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Eckhard Weyand


Eckhard Weyand was born in 1940 and trained in church music at the Colleges of Saered Musie in Herford and Esslingen. He then studied school music and choir and orchestra conducting at the College of Music in Trossingen where he obtained the degree of concertmaster. In 1973 he founded the Kantatenchor Reutlingen and, as their musical director, developed the choir’s concert activities at home and abroad. From 1979–1984 Eckhard Weyand taught orchestra and choir conducting at the Teachers’ Training College in Reutlingen. As a long-standing member of the choir Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart and thus well-acquainted with Helmuth Rilling’s work, he joined the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart with many and varied duties as conductor, instructor and organizer at the Bach academies and concert tours held in various different countries. In 1987 Eckhard Weyand was appointed choirmaster of the “Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben”. The main emphasis of bis work is thus placed on the voice and musical training of the 8- to 14-year-old boys. Highlights of his work with the choir are, apart from regular participation in church services and a-cappella concerts with sacred music of all eras, oratorios and concert tours at home and abroad, as in 1989 in Poland and Switzerland. In spring 1990, Eckhard Weyand and the choir participated as sole representative of West Germany in the international Boy’s Choir Festival in Riga and performed Bach’s St John’s

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