Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra

Shrewsbury Orchestral Society

Internationally acclaimed singer to join us for our concert in March 2012

We're very pleased to welcome Sarah Fryer to join us for our concert in The Abbey in March 2012.

Sarah Fryer


Mezzo-soprano Sarah Fryer has appeared on concert platforms throughout Europe and in Canada, the US, Mexico, Singapore and Japan. Career highlights include six years as a soloist at the Bayreuth Festival and opera productions in Nantes, Turin, and Dublin and at La Scala, Milan.

Sarah has recorded for BBC and CBC radio and for the Naxos and Nimbus record labels. She has been the guest of many festivals including The Three Choirs Festival, Taormina Arte and The Aldeburgh Festival. Highlights include Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, directed by Bramwell Tovey, Mozart’s Requiem with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Leeds Choral Union directed by David Hill, R. Strauss’s opera Elektra (Dritte Magd) with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra directed by Kent Nagano, as well as three ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Recent performances include Mahler’s Ruckert Lieder and Second Symphony for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a song recital in the Cotswolds accompanied by Andrew Lumsden. Sarah will return to Vancouver to perform Sea Pictures with the VSO in May. Her other upcoming engagements include Bach’s B minor Mass in Victoria B.C. and Elgar’s The Music Makers in Romsey Abbey.

Sarah is married to Canadian tenor/choral conductor Peter Butterfield and they have two children: Felix, a chorister at Winchester Cathedral and Rosanna, a cellist studying in Houston, Texas.

Sarah Fryer - Mezzo Soprano