Guest Artists 2020

Richard Butler tenor

Richard Butler made his symphony orchestra debut in 2014 singing Handel’s Messiah in a joint concert series with Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Symphony Orchestras. He returned to WASO recently to sing Bach’s St John Passion and has  been soloist for various projects for Joseph Nolan at St George’s Cathedral in Monteverdi’s Vespers, St Matthew Passion and Judas Maccabaeus. Also in Perth, at UWA, Richard sang Britten’s War Requiem. 

 Richard sang the role of Pilate in Pärt’s Passio for the Adelaide Chamber Singers and the Song Company, was evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion for the Australian Haydn Ensemble’s collaboration with St James’s Church, King St, Sydney and evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion for Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the late Richard Gill as well as for Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. He also sang the title role in Britten’s St Nicolas for Brett Weymark and the Sydney Chamber Choir. Richard has appeared as soloist in various Australian Brandenburg Orchestra concert series, including Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Mozart C Minor Mass and Bach’s Magnificat. Very recently Richard was tenor soloist for Bach Akademie Australia’s  launch concert series of various cantatas including the Ascension Oratorio as well as for Pinchgut’s inaugural concert series, singing Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Telemann’s Donner-Ode. Richard is a former Choral Scholar of King’s College, Cambridge, lay clerk at Westminster Cathedral and soloist in various projects for the Gabrieli Consort.


Susan Christie (Artistic Director) ~ recorder, viol
Tim Chung ~ countertenor, percussion
Susan Foulcher ~ recorder, viol
Jane Grimm ~ viol
Jude Huxtable ~ recorder
Annabelle McIver ~ viol
Robert Small ~ recorder
Catherine Upex ~ viol
Louise Welsh ~ percussion
Bernard Williams ~ recorder, baroque guitar, theorbo
George Wills ~ baroque guitar, theorbo

Guest Composers

Brian Kogler
Clive Lane