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A concert in FEILDING, Manawatu - Nov 1889

Journal by ngairedith

the original item was taken from the FEILDING STAR, through Papers past

14th November 1889
The BAND CONCERT


The conductor Mr R.F. HAYBITTLE, is certainly to be congratulated on the success of his first concert in Feilding which was held in the Assembly Rooms on Monday night. The auditorium was well filled with an appreciative audience, who were delighted with the performance. The overture, by the orchestra, in the first part, was well rendered.

The players were:

* Herr NORBERG (first violin)

* 8Mr HYDE-PARKER (piano)

* Messrs HAYBITTLE and PORTHOUSE (cornets)

* Mr DREW of Palmerston North (bass violin)

* and two youths, one a son of Mr HAYBITTLE

* Mr HARMER sang "Dorking's Night" very feelingly and was followed by

* Miss BRAY who sang When Swallows Build" with her usual sweetness and correctness.

In absence of some of the performers, Mr F. KEEN's services were enlisted and he fairly took the house by storm. His "Fifty Shillings in his Pocket", "To Pay My Respects to McGuness", "O'Grady the Tailor", "Clara Nolan's Ball" or "Will Ye COme" each deserved, and got, a hearty encore

* Miss Sylvia JACKSON sang "Tit for Tat" in good style and she showed that she really appreciated the serio-comic character of the song. She was accorded a recall to which she gracefully responded and repeated the last verse of the song

*Mr Alf EADE gave "Tom Bowling" and was followed by

* Niss BELLYE who sang "Love's Dreamland" very nicely

After the interval the orchestra played a valse with skill and precision

* Mr GREGORY sang "I Fear No Foe" and

*Misses BELLYE and BRAY gave a duett very charmingly

* The concertina solo by Mr SOMMERVILLE was a gem and the only fault to be found was there was not enough of it. He was encored and played "The Bells" again scoring a success

* Miss WILKINS sang "The Blind Girl to her Harp" a little nervously but with good feeling and taste

* Mr READING surpassed himself in "The Lost Child" and was loudly encored

* Mr HAYBITTLE's song "Up a Tree" went very well

* Miss Nellie ROE rendered valuable assistance by playing the piano accomaniments to several of the vocalists

The performance was concluded with a laughable farce entitled "The Sergeant's Stratagem" in which Mr F. KEEN as Pete Waxend, Mr C NICHOLSON as Sam Soft Sawder, Mr HARMER as Miss WACKLES and Mr PORTHOUSE as Sergeant Rataplan, thoroughly amused the audience

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