Michael Butterfield Grand Organ Concert

  • St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Michael Butterfield at the organ in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.

Michael is the Assistant Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral. He commenced his musical training as a Chorister in Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir in 2002 while studying at the Cathedral College. After joining the Choir, he began organ lessons with Peter Kneeshaw; in 2006 he served as a junior organ scholar at the Cathedral.

Michael has recently finished studying organ performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Philip Swanton, where he accompanied the Conservatorium’s Chamber Choir, Early Music Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. Michael will move to London in August this year to take up a place at the Royal Academy of Music to study under Professor David Titterington.

The programme

Marcel Dupré (1886–1971) Symphonie-Passion

J.S. Bach (1685–1750) Prelude and Fugue in G Major BWV 550

Louis Vierne (1870–1937) Feux Follets (from 24 Pièces de fantaisie)

Healey Willan (1880–1968) Introduction, passacaglia, and fugue

Tickets $20, school children free.

In the Grand Organ Concert Series, organists from around the world come to perform concerts of virtuoso programmes, showcasing their own talent and the variety of the Cathedral’s organs.