Swedish cellist Linnea Olsson to play Union Chapel‏

June 30, 2013

Confirmed to perform a special church organ set at London’s historic UNION CHAPEL on July 16th
Other confirmed artists include: Rebekka Karijord, Bedroom Community & Small Feet


Behind the release of her stunning debut album Ah!, Fantasy Pop Cellist Linnea Olsson brings her live show to Union Chapel in London on Tuesday July 16th.  A special show as part of The Henry Willis Organ Restoration Project, the evening will see her integrate the church’s organ into her live set. Having wowed audiences the past year across The UK and Europe with the rich power of just cello and voice, this evening ought to be a special with the church organ accompanying Linnea and her cello and loop pedal to create what promises to be a huge and warm atmosphere.

Built in 1877, the Henry Willis Organ at Union Chapel is the only existing organ of its kind in the UK and remains virtually unaltered, either mechanically or tonally since its construction. With help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donations, esteemed London venue Union Chapel has restored the historic instrument to its former glory, securing its future for generations to come.

The organ will officially be launched on 14 July 2013 and Union Chapel is hosting a week of special concerts to celebrate. In a first for a mechanical organ, the programme will see the instrument performed in styles rarely attempted before, bringing the historic organ into the 21st Century and showcasing just how musically versatile it can be.

A seasoned and prolific musician, Linnea Olsson has collaborated with artists including Ane Brun, Nina Kinert, Rebekka Karijord and Frida Hyvönen. Her acclaimed debut record ‘Ah!’, released last year through Gotterfunk Productions, is an unpredictably diverse journey through light and dark.  Without knowing it, Linnea steps into Arthur Russell’s uninhibited musical universe and effortlessly infuses it with a Magnetic Fields sense of kitsch forward pop song crafting, all the while maintaining an Animal Collective sense of child-like naivety and playfulness.

As well as being available through iTunes and on CD, Linnea Olsson’s debut album ‘Ah!’ is now available to purchase on vinyl HERE.


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