Musical Director


Alastair Lord

Alastair was appointed as the new Music Director of Ryton Choral Society in January 2018 following the retirement from the post of David Murray.

Alastair was born in Hexham in 1983. He took up the trumpet aged 8, and quickly progressed through the grades. At 16, he entered Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, before going on to study Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating in 2005. Whilst at the RNCM he studied conducting with Clark Rundell and, since graduating, has conducted numerous amateur and school ensembles. Alastair is Conductor of the Northumberland Orchestral society and was previously, for seven years, Music Director of Riding Mill Choral Society.