The residents of Akaroa and tbei Bays had a musical treat on Friday and Saturday last, when the company gave two entertainments in the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa. The company consists of Madame Kennedy (pianist). Misses Grace and Fitzgerald (soprano and contralto soloists), Messrs Keith, Lance and Laurie Kennedy, who play a number of instruments, including the violin, 'cello, violin, flute, man dola, mandolin and cornet. The en tertainment on both nights was of 'I-γ"- pi. -a- (pr.lily. On Friday night, iud concerted number, ''The Lost Chord," in which 'cello, cornet, violin and cornet were utilised, was very fine indeed, while Balfe's "Excelsior" was well rendered by the whole company, including the soprano and con tralto soloists. On Saturday night, Braga's "Serenata" was given with a flute accompaniment to Miss Grace's singing. The "Miserere" chorus was another item that stood out as especi ally beautiful. Miss Fitzgerald, who has a contralto voice, received a great ovation. She eang Scottish songs especially well, and the accompani ment of the bagpiper from behind the scenes in the various songs dealing
with the pibroch leant an air of realism to the songs. A noticeable feature of the entertainment was the 1 good natured way in which all the r performers responded to the vociferous ' eticnrns they received. There were exCBlioat houses both nights, and all who weno thoroughly enjoyed the ■ entertainments?.
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THE KENNEDYS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 2 February 1915
THE KENNEDYS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 2 February 1915
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