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Peter Latona is the Music Director for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.) the pre-eminent Marian shrine of the Catholic Church in the United States where, amid the largest collection of modern ecclesiastical art in the world, hundreds of thousands gather each year for worship and prayer. An award-winning organist, Dr. Latona performs in the U.S. and in Europe, has presented workshops on improvisation, and has released a recording, An Organ Pilgrimage, on the Raven label, featuring all four pipe organs at the Basilica. As the conductor of the Choir of the Basilica, he released several recordings of sacred choral music, presented concerts in the US and abroad, and was featured on Public Radio International.
Active as a composer, Dr. Latona is published by Canticanova Publications, G.I.A, and Morningstar Music Publishers and received commissions from the Knights of Columbus; Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, the Diocese of Helena, as well as by the Archdioceses of Washington and New York for the Apostolic visit of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the United States in 2008. .
Dr. Latona is a graduate of Bucknell University (B. Mus.), the Yale School of Music (M. Mus.), and the Manhattan School of Music (D.M.A.), and serves as chair of the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, and is former chair of the DCAGO Foundation.
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