Organ Recital - Michael Butterfield

This Organ Recital will be given by Michael Butterfield (Truro Cathedral). Michael has just completed a year as Organ Scholar of Royal Hospital Chelsea and King’s College London where he accompanied the choirs for regular services, broadcasts, recordings, concerts and a tour to the USA.  He’s also recently completed a Master of Arts in Performance (organ) degree at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor David Titterington. In the summer term of 2018 he was the Alec Robertson Organ Scholar at Westminster Cathedral where he played and conducted regularly for services. Recent recital venues include Reading Town Hall, Keble College Oxford, the Royal Academy Duke’s Hall, and Westminster Cathedral.

Before moving to London, Michael was the Assistant Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney where he was the principal accompanist for the cathedral choir, directed the St Mary's Singers, and conducted the professional lay clerks and scholar choir. In 2016 he completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Philip Swanton and performed with the Conservatorium Chamber Choir, Early Music Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.

Michael has recently been appointed acting assistant director of music at the cathedral and is looking forward to working with the cathedral choir and playing the famous 1887 Father Willis organ.

Truro Cathedral has one of the finest organs in the country. Built by Father Willis specifically to fit the acoustic of the building, its range, depth and power are truly awe-inspiring. 
The weekly Friday lunchtime series runs from March to October and each recital lasts around 50 minutes. These are completely free to attend - donations to support the cathedral's music are appreciated.