The Temperance Hall held a most appreciative and numerous audience on Thursday evening last, when a concert was given by the Fishguard Orchestral Society to celebrate St. David’s Day. Mr J C Yorke, J. P., Langton, presided, and opened the excellent programme of vocal and orchestral items by remarking that the Orchestral Society deserved the hearty support of the public, for it aimed at fostering a love of high-class instrumental music among the people. Nothing was more inspiring and it was one of the many blessings they enjoyed. Among the vocalists were Miss M Thomas, Mrs Lewis Williams, and Mr W Bateman, and the piano accompanists, assisting Miss Ruby Davies, Paris House, were Miss Roberts, B.A., and Miss A M Tavner.— The orchestra comprised the following First violins, Messrs F M Gye, T E Jenkins, G L Blackburn, H Colin Jenkins; second violins, Miss Tavner, Miss Nellie Clifford, Miss G Reynolds, A.T.C.L, Miss Anita Harries and Mr W J Vaughan; violincello, Mr G Lewis; bass violin, Mr T Jones; flutes, Messrs J P Reynolds, W Bartlett and WJ Richards; piccolo, Mr D Osborne; cornet, Mr J Griffiths; all under the able conductorship of Mr Lewis.
Everyone without exception won favour by distinct merit, the soloists being ‘encored’ repeatedly while the orchestral selections charmed the assemblage throughout.
The programme was as follows :— Overture, ‘National wreath,’ The Orchestra; violin solo, Mr Gye; song, ‘Hen Walia, Gwlad y Gân,’ Mr Bateman; picollo solo, -‘The Linnett,’ Mr Osborne; song, ‘For all Eternity,’ Mrs Capt Williams; solo stroh violin, ‘Killarney,’ Mr D Osborne; overture, ‘The Caliph of Bagdad,’ The Orchestra; gavotte, (a) ‘Semplice’ (b) ‘Etherial’, The Orchestra; piccolo solo, ‘The deep blue sea,’ Mr Osborne; song, ‘The Holy City,’ Miss Thomas; violin solo, ‘Largo,’ Mr Gye; song, ‘I Godi’r Wlâd yn Ôl,’ Mr Bateman; overture, ‘Snowdon,’ The Orchestra; Finale, ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau,’ and ‘God save the King.’
Each vocal item was enhanced by orchestral accompaniment capitally executed and showing surprising improvement since the former inaugural concert last year, their performance reflecting credit upon themselves and the conductor, Mr T. Lewis, chemist. The hon. treasurer asks us to state that as several of those present were inadvertently admitted without having tickets, he would be like to hear from them as the concert was scarcely a financial success.