Minister of Music
Alastair Stout spent his early childhood on Scotland’s Shetland Islands. His musical gifts were recognized at an early age when he was chosen to be a chorister at Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, UK. From the age of 10 to 14 he was steeped in the English choral tradition, singing under the renowned conductor and composer Dr. Arthur Wills, OBE.
He published his first solo organ composition at the age of 15. He subsequently graduated from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honors. He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in composition.
Alastair has written for almost every genre and has had his award-winning music performed and recorded throughout the world. He is also a concert organist and has performed throughout the US, UK and Mexico.
In 2002 he moved to the USA to become Director of Music at the Coraopolis United Methodist Church in Southwest PA, and in 2010 was appointed director of the Pittsburgh Compline Choir. In 2017 Alastair and his partner, Krista, moved to Rutland, where he was appointed Minister of Music of Grace Congregational UCC.
For more information, please visit Alastair’s website: www.stoutworks.net.