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Dan Walker

Composed several works for LEC since 2004. These include the Freshwater suite, Seven Deadly Sins and Lines in the Sand. LEC has also participated in several of Dan's works commissioned for Moorambilla Festivals since 2004.

Dan has also performed with LEC as a conductor and as a tenor soloist.

Composer, conductor and performer Dan Walker is one of Australia’s most in-demand choral specialists.  His compositional output includes commissions for Gondwana Voices, The Birralee Blokes, the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir of Pennsylvania, Halcyon ensemble and the Sydney Children’s Choir.  

He has been composer-in-residence for the Moorambilla Festival for the past six years and is often engaged to compose for school ensembles both in Australia and abroad.  

Dan is an active arranger and regularly produces work for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and record label ABC Classics.  His work for television includes the iconic 2009 I Still Call Australia Home advertising campaign for Qantas.

As a performer, Dan is a member of Sydney-based Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera and early music ensemble ‘The Parson’s Affayre’.  He is a keenly sought-after conductor, often appearing as chorusmaster for the Sydney Symphony, and was an associate conductor of Gondwana Choirs from 2006 - 2014.  He is now a busy freelance artist and is looking to extend his work in film and television scoring, as well as recording production in Melbourne later this year.

The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus has commissioned a number of works from Dan Walker, including The Seven Deadly Sins, and several Christmas carols performed at Carols on Norton. 

The following YouTube links provide a sample of works that LEC has commissioned from Dan Walker. 
 Ira - from Seven Deadly Sins (2008)
 Superbia - from Seven Deadly Sins (2008)

The following YouTube links provide a sample of Dan Walker songs that were commissioned for the Moorambilla Festival. LEC participated in the premiere performances of these songs.
 A few words on parting - commissioned by Festivals Australia for the Moorambilla Festival (2006)
 Last Drinks - commissioned by Festivals Australia for the Moorambilla Festival (2006)