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ENTERTAINMENTS., Issue 7943, 26 June 1889
The sale of work in connection with Cargill road Wesleyan Church was opened in St. Peter's Schoolroom yesterday afternoon and attracted a large number of visitors, especially duriDg the evening. The stalls, which are neat in design and tastefully decorated, are in charge of the following ladies:—Mesdames Spence, Bremner, Bridgman, Findlay, Stothart, Kirby, M'Donald, and Miss Allan. Mra Dutton and Miss Cole manage the Christmas tree, Mr Bennett the shooting gallery, and Mr W. R. Cole the galvanic battery. A brisk business was done in all departments yesterday. If the same oinountof patronage is bestowed by the public this afternoon aud evening the ladies of the congregation who have taken such an active interest in the affair will have every reason to be satisfied. It ought to be said that pleasing variety was given to the proceedings last night by the Cavereham Braes Band, who gave their services, and also by the choir of the church. Misses Palmer, Bremner, and Duke rendered pianoforte solos in good stylo. This evening the Temperance Mission Brass Baud will play selections of music, and glees, duets, etc., be sung by members of Trinity Church choir. A vocal and instrumental concert was given in the Fin-esters' Hall, Port Chalmers, yesterday evening in aid of Donald Thomson and family. There was an excellent attendance and the entertainment proved a decided success. The programme was opened by a pianoforte solo by Miss Derbyshire, and a number of songs and duets in which the Misses Hodge, Paton, Heenan, and Derbyshire, with Messrs \V. Densctn, J. Jago, C. Umbers, W. Young, 0. Densem, and Boyd took part followed. Mr A. Hanlan gave one of his specialties, and Mr T. M'Connella cornet solo, the entertainment being brought to a close with a clog dance by Mr T. Williams.
The ninth ann'versary of the opening of St. John's Church, Roslyn, was celebrated last evening by a public tea and concert, held at St. John's Hall. Tea was provided by the ladies connected with the church, and that their efforts were appreciated was shown by tho large number who sat down to table. A concert was subsequently held, at which a number of our leading vocalists appeared. A well-balanced orchestra contributed three selections, which were heartily applauded. Mr Uensem'a name appeared on the programme, but, as he had to appear at Port Chalmers, his place was taken by Mr Matthews, who saug in gcod style '1 fear no foe.' Instead of singing ' In old Madrid,' Mr T. Hunter contributed ' The last watch ' ; and he, along with Mr Towsey, replaced Messrs 11. 15. Smith and tho piece selected for the duet being ' Life's dream is o'er.' A quartet party, consisting of Messrs Hunter, Schweers, Matthews, and Towsey, contributed two selections; while the same gentlemen, with Mr H. B. Smith, also con tributed a well-received quintet. A violin solo (' Air Varie') by Mr G. H. Schacht was undoubtedly a skilful performance, the bowing being excellent, while the intricacies of the air wero given due prominence. The other instrumental selection was also an enjoyable item—a pianoforte selection by Mrs Palmer, who made, wo believe, her first appearance in Dunedin last evening, and brings with her favorablo repotts from the Northern cities, where she was an undoubted favorite. Judging from last night's performance Mrs Palmer certainly deserves praise as a pianoforte player of considerable ability. Her execution of Thalberg's ' Last Rose of Summer' was excellent, the forte and pianissimo movements receiving due attention. We arc of opinion that Mrs Palmer will prove a decided acquisition to the ranks of our instrumentalists. After an interval the operetta of ' Box and Cox' was played by Messrs A. Bayley (Cox), W. Bayley (Box), and Miss P. Bayley (Mrs Bouncer), the performers receiving a well-merited round of applause, and concluding in a pleasant manner a most enjoyable entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENTS., Issue 7943, 26 June 1889
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