Born and educated in the UK, Peter Willsher’s career as a teacher, composer and conductor has spanned two continents. After receiving two degrees from Trinity College of music, London, a licentiate in clarinet and a graduate diploma in music education majoring in piano, his post-graduate studies took him back to London to study orchestral conducting with Maestro Bernard Keeffe, and to the Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy to study with Maestro Franco Ferrara, Peter Willsher directed the music department at West Heath School in Sevenoaks, Kent, a prestigious, girls’ boarding school for which he wrote several cantatas and songs. Throughout and following his 8 years at West Heath, and 5 years directing the music programme at London's Streatham Hill and Clapham High School, a girls grammar school, Peter Willsher’s conducting experience in England included the directorships of several choirs, and orchestras. He has conducted many musicals, operettas and operas. Having immigrated to Canada in 1988, Peter has been asked to conduct several choirs and orchestras in Ontario and Quebec. He has been commissioned to write music for many of them. The Montreal's Cantabile Chorale and Orchestra has just celebrated their 25th anniversary collaborating with him as artistic director. 'Angels' was written for, and performed at their jubilee concert..