Sam Adams

Sam Adams began his musical career aged 7 when he became a chorister at St Thomas’ Church, Brentwood. Under the tutelage of David Rooke, Sam progressed through the awards of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and had the privilege of singing in many of England’s finest cathedrals. Aged 14, Sam made his way to the organ bench and spent three years as Organ Scholar. He completed his BMus at Goldsmiths University of London where he studied countertenor with the acclaimed Scottish soprano Nan Christie. During his time at university, Sam was Organist and Choirmaster at Holy Cross Church, Hornchurch, where he was responsible for establishing a choir. He was appointed Director of Music at St Thomas’in 2012 and oversees a comprehensive music programme involving close to one hundred musicians. His love for choral music stretches beyond the church and he enjoys singing music in a range of styles as a member of SongCycle - the “all singing, all cycling male voice quartet”! Sam is an examiner for the RSCM and a secondary school teacher at St Edward’s School, Romford, where he teaches Music and Music Technology.