Dale Adelmann, PhD, FRSCM

Dale Adelmann 2020

Dale Adelmann, PhD, FRSCM


Closing Choral Evensong
Cathedral of St. Philip
7/10/2020 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Dale Adelmann was named Canon for Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip in 2009, having served previously as director of music for All Saints’, Beverly Hills; the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus; St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo; and the Gentlemen of St John’s College, Cambridge. Over the years he has earned a reputation as one of America’s leading interpreters of the Anglican-Episcopal choral tradition, leading choral festivals and workshops across the United States, directing his choirs in-residence in the great cathedrals and abbeys of the UK, releasing multiple professional recordings, and conducting baroque and modern orchestras in dozens of major sacred works.

Reviewers hailed his book on the revival of Anglican choral worship as “essential reading” for Anglican church historians & musicians alike, and his choral arrangements are published by Paraclete Press and Trinitas.

In 2018 he was made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music in recognition of his scholarly and practical contributions to Anglican music, and he is a past president of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Punctuated by a year of study in Freiburg, Germany, he holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BMus), the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (MMus), and the University of Cambridge (PhD), where he became the first North American to sing in the renowned Choir of St. John’s College.