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Figure JOHN T. MATTHEWS Dramatic Tenor Can be engaged for Concert, Recitals, Oratorio or Opera. For terms, etc., address The Press Notices of MATTHEWS, Dramatic Tenor TENOR IN RECITAL Philadelphia Evening Bulletin At a recital he gave in the Foyer of the Academy of Music last evening, John Matthews, a tenor of this city, who has had several successful appearances abroad, was heard by a very appreciative audience. Mr. Matthews disclosed the excellent qualities of a sympathetic voice, which seems to be adapted to both lyric and dramatic expression. He gave a wide range of songs, of special interest being Tschaikowsky's At the Ball and the charming O Thou Billowy Harvest Fields of Rachmaninoff, and made a good impression in several arias, including Una Furtiva Lagrima, from Donizetti's L'Elisir-d'Amore and Salve Dimore from Faust, both well sung with a good understanding of operatic interpretation. The accompanist for Mr. Matthews was Mme. Fabri and an assisting soloist was Cecilia Bonawiyz, a talented young violinist, who played the Vieuxtemps concert No. 4 in D minor, and two groups of shorter compositions.— Philadelphia Evening Bulletin . I have heard Mr. John Matthews sing, and it affords me much pleasure to add my testimonial of his vocalistic qualification. He is just beginning his career, and in my opinion, bids fair to achieve prominence in the vocal and musical world. He is a young man of great promise and has evidently studied his art in a way to give him thorough knowledge and mastery of the same. Yours truly, SENATOR BOIES PENROSE . Concert Given 1915 JOHN MATTHEWS SINGS A song recital was given last night by John Matthews in Foyer of the Academy of Music. In addition to three operatic arias Mr. Matthews sang three groups of songs including Rachmaninoff's O Thou Billowy Harvest Field and Masseuet's Ouvre Tes Veuse Bleus, and Edgar's Pleading. The young artist was enthusiastically received. Mme. Helen Fabri was Mr. Matthews' accompanist.— Philadelphia Public Ledger . MATTHEWS' RECITAL John Matthews, dramatic tenor, who made his début in the Foyer of the Academy last night, displayed marked ability and great promise. He had a slight cold that interfered with his first aria from Pagliacci, but in his later offerings, Matthews was more enjoyable and showed decided talent and a temperament which should add to his value as a singer.— Philadelphia Record. A NOTED SINGER IN ATHOL The large congregation at the Baptist Church enjoyed a musical treat in hearing John T. Matthews, leading dramatic tenor of the Fabri Opera Company of Philadelphia. Mr. Matthews was visiting friends in town and kindly consented to provide the solo numbers for the morning service. The pieces rendered were, If With All Your Hearts, from Elijah by Mendelssohn, and Tears of Christ, a sweet and affecting solo. The work of Mr. Matthews was greatly enjoyed and appreciated by all. He is an artist, one of the finest from every standpoint. Mr. Harold Brown presided at the organ.— Athol and Worcester West Chronicle . A sacred concert was given at Trinity Lutheran Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan, by John Matthews, dramatic tenor of Philadelphia, assisted by Mrs. Max Zemke, soprano, and Miss Neva Nelson, violinist, of Ann Arbor. Mr. Matthews' concert will long be remembered by music lovers. His interpretation of his numbers is very fine and his tones are clear and delightful.— From the Ann Arbor Times News, Ann Arbor, Michigan . SONG RECITAL IN STAMFORD, ENGLAND A Brilliant Tenor Singer's Performance Judged by the song recital he gave in the Assembly rooms, Stamford, on Thursday evening, Mr. Matthews, a dramatic tenor and a student of great masters of Italy and America, has a brilliant career before him in the best circles of music. He created a most favorable impression. The possessor of a rich and cultured voice, of remarkable range and faultlessly trained, Mr. Matthews, who has just completed a successful tour in Italy, gave delightful rendition of well known songs and selections from opera. When singing in Italian he was heard to marked advantage and his wonderful gifts as a dramatic vocalist were utilized with great effect. Perhaps the gems of his nicely-varied contributions were Martha in Italian, I Come to You, and Pleading. Mr. Matthew's future appearance in Stamford and district will be awaited with pleasant anticipation by music lovers. Those that were present had a rare feast of songs.— The Stamford Mercury, England . STAMFORD, ENGLAND VOCAL RECITAL—Mr. John Matthews, a young dramatic tenor of pronounced ability, gave a delightful song recital at the Assembly Rooms, the extent of his varied repertoire affording range for the employment of the full expression of his remarkable talents. He was assisted by Mr. A. M. Riddington, of Wittering, who rendered several humorous and dramatic musical monologues in clever style.— The Rutland News . England MR. JOHN MATTHEWS' SONG RECITAL Mr. John Matthews, who gave a recital at the Association Hall last evening, is a new tenor who has a great future before him, has studied in America and Italy. He is entitled to congratulations on possessing a voice of the true tenore robusto quality, naturally full and resonant and pleasing, and of great range. Judged by last night's recital, proves that he has been very fortunate in his teacher, who I find is Mr. L. Fabri, of New York and Philadelphia. In his most ambitious efforts the Cavatina from Faust, very seldom have we heard it rendered with such taste and beauty as we did last night. We must congratulate the singer on his good taste and ambition in his choice of songs and arias. M'appari from Flotow, Martha and Una Furtiva Lagrima from Donizetti's L'Elisir-d'Amore, was rendered with discretion and beauty, also he was heard to great advantage in Daybreak (Mac Fayden), and The Last Greeting (Herman Levi), and English Ballads, and his encore was One Crowded Hour (L. Fabri).— The Leicester Mercury, C. A. T. NEW TENOR IN LEICESTER, ENGLAND Mr. John Matthews, who gave a concert at the Association Hall, Leicester, last evening is a promising young tenor who has studied in America and Italy to advantage. His voice is of considerable compass and is particularly pleasing in its higher notes. His programme last night included arias from Donizetti's L'Elisir-d'Amore ( Una Furtiva Lagrima ), Flotow's Martha ( M'appari ), Gounod's Faust ( Salve Dimora ) and a number of songs and ballads. A curious procedure was that of alternating classical opera extracts with sentimental English ballads.— Leicester Mail. Leicester Mail, Leicester, Eng. DE MONTFORT HALL CONCERT Good music well played was provided last night at the fortnightly orchestra concerts held in the De Montfort Hall. As usual there were very few seats vacant at the time the concert was due to commence and large attendance was not slow in showing its appreciation of the various items. The De Montfort Orchestra gave the overture. Lurline (Wallace), ballet music from Rosamunde (Schubert), valse from La Bella an Bois Dormant (Tschaskowsky) and suite Summer Days (Erie Coates). Mr. J. T. Matthews, the vocalist, received very much applause for his songs, Open the Gates of the Temple (Knapp), One Crowded Hour (Fabri) and Mother, My Dear (Trehaine.) The organ solo of Mr. T. H. Croxall, B. A. Mus., Bac. F. R. C. O., was also very much enjoyed.— Daily Mail . DE MONTFORT HALL CONCERT, LEICESTER, ENG. There was again a crowded audience at the De Montfort Hall last evening. The orchestra, conducted by Mr. G. R. Tebs, played to Wallaces Lurline overture. Schubert's ballet music from Rosemunde and Eric Coate's Suite Summer Days, but strings were rather apathetic in their treatment of the long swinging time of the waltz from Tschaskowsky's Sleeping Beauty. Mr. J. T. Matthews, who has obtained complete control of a voice of good tone color, sang an exceedingly good song, Open the Gates of the Temple (Knapp) and was encored for his interpretation of One Crowded Hour (Fabri) and Mother, My Dear (Trehaine).— Leicester Mercury . From the Tyroler, Bolzano, Italy A NEW AMERICAN TENOR The regular evening concerts given during last week in Klobenstein, Bolzano and Merano were rendered doubly enjoyable by the addition to the programme of Mr. John Matthews, a very promising young American tenor. Large and enthusiastic audiences applauded Mr. Matthews' contributions, and general regret was expressed that the shortness of his stay in South Tyrol prevents other favors from his musical gifts. Among his numbers were arias from the Italian operas, English lyrics, and a new composition, One Crowded Hour, as yet unpublished, which Mr. Matthews will introduce to the musical publics of England and America.— The Tyroler . AN AMERICAN SINGER IN KLOBENSTEIN, ITALY At the evening concert at the Post Hotel in Klobenstein and at the Hotel Oberbozen there was heard last week a promising American tenor, Mr. John Matthews, a pupil of the New York singing master (now staying in Oberbozen), Mr. L. Fabri. He sang with the greatest success Italian opera extracts and English songs, including a new composition, One Crowded Hour, which gives promise of becoming very popular.— (Bolzano) Italy .
|Title||John T. Matthews: dramatic tenor|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Tenors (Singers)|
|Personal Name Subject||Matthews, John T.|
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