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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 18 August 3, 1938

Star Performance

Star Performance.

Laurels for the best individual performance of the evening undoubtedly go to Mr. Christensen, whose name was, owing no doubt to a typographical error, omitted from the programme. Various addresses were given by Mr. Christensen through the evening, from several different parts of the hall and in a number of different attitudes. With his lower portions enveloped in the somewhat unruly curtain. Derek's bust announced the items and corrected the mistakes in the programme; and his delightful up-and-down. Jack-in-the-box movements during the Glee Club songs were a joy to behold.

The Club is to be congratulated on its enterprise in obtaining the services of Mr. Lawrence Tibbet. complete with moustache, who gave a short lecture on Turkey, and then sang "Largo al Factotum" from "The Barber of Seville." in his usual rich and finely modulated baritone, though in a slightly slower tempo than usual. Owing to an error in the programme the singer's name was put down as Martin Liddle.

After a bright opening chorus, followed by Dvorak's beautiful "Slavonic Cradle Song" (one of the best items of the evening, by the way), speculation was rife as to the nature of item number 2. which was stated on the programme to be a "Comet Duo." entitled "Ida and Dot." Of course, we expected something like Elsie and Doris Waters, and were rather disappointed to see two youths, dressed exactly alike, playing cornets with a bored expression and in a very constrained attitude.