Sound of music ... and light

Sydney choral conductor Brett Weymark with members of the Murray Conservatorium Choir who will be performing this weekend as part of The Sound of Light. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Sydney choral conductor Brett Weymark with members of the Murray Conservatorium Choir who will be performing this weekend as part of The Sound of Light. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

A SYDNEY choral conductor on the Border to lead a workshop and concert this weekend was prepared for anything, except yesterday’s wet and wild weather.

Brett Weymark has been the music director of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs since 2003, conducting in Australia and overseas.

Mr Weymark has also led the Sydney, West Australian and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, the Sydney Youth Orchestra and performed with Opera Australia, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Song Company and the Sydney Philharmonia.

“It’s lovely to be here, a little colder than Sydney and I was not prepared for the rain,” he said.

He will be in charge of 70 voices today as he turns his attention to the Murray Conservatorium Choir and friends for a day of workshops that will culminate in The Sound of Light concert tomorrow at Lavington’s Mirambeena Centre at 2.30pm.

Major works including Five Childhood Lyrics by British composer and conductor John Rutter and Lux Aeterna by US composer Morten Lauridsen will feature.

Mr Weymark was yesterday looking forward to meeting the choir members.

“It’s not only about the man out the front, it’s about team work,” he said.

The activities have been made possible with support from the Ruth Wyhte Bequest.

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