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HELP FOR BLINDED HEROES. BUILTH AND LLANDRINDOD WELLS UNITE. CAROL CONCERT AT LLAXDRIXDOD WELLS. We have never met on any occasion for a purpo.se of greater importance than thi.s, viz., to help our blind soldiers and sailor. Thus spoke Mr Jeffrey Jones, J.P., at a Llandrindod Wells concert by the Builth Carol League on Wednesday. Proceeding, he said, "I cannot picture before you the great calamity of los- ing one's sight. We are not here to beg. It is not a question of charity at all, but I stand before you speaking for men, noble men, men who have lost their sight in doing their duty, and I stand before > ou to- night. to appeal to you to do your duty—to do what is in your power to lwlp the"e men who have alreadv done their duty. I would like to ask you to close your eyes for one minute and try to realise what. the loss of sight mcaris That will help you to realise what these men are undergoing. The^e men have seen the beauty of God's Providence and the glories of Nature, but to^day they are blind. How should we feel if something came over us to-morrow and we last our sight, and were led up and down the street, of Llan- drindod Wells by a little child! As I thought of this, the words of a hymn came to my mind, and, slightly varying it, I think I see these poor blind soldi-em and .,ailors going quietly in and out of the pews whispering to you— I gave my ^ight for thee. What hast thou given for me? Lhindrindod Wells has done nobly in the past, but we have never had a more worthy occasion than this, and, if we fail. we shall be disgraced as a town." The concert took place in the Wesleyan Met-hod^t Church, which was kindly lent for the occasion, and there was a large attendance. The choir, which was conducted by Mr Frank Da vies, was in strong force. numbering about 70, and they were most ably and sympathetically accompanied on the excellent organ by Mr Sydney R. Phillips. The blend and balance of the choir were both admirable, and the choir t-aiil- with much taste and feeling, and, al-o, with much natural- lie's. There was no straining after effect, and the enunciation was clear. There was the gladness and joyousness which are characteristic of Christmas music, L and in the anthem. "At even ere the sun was set," deep devotional feeling found expression. The items v.ere as follow:—"Peace and ioy on earth." choir; solo, -Nlr J. (;. Ea(-I;e: "Hail, ail hail Christ Jesus," choir; "Jesus. Lord of Christmas," choir: Iola, "Seek ye the Lord," Miss J. Edwards; "Arise, to Bethlehem manger go," choir; anthem, "At even ere the sun was set," choir: "Chime, 0 merry Christmas belLs," choir; solo, "Babylon," Sir Ernest Weather- ley; "star of the wintry night," choir; and "The time of Nowetl," choir. Each of the «oloi«ts. did exceedinglv weli. Vote cf Thanks. The chairman, in moving a vote of thanks to the choir and its leader, aid the choir had alreadv raised .rUG this year for this noble fund, and £ 91 last year. They had listened to an excellent programme of beauti- ful music by a choir which was well-known throughout the Principality. Several members of the choir sang un- der the conductorship of that noble man. th late "Llew Huallt," who brought Central Wales into such prominence in the ",inging world. rnder hisj conductor- ship. Builth and the adjoining towns joined together and they did wonderful things. Mr Frank Davies, the conductor of this choir, had now become an old veteran, and great credit and praise was due to him for having devoted his energy and his time to music for so many years, and, also, to the choir for devoting their half- holiday for assisting so noble a cause. Mr J. H. Jqnes (Aysgarth) seconded, saying they had listened to a most beautiful programme of music, and he would welcome a return visit. of the choir. There ) was no more worthy object than the helping of poor blind soldiers in their darkness. j Mr Evans, supporting, mentioned that Mr Frank Davies was the conductor of the liadrigal Party which won at the National Eisteddfod at Carmarthen, and he added that their thanks were also due to Mr Sydney Phillip" the organist. The resolution was heartily agreed to. Fund Still Open. The chairman said that the fund would he kept open for a few days, a.s it was. probable man' v other people in Llandrindotd Wells would like to help. If his appeal failed, he felt he ought never to take a chair again. Contributions could be sent to Mr Penry Jonas. Vaga House, who had^taken great interest in the organisation I of the concert, and lie hoped cheques and notes would flow in for several days to come.


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