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The St. Thomas June Festival

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The seventh grand June festival of the St. Thomas conservatory of Music in the opera house Monday evening proved one of the most jrilliantly successful entertainments ever held in the city. The drilling of the pupils was superb and relected great credit upon their instructors. The curtains rolled up o disclose two pedestals, with two ' oddesses, Miss R. Seery '. ng Spain and Mrs. H. Brown, Columbia, with about fifty in the chorus. The effect of the number was very brilliant. The piano numer Marcia op. 115, by Misses Sulivan, Covert, Burns, Lentz, Fohey and Rinsey was well rendered. Miss V. Fohey read an essay against cheap literature and V. Seabolt, W. Walsh, H. Brown, D. Mclntyre, F. Adams and W. Burleson played a welve hand piano duet in perfect ime. The Reign of the Roses a juvenile drill, was oae of the most pleasing :eatures of the evening. Remarkable precisiĆ³n was shown. It took three pianos to enable the Misses Lusby, Gilbert, Hanlin, venny, Fitchel, Tice, Rinsey, Mead Walsh to artistically render Walzes op. 264. Miss G. Kress recited a Sicilian Tale in costume. The sacred music, Heavens are Telling from Haydn, was well rendered by a chorus of ladies voices. The Misses Covert, Ryan, Lentz, Brown and Burns and Mrs. Willis rendered the piano number Polish Dance in an even manner. A Dream of Ancient Greece, by Misses Kress, Fitchel, Brown, Fohey, Audette, Clarken, Dwyer, Herey and Tice was very pretty indeed, the poses being decidedly taking and effective. "Moonlight" showed some very brilliant costumes. Miss Kenny was the morning Star, Miss Rinsey the Evening Star and Miss Seery, Moonlight. The Misses Gilbert, Brown and Burns played Beethoven's Sonata op. 15 on three pianos. Miss L. Fitchel read the Chariot Race from Ben Hur in costume and in a realistic manner. Three tableaus were given from the Life of Columbus, in costume and looked very much as the postage stamps now in vogue do. The Navel Cadets drill was in some respects the most pleasing performance of the evening. It was done so well and in such perfect time, and there is always something which strikes the right chord with an audience in the sailors costumes and the dancing of the sailors horn pipe. The costumes were brilliant, the hall was crowded and everyone was pleased.


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