Chapel Organist

Michael Butterfield

Michael is the Organist and an Academic Music Teacher at Marlborough College where he plays for chapel services, accompanies the choirs, and is involved with the vast array of musical activities occurring at the college.

He was a chorister and later Assistant Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney, where he was the principal accompanist for the cathedral choir and directed the St Mary’s Singers. He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating in 2016 with a B.Mus.

In 2017, he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor David Titterington. During this time, he held organ scholarships at Westminster Cathedral, Royal Hospital Chelsea and King’s College London which involved numerous concert performances, broadcasts, and a tour to the USA.

Upon graduating with an MA from the Royal Academy, Michael spent a year as Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral working regularly with the boy and girl choristers and playing the famous Father Willis cathedral organ for daily services.