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ORCHESTRAL CONCERT.

* The Dunedin Orchestral Society struck out ou a new line last evening by giving a drawing room concert. The Garrison Hail was engaged for the occasion, and, gaily as that large building has been fitted up on various occasions, we doubt if it ever had so striking an appearance as it presented last night. The sides were tastefully hung with cu> tains, and the floor was laid cut in drawing room style. Bich carpets and rugs were laid down, and tables of various sizes, settees and lounges of all imaginable degrees of comfort, and chairs in endless vatiaty were scattered with admirable taste all over the area; while interspersed were pot plants atd statuary in profusion. Nearly the whole of the furniture and fittings were lent by Messrs Seoullar and Chisholm, and the arrangements for the comfort of the enormous number of ladies and gentlemen who attended were perfect. As evening dress was dc ri//ueur, the general effect was brilliant in the extreme. A capital programme of mnsio bad also been prepared, the society playing some of their best pieces—the overture to ‘ Setniramide ’ and the * Heiz und Herrs' pizzicato gavotte being warmly received. Then there was an excellent arrangement of the best music in ‘Olivette,’ and a novelty in Ellonberg’g ‘March of the Gnomes,’ an interesting composition that many will remember as having been played in this city by the Jungfrau Kapelle Company some little time back. Mr J. Coombs conducted his orchestra in excellent style, and they executed all their pieces in highly finished style. The vocal portion of the entertainment was entrusted to the Dunedin Liedertafel, who are now U'.-der Mr A. J. Barth’s conductorship. They give four part songs—Abt’s ‘Avo Marie,’ iurrne’s ‘The Spring,’ Kinkel’s ‘Soldier’s farewell,’ and Fischer's ‘Spring night’ —with very good effect. The programme concluded with a special feature for the ladies, in the shape of four waltzes, and the centre of the floor being cleared, these were danced with evident enjoyment. Altogether, this novel entertainment was a tremendous success, and the management are to be congratulated ou the happy result that rewarded their efforts.

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ORCHESTRAL CONCERT., Issue 7987, 16 August 1889

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ORCHESTRAL CONCERT. Issue 7987, 16 August 1889

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