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Chicago Eisteddfod. SUCCESS OF A RHONDDA VALLEY VOCALIST. E* Many friends will be pleased to hear of the suc- cess of Miss May John, Ystrad, at the Chicago National Eisteddfod in winning the chief soprano solo "0 Loving Heart," for which a prize of 25 dollars was oflered. There was a large number of competitors including the best of the soloists in the Welsh Ladies' Choir, and the victory is, there- fore, the more creditable. Miss John is a pupil of Madame Clara Novello Davies, Cardiff, and although only about 19 years of age, has had a brilliant career, having won prizes in the princi- pal eisteddfodau of South Wales, chiefly Porth, Caerphilly, Ferndale, and Pontypridd National Eisteddfod of Wales. These, with her latest achievement at Chicago places her in the front rank of rising vocalists. She is a native of the Rhondda Valley, having been born in Ystrad, and is the daughter of Mr Morgan John, one of the respected deacons of Jerusalem, Calvinistio Methodist Chapel, Ton. At present she is en- gaged as assistant to her sister, Mrs Price, Ystrad Rhondda Schools, Ystradyfodwg School Board, but contemplates entering the Royal Academy at an early date to further prosecite her studies in music. LETTER FROM MISS JOHN. Writing to friends at Ystrad, Miss May John says: -On Friday morning, at 8.30, ten of our girls went up to the Festival Hall to compete on II the solo '0 Loving Heart.' There we met four American ladies who were also trying the solo. I We were 14 competing. John Thomas, London, and Dr Mason, America, were the adjudicators. We had a prelim, in one of the small halls. All our girls sang wonderfully. Emily Francis, Annie Jenkins, and Gertie Drinkwater were there. I sang the fourth of our girls. I was very nervous and very homesick at the time, and was afraid of not doing well. After we had finished we went to dinner, and on my return I found that I, Annie Jenkins, Gertie Drinkwater, Bertha Edwards, and two others had to sing in the final before the audience. This made me feel terribly anxious. Well, we sang, and I was in splendid voice, and won the prize, being praised and con- gratulated by all. To-night we had a grand con- cert in Chicago, and had a magnificent reception. Gertie and I sang the duet and were encored. I also sang 'Dearie,' and the audience went wild over it. After the concert John Thomas sent for me and told me my singing electrified him, and that I must, immediately I return, enter the Academy.

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