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

Increased Applause

Increased Applause.

From this time on the audience's applause increased considerably, the stamping of feet at the end of each item being very loud and prolonged. The artists, of course, politely responded with encores, but we think that the coldness of the atmosphere as well as the audience's appreciation of their efforts, was perhaps responsible.

The unaccompanied duet. "Sweet and Low," was not good, and two artists of a much higher standard who followed were a welcome relief, Mr. J. Sutherland played two intricate piano-accordeon solos with an amazing deftness of touch, and Mrs. Denzil Ward sang a Schumann song and an encore very sweetly.

An ancient but well-delivered monologue—the "Inevitable" Monty—was performed by a red-haired stranger. Mr. Nat Beatus, who in the second halt perpetrated another equally ancient "Bertram" speech.

We really did like "The Little Sandman." This lovely little Brahms song—a favourite of the Comedy Harmonists—was beautifully sung by the Glee Club Girls, the contralto parts being especially fine. This was certainly the prettiest number of the evening—In two senses of the word.