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The '< Sydney Daily Telegraph" says : -*-" When the veteran basso Mr W. H. Poole, first conceived the idea, arising from a visit he wished to pay some friends m Adelaide, of bringing Mr. Santley to Australia, the intention was that the matter should begin and end with that speculation. Then the knowledge of Lady Hallo's illhealth, joined with enthusiasm with which the baritone had been received, suggested the second and more daring scheme of a concert tour m Australia by Sir Charles and Lady Halld, The immediate consequence of $heir great success has be,ejn_ fchs' engagement by Mr Bqole. of-a second concert party. Whether Signer Sarasate, the famous violinist, will eventually visit these shores is not yet decided, but atanyratehewillnotform one of the next company, as its strength will be purely vocal. Mine Patey f Signor Foli are the star^ W-ho,' will next appear m Sydney, ancTitfc is announced th,a,fc' they. Vli sail from England on. August t. Janet Monach Patey (nee Whytock) succeeded Mme. Sainton Dolby as the representative English, contralto singer on the retirement of that lady m 1870. Her voice was trained- m early life by Mrs Sims? ftpfcvs* a,nd Ciro Pinsuti, and hc^ §?& maykecl success was ga?,ne,d^ tii.o" province's' with a concert party managed by Mr Lemmens (the. great Flemish organist) and; heada^ by his wife, Mrii.e. Lemmfmq:.&herrmgfcon, the famous sonVauo, Mmc, ' Patey.' has appeared public under that name, singe *M#, n)jarrijage. m, 1868. with John George Patey,' now- know. a,s, a music publisher, b.ufy widely known 30 years ago as a baritone winger m English opera at CoVent Garden and an Italian operaat the Lyceum Theatre during the season of 1861. Mme. Patey's voice is a strong and heavy contralto of great power, and her fla^a W U< ry breadth has en^bJ^l j^ 'for t j le j agt tWWity y, to nil a 1! the most important ortvfcono' ' 'engagements. In 1871 she visited America with Miss Edith Wynua (soprano), Mr W. H. Cum.mii>;- #enor) and Mr Santley, »,$$ fc^. years later she sang \\\ .frenoh the contralto music of the |» Messiah", m four performances given ra Pans under the direction of M. Lamoureux. She then made so £.v,oat *n impression that after she had, fe&o'heard !? "°l B;?^, "A &fc w»t tho Paris jppiKserv.j>tow«, tho directors of that institution had. medals struck m her honor, a compliment rarely accorded to any singer."

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MUSICAL NOTES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890

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MUSICAL NOTES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890