Chanelle Davis Wins Lullaby Competition

Chanelle Davis Wins Lullaby Competition

A competition to write a lullaby to be gifted to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been won by songwriter Chanelle Davis.

Entrants were asked to write music to accompany the poem, A Lullaby—a satirical text written by NZ poet Thomas Bracken in 1892 on the theme of role reversal.

The panel of Victoria University of Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī (NZSM) judges says Davis’s entry stood out because of the “gentleness, intimacy and simplicity of the lullaby” and its “very musical and sing-able chorus, which will be encouraging for new parents.”

Chanelle Davis previously won the Best Children’s Music Song in 2013 for her song If I Was a Fuzzy Buzzy Bumblebee.