Artistic and Music Director Brett Weymark
Brett Weymark is one of the foremost choral conductors in Australia. Since becoming Music Director of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in 2003, he has conducted the Choirs in performances around Australia and the world. He has led all of the state orchestra’s as well as the Orchestra of the Antipodes, Sydney Youth Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
During his time as Music Director, Brett has conducted the choirs in many and varied genres, including works from the classical repertoire such as JS Bach’s Passions and Christmas Oratorio, the Requiems of Mozart, Verdi, Duruflé and Fauré, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has premiered and championed works by Elena Kats-Chernin, Matthew Hindson, John Peterson, Daniel Walker, Rosalind Page, Peter Sculthorpe, Andrew Schultz and Ross Edwards amongst others. He has also led contemporary programs, such as And the days featuring new works from Australia and abroad as well as musical theatre including Candide, Of Thee I Sing, and Wonderful Town.
In 2001 Brett was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal, for service to Australian society and the advancement of music. Under his direction, the choir was awarded a 2010 Helpmann Award for its part in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and Symphony of Psalms directed by Peter Sellars and was nominated for a 2010 Limelight Award for his production of Purcell’s King Arthur.