Grand Concert at Meltham.
Those who were present (particularly the musically inclined) at the Carlile Institute, on Monday evening, must feel greatly indebted to Mr. Harry Turton for giving them the privilege of listening to such excellent music. The artistes were as follows :— First violin, Mr. James E. Lunn ; second violin, Mr. J. Schofield ; viola, Mr. A. Holdsworth ; violoncello, Mr. N. Crowther ; pianist, Mr. Hubert Lunn ; vocalist, Mr. Thomas Boothroyd. The concert opened with Mendelssohn's trio, op. 49 for piano, violin, and 'cello, and this was followed by Schubert's quartet in E flat major, op. 125, No. 1, which was very finely rendered by the four stringed instrument. Schumann's quartet, op. 47, first movement, for piano and strings, was fairly rendered, after which came Beethoven's trio (strings) and ante movement, from op. 8, which was good. Schubert's quartet, "Oeuvres Posthumes," for piano and strings, was splendidly performed, the powers of the pianist being finely shown both in touch and execution, Reissiger's trio, op. 25, for piano, violin, and 'cello, was a capital rendition, and Haydn's "German Hymn," with variations for the strings, was a fine piece of execution. Mr. Boothroyd sang with telling effect Stephen Adam's song, "The Star of Bethlehem," for which he was loudly applauded, and responded by singing another. In the song, "I'll sing thee songs of Araby," he was not quite so successful. The only fault in the programme was its length, one quartet having to be omitted and the stated interval dispensed with. The concert closed with the National Anthem.