David B. Weaver, Director
David B. Weaver has taught music in London since 1989 and is currently the head of the Music Department at H.B. Beal Secondary School, Director of the Beal Singers, Beal Madrigal Choir & The London Singers and Musical Director of Beal Musical Theatre. His choirs have received numerous honours & awards including golds at music festivals in London, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal. BMT productions have won numerous Brickenden Awards for Best Youth Musical.
Mr. Weaver received his Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education & the Governor’s Medal for Music from the University of Windsor (studying piano with Philip Adamson, organ with David Palmer and conducting with Richard Householder) and Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting (and cognate in piano) from the University of Cincinnati (studying conducting with Earl Rivers, Elmer Thomas and John Leman and piano with William Black.). Mr. Weaver also received his associate in piano performance degree from the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music (Conservatory Canada) and studied voice (opera and oratorio) with Russian Bass-baritone Igor Saika-Voivod. Mr. Weaver performed the Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Requiem in Vivaldi’s Church (the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta) in Venice, Italy while on tour with the Canadian Choir Consort Caritatis conducted by Howard Dyck of CBC Radio.
Mr. Weaver has conducted choirs at national & provincial conventions of the OMEA, CMEA & ACCC, and performed on Maclean-Hunter TV, Rogers TV, CTV, and CBC Television and Radio. and on numerous choir tours across Canada, the USA & Europe (England, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Montenegro, and Venice, Italy).
In 2013, Mr. Weaver was honored to be a recipient of the Award of Distinction from the Thames Valley District School Board. He founded The London Singers in 2000 and continues to be active as a conductor, musical director, pianist, organist, bass-baritone soloist, church music director (St. Aidan’s Church – London) and director of Summer Music Day Camp for Youth in Windsor, Ontario.
Conducting credits include: Mozart Requiem & Coronation Mass, Beethoven Mass in C, Bach Magnificat, Rutter Gloria, Mass of the Children, Requiem & Magnificat, Mendelssohn Elijah, Haydn Creation & Missa Sancti Jonnis de Deo, Faure Requiem, Ray Gospel Mass, Schubert Mass in G, Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Messiah, Tin Calling All Dawns, Quartel Snow Angel (world premiere of orchestrated version). Shaw Many Moods of Christmas, plus collaborations with the London Fanshawe Symphonic Chorus including Bach St. John Passion, McCartney Liverpool Oratorio (Gerald Fagan, conductor) and Britten War Requiem (Sir David Willcocks, conductor).
Musical Theatre Direction credits include: The Mikado, Yeomen of the Guard, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, All Shook Up, Children of Eden, The Fantasticks, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Into the Woods, Hairspray, The Music Man, Westside Story, Mary Poppins, Pippin, Grease, Once On This Island, Shrek and A Chorus Line.
He would like to thank his parents, former teachers and professors and all current and former students and choir members over the years for so many wonderful memories & great music and is excited to be back to Live Performance!