The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69
The Evening's Exhibition
The Evening's Exhibition.
The attendance in the afternoon was good, and cheered the hearts of the promoters of the show, but they were quite unprepared for the rush of visitors in the evening. It is true that everything was in shipshape and in exhibition order, and the attendance was all the more gratifying. The flower show was an attraction, but there was another powerful draw in the shape of a tableau and concert The tableau was thoroughly in keeping with the event. It was a living similitude of the founding of the colony, and the hoisting of the British flag in New Zealand. Admiral Lord Charles Scott gave permission to some of the crew of the Orlando to take part in the feature of the display. Master-at-Arms Grant, of the Orlando, had control of the display, and the whole programme of reading the proclamation, hoisting the flag, and firing the royal salute, was realistically performed. The following programme was then performed, Mr. Phillpot officiating as conductor:;—Jubilee Ode to "Zealandia" (written by H. May, Esq.), composed for this occasion by J. page 87 H. Phillpot, Esq.: solo (bass), Mr. R. Eagle-ton; solo (tenor), Mr. J. P. Fell; quartette, Mesdames Beaumont and Collings, Messrs. Eagleton and Bell; chorus, Union: solo (bass), "Hands All Round" (especially arranged for this occasion by J. H. Phillpot, Esq.), Mr. H. A. Holloway; solo (soprano), "On the Threshold," Miss Warren; grand chorus, "The Emigrant Ship," Union; Part II.: Jubilee Festival March (specially composed for Jubilee celebration by Mr. J. H. Phillpot), Union orchestra; grand chorus, "Wake the Song of Jubilee," Union; solo (bass), "Old England forever shall Weather the Storm," Mr. R. Eagleton; solo (contralto), "Excelsior," Mrs. Edmonds; solo (tenor), "Britain's Greetings" (especially composed for the occasion by Mr. J. H. Phillpot), Mr. Ferriday; National Anthem (solo), Miss Warren; quartette. Miss Warren, Mrs. Edmonds, Messrs. Ferriday and Holloway).