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I, Sau I of Tarsus" Tribute to late Dr. Joseph Parry. Two grand performances of the drama- tic oratorio, Saul of Tarsus," were given by the Porth Harmonic Society (under the conductorship of Mr. Rhys Evans) on Christmas and Boxing even- ings at Salem (W.B.) Chapel, Porth. Vnimated by patriotism and influenced by love of nationality, and also to cele- brate in a conspicuous manner their 30th annual concert, the Salem authorities elected to pay a tribute to the memory of the late Dr. Joseph Parry, of Cardiff University College, by selecting his beau-, tiful oratorio—which was first produced at Rhyl National Eisteddfod and after- wards performed at the Cardiff Festival- for this Christmastide festival. Right royally was this done, for in every feature but the vernacular the per- formance, was characteristically Welsh. Moreover, the principal artistes engaged were also of Celtic fibre. Having during recent years devoted time and talent in the reproduction of the masterpieces with considerable success, their achieve- ments maintain its influence and effect upon the music-lover of Porth and dis- trict, and the capacious edifice was quickly thronged upon the doors being thrown open. The choir numbered nearly 200 strong. The ladies were elegantly arrayed in white blouses, decorated with Mr. RHYS EVANS, Conductor. I red and blue rosettes, forming a perfect phalanx upon the platform; the bass and tenor occupied the wings, while the orchestra (under the leadership of Mr. Arthur Angle., Cardiff) took a position anterior to the choir. At the rear, the beautiful organ (presided over by Prof. T. D. Edwards) completed the picture. The principal artistes engaged were: — Madame Mills-Reynolds, Pontypridd (soprano); Mr. John Roberts, Swansea (tenor); and Mr. Ivor Foster, London (bass). The presidents were Mr. Thomas Griffiths, J.P., Cymmer; Dr. R. D. Chalke, M.A., Porth (in the absence of Mr. Tom John, Tonypandy); and the Rev. R. E. Salmon, Porth. This beautiful work-of which we can as a nation feel proud of-possesses both brilliant ideas and originality, and is arranged for solo, chorus and orchestra. It abounds with technical passages, diffi- cult in execution, which affords full scope for the employment of the vocal powers and taxes to the, utmost the capabilities of the performeris. It is divided into four scenes, viz., Damascus, Philippi, Jeru- salem, and Rome. The choir entered into the spirit of the different parts with enthusiasm, and the flexibility of their well-trained voices Mr. WILLIAM EVANS. enabled them to give perfect expression and genuine intonation to the abundantly intricate passages that constantly recur, and also to interpret the work with dramatic insight, producing the varied and thrilling effects with a naturalness and refinement pleasing to the ear, and satisfying the yearning of the musician, yet artistically avoiding all staginess and theatrical exaggeration. The descriptive parts—the coming of the light, the earth- quake, the passion of the Jewish mob, the worship in the Temple, the discipline of the Roman troops, the worship of the vestal virgin and Apollo priests, &c.— were rendered with such signal excellence that it is most difficult to discriminate. Special mention might be made of the fury of the mob at Philippi (pages 16 to 20), where the sopranos strike B flat on page 20 with brilliancy. Following this is the prison scene, which is the piece par excellence of the whole book. First of all we have Paul and Silas singing in prison, accompanied by the angel, who appears from heaven. The male voice with wonderful effect depict the amaze- ment of the other prisoners, while the encomiums showered upon him by the sopranos and contraltos take up the angel's theme very effectively. On pages 24, 25 and 26 this effect is thrilling. The earthquake and conversion of the gaoler, culminating in the fine chorus of praise, "We glorify Thy Holy Name," finished up a magnificent and to us a wonderful conception of the situation as described in the New Testament. The sonorous tones of the bass were heard to the best advantage in the description of the pil- grims' approach to Jerusalem in the next scene. The Hallelujah, Amen chorus completed another fine number which was rendered with religious fervour. Follow- ing is the persecution scene, wherein a graphic description of the New Testament is painted as it were in tone colour. 'Midst the raging and the howling of the Jewish mob could be heard the. martial strains describing the discipline of the Roman guards all through. Then follows the most delightful trio it has been our privilege to hear, describing the angels encouraging Paul in his affliction, and he responding. No greater praise can be given than that full justice was done to this most exacting scene by artistes, choir and orchestra. The scene being transferred to Rome, we are ac- corded a soul-stirring: chorus of festival musie" describing a scene at Rome, where Paul exhorts them to Forsake their idols," another thrilling chorus. The final scene, where Paul proclaims him- self ready to be offered, is a recurrence of the. "Sun" theme and the "Morning Christian Hymn," which as a golden thread pervades the whole work, and reminds one of the words of Tennyson: —" There is music here that softer falls, than petals from blown roses on the grass. Music that gentler on the spirit lies, than tired eyelids upon tired eyes." Space will not permit going into detail over the excellent work rendered by the artistes. Special mention might be made of Mr. Ivor Foster, who sang the most, difficult passages in a masterly manner, and greatly enhanced his reputation. Madame Mills-Reynolds also acquitted herself with distinction—particularly in the solo allotted to 'Lydia and Claudia's Night Song." The tenor, Mr. John Roberts, possesses a beautiful voice, which was heard to best advantage in solos given to Timothy. The orchestra sup- plied by Mr. Arthur Angle—whose name is a sufficient guarantee—acquitted them- selves nobly, the young lady with the 'cello particularly so in introduction to Saul's prayer and her accompaniment to Timothy's solo. Prof. T. D. Edwards' manipulation of the organ is above criticism, and his assistance, must be in- valuable to the choir. Mr. Rhys Evans, the conductor, is justly entitled to all the audience, for though ailing in health for a considerable period, he has with un- stinted energy plodded along courageously with the choir. More cannot be said than that from the opening chorus to the finale the conductor maintained a firm grip upon the choir. The secretarial duties were ably executed by Messrs. Wm Evans (Thomas & Evans) and W. 0. Griffiths (City Tailors), Porth.
Treherbert. The first annual social evening of the Treherbert Dandy 25th Holiday Club was held on Tuesday at the Treherbert Girls School. The number that attended was most disappointing, but nothing better could be expected in consideration of the terrible snowstorm which prevailed at the time. Nevertheless, a happy evening was enjoyed by the few that had assembled. A most sumptuous fare was partaken of at the tables, the caterer being Mr. Jeremiah, Treorchy. Cards; games, &c., were afterwards indulged in. Mr. E. Pratt was secretary, and the treasurer was Mr. I. Thomas.
New Workmen's Hall, Ferndale. The Trerhondda Sunday School Choir gave a grand performance of the Christ- mas operetta, Sir Christus the Good," in full character. The following were the chief characters:—"King," Mr. J. Evans; "Queen," Madame Tom Morgan; Sir Christus," Mr. Madoc Jeffreys; "Lady Christus," Miss H. Evans; "Santa Claus," Mr. L. Evans; "Lady Goodheart," Miss E. Jones; assisted by courtiers, queen's maids^ chorus of elfins, guards, &c. Conductor, Mr. D. Williams; accompanist. Mr. W. J. Evans; leader of orchestra. Mr. Ben Williams, stage managers, Messrs. H. Davies and Reee Morgan. The chair was occupied by Mr. Horatio A. Phillips. The chorus con- sisted of 200 voices and presented an attractive appearance, the girls being dressed in white with pale blue ribbon rosettes, and the boys in black with red ribbon rosettes. The opening chorus was an arrangement of Men of Harlech," which was sung with beautiful effect. The voices were of exceedingly fine quality, and their singing was a credit to their conductor. The choir kept up their repu- tation until the end of the performance, which was one of if not the best that has been seen in Ferndale bv a children's choir. Mr. John Evans as the King proved an elocutionist of great merit. The singing of Madame Tom Morgan as the Queen," and Mr. Madoc Jeffreys and Miss H. Evans as "Sir Christus" and Lady Christus was excellent. Santa Claus," in the person of Mr. L. Evans, was a grand success, who with the assist- ance of the elfins (the boys being dressed in green velvet and white, the girls in red velvet and white fur), fairly brought the house down. A great deal of the success of this scene was due to the ex- cellent light effects. Miss E. Jones' im- personation of "Lady Goodheai-f was really fine. and the solo, The good and the true," was excellent. Messrs. D. Thomas, N. O. Richards, J. P. Williams and S. Jones as Courtiers," Messrs. M. Jeffreys and W. Parry as Guards," helped considerably to the success of the operetta. The operetta was voted a huge success. The concert given at the above Hall on Thursday evening, December 23rd, by the Royal Male Voice Choir, was well patronised by an enthusiastic and appre- ciative audience. The chair was taken by Mr. D. Hannah, Brynderwen. The items given included the singing of the Welsh National Anthem by Mr. Todd Jones and choir; chorus, The Hungarian March" (Berlioz); quartet, "The Shamrock" (Jackson); ^art-song, "Cwsg" recit. and air, (a) "And God said," (b) With verdure clad," Miss Cissie Thomas; song, "Nant y Mynydd," Mr. Robert Jones (encored and responded with Molly, Dear "); musical jest, The Italian Salad (Genee), the choir (en- cored and responded with Call John ") descriptive chorus, "The Tyrol"; solo, "O! Heaven," Mr. W. Trevor Lewis (en- cored an responded with Father O'Flynn") song and chorus, "Killarney," Mr. Todd Jones and choir part-song, Peaceful Night song I'm a Roamer'" Mr. David Davies (encored and responded with Cartref "); song, The Outcast," Mr. Todd Jones; duet. "Night in Venice," Miss C. Thomas and Mr. R. Jones; chorus, "Song of the Northmen," the choir.
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Re-Union of Past Students at Porth County School. This annual function proved a greater success even than the. previous one, and nuf dance was easily a record one. JLhe initial part of the evening was devoted to progressive whist and Miss rryi J'Tie* ^Penygraig) also gave a delightful song^ the accompanist being Miss Walker, B.A. The business part of the evening was very brief, confidence in committee and officers being shown by then re-election for next year. A song by Mi. Jacque Thomas (Pentre) was highly appreciated. The second half of the whist drive occupied another hour or so. iwo sketches contributed by Mr. I nomas were very amusing and very well done, rounds of applause being generously awarded. The winners of the prizes were: Ladies: 1st prize, Miss J. A. J^vans (JLon); consolation prize, Miss Davies (Tonypandy). Gentlemen's prizes, Mr. E. Thomas (Tonypandy) and Mr. j1?. • n?S' M-A. (Porth). Ill ere was an additional prize for the nearest score to a, mysterious number; this was secured by Miss Wall, B.A. About an hour's dancing was enjoyed by those present, Miss Walker and Mr. Jacque Thomas dis- c charging the duties of accompanist and M.C. respectively. The singing. of Auld Lang Syne brought an enjoyable even- ing to a close. Many old friendships were renewed and some new ones made, while great interest was shown in the present doings of the school. Thus the annual re-union achieved a very fair measure of success.