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The concert given by the .Messrs Wood, of Timaru, in the Oddfellowa' Hall last • night, although attended by a large ■ number of the musical people in the dis- . trict, was not so well attended as one .*. could have wished, and the small house was not very encouraging.. The audience however, showed, by their frequent . plaudits, that they thoroughly appreciated . the excellent fare set before them by ;. both instrumentalists aud vocalists. In' ; addition to the quintette party advertised —made up of Mr R. 'Wood, violin; Mr ,< C. Wood, viola;' Mr Ellis "Wood, cello :•' Mr"H, Wood,; conto^baira ; and Muw Lhck, f'piano^-tKe bahd-Arab recruited jby . Mr,.and^ss.,Simmonds )l and j ,Mr Lewis, violins.;- Mr GeoifgaHoskin, cornet; and MrHfrmsoh/'tymiMini. Apolopies/were tendered, by Mr Harrispnifor. the absence of Mr Jameson, flute,'arid Mf ,Milsom, tenqr-vocalist;:, the ;latter; unfortunately , .suffering from, a ]bronohiial 'affection that debarred him from singing. * '-Both parts of : the, programme opened with light and airy overtures'by the band,//oonductod by Mr H. A. Gates'. In these' the faulted in-

strumentotip^^lf very> apparent iii the string portion," Mr'llJ^y Wood's ,adn4rablo f leadingbeinga.pri?ae fe»ta*». and the 'cello Iplayihg' of Mr Ellis Wood makhfg itself "felt with telling effect. In the, course of the evening. Mr EJlis Wood appeared' many tfhioai ,&ther IJin solo, in confcerted'Wk.'br ih!'afccompaniment to the r vocalists, and thrpughout was well received. 1 'His solo, "Souvenhrjfflrlandi,' although "sb'mevKat" long, fepaid for its length "by 'taking- J execution, 'and the lively'rendering •■ of "St Patrick's : Day 1," and 1 : "Ror/. O'More;" with : which '"the " ainii'mtr endedMeft an agreeable 'echol in'the hearts 1 of the audience, 1; that' remaihded long after the - ■applauso had ceased 11 and' the encore had been responded to'. 1 Mr H. Gtt Flower, who had been good enough to fill the ; blank left by the unfortunate indisposition v of Mr MUsom, in addition to discharging -his own part in the programme, sang,in . excellent voice, and with good taste the sympathetic '-Alice, where art thon? of Ascherj / and; thep, familiar bat ever welcome .^..There is a* flower that bloometh,"- from" Wallace's immortal. opera. ■■ Miss-.Lackj jwliq,. possesses » soprauovoice.of fair-compass and much clearness sang Arditti's " Beauty Sleep . . with feeling; and her- treatment of " Oh, .;•, had IJubal'sLyro-rpf, Hansel was such \. as to draw forth voryjprono.unped expresHions of-iapproval.^ Miss'Ettie Wood, a ■.'•.- young lady with many of her " teens jet to run, 1 displayed 'the possession of a voice .■: very rich and full" in both lower and middle register, and ability to use it to good purpose, as heard in the sweet '\ second she sang, in th«jr", Sainted Mother " , duet with; Miss Lade. L£er,"" Forget and Forgive ". was a most acceptable num-. J ber, 1 the effect of which was greatly en- ■/' hancedby Mr Ellis Wood's''cello obli- > 'gato.,was to the , Threshold j'in/which; jthe violin obligate ",' was rendered by her father. A viola solo - by .Mr Charlw 'Wood, .was. also a well played number, and the performer showed .that since he left Jake up his ' 'residence in Timaru he Has iVot.been idle, .. ■the viola being an'instrumeht assumed by, ■';■ him in the interregnum. : Spacß'will uot ;.. permit further detailed mention of the .' programme, but the liotico would be in- ; complete without a reference to Vienx-,,■':, temp's "Rbvofd," that fell from MrJEL [> Wood's strings' with 1 ah effect upon. the , audience that compelled 1 almost breathless '• silence. Haydn's ''Emperor's" Hymn " in.. auartette.of strings Hras'a further number -■ :iat fell upon' the 1, car >ith agreeable ' effect, and Dan GodfreyV " Holly Bush " , polka closod a' programme-^ of ( eighteen ■ excellent items; . ' " ''' ''"; ' _;■.

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CONCERT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2452, 27 June 1890

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CONCERT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2452, 27 June 1890

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