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: Special Civic Week Programme. Dance Music'

relayed from the Piccadilly
Picture Theatre


: In addition to the usual features, the winner of the Essay Competition, organized by the Manchester Rotary Club amongst the Elementary School Children in Manchester, will read his.essay

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'Manchester's Libraries'
MR. JUST, who is Chief Librarian to the City of Manchester, is also well known as a writer on literary topics.


A Special Concert rendered by The MANCHESTER BEECHAM OPERATIC Ciionus, relayed from Milton Hall : Conductor, W. ARTHUR LOMAS HANNAH CHOPPER (Soprano)
CORA MAUDE (Mezzo-Soprano) ELSIE BOARDMAN (Contralto) EDITH SCHOLES (Contralto)
Accompanist: HILDA WILMOT
MEPHISTOPHELES, having destroyed the erring Marguerite's hopes of pardon, has been satirically serenading her while Faust stands bv. Valentine, her brother, draw; his sword upon Faust, and they fight.- Mephistopheles, by a foul blow, causes Valentine to fall mortally wounded. As he dies, ho curses the sister once so dear to him.
Opening Chorus from ' Phoebus and Pan ' Bach (Knglish Translation by Arthur Lomas)
THIS jolly Cantata was put on the stage some years ago by Sir Thomas Beecham, and since then has become a popular item in the repertory of the British National Opera Company.
The incident round which it is constructed is a simple one. Phoebus, the Sun-god, disputes with Pan, God of the Woodlands, as to which of them is the better singer. They hold a contest, in which other gods act as counsel and judges, and Phoebus, with his divine song, is proclaimed victor.
The Opening Chorus, by Phoebus, Pan, and the assembled gods, with shepherds, nymphs, and a crowd of onlookers, is simply a means of starting the ball a-rolling.
THE Sacred Festival Drama, Parsifal, was
Wagner's last work. In it he treats of the legendary relic of the Eucharist, the Holy Grail (the cup which was used at the Last Supper, and in which the Saviour's blood was received at the Crucifixion),
In the Grail Scene, the Love Feast, or Communion of the Knights who guard the Holy Grail, is celebrated, and the Grail is unveiled.


Conductor: Milton Hall
Conductor: W. Arthur Lomas
Soprano: Gwendoline Clarke
Baritone: John Hughes
Soprano: M. Ainsworth
Mezzo-Soprano: Cora Maude
Contralto: Elsie Boardman
Contralto: Edith Scholes
Accompanist: Hilda Wilmot

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