The Saint Stephen’s Boychoir is under the artistic and musical direction of ADRIC, an accomplished musician with 20 years’ experience training boys’ voices.
Adric holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied organ, harpsichord, bassoon, voice and computer music. After graduating in 1994, Adric was appointed Assistant Organist at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, MD. In October 1995, he served as organist for a Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II. In 1998, Adric was appointed Choirmaster & Organist at the age of 26, making him the youngest cathedral organist in the United States. Most notable among his many accomplishments during his tenure was the restoration of the Cathedral’s Men & Boys Choir. In addition to his responsibilities as director and organist, Adric maintained the Cathedral’s long-running weekly Concert Series in which he performed regularly. He also began producing his own compositions for choir and organ as well as orchestral arrangements for use in festival services.
From 2000-2006 Adric served as Music Director at the Church of the Nativity, Timonium, MD, during which time he built a strong choral program through the establishment of the Nativity Choir of Men & Boys. Singing at two Masses each weekend throughout the year, this choir was dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and the great treasury of English Cathedral music, and regularly presented great choral mass settings with occasional accompaniment of full orchestra. A sampling of live recordings of the Nativity Choir’s work is represented on two compact discs
. In 2005, Adric oversaw the formation of the multi-media Christmas Eve orchestral services at the Maryland State Fairgrounds which were attended by over 5000 people.
Since 2007, Adric has served as Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church in Mays Chapel, MD, where he trains the Saint Stephen’s Choir of Men & Boys. He has been known to perform publicly as keyboardist in the odd rock band or two.