Our Music Team

Musical Diretor

Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett is a musician, conductor, arranger and composer working in Canberra, Australia. 

As well as Strange Weather, Dan is the Musical Director of two other well-known Canberra choirs - The Canberra Chordsmen and Mixtape Chorus. 

When not running choir rehearsals, Dan teaches music privately and through several Canberra schools. 

Dan is a prolific arranger and composer of music. 

Dan is also a podcaster, and is active in promoting community music-making. 

Check out Dan's website:  https://danbennettmusic.com/


Assistant Musical Director

Lucus Allerton

Lucus Allerton graduated from the ANU School of Music with Honours in Piano in 2013. He is yet to regret that, which makes him happy. 

At the piano, Lucus enjoys ensemble and accompaniment work most of all, in 2012 winning the Margaret Smiles Accompaniment Prize and reaching the Finals of the Sydney Eisteddford's 2013 Victoria Jennifer Warren Piano Accompaniment Award. He has very much enjoyed a number of musical partnerships and ensemble memberships, both during and after his time at the School of Music, and cherishes the friendships that have arisen from these experiences.

Lucus hopes to continue finding opportunities to learn new music and skills, and, as of writing, is interested in learning more about art song, exploring its poetry, languages, history, styles, and collaborations.

Musically, he pops up here and there around Canberra. Perhaps give a wave and say hello if you see him!

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