ST. BEES SCHOOL CONCERT.
The annual school concert was held in the School Room on Monday night, when the concert version of the “Yeoman of the Guard” was given. Mr. J. W. ALDOUS, M. A., who has conducted these concerts for many years received a great ovation as he entered to conduct his final concert at which there was a large and enthusiastic audience of friends, parents and old boys.
The spirit of Gilbert and Sullivan was well brought out under Mr. ALDOUS’ inspiring lead, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. The outstanding feature was the successful rendering of the trio, “My brother, my sister,” by I. H. HEWETSON as Leonard Meryll, and J. M. EDMONDS as Wilfrid Shadbolt. The parts of the women soloists were taken by junior boys and were enjoyable renderings.
J. A. P. OWEN
D. J. S. SUTHERLAND
S. C. COADE
R. H. THOMPSON took the parts of Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer, Phoebe Meryll, Sergeant Meryll’s daughter, Dame Carruthers, housekeeper to the Tower, and Kate, her niece.
J. H. HEWETSON took the double role of Colonel FAIRFAX and Leonard Meryll, and was very popular in his various numbers, which he carried through with success.
H. HEADLEY as Sir Richard Cholmondeley
E. J. BOWDEN as Sergeant Meryll
G. L. GETTINS as Jack Point
J. M. EDMONDS as Wilfrid Shadbolt
F. E. WEBSTER as First Yeoman
A. R. BAKER, Second Yeoman all did well, and Mr. ALDOUS as accompanist and conductor was always inspiring.
The concert ended with the singing of the St. Bees School song, and the boys and masters who are leaving this term will remember the singing of “In western wilds and Southern seas their hearts will turn to Old St. Bees.”