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CAVERSHAM SCHOOL CHOIR

PATRIOTIC CONCERT. So successful have previous < mirerls given by the Caverelunn school ( 'lu-jr been ijiat it w.w found no e.vsary :<• arrange, each successive year. Mr » larger hall, as to accommodate ihe vvt-r-incivusiut; andkocs. Last night’s penT-nuance took place in the Luriw ii,.:.', .iu.| tin's was packed to the doors .'.itii a appicciative uudiencv, and hj is nut Limited that at 1-ust £3O .Ail b- availab'.- L> luuid to the lo< al relic’ fund. m aid of which the concert -.w.-* org.im.-wd. But it was not only from iinaa. i.d pi-ini of view that the eaU rsaimueni w.m a. success, for the tiiiltir-u acquitted themselves wonderfully well in every Ut-ni on a long programme. ’I he choir of some 70 voices—fresh young civ;.*’ ami boys’ voices—rendered a number of chorusc-a and part- songs* in a manner tiiat was pleasing to a deg-cm iin- vciivs won* dear and sweet, and t-v-.-ry word rmiM bo distinctly heard. Th- ‘ li.-ho bouse' and ‘Where the Bee Su.T.s’ uvi- e.-pecially well done, and the humorous p.-rt snugs ‘Alary Had a. Lit l l-- Lamb' and • Never Such as They’ were excellent. i-ff >rm : the same may lie t»uid oi * The Tableaux,’ sung by the junior hoys and g : rl». who farmed croups of •• livimr statuary" representing ' When oH-er Lips’ and ‘ r lhc Death of Nelson.’ f 'rh'-r concerted items were ‘Wo Arc IV.rw-t * All.’ ‘Thus Shepherd’s Lullaby.' ' 1 lather Ve Rosebuds,’ ‘Answer to lour (Viiiim’.- Cal,'.’ ‘ > lowly Waning,’ and the aiu .m • (lod of Nations’ (-by the cbalri; 1 He.iv.> Away,’ a chanty by a gioup of bow- in the uniforms of Jack Tars : a dm f. ‘ O Wert Thou in the- Can!'! likisi.' by M's.-ea E. Yeoman and M. Man in. ami a 'Our Night Out.' by to.- (■; :h«. cnoii. ■Miss R. Bathi-mre stun, '.My Mmin-r Bid* Me Bind .My Hair' \cry m-Ny indeed, and had to rerar..: tii.- same late attending Miss IV'* Mu ‘urd-.. win* rendered ‘Land of Hope i ml (limy,' with full, chorus. Mii.-c.t-r A. i s-i-.-.im recited ‘The Stage- .sLi’Lirk 1 i<•»<>.' anu -e!<v cufeiouary merit ami a. --use of .humor. A “humorous com-m-ted number.” entitled ‘ Knights of tin- Jtci.il.' with which the second part of lb - pr--rn;im;i-> opened, was a. little hit. of c-uiu-dy '.vdl conceived and wall carried out. hi it wero a newsboy. a, uiatciib.-v, a b"oi.l»!a<--k, a err-s-sing sweeper, a tramp, and severe I other ragged-looking >|-.v ; nifn.-. al.-o a swell, a Labor M, nud a ros.c- of police. The dialogue was .splendidly maintained, flashes of w;: ;;ud bun; ,u- b.-bij- introduced at exactly the right uminei’'.. The stump speech bv “ Bill '-wa'.-io-j, M.P.," was full of quaint- election promise-*, which met with th*« heartennpyval of the

“pals” who surroumf’d hhn. Especially popular was the pt-upo.-ed Bill dealing with tho hours of work, beginning with a four-hour day ami a five-day week, and gradually diminishing until “ linally tho ■working man won't, work at all.” The

gthering, it way be menlionod, was sud■nly dwpersed by a rciutoroement- of

seven policemen. whose chert develop- , mailt was something to marvel at. The chief characters in this little comedy were taken tv Masters <l. Gay, Tl. and J. Morice, 1). Brown. J. JDouford. J. Todd. S. Passmore. F. Sanderson, and I. BriggJ. Mr A. H. Robinson, live conductor of eho choir, who was responsible for the graduation of the whole o! the items on 10 programme, must to heartily congratulated on the result of Jus efforts. Mr J- K. Hartley. A.T.C.iL., woe an able accompanist, and Mr F. B. Ford fsecretary) and Iks committee worked hard to bring the concert to a successful issue. Before the programme opened, the head master of the school (Mr Hardy) apologised for the absence oi Mr O. C. Israel, • chairman of the Education Board, who bad hoped to he present. £ Refreshments lor the children were tVeoneronaly donated by the Bata Tea j®Rooms, Mr R. Rutherford, Mr W. BlackjpjVpod, and List, and

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CAVERSHAM SCHOOL CHOIR, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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CAVERSHAM SCHOOL CHOIR Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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