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Wed, Apr 05

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Epsilon Spires

Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Alastair Stout

Alastair Stout is an award-winning composer and organist from the Shetland Islands, UK. He studied at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alastair’s music spans almost every genre, the program for April is "Folk Songs".

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Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Alastair Stout
Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Alastair Stout

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

Join us every first Wednesday for a unique program of organ music performed on our Historic Estey pipe organ. Each month we showcase a different talented organist visiting from around the world!

The Musical Program for Wednesday, April 5th is "Folk Songs"

Carillon by William Mathias

Farewell to Stromness and Yesnaby Ground by Peter Maxwell Davies

Hommage a Mozart by Noel Goemanne

Toccata by Georgi Mushel

Red Dragonfly: Variations on a Japanese Folk Song by Guy Bovet

Folk Tune by Percy Whitlock

Toccata by Percy Whitlock

Alastair Stout is an award-winning composer and organist from the Shetland Islands, UK. He studied at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Royal Holloway, University of London.   As a composer, Alastair’s music spans almost every genre, from solo instrumental music to works for large symphony orchestra. In 2001, he completed an 80-minute chamber opera, Releasing the Sky, based on the final flight of the Russian Astronaut, Vladimir Komarov. Alastair’s music has been performed by ensembles and soloists throughout Europe, Australasia, North America and Mexico. Alastair studied organ under Dr. John Birch at the Temple Church in London, UK. He has given recitals throughout the UK, USA and Mexico, and recorded for the BBC. In 2002, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to become Director of Music at the Coraopolis UMC and later, director of the Pittsburgh Compline Choir. In 2017 he was appointed Minister of Music at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ in Rutland, Vermont.

Enjoy this review of Alastair Stout's exceptional concert on the Estey organ at Epsilon Spires last year:

Alastair Stout delivers the grand power of the organ- Jim Lowe, Times Argus

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