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ABERDARE. VOCAL CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC.—On Monday evening, the 24th instant, the Merthyr and Dowdais Choral Society held a concert of sacred music, in the town-hall. About eight o'clock the large room was well filled, when Mr. R. Beynon and his company entered. We observed also that the talented conductor was accompanied by twelve young men, three lads, and eight females. The unassuming, but genteel and respect- able, appearance of the company was' greatly admired by all present. The subjects selected for the first part were a chorus called Cydlawenhawn yn ein Duw," by Haydn The glory -of the Lord," by TIandel; Y cldaear faith a'r eang For, by Mozart; "Sunshine," by Banister; "Crucifixion," by Leach "Hallelujah to the Father," by Beethoven; Haleliwia, Amen," by Handel. After an interval of ten minutes, the sacred part was proceeded with, when the following pieces of music were sung: ''Angel Trumpet," by Jaram; "0 praise the Lord; Ilail Judea Lift up your heads," by Han- del Mawr yw yr Ion," by Calcott; To Thee cherubim and a concluding chorus called" Amen," by Handel. The singing throughout was truly excellent; there seemed to be but one opinion pervading the vast assembly-that of the highest admiration. At the conclusion, a vote of thanks to Mr. Beynon and his friends, for their visit to Aberdare, coupled with an earnest wish that they should visit our locality again, was proposed by Mr. Thomas Price, and seconded by Mr, W. Edwards (and some dozen others who were anxious to testify their gratitude), and carried by acclamation. From the re- marks made by Mr. Beynon, we learned that the society is but in its infancy; that all the company were Welsh, from the iron districts of Merthyr and Dowlais; and that their chief design was to encourage the cultivation of sacred music. We beg to add that we wish the society every prosperity.