THE CORRICK FAMILY.
Th© members of this dever family of '-musicians, hailing from Christchurch, aro not strangers to Wellington, for they attracted much attention during a season at the Exhibition in 1897. Last, night- the acquaintance was renewed at. the Opera- House, when in -a long and varied programme it was found that the-, juniors had considerably improved since their kat appearance here, and that the . seniors were as fresh and tuneful as ever. Versatility is a first quality in the gifts of the family. Corrick pere sings a good" baritone song, and leads the family orchestra of seven with his violin; Airs. Corrick and Miss Alice sing duets in which the contralto and soprano blond most tunefully ; Miss^ Ruby "is a cornet soloist of come capability ; the only son (Master Leonard) plays the clarionet, dances well, and sings comic songs without, however, the quality of humour; Misa Corrick plays tho pinno ; Misses Ethel, Amy, and Ruby .are dancer..* ; and even Elsie, a little tot of four years, i sang a solo lemakably well for one so ' young. That the audience appreciated tho twenty items given by the family was evidenced by numerous encores. Tho only contributor to tho programme Mho is not a Corrick was Mr. Charles Road (also of Christchurch), a tenor singer with a # strong yet sweet voice, who scored successes with the robust songs ''The Coming- of the King." "By the Fountain," and "The Carnival* (cncoic), and ( ho also took part with Mr., Mrs., and Miss Alice Corrick in the quartets "The Merry Bells" and "You Swear to bo Good and True." The puma-donna of the company is Miss Alice Corrick, who combines a soprano voice of high rang* and admirably controlled with an arch and pleasing personality. Her contributions were "The Beating of My Owa Heart" (encored). "Dear Bird of Winter," 'and "Comin* Thro 1 tho Rye" (encore). Mrs. Corrick scored a success with her singing of Piccolomini's "Dream Faces." The family will appear again this evening, in an entirely new programme, when Miss Alice will sing Weoera grand scena "Softly Sighs," and Bishop's "Bid Me Discourse."