The John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Dedication featuring the Columbus Symphony and World-Renowned Guest Organist Alan Morrison

The University of Dubuque will dedicate its new custom-crafted pipe organ in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center with a special performance by the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony and world-renowned organist Alan Morrison.

A beautiful instrument with 3,000-plus pipes, the John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ will expand students’ musical horizons and enhance campus events for generations to come. It was gifted by UD Trustee John Butler (DHL’17) and his spouse, Alice (DHL’17).

The John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Dedication featuring the Columbus Symphony will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021. The in-person performance will be by invitation only to adhere to campus COVID-19 protocols. A free livestream will be available at http://bit.ly/21CSOYT.
 
Conducted by Columbus Symphony Music Director Rossen Milanov, the performance’s repertoire will include music from Léon Boëllmann, Edward Elgar, Alexandre Guilmant, Camille Saint-Saëns, and William Grant Still.
 
A special dedication ceremony honoring John and Alice Butler will be held before the performance at 6:30 p.m. via livestream at www.facebook.com/UDubuque and www.YouTube.com/UDBQMedia.

For complete details, view the press release.