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Grand Concert at the Assembly…


Grand Concert at the Assembly Rooms, Carmarthen. Cnder the distinguished patronage of (Sir John Jones Jenkins, M.P., Sir Lewis Morris, Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., Mr Gwilym Evans, J.P., Llanelly; Mr J. L. Davies, Torquay; Mr Thomas Thomas, Disgwylfa; Mr Thomas Thomas, J.P., AVell- field, etc., &c., a grand concert was held at the Assembly-rooms, Carmarthen, in aid of the Priory Congregational Chapel. This was the third annual concert, and the Committee—of whom Councillor D. E. Jones, Leader Cycle Works, was eliairiiiaii-ii,e to be congratulated upon the ability they displayed in the selection of the list of artistes they engaged for the concert held on Thursday, 17th inst, proved to be oneof the most successful that have been held at the Assembly-rooms for some years. The chair was occupied by his Worship the Mayor, Mr H. Brunei AVliit-e, and there was a large and fashionable audience present. The room had been nicely decorated with plants, evergreens, and varegated drapery, and presented a gay appearance. The list of artistes included such well- known singers as Miss May John, R.A.M., double medallist, winner of the Soprano solo at Chicago; Miss 11. Thomas (Llinos Pennar), winner of the Contralto Solo at the National Eisteddfod last year Mr Todd Jones, principal tenor soloist of the Treorky Male Voice Party and Mr David Hughes, R.A.M., y n principal baritone at the Leeds and Cardiff festivals Mr Dunn AVilliains, G.T.S.C., the popular leader of the Priory Choir, had this year again trained a Glee Society in prepara- tion for the concert while" Mr T. S. Puddicombc, the well-known pianist, and Miss E. Cad van Jones were the accompanists. With such a grand array of talent, the success of the concert was assured, and the delight of the audience was made evident in the encores that each of the artistes received in some instances they would not be appeased until an encore song was given. The glees and part songs by the Priordy Gloo Society were exquisitively given, and the rendering showed the pains and labour which Mr Dunn Williams had taken in thoir training in order to reach such a stage of excellence. He had them thoroughly under control, and once again proved himself a most successful leader. ihe following was the programme gone through :—Part 1 Glee, Briallen gyntaf y Gwanwyn" (W. T. Samuel), The' Choir (encored) song, The Waif's Song!! (Stelezki), Miss It Thomas (encored and responded song, Y Llong ti'r Goloudy (M. O. Jones), Mr Todd Jones (encored) song, "The Soul's Awakening" (Haddoch), Miss May John (encored and responded) ;ong, "I'm a Roaiuer" (Mendelssohn), Mr David Hughes (encored and responded song, The Worker" (Gounod), Miss 11. Thomas (encored and responded) song, The Last Watch" (Pinsuti), Mr Todd Jones (encored and responded) part song and solo, Well gaily Sing and Play" (Pinsuti', The Choir and Miss May John (encored aud responded). Part 11 Duett, "In the Dusk of the Twilight" (Parker), Misses May John and n. Thomas (encored and i song, "The Lord worket'a Wonders(HandeP, Mr D Hughes (encored and responded); song, "Sound an Alarm" (Handel), Mr Todd Jones (encored and responded) glee, Now by Day's retiring 3 Lamp" (Bishop), The Choir (by desire; (encored); song, "Gwlad y Delyn" (J. Henry), Miss 11. Thomas (encored and responded) dueV-, "Excelsior" (Balfe, Messrs Todd Jones and David Hughes (encored and responded) song, "For all Eternity" (Macneroni), Miss May John (encored and responded) song, Merch y Cadben" (U. S. Hughesi, "Mr David Hughes (encored and responded; quartette, The Minstrel's Goodnight" (D. Pughe Evans), Miss John, Miss Thomas, Mr Jones, and Mr Hughes (encored); finale, "God Save the Queen." We must not onlit to mention the courteous and able manner in which Mr Sam Thomas (G.W.R. Carmarthen Station) carried out his duties as secretary. He worked most zealously from start to finish to make the affait- a thorough success and lie must, we are sure, feel thoroughly satisfied with the unqualified success with which his efforts-as well as those of the hard-working committee—were crowned.

Mr. David Lewis, of Gwynfe,



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Mr. Gladstone.

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