Concert At Denaby

March 1886

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 12, 1886

Concert At Denaby.

On Shrove Tuesday evening a most successful entertainment was given in the Fullerton schoolroom, Denaby, by the members of the church choir and friends.

Notwith-standing the inclement weather a good audience assembled and thoroughly appreciated the capital programme gone through.

The proceedings opened with a pianoforte solo. ‘The silvery waves,’ by Miss Bennett, who executed her task with great success.

Four of the choir girls, with baskets of flowers in their hands, rendered, ‘Won’t you buy my pretty flowers,’ very nicely, and obtained as encore.

‘Alice, where art thou,’ was effectively sang by the Rev. T. Horsfall, and Miss Braith waits contributed two songs, ‘Laddie’ and ‘Cockles and Mussels,’ in capital style.

A vocal duet, ‘The flower gatherers,’ was tastefully given by Mrs. Barker and Miss Brookes, their enthusiastic recall eliciting, ‘Hark the sweet bells,’ which was equally well sung.

Mr. Hall gave ‘Rocked in the cradle of the deep,’ and Mr. Hughes a comic song, ‘The green Irishman,’ (in character)

In response to an encore singing ‘The ghost.’ The choir gave the glee, ‘Where art thou, beam of light,’ after which Miss Brookes earned the applause of the audience in the difficult composition, ‘The lover and the bird.’

Miss Emerton and Rev. T. Horsfall charmingly rendered the duet. ‘The gipsy countess,’ and were recalled.