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Conway Baptist Eisteddfod.


Conway Baptist Eisteddfod. SUCCESSFUL MEETI GS. The 31st annual Eisteddfod and Brass Band contest, in connection with the Bap. tist Chapel, was held in the Town Hall, Con- way, on Bank Holiday. Despite inclement weather, large numbers of local eisteddfod- wyr invaded the town, and both the aitei- noon and evening meetings, turned out to be a thorough success. The arrangements were in. the capable hands of a strong com- mittee, of which Mr. Charles Jones, was chairman, and the secretarial duties were irost ably carried out by Messrs Levi John and NN-. Evans, Newborough Terrace. The adjudicators were:—Instrumental, M r. J. G. Dobbing, Birkenhead; vocal, Mr T. Amos Jones, R.A.M., Rhyl; poetry and prose, the Rev. B. D. Harries, Fforddlas, and "Bwlchydd Mon." The accompanist throughout was Madame Sallie Baugh (Alawes Gwyneddi, A.L.C.M., who carried out her duties efficiently. The artiste was Miss Bertha Jones, Dolgelley, who gave some delightful renderings during both meetings. A FT F R N O O X M E E TIX G. The afternoon meeting was presided over by the Rev H. Bryn Davies, Llandudno, and "Bwlchydd Mon," was the conductor. There was an excellent attendance. The first item of competition was the brass band quick step competition. Although there were several entries, only one band put in an appearance, namely —The Liverpool North End Band, and they gave an excellent rendering, and were awarded the prize. They were also the only competitors in the wjmpetition proper lor a rendering of "An Americaa Tour," and the adjudicator spoke highly of the playing, and awarded them the prize. The other awards were as follows — Pianoforte solo, under 15 years Annie Frances Parry, Llandudno Junction. Tenor or soprano solo: 1, David Jones, CoJwrn Bay. Juvenile recitation, under 15 years 1, Gwladys Evans, Hendre: 2, Biodwen Wil- liams, Upper Gate-street equal 3rd, "Megan and Florrie." juvenile Choir competition. Two choirs had entered for this competition, from Pen- rhynside and Penmaenmawr. The test piece was '■ Casablanca," and after a keen competition, the adjudicator awarded the prize to the Penmaenmawr choir, conducted by Mr Hugh Jones. Juvenile competition, "Action son: 1, "Ceinwen" 2, Olwen Parry, Upper Gate- street. Baritone or contralto solo: J. W. E. Jones, Conway. Juvenile duett competition, "The Milk* maid' I, Lizzie Catherine Petch, and Lilly O Toole, Conway; equal 2nd, Lizzie Jane Williams, and Sarah Williams, and Gwennie Owen and Mary Ann Marshall. Map drawing of the travels of St. Paul: Mr. Levi John, Conway. Fn Ivn, "Pensiwn i'r Hen Bobi" — Jones, Penmaenmawr. EVEXIXG M E E TIX G. His Worship the Mayor (Councillor Henry Jones, J.P.), presided over the evening meeting, which was again well attended. The programme was opened with a line rendering by the successful band, followed by the Penmaenmawr Juvenile Choir, with a capital rendering of the test piece. The competition solo for any voice, "The Prodigal Son, brought forth a host of en- tries, and a great portion of the evening was devoted to listening to this competition, which prove-! very keen The winner turned out to be Miss Jennie Hughes, Llandudno. Chief recitation of Deiniol Fychan's "Ifan Ty Cioes." Out of four competitors, the prize was divided between Llewellvn Evans, Hendre, and Jos. Thomas. Sea View Ter- race, Conway. Duett for children, under 16 years of age. The prize was divided between Owen and Lena Jones, and Judith and Maggie Ro- berts, Llandudno. At this stage, the prize-winners in the juvenile duett competition, in the afternoon, gave an excellent rendering of "The Milk- maid" in character. The tiny couple de- lighted the audience, and there were loud cries for an encore, which was responded tn, and following, Miss Bertha Jones gave a pleasing rendering of a memorial song. Memorial prose to the late Mr. William Roberts, "Bangorian," who first initiated the Eisteddfod, on Christmas Day, in Con- way. There were FOIIR competitors, and the prize was awarded to J. R. Jones (Teganwy), Llandudno. Instrumental quartette competition: 1, Liverpool North End party; 2, Festiniog party. Juvenile solo competition, "Merch v Pysgotwr" 1, Lena Jones, Conway; equal 2nd, Maggie Roberts, Llandudno, and Annie F. Parry, Junction equal, 3rd, Victor Thompson, Penmaenmawr, and Elizabeth Hughes, Llanfairfechan. During the course of the meeting, His Worship delivered a very appropriate address. Special solo competition for any voice, "Boreu'r Trydydd Dydd" 1, W. E. Jones, Conway. The male voice choir competition on the test-piece The Crusaders drew two choirs to the platform, the prize being £ S. They were the Glanlavan Male Voice Choir, Llanfairfechan, and the Creuddyn Male Voice Choir, Glanwydden. The adjudicator (Mr. Amos Tones) said that the first choir that sang-the Llanfairfechan choir-made a splendid opening, the attack being good, and the voices blending well. Good atten- tion. was paid to expression from start to finish. The unison part On Calvary was most effectively sung. The unison by the first tenors was much more effective than the solo taken by the tenor in the other choir. Had the other choir takerL the same steps as the Llanfairfechan choir, they would have been much wiser. The perform- ance of this choir was very good indeed. The Glanwydden Choir possessed excel- lent voices, but to his mind did not seem to have been sufficiently long together in order that the voices could blend. They did not have the same finish as the other choir. The object was always there, but the execution was not always good. The best voices in the choir were undoubtedly the second basses. The inclination at times was to go out of tune. Throughout the Llanfairfechan Choir gave by far the best rendering, and the prize would be awarded to them. The result was received with loud cheer- ing. A very successful programme was brought to a close bv Miss. Bertha Jones giving an excellent rendering of Unwaith eto yng Xghymru Anwyl," and the singing of "Hen Wlad fy hadau," the solo part being taken by Mr. Amos Jones.


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