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ENTERTAINMENTS., Issue 7946, 29 June 1889
A sacred cantata, ' The Holy City,' was given in the Caversham Hall on Thursday evening by the Caversham Choral Sociciy. There was a fairly good audience, and Mr T. K. Sidey occupied the chair, in the absence of the president of the society (Mr Birron, M.H.R ) The soloists were Mrs Howorth, Miss Mason, and Messrs Stewart and Lees, who acquitted themselves in an edicient manner. Mrs Howorth, who possesses a sweet soprano voice, sang ' These are they which come out of great tribulation.' A duet, 'lhey shall hunger no more,' by Mrs Howorth and Miss Tily, was encored. Tho chorus parts went well, under the conductorship of Mr J. Dickson. Miss Farr and Miss French presided at the piano and orgati respectively. The Koslyn Gymnasium Club brought their season to a close last evening by a competition among the members. The season is closed much sooner than was at iirsl anticipated through the falling oil" of the senior members. It is, however, the intention of the promoters to continue th« club next winter should sullieicnt support be forthcoming. The competition last evening consisted of exercises with dumb bells and rods, horßo climbing, jumping, etc., for tho junior division ; while the senior were ptil through a much longer and flitlicult programme The work done, and the manner in which the movements were performed, inoro especially by tho juniors, was exceedingly good, and ehowed clearly the advances tho pupils had made under the instruction of Mr Smith. The conipetitioo, which took some thrco hours to get through, was closely watched and enjoyed by a large gathering of parents and friends of the pupils. Tho prizes, which were handed to the various successful competitors by Mr Wilkinson, fell to the following: Junior division: Dumbbells and rods, P. M'Millan 1, F. Roach 2; horse, A. Curie I, J. Smith 2; climbing, A. Fountain I, K. Briekell 2; jumping (highest), A. Fountain 1, J. Smith 2 ; jumping (neatest), W. Roach. In the senior division K. Pettitt won the prize for general excellence (silver medal, presented by Mr Ovendcn), while that for vaulting fell to J. Pearson (pair clubs, presented by Mr Mant), and for tho horizontal bar W. Brown won Mr Secretary Stewart's silver medal. Mr Wilkinson intimated the great regret the promoters felt in having to close tho class for cbis season, but trusted the district would not allow it to close entirtdy for the want of the support it surely merits. The junior division had been very well attended, but it is iu the senior where the attendance had been so limited. Messrs Logan and Deehan acted in the capacity of judges, and gave entire satisfaction, thoir decisions being accepted in every instance with marked favor. The proceedings were then brought to a conclusion by the boys giving three cheers for the judges, prize donors, aud instructors.
ENTERTAINMENTS., Issue 7946, 29 June 1889
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