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THE CHURCH CHORAL UNION OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF CARMARTHEN. The first Festival Service for 1890 in connection with this Union was held in St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, last Tuesday. The Festivals are held in English and Welsh alternately, Tuesday's being Welsh. The full strength of the Union is 44 choirs, of which the following (numbering about 960 voices) attended on this occasion :â Llangunnor, Abergwili, Mydrim, Lampeter- Velfrey, Llanfiliangel-Abercorn, Llanarthney, Llanfynydd, Court Henry, Pembrey, Burry Port, Methyr, Loughor, Llannon, St. Sulien, Pon tard Lilais, Gorseiiion. Pontardawe, Ystalyfera, Kidwelly, Llanegwad, Llangendeirne, and Car- marthen. Special arrangements had been made by the railway companies to meet the con- venience of the choristers who marched in pro- cession, preceded by their respective banners, to St. Peter's Church. The united choirs having a short rehearsal, the service began at 11.30 a.m., by the singing of the processional hymn "Chwyfia'r ddysglaer faner" &c. Mr H. Radcliffe, organist of St. Mary's, Swansea, conducted throughout with his usual ability and Mr C. Videon ably presided at the organ. The service was fully choral and was intoned by the Rev. W. Matthews, vicar of Warren. The Venite, was sung in A. to music set by Stanley. The special Psalms appointed by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese were the 65, 92, 150, and sung to music set by Garrett, Hey and Humphreys respectively. The 1e Deum (Sir Jonn Goss), Benedictus (Caley from Beethoven), and Jubilate (Gilbert), were all very effectively rendered. The anthem sung was Teilwng yw'r Oen (Dr Par:y), Mr James Morgan, schoolmaster, taking the solo with his excellent tenor voice. The hymns sung were Goleu nerthol yw dy eiriau" sung to the tune of Hyfrydol and" Aleluiah yr anwylaf," sung to the melody of Y delyn aur." The lessons were read by the Revs John Lloyd, vicar of St. Peter's, and the Veil. Archdeacon James, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. William Jones, vicar of Llannon, who delivered an eloquent and powerful sermon, which was listened to with marked attention. This gathering was gen- erally admitted to he the most successful yet held in connection with the Union, the number of choirs and the attendance of members being in excess of all previous ones. The singing throughout was rich and powerful, and reflected great credit upon the different choirs and their instructiors. The thanks of the Union are due to the railway companies for the facilities they so kindly provided for the choirs, and to the stewards, and the hon. sec. (the Rev E. Jones, vicar of Golden Grove), for their energetic efforts in carrying out the arrangements so successfully. The next gathering is fixed for the 24th inst. at Llandovery, and the last at Llanelly on the 30th prox.

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