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Tonypandy. Two grand performances of G. F. Root's sacred cantata entitled, The Building of the Temple" were given at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Tonypandy, on Thursday and Saturday evenings, by the chapel choir, conducted by Mr George Symmonds (member of toe Royal Glee Society), There was a large attendance on Thursday evening, the chapel being filled to its utmost capacity. Aid. R. Lewis J.P., presided on Thursday, while Mr D. W Davies did likewise on Saturday evening. The choir and Sunday school children, who presetted a very smart appearance, went through their choruses without a hitch from beginning to end. their singing being of a high standard and was undeniably of a very instructive character and well appreciated. Mr Simson opened the proceedings in prayer, while the chairman, Aid. Richard L"wis, J.P., delivered an elaborate address. The reader baing the Rev R. Kennedy pLtor of the church. The soioists were :— soprano, Miss C. Jones, Penygraig contralto, Miss P. Nicholas, Trealaw tenor, Mr Henry Rees, Coedymeibiou; bass, Mr George H. Hayer, Tonypandy. Trio pieces were also rendered by Misses C., P. Nicholas, a d P. Cousins. The organists were Mr J. R iduer, atid Miss M. Tasker; accompanist, Mr Tom Stephens flautist, Mr Maddocit, Coedymeibion Mr Symonds, as instructor and conductor deserves credit for the able way in which he had prepared the choir for the occasion. The proceeds were devoted to the jWesleyan Trust Fund. On Sunday at the English Weshn an Chapel, Tonypandy, the pastor, Rev It Kennedy, preached the funeral sermon of one of the oldest preachers connected with the English Wes- leyans, the late Mr John Smart, who was recently buried at Trealaw Ceme tery by the officiating ministers Revs Geo. Making and R. Kennedy. Previous to the intermeuc an im- pressive service was held at the above place of worship when the Rev J. Bacon, Primitive Methodist, Revs R. Kennedy and G. Making, ministers of the Rhondda Circuit, witti Mr Phelps of Treherbert, delivered most eloquent addresses to the old gentleman's relatives and friends, while the following hymns were sung, which had been seiected two years ago by the deceased and given to Mr W. Williams, who conducted the singing on the day of his funeral, "There is a world above," "Give me the wings of faitil to rise," "For ever with the Lord, Hippy Souls," "All Hail the Power," "Lead kiud-y Light," etc. The Kev R. Kennedy took for his text on Sunday, the 14th chapter of Revelations and 13th vease "And I heard a voide from Heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from tl eir labours and their works do follow them."



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