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THE LAST CONCERT OF THE CENTURY. The last concert of the century, so far as Denbigh is concerned, was held at the Drill Hall, on Monday evening, the 31st ult. The concert was promoted by the authorities at Pendref Wesleyan Chapel, the proceeds being for the benefit of the funds of that chapel. The special feature of it was a per- formance of a sacred cantata entitled 'Soldiers of the Cross/which is the com position of Valentine Hemery. For some weeks, a choir conducted by Mr. John Davies, Borough Surveyor, had been engaged learning the choruses of this work, and it was quite evident that their labours had not been in vain. The concert, which was presided over by the Mayor (Mr. A. Lloyd Jones), was well attended, the audience being evidently in an appreciative mood. The soloists were: Soprano, Miss C. Hewitt (Mold); Contralto, Miss Violet Monk (Chester); Tenor, Mr. T. C.Jones; Bass, Mr. R. Griffith Jones (both of Denbigh). The choir was assisted by a small orchestra, composed of the following: 1st violin, Mr. Horace Haseldef1 2nd violin, Miss Jones (Holywell), viola, Mr J. Ll. Williams, 'cello, Mr. E. A. Ffoulkes (Erri- viatt), double bass, Mr. James Walmsley (Ruthin), cornet, Mr. T. H. Clough (Rhyl), pianoforte, Mrs. T. Lloyd Jones, harmonium, Mr, R, Davies, the whole being, as we have already intimated, under the baton of Mr. John Davies. The first part of the concert was of a mis- cellaneous character, and opened with a cornet solo, with band accompaniment, by Mr. Clough. Mr. Clough played The Lost Chord,' and was heartily applauded. Miss Monk next gave a rendering of 4 Abide with me,' which was much appreciated. The next item was the well-known song "There is a land,' which was sung by Mr. R G. Jones, to Welsh words. Mr. Jones was heartily applauded for his excellent rendering of the song. Mr. Horace Haselden followed with a violin solo which ne played with muted strings, and to which the audience gave an intelligent approbation. This part con- cluded with the well-known song 'Dream of Paradise,' by Miss Hewitt The second part was devoted to the cantata referred to above. We do not intend to give a full criticism either of the work or of the performance. The soloists acquit- ted themselves with great credit, although some of their items were of a rather tame character. The choruses were bright and tuneful, and the choir undoubtedly had been well rehearsed. The orchestra also played well, although the absence of several instruments was noticeable, and some of the instrumental pieces were rather thin in consequence. The work includes some very pretty bits, and possibly the trio for female voices 'Herein is love,' is as fine as anything it contains. In this trio, the two lady principals were efficiently assisted by Miss Annie Davies, Love Lane The last chorus is also a praiseworthy effort. The Mayor at the commencement of the concert spoke a few sentences, eulogistic of the work of the choir, and at the conclusion of the concert a vote of thanks was passed to him for presiding, on the motion of Mr. J. Harrison Jones. The singing of the Old Hundredth con- cluded this successful concert. The arrangements were carried out by a committee of which Mr. W. Marsden Davies was a most efficient and courteous secre- tary.

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