Mintaro Amateur Concert

MINTARO, March 15.
Mintaro has been very lively of late—this fact arising, no doubt, from the good season. On Friday evening, the 10th instant, an amateur concert took place at the Devonshire Hotel, Mintaro, the proceeds being kindly handed over by the performers to defray a debt upon the building of the Catholic school at Mintaro. There was a splendid attendance, and the programme was as follows:— May-Day-Chorus; Solo—’Love’s Request,’ Mr. Oelmann; Duet—’Gipsy Countess,’ Mr. Giles and Miss Cooney; Solo, Piano—’Irish Wreath,’ Miss Madigan; Comic Song—’Babylon’s a Fallin’,’ Mr. Lohe; Solo—’Tara’s Hall,’ Miss Cooney; Quartette—’The German Fatherland,’ Messrs. Oelmann, Vogt, Sobels, and Kruger; Duet—’Hear me, Norma’—Miss Cooney; Solo, Piano—’Lucrezia Borgia,’ Miss Boland; Solo—’Come into the Garden, Maud,’ Mr. Oelmann; Duet—’The Minute Gun at Sea,’ Mr. Giles and Miss Cooney; Quartette—’The Hunter’s Farewell,’ Messrs. Oelmann, Vogt, Sobels, and Kruger; Comic Song—’The Limerick Races,’ Mr. Lohe; Solo—’Mary of Argyle,’ Miss Cooney; The Gipsy Chorus—’Precious,’ Chorus. God Save the Queen. The whole of the pieces were beautifully rendered, and in almost all instances were encored and kindly repeated, or others substituted. Mr. Lohe caused immense fun and roars of laughter in his ‘Babylon’s a Fallin’ and ‘The Limerick Races.’ The proceeds amounted to over £9. The whole was a perfect success.