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Peter Johns

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I have a degree in Creative Arts majoring in composition and music performance and I am currently the Associate Director of Music at a large Methodist Church in Houston where I specialize in Contemplative Worship. I am also trained as a Spiritual Director.

I have composed four full length musicals so far. 'Edensong' and 'Requiem for Judas - a Parable of Grace' for adults, and a two shows for Children: 'Sheep - The Musical' amd 'The Secret Lives of Nativity Sets'

Other major works include a full length Tenebrae Service for choir and soloists that had its world premier in Houston On Good Friday 2004.

Since 2006 I have adapted and expanded the Requiem portions from 'Judas' to create a full Requiem in memory of my parents, that will have its concert debut on September 11th 2009 performed by the Rice University Chorale.

I am currently writing a work for Choir, Soloists, Organ and Piano. The lyrics are based upon some of the prayers contained in the ancient celtic prayer book the Carmina Gadelica.

I have very eclectic music tastes everything from Arvo Part to the Dixie Chicks but I am an almost obsessive collector of the works of Stephen Sondheim. The majority of my recent works have been for Choir although all through college (in the U.K. and in slovakia) I was mainly writing Minimalist Instrumental works.

When I'm not composing or working, you'll probably find me either cooking or playing German Board Games!