Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 17. August 9, 1939
An enthusiastic audience of some 200 people heard the Glee Club's third Annual Concert, on Friday.
The choir opened proceedings in fine style. "Silent Night," a duet by Misses Vesta Emmanuel and Marie Fletcher, was good. The dramatic disappearance of half the stage curtain provided an hilarious interlude.
The choir's best Item was the women's rendering of "To Music" (Schubert). A pianoforte solo by Mr. P. Marsack was well played, on an indifferent piano.
Miss Emmanuel's solo, enthusiastically encored, was of a high standard. We would have liked more from her. The male choir negotiated "Road to Mandalay." "Deep River," otherwise a brave performance, seemed to flow rather quickly. Whole effect very fine.
A stout effort was Martin Liddle's dramatic Hungarian "Shepherd, see Thy Horse's Foaming Mane," which gained the most enthusiastic encore of the evening.
Community singing enlivened the interval.
Space does not permit detailed reference to the many attractive items—Mr. F. Rule's, tenor solos; instrumental trio; male quartet; excellent vocal trio (Violet Wood, Nora Grey, Graeme Ayson); and John Carrad's piano enterprises towards the close. We left with the conviction that the club, despite many handicaps, had given us an excellent programme.
The Chairman of the Glee Club, Mr. I. E. Allan, has sought space to express appreciation to all who helped towards this concert; particularly to the soloists, to the accompaniste, Miss Laura Dutton, and to the members who put much hard work into [unclear: rehearsals]. It is the Glee Club's aim ultimately to sponsor a College choir, and progress to date augurs well for this objective.