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EXTENSION CONCERTS. | MR. JAMES EDGAR (Solo Violinist-, j One of the "tit-bits" of last Saturday evening's concert was Mr Edgar's violin solo, Wieniawski's "Polonaise in A- It was an exceedingly fine performance, full of fire and thoroughly merited the ovation which followed. Even after conceding an encore item it looked as if a further en- core was to be demanded, but finally Mr Edgar was allowed to bow his acknow- ledgements. » MR. R. CARTER (Tenor). This vocalist made his first appearance before a Llandudno audience on Saturday last. He is one of those "Sons of Toil" that have taken up vocalism during his spare moments. A native of Huddersfield, he is employ- ed in a factory, working from 6 30 to 5 o'clock daily, and it is through the cour- tesy of the managing director, Mr Varley, that he is able to appear before the pub-I lic in towns at any distance from York- shire. He .is a. pupil of Mr Royle, Man- chester. and one who will, we consider, in course of time, make a name for himself on the concert platform He has only re- cently placed himsolif under this gentle- men's tuition, and with the natural tenor voice: he possesses his future should be assured. His songs during his three nights' engagement included Stephen Adams' "Thora," "The Old Plaid Shawl," Tosti's "My Dreams," Pughe Evans's "Lead Kindly Light, Blumenthal's "My Queen," and Squire's "Mountain Lovers." He secured an encore at both secular concerts. » MISS MARION HEiEiLEiy (Contralto). Always a favourite with Llandudno audiences, Miss Beeley has considerably advanced in general popularity at this visit. Her songs have been admirably rendered and thoroughly deserving the encores and double encores that have been accorded her. At Saturday's con- cert she sang, Trotere's "In Old Madrid" and Barrett's "My Ships," and for encores! "The Lass with the Delicate Air" and; "Land of Hope and Glory." On Sunday evening she selected Coenen's "Come unto: Me," and Sullivan's "The Lost Chord." MR:. JAMES COLEMAN (Baritone). The reception with which this vocalist was greeted on Monday evening wa,s most flattering and long; drawn out. He sang with all his wonted charm, his own com- position, "At Dawn of Day," and Trotere's "Sons of Mars." For an encore of un- mistakable vehemence, he sang the soprano test piece of the recent festival, "All that' I ask," and naturally being his own cmn- position, it was sung with all the. light and shade necessary to bring out the beauties of this song, which are many. "Gentlemen—The King," was the "cond song set down, and again we noi;eed the general desire of the audience to join in. Needless to say, a further encore was demanded; in fact, through- out Mr Coleman's visit, his success has been pronounced.. Nature has i e gif, d. hint with a, fine voice, and in addi- tion all his renditions are marked with that confidence which makes it douoiy delightful to listen to him. INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS. Mr Harold J anTis was very heartily en- cored for his harp solo, Alver's "Greek Pirates," on Monday evening. On Tues- day evening Mr George Atkinson s piano- forte solo, Liszt's "Rigoletto Fantasia" (requested) was much appreciated and vociferously encored. Mr "Walter Haigli, the popular conductor, was given a warm greeting and recall for his viola solo, Wagner's Preslied from "Die Meister-- singer." MISS GWENDOLINE HARPER (Soprano). Miss Harper, from the Manchester Col- lege of Music, sang at Tuesday evening's concert Rossini's Aria, "Una Voce poco fa" (II Barbiere di Seville) and Cham- inade's song, "L'ete," and was encored on each occasion. "I hear you calling me," which she sang for an encore, was the most pleasing;, mainly from the fact that it was in English. MISS BERTHA JONES (Contralto). This vocalist sang at Wednesday's and Thursday's concerts, and here again the encore items on Wednesday evening were decidedly the most pleasingly sung. GRAND CHORAL CONCERT. Thursday's concert will long be remem- berd by those who were fortunate to be present. The services of the Moelwyn Male Voice Choir, which it will be re- membered gave a concert at the Grand Theatre last November, prior to their visit to the United States, had been secured, and they drew a very large attendance. During the evening's concert they sang W. O. Jones's arrangement of Welsh Airs, including "Dewch i'r Frwydr," "Morfa Rhuddlan," "Y Gadlys," and "Rhyfelgyrch Capten Morgan." Choruses, Ed. German's "O Peaceful Night." Part songs, Balfe's "Kiliarney" and an Irish Air, "Dear Little Shamrock," under the baton of their famous conductor, Mr Cadwaladr Roberts. Encores were de- j manded for each item set down. Under the baton of Mr Haigh this choir also sang the "Soldier's Chorus" in Gounod's "Faust," and this wa.s also redemanded. This was the first time we have had an opportunity of seeing Mr Haigh conduct- ing a' vocal chorus and orchestra com- bined. His handling of the two was ex- cellent in every respect, and the -result thoroughly deserved the thunders of ap- plause which followed. Naturally Mr T. Osborne Roberts came in for a warm ovation as he stepped forward to conduct "The Battle of the Baltic." The encores for the choir items were so numerous I that several selections and other items had to be considerably shortened or cut out altogether. Mr Coleman's "Empire Song," dedi- catecl to S-.r Robert Ba.den-Powell. and more generally known a.mongst the Bov Scouts as the Chief Scout's Song, and in which on this occasion the Moelwvn Choir sang the chorus, was only equalled by the encore item, "Gentlemen. The King," in which not only the choir but the audience generally took up the re- frain. When the final selection of Welsh Airs was reached the hour was so late that the choir, accompanied by the full orchestra, and conducted by Mr Haigh, sang only 7 "God Blels; the Prince ofj Wales" and the National Anthem. brought a most successful concert to a fitting close. The coming events for to-night, with one exception, are dealt with in another column. The exception is the singing to- night (Friday) by special request of "The Empire Song." with the Llandudno Boy Scouts as a chorus. This should prove a popular innovation, and draw a crowd of interested spectators. The fact that Miss Lucy Nutiall's ser- vices have been secured for to-morrow (Saturday) and Sunday night is too well- known to be enlarged upon here, but we can assure this favourite cantatrice the warmest of welcomes from her many ad- mirers.

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