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Decline of Welsh Choral Si <;ln& Tn his adjudication of the chief loral competition at Tabernacle Chapel, irris- ton, on Boxing Day, Mr C. Francis oyd, Mus. Bac. (Sunderland), spoke on 1 » de- cline of Welsh choral singing at t Na- tional E'isteddfodau of Liverpoo' and Merthyr He was one of tho adjud itors at both festivals, and his opinion w; ■; that the non-success of the Welsh choi' was due to want of education on the j -t of the conductors. Living: hundreds o niles away from them, he was better able) see this defect. He did not believe i: the "heaven-born" conductor, and advis 1 his hearers not to believe in such a 'eing either. The conductors Wales T nted wero those who studied the eompo jions. thoroughly, who strove to understar the composer's ideas, and to master th idea of choral composition. Considering how much aid conductors had afforded their choirs through this meens in the oast,, the choirs had done very creditabl In Wales they had the talent, and h had no hesitation in saying that they h the finest material in the whole world. The conductors, he said, should make lem- selves worthy of their choirs. Ar ther fault which mitigated against the scel- lence of choral singing was the pers tent habit of performing the work. or H id el. Handel was a good old composer—a t pical Welshman's composer — but they n ould perform other and more modern work —o<5o

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