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Composer Luke Byrne, a long time associate of Gondwana Choirs, has won the Best Musical Award for Between The Sea and Sky following its performance at the recent New York Musical Festival.

Luke has been involved with Gondwana’s choirs and National Choral School as a pianist, commissioned composer and Composer-in-Residence.  He first worked with Junior Gondwana in 2008 and toured with Gondwana Chorale to Europe and New Zealand between 2010 and 2014. He was made Composer-in-Residence for the Sydney Children’s Choir in 2012.

Among his compositions for Gondwana is Desert Sea, which is performed in this video by Gondwana Chorale at National Choral School in 2017.

Byrne’s Between the Sea and Sky was commissioned by MLC School. Its other New York Musical Festival awards were Best Director, Best Music, Best Ensemble (full cast award), and Best Overall Design.

Between the Sea and Sky was commissioned by MLC School.

Experienced and emerging composers will be find a wealth of knowledge and inspiration at this year’s Gondwana Composer School – an Associated Project at National Choral School.

Link to full list of Byrne works commissioned by Gondwana Choirs.