Baritone Benjamin Appl Wows With War Requiem, Lieder recitals
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem Unites the Cities of Liverpool and Hannover
Despite the stresses and demands of his life as a professional singer, German baritone Benjamin Appl said he would not change anything, recognizing it is a privilege to live this life. “Sometimes I have asked myself if there is anyone in this world with whom I would like to swap lives, and I can always truly say that I am most happy where I am, and there is no one with whom I would want to exchange lives.”
The day before Remembrance Sunday, which this year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, 300 musicians from the combined forces of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Knabenchor Hannover, and a team of world-class soloists come together in the awe-inspiring space of Liverpool Cathedral to perform Britten’s War Requiem (November 10).