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Llantwit Fardre. Under the auspices of the Llantwit Fardre Welsh Baptist Church, the twentieth annual eisteddfod was held on Good Friday. There Wi'S a large attendance durjng 'the day. Mr D. Cule, of Bridgend, presided ,and the Rev Thomas Richards, pastor of Salem Chapel. jlffiaiateJ a3 conductor. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr D. H. Thomas (Mus. Bac.), Tredegar; literature, Mr Thomas Williams (Brynfab), Aber; the acoompanist was Miss Edith Williams, Church Village. The posts of and treasurer of thp eisteddfod wero efficiently filled by Mr T. Williams and Mr Israel respectively. Mr Gwilym Jenkins, of Llantrisant, having sung the opening song, the president delivered a short address upon the history of Salem Chapel, in which he compared its present flour- ishing condition with what it was 40 years ago. Girls 'Solo Competition.—For the rendering of "Dos Cuddia" (which was confined to girls n fl. over 15 years of age), nine competed, the prize being divided between Miss Katit- Thomas, Treforest, and Miss Urina Thomas, Tonyrefail. Rceitation.-The, recitation of "Sion, Ynys- hir, was keenly contested. The prize was won by Mr James Hughes, cf Holly Bush. Baritone Solo.—A great deal of interest was taken in this competition. "The Awaken- ing" was the song selected for the contest, in which no less than nine competed. Mr Row- land Davies proved the winner of the prize of 10s. Writing Music from Ear.—Mr Thomas Da- vies, of Aberaman. was declared the winner in a test or writing music from ear. Tenor Solo Com petitioTi.El even contestants took part in this competition, the successful one being Mr R. C. Davies, Tylorstcwn. "Bwthyn Bach Melyn fy Nhad" was the song rendered. Juvenile Cihoir Comretition.-Two choirs, not over 40 in number, entered the above com- petition. The test piece was "Storm the Fort oe Sin," and the prize offered was £ 2. Taber- nacle Choir, Pontypridd (conductor, Mr J. Griffiths), won. Alto Solo.—Four competed winner, Master Thomas Davies, Abercynon. Recitation for Girts.Ymdaith i Seion" was the piece recited by girls not over 15 years of age. Prize divided between Miss Blodwen Roderick, Tonyrefail, and Miss A. M. Roblin, Llantwit. Tenor Solo—Mr R. 'C. Davies. of Tylors- town, won the prize of 10s 6d for the best ren- dering of "Rhosyn Unig." "Y By,,vTdfdd. "-This was the recitation se- lected for open competition. The first prize wa3 awarded to Miss Cordelia Rees, daughter o? the Rev W. Rees, Hopkinstown, and the second prize to Master W. J. Harris, Aber- aman. Soprano Solo.Oiit of a large number of competitors, Miss Jennet Hughes, Treforest. won the prize offered for the best rendering of "Hen Gadair Freichiau fy Nhad." Chief Choral Competition—Thds competi- tior was the chief event cf the day, and it proved a great attraction. Five choirs en- tered, viz., Penuel, Pontypridd; TonyrefaH Choir, Tabernacle. Pontypridd; Temple Choir, Pontypridd; and Town Hall Choir, Ponty- pridd. The test piece sung was "FLI wyr Seion." The choirs sang in the above order. Mr Thomas, in delivering his adjudication, said the choirs had sung remarkably well. The first choir possessed beautiful voices, fairly ba. lanced. The bass was rich, and tone good. The cadences could have been better, and the relief was a little too loud. There was no contrast in the various movements. On the whole they gave a creditable performance. The second choir opened woll. effective singing, splendid voices all round. The various parts were well carried out. The piano was sung as piano, and the forte as forte. The gave a re- markably good rendering. Third Choir: Voices not so pure as in the previous choirs. They did not sing together. In the last part the time was too fast. It was a fair perform- ance- Fourth 'Choir: Voices fair, rather harsh. The tune was commenced well, but was no; so at the latter part. There was not sufficient variety in the performance. The in- tonation though was very pleasant. Fifth Choir. This choir consisted of a splendid body or voices, but the time was too fast. They gave a very fair performance on the whole. He noticed the conductor of this choir was rather young in years, and trusted that he would stick to it, as there ♦ns a future before him. After fairly weighing the merits of the choirs he awarded the prize of L5 lo the second choir (Tonyrefail). Mr Richards, the conductor, ;> wa-. duly invested with the prize. J On Good Friday evening, following the eis- teddfod, the annual concert was held at Salem Chapel, when there was a large and apprecia- tive audience present. Mr T. Davies Ponty- pridd, presided. The artistes were: Miss Olive Grey, R.A.M., Pontypridd; Mrs Annie Evans, Pontypridd; Mr David Chubb, Llan- tv.-it; and Mr D. Evans, Abercynon. An en tertaining programme was provided, and the artistes acquitted themselves admirably, and received frequent encores. Miss Edith Wil- liams, Church Village, made an efficient accom- panist.

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