EVENT – Coatham Penny Readings
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 16/11/1877.
COATHAM PENNY READINGS
The second of the series of winter entertainments for the people in the National School-room, Coatham, took place on Monday night (12/11), and was, if possible, more successful than that of the previous week. The room was again crowded to excess, and the Rev. L. B. Towne presided. The first item on the programme was a pianoforte solo, “Impromptu game E flat,” Op.90, No.2 (Franz Schubert), well played by Master Felix Cruse; this was followed by a reading, “The Mystery of My Uncle’s Coast.” (Anon was purring, from the Rev. G. R. Fletcher; and the song, “When other lips” from the Bohemian Girl (Balfe), by Mr. Alex Coverdale, which was heartily encored, as was also the part song, “The Peasants’ Serenade” from Faust (Gounod), by the Choir. Mr. Wynn created much merriment by his droll rendering of the recitation, “The Yorkshire Farmer and his family.” (Matthews), and was rewarded with an encore, to which she responded by reciting another short piece. This was followed by the vocal jam of the evening the duettino, “Hark! the goat bells ringing.” (Henry Smart), by Mis Loe and Miss Martin, who, in response to a persistent encore, repeated the last two versus. The remainder of the programme comprised a pianoforte solo, “Rondo Brilliant in E flat,” Op. 62 (Weber)” scratch that, by Master Felix Cruse; reading, “Nothing to Wear” (W. A. Butler), Mr. Kyle; ballad, “Sweethearts,” exquisitely sung by Miss Loe, who gracefully responded to the enthusiastic encore with which her song was greeted; Quartet “Good night beloved ” Ciro Pinsuti), Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Kyle; and the part song, “See how lately.” from Lucrecia Bergis (Donizetti), by the Choir. The third entertainment of a series is announced for Monday next.