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Journeys in Music

With Adam Pounds

Thursday evenings. 19th September - 24 October 2013| 19.00-20.30 | The Granary, Bury Farm.

A series of enlightening talks with music given by Adam Pounds Following the success of our first ‘Journeys in Music’ series, we will be running the course again from Thursday 19th September - Thursday 24 October 2013 at Bury Farm from 19.00-20.30. A short break will be included in the sessions for light refreshment and open discussion. Adam will chart a course through the 18th to 20th centuries including the music of such composers as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven before moving on to the Romantic music of Brahms and Schumann and finishing with 20th century masters such as Shostakovich and Britten. The hallmarks of the composers’ styles and the historical and artistic contexts will be explored.

Adam Pounds Biography

Adam Pounds was born in London in 1954. He studied composition, oboe and classical guitar at the London College of Music, and also took conducting lessons from Christopher Fry. He continued his studies at Goldsmith’s College, London University where he was awarded a B.Mus. specialising in original and stylistic composition. After moving to Cambridge in 2000 he completed his Masters degree at Trinity Hall where he made an in-depth study of the provision of music education to young people. Adam has many years teaching experience in the area both in sixth form and further education colleges and for the Open University and he has over thirty years of experience of conducting both amateur and professional orchestras and choirs. During this period he has covered a wide range of music gaining a practical insight of many great works in the repertoire. In 2007 he founded the Orchestra of the Academy of Great St. Mary’s which gives regular concerts at the University Church. Adam is also the conductor of the Stapleford Choral Society, a local community choir that gives performances both in Stapleford and Cambridge. Adam studied composition as a private student of Sir Lennox Berkeley. He now serves as a committee member for the Lennox Berkeley Society. His output is large and wide-ranging and includes orchestral, chamber and choral music, all of which has been publicly performed. CD recordings are available of a variety of his music. In 2009, ‘The Martyrdom of Latimer’ was premiered at Ely Cathedral and was warmly received. More details about Adam’s musical activities can be found on his website: .


£40 for 6 sessions.


The Granary, Bury Farm, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP.

Time & Date

Thursday evenings. 23rd May - 27th of June 2013| 19.00-20.30


Light refreshments will be provided.


Course Director: Adam Pounds.


Bookings can be made online from the top of this page.

Regrettably no refunds can be made.