Mike Stubbs

Composer and Organist

Mike Stubbs is Composer in Residence for Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society. He initially studied composition with John Moseley at St. Edward’s College and organ with Richard Lea and Terence Duffy at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. He then 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 currently 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.

Mike’s compositions cover a wide range of genres from solo instrumental such as his critically acclaimed ‘Fanfare: Once Around, Anticlockwise’, 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:-


‘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

Most works listed have their own page, with details about the piece and a recording or MIDI performance to listen to. Simply click the title to be taken to the relevant page.

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

  • Mass of St Paul of the Cross (2023)Congregation and Accompaniment
  • 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 20th May 2023 will see the premiere of a new work for children’s choir, adult choir and orchestra based around the theme of Pentecost and its meaning in our lives today. The concert, involving the choir of Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School alongside the Metropolitan Cathedral Cantata Choir and Hope Metropolitan Orchestra, will also feature a variety of English music and take place in the Roman Catholic Cathedral at 7.30pm.

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

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