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Samples of show cases for the Exhibition have been manufactured to the order of Mr Joubert, and as they are of local production a large number of exhibitors have inspected them closely to see if they compare favorably with the imported articles which have been generally utilised. The general opinion is that they are in every way suitable for the purpose for which they are intended; and as it was at the suggestion of the Exhibition manager that this department of the work in connection with the Exhibition should be handed over to local firms, the thanks of the trade are due to Mr Joubert. The Commissioners on the whole favored the importation ef show cases, but it has been subsequently shown that the duty on the imported article would nearly equal the cost incurred in the building of the cases by local firms. The stands are respectively 4ft by 3ft, and sft by 3ft—the former standing Bft high, and the latter 3ft high. They are not gaudy, but are decidedly neat and attractive, and ornamented on the base and top, the colors being black and gold The Music Committee have decided that the choir, numbering 400 voices, shall give fourteen choral concerts during the Exhibition season, when the following oratorios and cantatas will be performed Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ Haydn’s ‘Creation,’ Mendelsaohn’s ‘ Elijah,’ Cade’s ‘ Comala,’ Gadsby’s ‘Lord of the Isles,’ Gaul’s ‘Joan of Arc, Co wen’s ‘Song of Thanksgiving,’etc. The orchestra will consist of about thirty professional musicians, drawn from all parts of this 'ad the other colonies, who will play twice dan? • in addition to which arrangements will be made for military band music in the garden or in some part of the building For the Saturday evening concerts professional vocalists from Australia are to be engaged; and a monster band competition for valuable prizes W pi ejected. The idea of introducing stage plays has been abandoned, the Executive objecting to any gooh dangerous elements in the concert hall as scenery and the usual stage accessories.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 7924, 4 June 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 7924, 4 June 1889