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Social at the M. E. chiircli to-niglit. The next meeting of the Chautauqiiu circle will be held at the residence of Prof. L. D. Wiiiea, ou Saturday evening, March I8th. The Woman's Foreign Missiouary Boclety of the M. K. efaurcb have in preparation an entertainment for next 'Wcilnosday eveninj;, probably. The YouflL People'8 Society of the liaptist chureb will give i soolal at the residence of Trof. M. B. Cooley, ou Friday evening. There will bo u State Teachers' Instituto belcl in Anu Arbor, coinmencing Marcb 20th, and holding through March üOth, IMst, and April lst. Prof. W. S. Perry acts as local cominittee to make the necessary urrangements therefor, and he will also be tbc conductor. The people of Ann Arbor will be glad to learn tuut the opera house management has secu red lioland Reed, in bis great farcial comed y "Humbug." This play will be given on Friday evening, March 12th. Keserved sents at Bougliton fc Payne's P. O. uews depot. If you liave any deaire to be put in a happy frame of mind you'd botter attend. Mary A. Woodbridge, the leader of the Prohibitionists of Ohio, will lecturc in University Hall, Friday evening, March llHli. Francés E. Willard in a sketch of her laborR in tlie cause of tetnperance, says: "Froni tbc sanie lincage that has given us Prof. Maria Mitobell, of Vaasar College, and l'liu'be Hanaford, preacher and poet, comes their cousin Mary A. Woodbridge, whosc name has already leut to tempcrance annals onc of the hrightosl pagea this country can show." l'AST TENSE. The last social of the K. 'i'.s last evening was an unqualifled success. A very fair audlence greeted the Jubilee Slngers at the Presbyteiian church Tuesday evening, and every ppe present was handsomely entertained. THE CHOKAL UNION CONCERT. The first concert of the season by the Choral Union was given under the auspices of the University Musical Society, In l Uiversity Hall, last Wednesday evening, assisted by Miss Louise Olark, Miss Ida Belle Winchell, Messrs. O. V. Slocuin and S. K. Pittman, and the University Glee Club. A large audience was in attendance. The lirst part of the program consUted of tlve numbers, as folloWB: I. DitgoD'ci Chorus, from Hrtndel'e Oratorio, "Samson," wltli solos by Mine Winchell mul Mr. Slocnm. II. Song, "Be " Mr. Slocnm. III. 'im the Water. 'rUiiiveriiy Oioe Club. IV. ¦ (Dando Fia Cenere," Mies (Jlirk, MIbb WiiiCüell, and Mr. Slocuiu. V. "The NiL'ht." aerui-chorus. The second part cont isted of Gounod's "Messo Solennelle"(forSt. Ceeilia's Da with solo by Miss (.'lurk and Messrs. Slocum and l'ittman. i The soloists of the cveniug did much ' more thau merely acceptable work. Ot Miss Clark it is safe to say she has never . been heard to BUCh advantage befo re in ' Aun Arbor. She sang with great spirit and feeling, and in a inanuer t exliibit cleaiiy the excellence of lier method- a method wlilch may be characterized as artistic becaii8e not artilicial, supplementin j{ and favoring the giits of nature, and not aiming to supplant them. Miss Winchell's part was, this time, less important. It is enough to say that she sang in the manner that bas rendered her an establlslied favorite with Ann Arbor audiences. Mr. Slocum's r.jniarkable tenor voice seemed swecter than ever. His song, "Be Strong," received a merited encoré. Perhaps a more complete and sympathatic identific;ition of bimself witb the musical thought of the solo palts in the "Sanctus" of Gounod's "Mass'' would have rendored his work at this ixjiut inore effective. Finally, Mr. rittmun's siiifiing was a gratifylng surprise, even to his frienils. It is plain that he muking progress in the right direction. Tho part eontributed by tbo Iniversity Glee Club to the concert was lavorably received, as it was sure to be, and as it deserved. Eveiy one sinccrely liopes that the Glee Club is so firmly entabllsht'd that its future existence will bc perpetual. Of course, t was on the work of the Choral Union, wliich, under its fakhful and unpaid Director, devotes one eveuin in every week tbrougirón'tthaoolleffa year to study and rcbersal, that interest was espccially ccnliTed. Their rendering of Gounod's "Messe Solennelle" constituKMl. in cvery ïcspr.l the climax of the evenins;'s concert. On it they had expended their longest and most patiënt labor, and the rcsult was obvlous to all. The largo chorus numbering more than eighty voices, sang with a unanimity of IntelUgence, and with iiuick responsiTeness to the thought and will of the: Director, which was as gratifying as unprecedentd. What is still more important aml largely a cousequence of the foregoing, they s ing "with tbc spirit," and not nierely "with the understandiiig.'' And this is saying a griat deal. For Guunod's "Messc" is a woiuierful musical sion of tbc grandcst tlionghts, tlic bigbut hopes, and the deepest faitlis of Ihe Christian world. Tlie ertcct upon the aiulienre was remarkablc - wliich, for a moliient after thé muslc ni óVer, sat gilent, and as if spt'll-bound, beforo breaking iorth into hearly applause. I it Uo much to sugged tlmt rfnte tattbr in ilf p.Awoetíon ot this uniiiiül musical rtsult tis thj thought, in the minda of the chorus, "f n place in thelr rank reccntly made vacant by tliocall oí ooe oi punbfit u bc "nunilHTcii witli Uk' h.-iíiiIp in filorv i verlasting?" H is doubtful if ;it any otlicr place in tbc state a concert of this rare kind could bc given at this time by local talent. Let Ann Albor be proud of and cheritih lts "Choral Union," and not forjret the recoRnition due to lts Director.


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