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LLANELLY ROYAL CHOIR AT SWANSEA.

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LLANELLY ROYAL CHOIR AT SWANSEA. "VERY SUCCESSFUL CONCERT AT THE ALBERT HALL. MADAME THOMAS'S TRIUMPH FINE CHORAL AND SOLO SINGING. The Llaneily Royal Choir, with the, pres- tige accruing from their fine performances a.t Windsor before the King and Queen, the Kaiser and Kaiserin, naturally filled the Albert Hall, Swa,nsea, on Monday night, when they gave a concert in aid of Man- se! ton Congregational Church Building Fund. The organisation embodies all the chai-acteristice, which ale accounted the especial endowment of Welsh choirs- vomme, power and sweetness of tone; dash and tire in attack. The prcfgTamme given on Monday was the same as that of Windsor, so far v the I zo. choral pieces went; the finest achievements were undoubtedly in the polished beauty of Schubert's "God in the Thunderstorm"— the choir's show piece—and the mighty Mendelsaohnian chorus "This is Jehovah's MADAME S. J. THOMAS, LLANELLY. Temple." Hie Schubert composition was the best piece of choral e.inging of the con- cert; the other choruts was marked by the greatest outpouring erf Celtic tire, and was splendidly impressive. The sopranos pro- du-oed a clear, rinsing tone, and never showed any signs ot becoming .strident; the female voices showed to great advantage in some effective writing in Pinsuti's arrange- ment of "Fair land we greet thee." The tenors were of unusually high quality of tone: the basses powerfully sonorous and resonant, and negotiated with most credit- able fluency some trying passages in Raton Failing's "Song of the Vikings" a composi- tion more rollicking than marked hy the wild, rude vigour which is one's conception of the sea-rovers of the North expressed in mucic. Very fine gradation of tone was displayed not only in the Schun-ert work— but in "Ar hyd y Nos" (arranged by Ha-rry Eva<ns), whilst the choir poured forth the "Men 01 Haxlc-ch' with an intensity end volcanic energy that evoked like warmth of appreciation from the audience, which do- manded encores freely. Arrangements of national airs are, how- ever, decKtedly elementary material for a choif to WOIK upon; Schubert and Mendel- ssonn were much more worthy ot the choir s abilities, which were most skilfully uiiivsed by Conductor Jonn lhomas. An interest-! uig curiosity was tne German national air, "J-'eutscluan 1 ueber Alles tne tune is ttie stately melody better known as the Austrian hymn"; tne sentiment, the honestly Irani national egotism which proclaims a oestre to Bee Germany Over everything, Over everything in the world The concert was preluded by "Daw Gadwo'r Brenhin''—the Welsh translation decidedly enriching the effect of the ra- tional Ant-itcm, and mention must also be made of a charming rendition of Gwilym Gwent's "Yr iiaf," which aloned for the triteness at) this as of others of the selec- tions. The excellence of the soloists voices was typical of those of the choir. Madame S. J. Thomas delight jd her audience-and justly. Her voice is a soprano of a most refreshing artlessnees and simplicity; most admirably suited to the naive loveliness of of many encores she was compelled to grant -a.nd her rendition of "Gwkld y Bryniau" enabled one to understand the warIll en- comiums bestowed upon her by royalty at Windsor last autumn. She participated in a trio, and took a sfýlo m Pmsuti's version of "Fair land we greet thee." Mr. Amos Jones, a very fine bass; Mr. W. 11. Protheroe—a tenor of unusual quality of voice, "creamy" as it were, and with complete freedom from the much-abused vibrato as one of its greatest merits—were also greatly to the taste of the audience. One is compelled to observe, howevei, that tihe majority of the solo ballads were pain- fully representative examples of the sheaves of stuff which fall every year from music printing presses—not ail of it alas into the oblivion it deserves. Having exempted the Welsh airs from this critic- ism one must record that the singers treated their subject matter with ai eat intelligence and an effectiveness worthy of better things; and pleased the audience vastly. The accompanist was Mr. Luther Owen. whose unostentatious duties ware fulfilled 11, 'h v. with skill ajid sympathy. The absence of or^an accompaniment was a gain to the choir; past experience has ^hown the com- bined effect, to be overpowering for the vocalists, and provocative of headache upon the part of the audience! The choir had supper at t.he Co::tm I HoM. High-street, H.fter the concert. mo sitting down, prior to their return to Llaneily.

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