Academy of Great St Mary’s orchestral concert

Academy of Great St Mary’s orchestral concert

Academy of Great St Mary’s orchestral concert
Saturday 25 September 2021, 7.30pm to 9.30pm BST
Past event
Past event
Saturday 25 September 2021, 7.30pm to 9.30pm BST
  • image taken from the inside of St Mary's of a concert
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Art and culture, Family friendly

Join us for a wonderful programme that begins with Mendelssohn’s 'Fingal’s Cave Overture', before we continue the sea theme with Adam Pounds's 'Interludes from Syn’ from his 2005 opera 'Syn. We will conclude the performance with Haydn’s ‘London Symphony' No.104.  

Adam Pounds (Trinity Hall, 2002), composer, conductor and arranger studied composition with Sir Lennox Berkeley.

Please note this is an in-person event and seating will be socially distanced.

Adam Pounds


(Trinity Hall 2002)


Adam Pounds was born in London in 1954. As a student, he studied at the London College of Music, where his principal subjects were composition, classical guitar and oboe. He took conducting lessons from Christopher Fry, and as his chief interest was composing, he went on to receive composition lessons from Sir Lennox Berkeley as a private student. He is now chairman of the Lennox Berkeley Society. Adam has written works for a great variety of combinations, including chamber and vocal music and large-scale orchestral works, all of which have been publicly performed. 
He later continued his studies at Goldsmith's College, London, where he achieved a B.Mus. In 2000, Adam moved to Cambridge and continued conducting and composing for groups in London, including the Nelson Orchestra in Waltham Forest and the London Prometheus Orchestra based in Highgate. After studying for a Master's degree at Trinity Hall, he formed the Orchestra of Great St. Mary's (The University Church) in 2006. 
Adam now lives in central Cambridge and was appointed as conductor of the Stapleford Choral Society in 2008.  He has embarked on a series of flute and guitar recitals with his wife Dinah, which have included dates in London and Cambridge. Their CD 'Entr'acte' was re-pressed after its successful release in May 2013. 
During the lockdown, Adam composed his third symphony, and this is planned to be recorded by the Sinfonia of London conducted by John Wilson early in 2022.

You can find more details about Adam's musical activities on his website where there are links to other useful sites, including the Stapleford Choral Society.  

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