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Porth. A concert was held at the Cymmer Workmen's Library on Thursday evening in aid of Mrs. Thomas, librarian, who sus- tained the loss of her husband some time ago. The spacious hall was packed to overflowing, many persons failing to gain admittance. Mr. John Hughes (check- weigher), in the absence of Mr. Thomas Griffiths, M.E., J.P., presided. The con- cert opened with a fine march by the Cymmer Colliery Band, under the con- ductorship of Mr. J. F. Martyn. Semi- ramidi," Pat in America" (march), and "Homburg" (a set of waltzes) were also beautifully rendered by, the band. The following artistes were engaged, and sang with beautiful effect: —Master Trevor Watkins, the boy sopranoist, of Pentre; Mr. Dewi Davies baritone, Cymmer Mr. Tom Richards, the popular tenor, Porth; Miss Lily Mansel Edwards, contralto, Porth the Sisters Thomas, Porth; accom- panist, Mr. W. E. Jenkins, Porth. A concert was held also on Saturday even- inp" when the Cymmer Male Voice Party assisted the above artistes. Both con- certs proved to be unusually successful, and closed with the Welsh National Anthem. The half-yearly special services of the Salem (W.B.) Church were held on Sun- day and Monday, when the Revs. W. Morris, D.D., Treorchy, and Peter Jones, Colwyn Bay, delivered most eloquent ser- mons to very large and appreciative con- gregations. At the Welsh Congregational Church, the Rev. W. J. Rees, Horeb, Llandyssul, officiate.d. The services were very nicely conducted, and the rev. gentleman acquit- ted himself well. The singing at this church is excellent. The John Pugh Memorial Hall services were also very, successful. Mr. R. H. Samuel, Trevecca College, conducted the services, and gave a very able address to his audience. He was assisted by Mr. W. Davies, Cymmer, who sang beautiful solos. These services throughout were very much anpreciated. The Blaina Brass Band spent a week- end at, Porth, and gave the Salvation Army folk a rare treat in the way of music. The successful achievements of the Porth Harmonic Society, under the able conductorship of Mr. Rhys Evans, during the last few years have not only gratified them in their productibn, but has also served to stimulate and inspire them with an ambition to soar higher in musical circles year by year. Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and other great composers have in their turn been performed with this most excellent choir. Not only do they possess the finest and richest voices in the locality, but they also-at a. con- siderable expense—employ the most eminent artistes in the Kingdom to per- form the principal parts. This Christmas they are determined to eclipse all their previous performances, and intend to pro- duce Spohr's "Last Jpdgment," a most beautiful oratorio; and also Rossini's "Stabat Mater," another superb composi- tion, which defy the power of words to describe. Nothing is being left undone by this Society that will help to make their performance on the great festival day a success. They are now at the completion of the books, thus ample time is afforded for embellishments and "finesse," and their success is very confidently assured. The second of the series of lectures in connection with the Y.M.C.A. was delivered at Salem (W.B.) Chapel on Tues- day evening, when Mr. F. Ormiston Smith, delivered a most thrilling oration —supplemented with wit and humour—011 Climbing the Dolomites to a very large audience. The lecture was illustrated by most beautiful biographic pictures. This being the first of its kind ever produced at, Porth, it proved unusually entertain- ing, and was very much appreciated by the audience, which, by the way, con- sisted chiefly of teachers and pupil teachers. The lecturer was accorded generous applause.

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