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A concert in aid of the funds of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul was given in the Choral Hall last evening. There was a capital attendance, and the entertainment proved to be of a highly agreeable nature, although the audience were not particularly lavish in bestowing applause upon the vocalists. Mr J. Jago, who was in good voice, certainly gained encores for his fine renderings of Trotfere’s song ‘ Our Jack ’ and Watson's 1 Under the Hag,’ which are both new and spirited compositions • but HO other vocalist gained a. similar compliment during the evening. Miss Wooldridge sang Molloy’s song ‘ Punchinello ’ and MoncriefFs ‘Creole love song’ in her usual finished style, and Mrs Angus gave the songs * For you ’ (Sydney Smith) and ‘ Old and new ’ (Bonheur) with much expression. Mr W. P. Young contributed two very enjoyable items—Loder’s song ‘ The vulture ’ and the same composer’s song ‘The diver,’ Mrs Neave sang ‘ Bid me good-bye ’ (Tosti) very nicely, and Miss Poppelwell also achieved a decided success by her rendering of Moore’s song ‘ Erin, the tear and the smile.’ Further vocal numbers were provided by Mr Umbers, whose songs ‘ Terence’s farewell’ (Lady Dufferin) and ‘ The pilot’s daughter ’ (Watson) were given in excellent style. Five double quartets four by Balfe and one by Mosoheles —were capitally given by eight male singers, and a recitation, ‘ The flower of Fin®,’ given by Mr T t Bracken with much taste, served to complete an interesting programme,

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CONCERT., Issue 7910, 18 May 1889

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CONCERT. Issue 7910, 18 May 1889

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