Anders Nyberg, internationally acclaimed composer, choir director and Oscar nominated songwriter will conduct an exclusive one-off workshop in Sydney, at one of the city’s most beautiful spaces – the Hunters Hill Congregational Church.
Suitable for dedicated choristers and beginners, this is a rare opportunity to learn choral technique from one of the world’s great masters.
As well as a musical career that stretches for over 40 years as a songwriter, arranger and choir director, Anders is best known in Australia for the Oscar nominated film he co-wrote – As It Is In Heaven. This was a musical and cultural phenomenon in the Australian choral scene and beyond. As It Is in Heaven was screened at The Hayden Orpheum in Sydney for 103 weeks making it one of the longest-running films in Australian film history. His work is likewise well known and loved in the greater Australian choral scene, notably Freedom is Coming – Songs of Protest and Praise from South Africa.
Nyberg confesses that despite being an alumni of the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm, his greatest musical teachers and inspirations come from the local folk musicians of his native Malung, Sweden and from his adopted home country of South Africa. Musical expression and creation acting as a cultural bridge between the North and the South has become a life vocation for this unique musician – “with one ear in Northern Europe and the other in Southern Africa”.
You will be immersed in learning and singing musical styles that range from Swedish, African and contemporary with Anders Nyberg as your guide, as well as being treated to a talk on the writing and production of As It Is In Heaven.
Sunday 3 November 2019 from 10am to 4pm