1838–1919

Au­gust 31, 1838, Lough­bo­rough, Lei­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

Jan­u­ary 12, 1919, Not­ting­ham, Eng­land.

At age 10, Ad­cock joined the church choir and sang so­los at oc­ca­sion­al con­certs.

At age 16, he be­came an ush­er in a board­ing school in Spald­ing, Lin­coln­shire, and was ap­point­ed choir­mas­ter of the cha­pel and con­duc­tor of a chor­al society.

Around 1858, he joined the mu­sic es­tab­lis­hment of Hen­ry Farm­er in Not­ting­ham, and rose to the po­si­tion of man­ag­er, a job he held un­til Farmer’s death in 1891. He was al­so choir­master at Castle Gate Church in Not­ting­ham for 21 years. Up­on Farm­er’s re­tire­ment, he was ap­point­ed con­duc­tor of the Not­tin­gham Sac­red Har­mon­ic So­ci­ety, where he served 16 years.

Adcock’s works in­clude:

  1. Adcock
  2. Derwent
  3. Linby
  4. Never Lose the Gold­en Rule
  5. Woodbrook