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 & Associate Musical Director: Edmond Wong
A pianist, organist, teacher and accompanist, Edmond joined the Auckland Boys’ Choir as accompanist in 2019. Born in Hong Kong, Edmond began learning the piano at a young age. After moving to NZ with his family, he has been active in the musical community including accompanying and conducting choirs, performing in chamber music and as a soloist with the New Plymouth Orchestra. He has won the TSB Trust award and the second place of the Taranaki Musician of the Year. Edmond is a regular accompanist for music exams, performances and competitions such as the Ronald Dellow Vocal Competition.
He has over 25 years of private music teaching experience and is currently an organist at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Remuera.
Edmond holds an LTCL diploma in piano performance, ATCL diploma in piano teaching and is an associate member of the Institute of Registered Music Teacher in piano and advanced theory.
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.
Parent Liaison: Tim and Tracey Carter
Tim and Tracy Carter have been involved in the Auckland Boys’ Choir since 2015; they have four boys, all of whom are currently choristers (the eldest in Second Voice). Tim is our Old Boy representative, having sung with the choir as a young chorister himself some decades ago, and he and Tracy have shared the Parent Liaison responsibilities since the beginning of 2020.
Contact Tim & Tracy on the email below.