Nathaniel Adams (b.1986) is an up-and-coming composer who was born and raised in St. Charles, IL. Nathaniel arranges and composes for ensembles world-wide. He has been commissioned by the World Youth Choir, the St. Charles Singers (Jeffrey Hunt, conductor) and Catamus (Iowa State University – Kathleen Rodde, conductor) among others. Nathaniel has composed and arranged four pieces which were premiered by St Charles Singers. O Sun of Real Peace was introduced in 2010 and features the poetry of Walt Whitman. In 2011 Nathaniel’s arrangement of the John Jacob Niles tune What Songs Were Sung was featured at the Candlelight Carols concert and his composition Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind was premiered at Candlelight Carols 2013. In June of 2015 St. Charles Singers premiered Nathaniel’s arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s composition, I Don’t Know Where I Stand. Nathaniel is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where he sang with countless ensembles of different styles, including the University Chorale and the award-winning vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company.