Concert and Entertainment.
A grand concert was given on Monday evening, at the Carlile Institute, by a party brought by Mr. W. Chatterton. The vocalists were Miss A. Dolphin, soprano ; Miss Helena Sykes, contralto ; and Mr. Joe K. Wood, baritone. Miss Dolphin gave "Dolly's revenge" and "When the lights are low," with boldness. She was encored. Miss Sykes proved herself quite a favourite in the songs "Angus Macdonald" and "The college belle." In the former her splendid contralto voice was heard to great advantage, and she sung with artistic taste and feeling. In the latter song she seemed quite at home, and was vociferously and deservedly encored, and responded by singing "Needles and pins," which was again re-demanded, but she simply bowed her acknowledgement. Mr. Joe K. Wood gave "Old messmates" and "Carry me back to old Virginny," fairly well, the latter being re-demanded. Mr. Walter Austerfield played two pieces on the auto-harp, viz., "Home, sweet home" and "The song that reached my heart," in capital style, and was encored. This kind of instrument is new to a Meltham audience. Mr. W. Chatterton gave two readings, "The lifeboat" and "How Bessie was married." Messrs. W. and L.A. Chatterton gave a pianoforte duet from "Les Cloches du Monastére." A violin and concertina duet was given by Messrs. J. Woodhead and W. Chatterton. The band, which consisted of two first violins, two second violins, two concertinas, a double bass, cornet, and piano, played four pieces very fairly. Messrs. W. and L. A. Chatterton were the accompanists. The room was well filled and the audience highly appreciated the concert. Mr. J. Roberts moved, and Mr. John S. Quarmby seconded, a vote of thanks to the concert party, which Mr. W. Chatterton acknowledged. The proceedings closed with the National Anthem.