Carlile Institute, Meltham.
A miscellaneous concert was given in the large hall of the Carlile Institute on Monday evening last, by Messrs. Harry Turton and J.E. Lunn's party, consisting of the following artistes :— Miss Pearson, soprano ; Miss Julia Oldfield, mandolin ; Mr. J.B. Crossley, elocutionist ; Mr. J. E. Lunn, violinist ; and Mr. Hubert Lunn, pianist. The room was well filled by an interested and appreciative audience. Miss Pearson sang "Leonore," "The soul's awakening," and "The Gondola dream," for the last of which she was deservedly encored, and substituted "Marjory Daw." Mr. Crossley's contributions to the programme consisted of the recitations entitled "Lasca," "Mr. Smiggles goes to a public dinner," and "A plantation ghost story." In response to an encore for the latter piece he gave "Hard lines." Miss Oldfield's selections for the mandolin were a pleasing feature of the evening's entertainment, and consisted of "Maritana" and "Povar." Mr. J. Lunn's violin solos were a rich treat, and included Handel's "Sonata in D" and "The last rose of summer." Mr Hubert Lunn played a skilfully-executed and musicianly solo on the piano, as well as joining in a duet with his brother and in a trio including Miss Oldfield. All the pieces were well rendered and gave much satisfaction, and the concert reflected great credit on the promoters and on the taste and ability of the artists.