Nathaniel Adams (b. 1986) is an up-and-coming composer from the Chicago area. A graduate of Western Michigan University, he arranges and composes for ensembles of all shapes, sizes, and genres. A two time member of the World Youth Choir, Adams premiered a new arrangement with the World Youth Choir in the Summer of 2008 in Hong Kong. This premiere led to performances of his music in countries all over the world, including Canada, Columbia, Indonesia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Venezuela. He has been commissioned by the World Youth Choir, the St. Charles Singers (Jeff Hunt, conductor), and Cantamus (Iowa State University - Kathleen Rodde, conductor), among others.
Nathaniel has composed and arranged two 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 John Jacob Niles tune "What Songs Were Sung" was featured at the Candlelight Carols concert.
Born and raised in St. Charles, IL, Nathaniel attended 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. After graduating, he spent a few years singing a cappella on cruise ships, opening up the Celebrity Equinox and Eclipse for their first sailings on the high seas. He is thrilled to return to the Chicagoland area and to arrange for St. Charles Singers again!