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THE TREORKY PARTY AT MERTHYR. On Monday the Treorky Male Voice Party paid a visit to Merthyr, at the invitation of the Pontmorlais Welsh C.M. Church, and gave two concerts in the Drill Hall, one at three and the other at eight. The platform had been tastily decorated for the occasion. In the afternoon the chair was to have been occupied by Mr. W. Thomas, J.P., Brynawel, but that gentle- man was unable to attend in the evening Mr. W. L. Daniel presided. Much interest was taken in the event, and people looked forward with eagerness to seeing and hearing a combination of singers who had distinguished themselves, not only in the Princi- pality, but also in Windsor Castle, when they appeared bef jre Her Majesty the Queen. There was a. fairly good attendance at the afternoon concert, but in.the evening the hall was simply crammed, every av,ailable inch of space being occupied, and many having to be turned back from the doors for lack of room. The programme for both concerts was prac- tically identical. In the evening the pro- ceedings commenced with a magnificent ren- dering by the choir of Rille's "Destruc- tion of Gaza," Mr. W. Thomas wielding the baton, and Mr. J. T. Jones accompanying. Mr. Gabriel Williams, the well-known Rhondda baritone, followed with Bill the Bos'un," to which he did ample justice. Then came Madame J. Thomas, Llanelly, with Clay's She Wandered Down the Mountain Side," which was sung in a manner that provoked enthusiastic and rapturous applause. In regpons9 to an encore, Madame Thomas sang Car- mencita." This lady possesses a voice of tre- mendous volume, yet flexible, sweet, tender, and under perfect control. Mr. W. Todd-Jones, who is coming mto the front asatenor.sangPinsuti's pathetic eong, The Last Watch." A quartet followed, which wati rendered'v/ith much grace and finish. An encore being demanded, Mentia Gwen was given. This s-otig is a solo, and does not quite take on as a quartet. It sounds a little grotesque to ask a lady to marry four gentlemen. The next item was a rendi- tion by the choir of Letnnander's "Safe m Port," Comrades in Arms being given in response to an encore. Both pieces weie excellently rendered. The first part of the concert was concluded with a duet, Love and War," by Messrs Williams and Jones. During the interval the royal baton, presented to Mr. W. Thomas by the Queen, was exhibited to the audience and greatly admired. The interval over, the choir sang Dr. Parry's "Pilgrims, a piece abounding in pretty touches, though rather long, and lagging here and there. Madame J. Thomas next sang Ernani, fly with me," interpreting the spirit of the song with much vigour and accuracy. There were loud calls for an encore, but the singer refused to respond. Mr. J. Devonald followed with that ever- green favourite, "Genevieve," the choir taking the chorus. Mr. Gabriel Williams gave "The Young Brigade," and Mr. Todd-Jones "The Children's Home." Then followed what proved to be one of the gems of the evening, namely, Ambroise Thomas' The Tyrol," by the choir. This is one of the finest piepes ever written for male voice parties, and tests their capacities to the utmost. The choir came through the ordeal with infinite credit, and such was the appreciation of the audience- that an encore was emphatically demanded, the ohoir responding with Y Delyn Aur," which they rendered with very great sweetness. The last item on the programme was R. S. Hughes' Llam y Cariadau," beautifully t-iiiig by Madame Thomas. Then. came the finale, "God Save the Queen," by the choir, and so concluded one of the most enjoyable concerts ever given in Merthyr.

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