona Tsyrlin, for the world premiere of a new work written for Ensemble Goldentree by Melbournian composer, Warren Lenthall


This concert will include a performance of Arnold Cooke's Nocturnes, which the ensemble recently performed at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. 



2013 - People's Chamber Music

Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Ensemble Goldentree originally formed in 2013 at Monash Univeristy, whilst it's original member's were taking chamber music studies together. Tim Hannah (horn), Alison McIntosh-Deszcz (soprano) and Jacob Davey (piano) named the group Trio Archipelago and performed works by Franz Lachner, Hector Berlioz and Charles Gounod. A number of these works would later be used in Ensemble Goldentree's debut concert, 'Of Romantics, Distance & Water' in 2015. 


In this original guise the ensemble participated in the People's Chamber Music concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre. This event, run by the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, brought together community and university ensembles and gave them the opportunity to perform in a world class venue for an enthusiastic crowd. Tim, Alison and Jacob performed a selection of works by Franz Lacher in this, their first public performance as an ensemble.