Orchestra North East Concert

Durham Cathedral



We are very pleased to welcome Sarah Fox, one of the leading English sopranos of her generation as our soloist, to perform the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss. The Cathedral will be a prefect venue for such a powerful work, as it will for Butterworth’s Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad, which opens the concert. Given Butterworth’s death at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, whilst serving in the Durham Light Infantry, his music has a particular poignancy.


Brahms’ beautiful Second Symphony completes the programme. The concert will be conducted by Aidan Oliver, who is making a welcome return to us and who will no doubt have had a busy summer as the newly appointed Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.




Butterworth:            Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad 

Richard Strauss:      Four Last Songs

Brahms:                    Symphony No. 2


Soloist:                      Sarah Fox (soprano)

Conductor:                Aidan Oliver.


Tickets from the Gala Box Office 03000 266600 or  or via the Orchestra’s website


Tickets: Adults: £16, Concessions: £14, Students: £8, Accompanied 16s and under: £1.


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