peter morinPETER MORIN serves as Director of Music and Organist at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine. Since his arrival, Peter has developed the foundation for a strong choral and music program on Anastasia Island, with his focus principally around the daily liturgy of the Church. Over 100 singers and musicians are involved in the music making at the parish which includes a full adult choir, contemporary ensemble, children’s chorus, a chamber choir, a classic acoustic ensemble with singers, and singers that come together to prepare regularly monthly music sing-a-longs at local nursing homes. The success of three experimental concerts early in 2011 has lead to the formation of a monthly concert series at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.

Peter graduated with a Master of Sacred Music from Emory University and also earned a Bachelor of Music, Pipe Organ Performance from Syracuse University. His principal organ teachers have included Timothy Albrecht, Peter Wright, Katharine Pardee and Barclay Wood. His primary conducting studies have been with Adrian Lucas. Peter was awarded the Arthur Poister Prize, Emory University Research Grant, and a Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award allowing his first four month summer of observation and performance based at Worcester Cathedral in England. While in England he assisted in BBC recordings, preformed within the Three Choirs Festival and participated in a choir tour of Ireland and many other recitals at cathedrals and festivals.Most recently, Peter has performed at the EMMA Concert Series, Memorial Presbyterian Organ Series, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine, Saint Anastasia Catholic Church, Emory University and led a EMMA concert-lecture with his wife Helen.Prior to moving to Florida in September of 2010, Peter and his family resided in Sturbridge, Massachusetts where they lead music at St. Anne’s Shrine and founded the Rimscha Concert Series. Peter loves the Saint Anastasia community. He aims for every parish family to be involved in the music making, allowing the participatory energy to be the catalyst in following God’s call in our lives and in our worship together. He loves spending time at the ocean, composing, and taking his children to the beach.