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ABERYSTWYTH.

THE ROYAL VISIT TO ABERYSTWYTH.

DOWNIE'S BEQUEST COMMITTEE.

BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

ABERDOVEY.

OSWESTRY.

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OSWESTRY. (Continued from page 2.) Our representative in Oswestry is Mr ROBERT AITKEN, Oswald House, Oswald Road, to whom notice should he given of all events required to be reported in the COUNTY TIMES. POWIS PROVINCIAL EISTEDDFOD. THE CONCERT. The concert given in the Powis Hall, on Thursday evening, proved the greatest success of the day. The large hall was completely filled in every part, and there must have been close on fifteen hundred persons present. Dr. Reynolds' Childhood of Samuel," and Sir Arthur Sullivan's "Golden Legend," are works which cannot fail to attract anywhere, and for an Oswestrain audience the works-especially the former—had a peculiar interest. Dr. Reynolds was for many years the popular organist of the Parish Church, and the "Childhood of Samuel is of his own composition, and was performed on Thursday evening for the first time. Such circumstances could not fail to attract, and the burst of enthusiasm with which the Dr. was greeted when he took his place in the front of the platform testified to his popularity, The chorus was made up of the Eisteddfod Choir and contingents from Shrewsbury and Brony- garth, and numbered in all about 170 voices. Before opening the concert, Dr Reynolds said he had to make an apology on behalf of Miss Berrie, who was taking the part of Madame Medora Henson. First of all he engaged Madame Medora Henson, and she came over from America on Saturday last to fulfil the engagement. Unfor- tunately she came over in the Umbria," which had encountered some very heavy storms on the passage across, and Madame Medora Henson was still suffering from the effects of the voyage, and had teen unable to appear there that night. Only yesterday Miss Berrie most kindly came forward and took her place (applause). lie was much obliged to Miss Berrie for her kindneas in taking part in this new work of his. The opening chorus, Lord who shall dwell," was a fitting introduction, the volume of sound produced and the exact blending of the large orchestra testi- fying to the thought and talent of the leader and composer. Dr Reynold's work has, we believe, received high praise from one of the highest musical authorities, and renders any criticism of ours out of place. Throughout the whole perform- ance there was exhibited the same ability and talent as marked the opening chorus, and several of the solos were sung very beautifully, particularly the contralto:solo, There's a friend for little Children," taken by Miss Hannah Jones, and the soprano solo. My heart rejoiceth," taken by Miss Mabel Berrie, both of which had-to be sung twice over to satisfy the audience. The has solos taken by Mr D. Hughes were also worthy of praise. "We wait for thy loving kindness," receiving special rounds of applause. Dr Reynolds bowing his acknowledgements. After a short interval Sir Arthur Sullivan's "Golden Legend" was proceeded with, and the interpretation given to this classical work spoke volumes for the musical ability of the choir and the cou- ductor. The soloists were the same as in the first part of the programme, and acquitted themselves in a manner which left nothing to be desired. We feel certain that such a galaxy of talent in a pro- vincial town is only heard at rare intervals. The splendid orchestra was perhaps one striking feature of the concert, the performance on the reed instru- ments being exquisite. The programme was a lengthy one, and took over two hours and a half in the rendering. [The report of yesterday's proceeding; of the Eisteddfod will be found in our second edition. which may be obtained at the office.]

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