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As It Is in Sydney - with Anders Nyberg (Sweden).

Nov 2-3  2019

Hunters Hill Congregational Church.

cnr Ferdinand & Alexandria Streets, Hunters Hill.

Full Weekend Cost: $250

‘As It Is In Sydney’ is an international singing event not to be missed with Anders Nyberg, Oscar nominated co-author of the hit Swedish movie As It Is In Heaven.

In November of 2019 Anders Nyberg, internationally acclaimed composer, choir director and Oscar nominated songwriter will conduct an exclusive one-off workshop in Sydney, at one of the cities most beautiful spaces - the Hunters Hill Congregational Church. Suitable for dedicated choristers and beginners alike, this is a rare opportunity to learn choral technique from one of the worlds 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”.

Over two full days on Saturday and Sunday, 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.

The workshop will be held at the Hunters Hill Congregational Church, 9km north-west of Sydney’s CBD.  This beautiful sandstone church was designed by Albert Bond who was the City of Sydney architect from 1873 – 1878, the foundation stone was laid in 1875. The elegant stonework was laid with no mortar by builder Antonio Bondietti, the church features a buttressed stone bellcote, a sublime collection of stained glass and heavenly natural acoustics. The week before our event this historical Church will be celebrating its 140th anniversary.

“To "conduct" literally means "bring together" or "channel”… it is about listening intently and hearing a more beautiful sound than you've ever heard before.“  Anders Nyberg

For more details and booking information go to: https://www.soundtrackstravel.com.au/as-it-is-in-sydney

Why You Should Attend

It might be that you don’t know the name Anders Nyberg, however it might also be that your love of singing will have been influenced in some ways by his work.

As well as a musical career that stretches for over 40 years as a songwriter, arranger and choir director, Anders co-wrote the Swedish movie As It Is In Heaven, a musical & cultural phenomenon that charged the Australian choral scene.

​It might be that you have been influenced by his music, so popular in the Melbourne choral scene, notably Freedom is Coming - Songs of Protest and Praise from South Africa.

​Over a Friday night and two full days on Saturday and Sunday, you will be immersed in styles that range from Swedish, African and contemporary, as well as being treated to a talk on the writing and production of As It Is In Heaven.

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