Adam Meehan-Staines

Adam is the Choirmaster of Marlborough College where he leads an aspiring and diverse programme of choral music. He directs the Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Compline Choir, Junior Singers, Beaks’ Choir and the 250-strong Marlborough College Choral Society and Orchestra. 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 University, as well as concerts at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Over-Seas League. 

Adam held a Choral Scholarship at St Edmundsbury Cathedral and began to learn the organ under David Humphreys. He graduated from Leeds University with an Honours degree in Music, and Buckingham University with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education.  

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.  

Adam has conducted larger scale works with the Marlborough College Choral Society and Orchestra, such as Mozart RequiemBruckner Te Deum, 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. He is a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Bristol, studying for a Master’s Degree in Composition.