Observer, Volume XI, Issue 760, 22 July 1893, Page 8
The juvenile pupils attending Miss Scott's olaßses brought their term to a close on Saturday afternoon, when they entertained their parents and friends at afternoon tea, in the Ponsonby Hall, and also allowed them an opportunity of witnessing their progress in the graceful art. There was a large attendance of both adults and children, and the afternoon was most enjoyably spent in watching the graceful dancing of the little ones, many of whom were mere babies. The frenoh cotillion, court minuet, and cachuoha, the latter made bright with the musio of the castanetß, were all danoed with much dignity and grace, and in response to tbe general wish the oaobucha was repeated. Altogether the dancing and general deportment of the children reflected the utmost credit upon their painstaking and clever instructress. Many of the pupils through measles and other causes, have only been under Mies Scott's tuition for half the term, and their proficiency is therefore all the more surprising. The boys were also the subjects of much favourable comment, for the admirable manner in which they attended to the ladies daring ' afternoon tea.' • « • Amongst the ladies X noticed Mesdames Walker, Logan, T. W. Leys, Whitelaw, Cardno, Devore, P. Dnfaur, W. Sbarland, Leek, Gentles, 8. D. Hanna, Short, Hudson, Craig, Dickey, Frazer, Crawford. Misses M'lndoe, A. Lye, Hill, Mario w, Edwards, (two) Norton, Diokey, and many others. Amongst the ohildren were Misses Eent, Endean, Cave, Squirrell, (two) Hudson, (three) in charming oreme frocks, tan shoes and stockings ; Ivy Crawford, pretty creme delaine frock ; Josephine Lye, dainty pale pink ; Cissy Dickey also looked nice in pink ; Winnie Leys, pretty black (mourning) frock ; Logan, Frazer, Cardno, Foster, Symms, Walker, Ehrenfried, pretty creme; Coates, Sinclair, Dennes, pink; and others too numerous to mention. A dance, for Miss Scott's adult pupils, takes place on tbe 25th inst. • * * On Tuesday evening, the 11th inst., a highly successful and enjoyable dance was t given by the young people connected with * All Saints' Church. Tbe gathering was held in the schoolroom, the music being provided by several of the young ladies. Mr Gregory Osmond made an excellent Master of Ceremonies. * # # Amongst those present were Mrs Osmond attired in black silk, finished with heliotrope chiffon ; Miss Maoindoe, black lace, relieved with red birds ; Mrs C. A. Calder looked nice in her bridal robe of white silk ; Miss Devore, charming white gown ; Misß Bach, pretty pale dove- coloured gown, finished with chiffon ; Miss Adams, tasteful blaok and pink costume ; Miss B. Devore, very becoming pale blue gown; Mrsßoardman, handsome red silk ; Misses Merritt (three), all looked well in oreme, pink, and white, respectively; Miss G. Thompson, pink, effectively trimmed with black ribbon velvet; Miss Woodyear, becoming white Empire gown; Miss Butters looked nice in pink, veiled with blaok lace ; Miss L. Butters, pretty pale grey ; Miss Lusher looked nice in pale blue; Miss Nellie Lusher, pretty pink ; Miss Ponsford, tasteful rose pink ; Misses Gregory (two), fawn and white, respectively; Miss G. Sands, pretty combination of pale pink and blue ; Miss M. Henderson, red. o « • The concert given on Thursday evening fay the Auckland Orchestral Union, under the able oonduotorahip of Mr Arthur Towsey, can certainly be regarded as the finest and most successful orchestral ooncert given in Auckland for -a considerable time. Indeed, wordß would not adequately express the pleasure experienced by. those present in listening to the. exquisitely-rendered music, whioh made ona 2or the time being forget all else. The
Liedertafal Society contributed ,to (he pleasure of the evening with several selections, efloh item obtaining an encore. MiBB Beat was the only soloist, and gave her songs very pleasingly. • « • ■ The feature of the programme was the ' Lenore Symphony ' (Raff), in three movements, whioh was most artistically rendered. Indeed it would be impossible to aocord too mnoh praise to the performers for the manner in which they acquitted themselves. The audience were fairly delighted, and the enthusiastic applause which followed the symphony must have been most gratifying to the musicians. The Auckland Liedertsfel secured a warm welcome and plenty of encores, and what is more, deserved them. The concert was in every respect a pronounced success. and the arrangements reflect credit on all concerned. The audience was a large one, amongst whom were many well-known in musical circles. Miss Best looked nice in a creme evening dress finished with rose pink ribbons. Amongst the audience were Mrs Alexander in a handsome fawn corduroy velvet gown ; Miss Alexnader also wore fawn in a darker shade ; Mrs T. Finlayson, black silk gown with front of crushed strawberry; Miss Fenton, black silk; Miss Spiers, black evening dress with large sleeves of yellow velvet ; Mrs Tewsley, stylish black and heliotrope costume ; Miss Crowther looked extremely well in black; Mrs Bell, Mrs (Dr.) Knight, Mrs Crawford, blaok gown, pretty oreme cloak ; Mrs Wilson wore a blue velvet cloak whioh covered her gown ; Misß Woodyear, prettty pale grey; .Mrs (Dr.) Dawson, black silk ; and the Misses Harding all wore dark coßtumes ; Mrs J. Lusher, Mrs B. J. Lusher, Mrs Hope Lewis, Mrs (Dr.) Hooper and her daughters, Miss Bedlington, white, crimson cloak; Mrs Upton, blaok silk, plush mantel; Mrs Kirker, fawn; Mrs C. Houghton, handsome red silk gown veiled with black lace ; Mrs E. Diddams ; Mrs J. Coutts ; Mrs A. Littler, orushed strawberry gown and pretty oreme cloak ; Mies Culpan looked very pretty in pale pink; Mrs Archdale Taylor, styliah creme cloak and others too numerous to mention. • * * The engagement of Miss Clarice Brabazon, the popular and brilliant young pianist, to Mr W.Horace Stebbing, also well-known in musical and Bocial circles, has just been announced. The engagement I understand took place some little time since, but was not made known. • * Mrs Atkinson, St. Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, gave a delightfully pleasant dance on the evening of Wednesday last. The dance music was provided by the young ladies and was really excellent. Mrs Atkinson wore a handsome black silk gown, and her daughters all looked charming in tasteful costumes. Among tbe guests were the Misses Hooper, Mrs Hitchcock, Misses Bedlington, Spiers, Ryan, Clapcott, Sowerby, Meldrum and Davidson. • • • The splendid performance of Handel's magnificent work, 'Judas Maceabaeus,' given about a fortnight ago by the Choral Society, was by very, general request repeated on Tuesday evening, when the public had an opportunity of being present. A Bmall charge was made for admission and as the hall was orowded the funds of the society should therefore be considerably augmented. Undoubtedly the performance was the best given by the society for some time, and the audience were evidently delighted, judging from the frequent and enthusiastic applause. The solos were again taken by Miss Bimmer, Miss Featon, Mr. Percy Dufaur, and Mr. Ferriday, who one and all acquitted themaelves admirably. A- full attendance of both orchestra and chorus were present under their capable conduotor, Professor Schmitt. Mr. Kent, as usual, led the orchestra. It is handy to have the address of a reliable Venetian blind maker. Here is one: J. Hill, WelJineton-street. He'll give yon satisfaction. Just try him. That well-knowuKarangahapeßoad bootmaker, Mr C. H. Sexton, notifies that he is prepared to supply a first-class article at a> tempting price. Quality and fit guaranteed. Repairs a speciality. Sexton's boots are hard to beat. Nothing looks so nice sb well-fitting boots, especially when worn by ladies; and kid hoots especially always give the feet a seat and trim appearance. Ladies' kid boots and girls kid button boots can be obtained in all atylea and at prices to suit the purchaser, at Thos. Ellison's i Boot Establishment, 74 Queen • street, | Auckland. — Advt.