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Review of a Performance from The Times
Thursday, September 22, 1892.
 
CARDIFF MUSICAL FESTIVAL
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Yesterday morning, at half-past 11, the Cardiff Festival meetings were resumed at the Park-hall… The meeting opened with Sullivan’s overture “In Memoriam,” faultlessly played by the orchestra.

In the evening a full audience was attracted by The Golden Legend, which Sir Arthur Sullivan conducted in person. The performance was completely successful, and was much applauded at its close, Sir Arthur quitting the orchestra amidst a scene of great excitement. The hymn, “O gladsome light,” by the chorus, was the gem of the evening, an encore being imperative.

The remainder of the programme included “Il est doux” (Massenet), by Madame Nordica; “The Wanderer” (Schubert), by Mr. Mills; Schumann’s No. 1 symphony, and Gounod’s overture to the Mock Doctor.


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