August 8 - 22, 2021
Anders Nyberg - the acclaimed composer/ choir director/writer and Oscar nominated co-author of the hit Swedish move AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. Creator of the seminal FREEDOM IS COMING Songbooks
As it is in the Desert
AS IT IS IN THE DESERT is a singing journey into the heart of Australia under the musical directorship of Anders Nyberg, co-writer of the hit Swedish movie As It Is In Heaven, and creator of the Freedom is Coming songsheets. The journey is part of the Singing to the Heart series of singing tours which travel not just to the physical heart of Australia, but to the heart of things; of nature, of people and of history.
In the tradition of Aboriginals who ‘sung up’ the country in order to give it meaning, Anders will bring his unique ‘one world’ philosophy of using music as a unifying expression of love, as a way of connecting to landscape and people.
After a glorious first five days in the remote South Australia town of Quorn, where we develop our repertoire under the directorship of Anders Nyberg, the choir travels and sings in remote Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities as well as in some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.
Anders Nyberg has his musical roots deep in a number of musical tradtions - contemporary, South American, Scandinavian and African. As It Is In the Desert, apart from being an extraordinary travel experience will be a musical tour de force.
The landscapes and places through which we travel and sing are some of the most powerful on earth: the majestic Flinders Ranges; the moonscapes of Coober Pedy; in the underground Serbian Church at Coober Pedy; under Uluru at sunset, in the remote Aboriginal Communities of Hermannsburg; in the ancient gorges of the MacDonnell Ranges and in classic Australian remote towns