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ENTERTAINMENT.

The musical and dramatic entertainment given last night in the City Hall in aid of the funds of the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart School, North-east Valley, was in every way a success. The audience was both large and appreciative, and the quality of the performance was of a high order of excellence. A strong and efficient orchestra under Mr F. Robertshaw played several selections in an enjoyable manner. Miss Rose Blaney gave a good rendering of the solo 'Echo,' and in response to an encore sang ' Slumber song.' Miss Kitty Blauey was imperatively encored for her singing of «Fairv cradle song,' and was equally successful in her favorite encore number ' Going to Kildare.' Mr James Jago gave a characteristic rendition of Pinsuti's ' The king's minstrel,' and in response to a unanimous recall contributed ' The ship's fiddler,' which was also deservedly well received. In the second part Mr Jago sang expressively «Pray for me' (Somerset), the item being very muchenjoyed. Mr C. Fottrell was heard to advantage in the song 'Oh, steer my bark to Erin's Isle,' and as an encore sang 'Trafalgar.' In 'The Garonne' Mr Fottrell was also successful.'-, The trio 'Queen of the night' (Smart) was harmoniously sung by the Misses Blaney and Mr Jago'. Miss Maud Liston and Miss Ethel Liwrence played the piano duet ' Valse des fleurs' in admirable style, the performance being very creditable. A number of the pupils of the Sacred Heart School went through a floral march, the various evolutions being performed prettily and effectively, to the great enjoyment of the audience. Quite a feature of the entertainment was the staging of the three-act tragedy ' Frank's Military Experience.' The principal parts were taken as follow :—Master William Wood, an Irish soldier; Master John Macguire, the title role ; Frank, a runaway student; Master John Hannigan, master of the college; Master John Lynch, .the sergeant. The parts were all, without exoeption, well sustained, and met with the approval of the audience. A sum-.'-her. of voungsters -represented" the rank and filo of the army, and the way they went through the different movements -showed how carefully they had been trained. The tragedy, which is decidedly humorous, was a success, and provoked hearty applause from all parts of the house. The musical portion of the en'e tunment re. fleoted great credit upon Mr F. Robertshaw, to whom the arrangements had been entrusted. The accompaniments during the evening were oleverly and tastefully played -by Miss Moloney.

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ENTERTAINMENT., Issue 10470, 13 November 1897, Supplement

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ENTERTAINMENT. Issue 10470, 13 November 1897, Supplement

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