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LLANGENNECH. I i GRAXD PERFORMANCE OF ELIJAH I The general verdict pronounced, by those I ho had the good futtune on Saturday even- ing to witness at Salem Chapel the perfor- mance- oi Ji emielssiohn's famous oratorio "Elijah was one of unqualified satisfaction, and the measure of success attained, both 1. 1 miwjea.uy ana jmaneiauy, must have cheered Gie fie-Lrts of all participants in the concert. Mr. J. Rr-es Davies, the ^hard-working con- ductor, last making for himself a name as "11 efficient- choir trainer, and his choir on Tiii4 occasion far surpassed all previous M- e;udw Seldom have wfl heard a series of choruses, entailing stieli hard vocal work, more evenly and effectively rendered. We i-eed hut mention a few to bear out our re- marks "Blessed are the men who fear HÚII," "Thanks be to God," B-ittl, we cry to Him, "Be not afraid, and d Th<?," "He not afraid," "Behold, God the Lord passed by." The chief artistes were —Soprano, Miss BJodwen Hopkins (LJinoR Morlaiis). Llansrennech: contralto. Miss Eira Gwyn, A.R.C.M.. Kettering; tenor, Mr. W. H. Protheroe, Llanelly: bass, Mr. Llew R. Bbwen, Swansea. All the artistes were de- servedly applauded, but ih fairness to Mr. Bowe-i it must lx> added that he sang under i difficulties, as he had suffered for weeks from a sore throat. Mies Hopkins and Mr. Pro- ih.eroe are luitli well known aU Llangen- nochit-es, -and it was a real pleasure to see I scanty uphold their reputations as popular vocalists. They were both in excel- lent voice, and the beautiful rendition of ''If with all voitr hearts," "Then shall the right- eous," "iTAar ye Israel," and What have I to do with thee?'' will not soon be forgotten. Miss Eira Gwj-n also has a magnificent voice, and her singing of "0 rest in the Lord" was a treat enjoyed by all. Tins was her first visit, to these parts, and we venture to predict it to-ill not be her last. Mr. Bow en sang, "Is n -t His word like a fire." "Call him louder," with creditable effect.. We T") list m of' oi Î(1:J and t'- u »vjf'i r.ardonal'le pride J It :t I v 4 x. :O:'t \:¡! L.1 v .-v. I-- mem- bers of the choir, acquitted themselves well. The Swansea Orchestral Society, conducted by Mr. W. F. Hulley, rendered splendid ser- vice, as did also the accompanist, Mr. Ceredig Williams. Sincere thanks are due, to Mrs. Thomas, of Cornhwrdd, for her unostenta- tious kindness to the various artistes it the close of the concert. — o— Wt rejoice to hear that a movement is on foot amongst the villagers to acknowledge in some tangible form the many ready services of Mr. Ceredig Williams, prior to his tour in the States in the near summer (}- ■> The Revs. S. Rhydderch, B.A., and W. Sal- mon, of Newport, preached very acceptable sermons on the occasion of the anniversary services of Bethesda Independent Church on t Sunday and Monday laet. —o- A forost lire- is, happily, a rare occurrence in this parish, but last Friday hundreds of fir trees near Alltyfran Farm, belonging to the Llangennecli Estate were burnt down, caus- ing a loss amounting to nearly £200. Were it nor for the splendid services of Mr. Robert Evans, tho loss would have been much greater. —o—■ An interesting article from, the pen of our promising young man, Mr. C. A. John, an assistant at the Cardiff Library, appears in the pages of ihe Llanelly County School Magaxh?. The- subject is "The Collier," and I the article Is, it should be, a very sym- pathetic one

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