Director of Music: Stuart Weightman
Stuart was Director of Choral Studies at Saint Kentigern School, Shore Road, Auckland until the end of 2008 when he changed direction to become a Funeral Director with Davis Funeral Services in Mount Eden.
He is actively involved in the Auckland choral scene. He is frequently sought after as a guest conductor in New Zealand and in Australia, He has tutored for R.S.C.M. workshops. He held the position of Director of Music for the Auckland Youth Choir, initiating the ‘Celebration of Youth’ concerts bringing together the Auckland Boys’, Auckland Girls’ and Auckland Youth Choirs and the Aotea Youth Symphony.
Stuart has held Music Specialist positions at Southwell School, Hamilton, Kristin School, Albany, Dilworth Junior Campus, Auckland and Director of Choral Music at both the Junior and Senior Campuses at Dilworth.
Accompanist: Ben Kubiak
Choir Manager: Fraser Faulknor
Fraser is originally from Wellington, and started out as a teacher with a special interest in music, which resulted in his appointment as District Music Advisor for the Wellington Education Board Area. This involved specialising in classroom music for teachers with no musical background, and conducting area music festivals. Outside of this Fraser was musical director for a number of shows, a member of St Peter’s Church choir, and deputy conductor of Wellington Fire Brigade Brass Band.
Fraser’s musical career continued in Timaru before he and his family moved to Auckland in 1979, where he immediately became a stalwart of the local musical scene. In 2000 he retired and Auckland Boys Choir were lucky enough to gain advantage of his huge musical experience when they appointed him manager, a job he has held since then. He is the glue that holds the choir together and his wealth of knowledge is invaluable.
In his spare time Fraser has a passion for history too, having traced much of his family tree. He has also written a history of the Dingwall Trust and his latest work will be the history of the Waipu Presbyterian Church.
The choir relies on a high level of parent involvement to support its various activities and performances during the year. The Board of Management is a parent elected group and meets once a month to oversee the running of the choir.
In addition, parents of the boys assist on camps and tours, at performances and with fundraising, promotion, catering and carpooling.