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Last night the Cavershnm School choir, who have earned for themselves an enviable reputation for their excellence of singing, thoroughly delighted and surprised a large audience in the school gymnasium with their rendering of a programme of Christmas and other music. The choir would challenge comparison with any other like juvenile body in the Dominion. The programme was a lengthy one, but the youngsters acquitted themselves well, and drew unmistakable signs of approval from tho.=< present. Tho choir (wbo are conducted by Mr A. H. Robinson) consist of 80 gi''!s and boys, all drcrced in white. Both in part singing and when together the children sane; crisply aud clearly, and with due regard to the other essentials. The first part of tlio programme was as follows:—Chorus ('Patriots AH"), choir; solo ("The Sea is England's Glory'), Mii*s Doris M'Curdy ; humorous song ('Mary's Lamb'), choir; song ('Where the Bee* Sucks'), intermediate choir beys; three-part song ('Shepherd's Lullaby'), choir; plantation songs I'Dis Ole Nigger' and 'Steal' Away to Jesus'), choir; recitation ('Hints to Housewives '), boys ; and part song (' Never Such as They'), "choir. The second part chieflv comprised the following Christmas carols:—'O Come All Ye Faithful,' 'Hark, the Herald Angels,' 'First Noel,' 'The Angel Gabriel,' 'Day is Slowly Waning.' and ' Good King Wcnceslas ' (eoloioto, Masters J. Morice, J. Denford, and D. Brown). Solos were given bv Miss R. Bath-rate ('He Shall Feed His Flocks') and 'Miss Iris Griffiths ('Softly tho Shadows'), a duet ('Bethlehem's Peaceful Hill') bv Misses E. Yeoman and N. Martin, and a recitation ('Christmas Bells') by Master F. Sanderson. The pianist was Mr J. K. Hartley. A.T.C.L. During the evening presentations were made on bahalf of the choir to Mr Robinson (tho conductor) and Mr Hartley (the accompanist). Mr W. D. Snowball' (chairman of the Schjol Committee), in making the presentations, thanked the choir and Mr RoWUison for their entertainment.

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CAVERSHAM SCHOOL CHOIR, Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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CAVERSHAM SCHOOL CHOIR Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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