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SKEWEN. [BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] GRAND CONCERT IN SKEWEN. A most successful organ recital and concert was held on Thursday evening labt at the Tabernacle Chapel. The organist was Mr. Harry Evans Dowlais (Fellow of the Royal College of Organists). He was on each occasion well received. Amongst other pieces he played, An Overture in D," (Rossini); "Minuet" (Paderewski) "Foccata," (Dubois); Fantasia Sicdian Mariners Hymn," (Lux); Grand' Dramatic Fantasia," (Peace), being a concert on a lake interrupted by a thunderstorm Fantasia on hymn tune, Crugybar," (H. Evans)- Adante in G." (Baptiste); march, (Meyerbeer). Miss Janet Garnett, Pontypridd, double prize- winner at the National Eisteddfod of Wales 1900, was the soprano. She sang excellently the following solos: "For all eternity" (Mascheron) An Old Garden," (Temple) "Y ddinaa Sanctaidd," and "With Verdure Clad," (Haydn). The noted bass (Mr. David Hughes, London, St. James's Hall and Queen's Hall Concerts) also sang with great effect. "Honour and Arms" (Handel); "I fear no foe (Pensuti) and Y bachgen dewr (Dr. Parry). Miss Garnett and Mr. D. Hughes also sang a duet entitled Solfa," ,for which they were encored. Mrs. J. Evans-Jones was to have accompanied, but after playing the first solo for Miss Garnett, she was taken ill, and her place was capably filled by Mr. Harry Evans. The whole of the concert proceeds were in aid of the Chapel Building Fund. HOREB BAPTIST CHAPEL. An entertainment was held at the above Chapel on Wednesday evening. The Chairman and adjudicator of the recitations was the Rev. T. Morgan, Horeb Chapel awhile Mr. Thomas Richards adjudicated in the singing competitions. Songs were rendered by Miss Jennie Williams, Miss Alice Richards, Miss Ceinwen Morgan, Master W. J. Williams and Mr. John Williams recitations by Messrs. David Morgan, W. J. Williams, and D. J. Jones. In the competitions Mr. Wm. Morgan was awarded a prize for finding the word Boar in the Bible, Mr. D. H. Jones for the best speech on The Chief Wants of Skewen," and Mr. Wm. Davies for the best love letter. Mr. D. L. Davies won the prize for the best rendering of Prydain." There were nine competitors. THE CHAMPION SOLOIST AT NEATH. Among the three who appeared on the stage at the Champion Solos' Eisteddfod held at Neath on Saturday, was Mr. Robert Beynon of Skewen, who is totally blind. The test piece was, Lead, Kindly Light." Mr. Henry Evans, As. R.C.O., the adjudicator, gave Mr. Beynon an excellent name. He said the song was well-delivered, and came from the heart, but the draw- back was in his voice, which was not quite so good as the other two gentlemen who sang the piece. Eventually the nr.t prize was awarded to Mr. Aneurin Edwards, Treorky. It is hoped that the promoters of local concerts will not forget Mr. Beynon, who is not only an able singer, but an excellent organist and pianist. COEDFRANC EVENING CLASSES. The scholars of the above classes held a smoker on Friday. The whole of the artistes were even- ing school scholars. Mr. Wm. Davies, (head- teacher of the evening classes), presided, and was supported by Messrs. D.M. Griffiths, S.Edwards, M. Edwards, and G. Thomas. Songs were given by Messrs. Griffith Hughes, John Thomas, Willie Beynon, Benj. Phillips, and Tommy Davies. Reci- tations by Messrs. Trott, W. J. Williams, and Wm. Davies; accordeon solos by Messrs. Bendle and D. Nichols; addresses were also delivered by Messrs. G. Thomas and John Copp. SACRED CONCERT. A sacred concert was held at the Tabernaole Chapel on Sunday evening, for the benefit of Mr. David Richards, who has been unable to follow his employment for several months. Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., occupied the chair, and the artistes were Miss Mary Hannah Roberts. Miss J. Evans, Messrs. James Davies, Benj. J. Davies, Benj. W. Davies, D: James Davies, W. Thomas, and Samuel Jones. Organ solos were given by Messrs. G. Baggeridge and John Davies, and an oratorio solo by Mr. Morgan Williams. A reci- tation was also given by Mr. David Rees. The duties of accompanist were ably carried out bv Mr. Tom Baggeridge. The concert was finished by a rendering of Mendelssohn to the words- "Clwychlu'r nef," by the congregation. The concert was a success, and a good sum has been handed over to Mr. Richards.

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