Morning Melodies – Benjamin Butterfield

Benjamin Butterfield – Morning Melodies

Tuesday, October 6 2015 – 10:00am, Performance at 10:30am

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

For Tickets Contact the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469)

$35 Adult – $33 Senior – $18 Student

Discounts available for members of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society


The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Benjamin Butterfield, Tenor accompanied by pianist Sarah Hagen for an intimateMorning Melodies concert experience. Arrive at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre at 10:00am for coffee, tea, treats and a chance to chat with the musicians. The 70-minute concert starts at 10:30am in the Marie Fleming Hall.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Butterfield’s love of singing began at home and in the choir at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria. Butterfield has toured across the globe with performances at Carnegie hall with the Oratorio Society of New York, the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic under Bramwell Tovey, and in the Palace of Versailles with the Royal Court Opera, to name just a few.

In opera, performances have included debuting the Handel roles of Grimoaldo in Rodelinda and Jupiter in Semele for Timothy Vernon and Pacific Opera Victoria, singing the role of Frère Massée in Messiaen’s St. François d’Assise with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony as well as Tamino in the Magic Flute with the Toronto Symphony under Bernard Labadie. He also played Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Calgary Opera and participated in the Vancouver Opera Companies 50th Anniversary Gala under Jonathan Darlington singing works by Mozart, J Strauss and Bizet.

On the concert stage, Butterfield has performed with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in Carmina Burana with Bramwell Tovey and in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Vancouver Symphony under Andrew Grams where he was “…the star amongst the soloists…” (Globe and Mail). In Europe he sang the arias in Bach’s St. John Passion for Jan Willem de Vriend with the Residentie Orkest of the Netherlands and the St. John Passion Evangelist for Choeur Ardito in Switzerland under Nicolas Reymond. Other engagements included Chicago’s Music of the Baroque with Jane Glover and the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony under James Conlon. Mr. Butterfield returned for Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic with Jean-Marie Zeitouni as well as Beethoven’s Ninth with the Colorado Symphony under Jeffrey Kahane. He also presented the neglected American art song of Randy Newman for Toronto Masque Theater.



In addition to his international performances, Butterfield can regularly be heard on CBC radio, and has been featured on This is My Music. With his straightforward and poetic vocal style, Butterfield is sure to offer a spectacular morning of music.

Tickets for Benjamin Butterfield are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $18 for students and are available through the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or online at Morning Melodies series subscriptions are also available for a limited time. At $112 for adults and $104 for seniors, these four show packages give you more of what you love, for less!

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre thanks the following sponsors for their generous support: The Shubert Centre, The Sandman Hotel, the Vernon Morning Star, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the British Columbia Arts Council

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