Mike Stubbs

Composer and Organist

Mike Stubbs studied composition with John Moseley at St. Edward’s College and organ with Richard Lea and Terence Duffy at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. He went on to study Music as Organ Scholar at The City University in London, where he studied composition with Simon Holt and organ with Catherine Ennis.

He is currently Composer in Residence and assistant director of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society Cantata Choir and works as a primary school teacher in Bolton, where he is involved in initial teacher training. He is also organist at St Paul of the Cross RC Church, Burtonwood.

In October 2020, he began a PhD in composition, under the supervision of composer Kevin Malone. He is researching how teacher-composers can use their own compositions to support children develop their own composition craft.

Mike’s compositions cover a wide range of genres from solo instrumental works (particularly for Church Organ) through a number of works for chamber ensembles to orchestral works such as Doric Star

He has written several works for children, including fully staged musicals such as ‘The Curious Case Of La Fleur Perdue’.


In 2011, Richard Lea’s recording of his ‘Fanfare: Once Around, Anticlockwise’ for organ received excellent reviews from the music press: ‘Mike Stubbs’s fanfare…strikes a note of originality’ (Choir & Organ Magazine, March/April 2011); ‘The album’s most illuminating track…electrifying’ (Organists’ Review, May 2011).

To contact Mike regarding purchasing, performing or commissioning music for any occasion, email him at:-

contact@mikestubbscomposer.com

‘Today, Tonight And Forever’ sung by the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge (director – Sarah Mcdonald) conducted by Michael Bawtree, accompanied on the organ by Simon Hogan.
This performance was recorded at JAM’s Music Of Our Time concert on 17th March, 2016 at St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.
‘Today, Tonight And Forever’ is the third movement of the choral suite, ‘Many Rooms’, inspired by the different chapels and features of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, and premiered at a concert there on June 13th 2015.

List of Compositions

As the site develops, each work will be given its own page, with details about the piece and a recording or MIDI performance to listen to.

Click here for a chronological list of compositions

Title – Forces – 1st Performance (where relevant)

For Orchestra

For Chamber Ensemble

For Choir

For Children

***with MIDI backing track

For Church

  • Islay Mass – 3 arrangements                                                           
    • Original ICEL translation (2003) – Congregation and Accompaniment – St Paul of the Cross RC Church, Oct 2003
    • Revised ICEL translation (2012) – Congregation and Accompaniment – St Paul of the Cross RC Church, Dec 2012
    • Choral Edition (2016) – SATB and Organ – Liverpool University Singers, Feb 2017
  • Sacred Heart Acclamations (2013) – Cantor, Congregation and Accompaniment – Sacred Heart RC Church, Dec 2013
  • Hymn ‘Come, Holy Spirit, Lord Of Light’ (2012)
    • Simple 4 part setting – St Paul of the Cross, May 2016
    • Extended setting for congregation, SATB and Accompaniment (Orchestra or Organ) – Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society, June 2017
  • And a variety of psalm and antiphon settings for use in church (1998 – present)

For Solo Instrument


Upcoming Events

​Saturday, 9 May ’20 7:30pm – All You Need Is Love

Sadly, due to the global Covid 19 pandemic, this concert has been cancelled, and future events put on hold until further notice.

Any changes to this will be posted here as and when they happen.

For more information about Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society, click here.


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