Huddersfield Chronicle (16/Apr/1892) - Meltham: Entertainment

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A very pleasing musical entertainment was given on Monday evening, in the large room of the Carlile Institute, Meltham. The chair was taken by the Rev. H. Davis, and there was a good attendance of members and friends. Roberts' Glee Party, consisting of Messrs. C. and J. Roberts, M. Baxter, and R.H. Hardy sang the following pieces in a very finished manner, viz., "Summer's eve," "Merrily our ship," and "Robin Adair," the latter in particular being sung beautifully. Mrs. J. Roberts, Messrs. C. and J. Roberts, and Mr. R.H. Hardy sang the madrigal, "Brightly dawns," very nicely. Mr. T.A. Robinson sang two songs, and was encored. Mrs. J. Roberts gave "The captive Greek Girl" and "There's time enough yet" with very good effect, and also joined with her husband, Mr. Jacob Roberts, in the duet, "No, sir." Mr. Hardy contributed two songs, viz.,"Off to Philadelphia" and "The skipper," rendering both in capital style. Mr. Edwin Stead gave two solos on the trombone, viz., "Alice, where art thou," and "The lost chord," and played them magnificently, showing a complete mastery of his instrument. He was loudly applauded. Mr. Hubert Lunn gave a solo on the pianoforte in an exquisite manner. Mr. James Manchester recited "A bachelor's story," and Mr. D. Cairns, "William Tell's speech." Mr. H. Lunn was an efficient accompanist. Dr. Haigh moved, and Mr. James Pogson seconded, a vote of thanks to all who had contributed to the evening's entertainment. Mr. Pass proposed, and Mr. J. Manchester seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman. The chairman replied, and the proceedings then closed with the singing of the National Anthem.