Biographies

Composer: DAVID CONTE
Libretto: JOHN STIRLING WALKER
Book: ULTRA VIOLET
Producer: DOUG REED
Production Advisor: BRAD RUBENSTEIN

John Stirling Walker - Libretto

John Stirling Walker, a graduate of Cornell University, is a frequent collaborator with David Conte. Their works to date include commissions for the New York City Gay Men's Chorus (Elegy for Matthew; a memorial for Matthew Shepard), St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City (September Sun; in memory of the victims of 9/11), and the American Choral Directors' Association (The Nine Muses, 2007 Brock Commission).

He was also the lyricist for The Passion of Rita St. James, a modern musical morality play, written for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Musical Theatre program and performed there in 2003.