Huddersfield Chronicle (09/May/1863) - Meltham: Oratorio
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Haydn's Oratorio "Creation," was given on Saturday evening last in the Dining Hall, Meltham Mills, followed by selections from Handel's "Israel in Egypt." The soloists, band, and chorus, numbered upwards of 100 performers. The principal soloists were Mrs. Sunderland, Miss Marion Pitman, Messrs. Schofield, Inkersall, and Hinchcliffe. Mr. Iles of Leeds ably led the band, and Mr. Joe Perkin conducted. The old soloists fully sustained their well known reputation. Miss Pitman achieved quite a success, and agreeably surprised the audience, who manifested their appreciation by a hearty and genuine round of applause. Sacred music evidently suits her better than secular. There was a large and respectable audience.