Adam-Staines

Choirmaster

Adam Meehan-Staines

Adam is the Choirmaster and Director of Chapel Music at Marlborough College where he leads an aspiring and diverse programme of choral music. In addition to weekly services at Marlborough, Adam has conducted at St Paul’s Cathedral, Leeds Cathedral, St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle and Queen’s College Oxford, as well as concerts at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Over-Seas League.

Adam held Choral Scholarships at Leeds Cathedral and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, learning the organ under David Humphreys. He currently studies conducting with Toby Purser, Head of Conducting at the Royal College of Music. Adam graduated from the University of Leeds with an Honours degree in Music, the University of Buckingham with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education, and the University of Bristol with a Master’s degree in Composition. 

As well as recording various choral works on the Brilliant Classics label, Adam has sung on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, as a soloist for the Headingley Academy of Operatic Research and for HRH The Prince of Wales.  He has also conducted larger scale works such as Mozart Requiem, Verdi Requiem, and Mendelssohn Elijah (unabridged) with soloists such as Mary Bevan, Martha Fontanals-Simmons, Rhian Lois, Andrew Tortise and Dominic Sedgwick.

Adam is also a published composer whose work is available exclusively through Universal Edition. His work has been performed at St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, The Queen’s College Oxford, St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, and has been performed by choirs such as Dodecantus and Schola Cantorum.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.