Huddersfield Chronicle (22/Dec/1894) - Meltham: Carlile Institute

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Carlile Institute.

A very successful and enjoyable concert was given at the above institute on Monday last, by Messrs. W. and L.A. Chatterton's concert party. Messrs. Chatterton had been able to get together such an array of talent as is seldom heard at the fortnightly entertainments of the institute, and they are to be much congratulated on the selection of artistes with such varied and skilful attainments. The artistes included Miss Annie Dolphin, soprano ; Miss Helena Sykes, the popular contralto ; Mr. F. Kenworthy, baritone ; Mr. G.W. Pearce, L.C.V. ; Mr. W. Proctor, mandolin ; Mr. W. Chatterton, auto-harp ; and Mr. L.A. Chacterton as accompanist, together with an orchestral band of 12 performers. The band played the Entracte "March in C," "La Couronne D'or," "Leda," and "Le Chevalier Breton." The selections were capitally played, and the efforts of the band were highly appreciated. Miss Dolphin sang "The Kissing Bridge" and "The Wishing Gate" both very well, and for the latter of which she was loudly encored, and sang "The River Dee" in response. Miss Helena Sykes greatly pleased the audience, and was twice encored for the pleasing and tasteful manner in which she sang "Alone on the raft" and "La Madrilena." Mr. G.W. Pearce is a splendid executant on the violin, and played "La Fille du Regiment" and "The Broken Melody" most beautifully. Mrs. Proctor discoursed sweet strains on the mandolin, proving herself quite at home on this delightful instrument. Mr. F. Kenworthy sang "True till death" and "The Crusader." He has a fine baritone voice, and pleased the audience very much. Mr. W. Chatterton was deservedly encored in his "Selections by W.C." on the auto-harp, and he and his brother Lewis gave a duet on the piano. The programme closed with the Christmas Hymn, and the concert proved one of the most enjoyable entertainments (thanks to the Messrs. Chatterton) which the members of the institute have had the pleasure of listening to. Mr. L.A. Chatterton most efficiently accompanied the singing on the piano.