Newry Chamber Music presents Benjamin Appl and Gary Matthewman - Monday November 23rd 2015, 8pm

Newry Chamber Music and Music Network present:

Benjamin Appl baritone
Gary Matthewman piano

Monday 23rd November 2015, 8pm
Warrenpoint Town Hall

Venue: Warrenpoint Town Hall, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN (map)
Date/Time: Monday 23rd November 2015, 8pm

Music Network

NCM and Music Network proudly present sensational German lyric baritone Benjamin Appl in a romantically-coloured programme for voice and piano. Selected as part of the European Concert Hall Organisation’s Rising Stars programme, and a current BBC New Generation Artist, Appl has captivated audiences across Europe and America with his smooth-timbred voice, expressive delivery and physically-charged performances.

“The voice: big, round, perfectly controlled. Musicality, charisma, stage presence: everything present.” DIE NEUE

“Benjamin Appl had the appropriate bearing and vocal authority for the role of Aeneas.” THE GUARDIAN

“Matthewman’s keyboard accompaniments… came across like a musical cardiograph, tracing the fluctuations of mood and feeling with pinpoint accuracy. The prelude and postlude to each song were invariably scene-stealers.”  FINANCIAL TIMES

The last-ever student of the great Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Appl was awarded the prestigious Schubert Prize by the Deutsche Schubert-Gesellschaf in 2012, and this season he returns to the Schubertiade, London’s Wigmore Hall and deSingel in Antwerp among other venues. Appl has also performed in recital at the Rheingau and Oxford Lieder festivals and the KlavierFestival Ruhr.

For this tour, he is accompanied by Gary Matthewman, one of the UK's leading song pianists whose former recital partners include such luminaries as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen, Mark Padmore, Ailyn Perèz and Roderick Williams. Together, they will perform Labours of the Heart, a programme of Lieder and operatic arias.

The programme will include arias from popular Mozart operas such as The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute, as well as arias from Lehár’s The Merry Widow and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Well known songs by Mendelssohn, Poulenc and Schubert will also be performed in this truly unmissable concert.

Video: Benjamin Appl talks to BBC Radio 3


Programme - please see below.



Tickets: £10
Availability status: Booking closed.


Video: Benjamin Appl and Graham Johnson perform Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin


Robert Schumann
Widmung (Rückert) Op. 25 no 1
Francis Poulenc
L’offrande (Anonymous) FP 42 no 6
Reynaldo Hahn
À Chloris (Viau)                                    

Edvard Grieg
Lauf der Welt (Uhland) op 48 no 3
Felix Mendelssohn
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (Heine) op 34 no 2      
Franz Schubert
Liebesbotschaft (Rellstab) D957/1                                                                                  
Die Taubenpost (Seidl) D957/14  
Benjamin Britten             
The Salley Gardens (Irish Tune) 

Marian Ingoldsby             
Never give all the heart (Yeats) 
New commission by Music Network

Francis Poulenc                                  
La maîtresse volage (Anonymous) FP 42 no 1
Hugo Wolf                             
Hoffärtig seid ihr schönes Kind (Heyse)                                                       
Wir haben beide lange Zeit geschwiegen (Heyse)


Franz Schubert                                     
Der Tod und das Mädchen (Claudius) D531         
Richard Strauss                                   
Allerseelen (Gilm) op 10 no 8


Labours of the Heart

W.A. Mozart
Fin ch’han dal vino
Don Giovanni’s aria from Don Giovanni KV 527

W.A. Mozart
Deh vieni alla finestra                                                                                              
Don Giovanni’s aria from Don Giovanni KV 527

W.A. Mozart                         
Madamina, il catalogo è questo                                                                                                            
Leporello’s aria from Don Giovanni KV 527

Richard Strauss                                   
Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen Zagen                                                                            
Harlekin’s aria from Ariadne auf Naxos op 60

W.A. Mozart                         
Papagena, Papagena!                                                                                               
Papageno’s aria from Die Zauberflöte KV 620

W.A. Mozart                         
Hai gia vinta la causa… Vedro mentr’io sospiro                                       

Count Almaviva’s aria from Le Nozze di Figaro KV 492

Benjamin Britten             
Within this frail crucible of light
Tarquinius’ aria from The Rape of Lucretia op 37

Sweet Romance
Richard Wagner
Wie Todesahnung… O du, mein holder Abendstern                           

Wolfram’s aria from Tannhäuser

Frederick Loewe               
On the street where you live                                                                              
Freddy’s aria from My Fair Lady



Benjamin Appl

Gary Matthewman