Hastings Primary Schools Choir Concert 1944

HASTINGS PRIMARY SCHOOLS

CHOIR

First Concert

MUNICIPAL THEATRE
HASTINGS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1944

SOUVENIR
PROGRAMME

SIXPENCE

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HASTINGS CENTRAL SCHOOL.

Anthony, Ian
Apperley, Maurice
Austen, Janett
Bainbridge, Ashley
Banks, Betty
Beale, Margaret
Beale, Neville
Brenchly, Colin
Boult, Colin
Bowen, Raymond
Cate, Ngaire
Cater, Janet
Clark, Margaret
Cleary, Margaret
Cleary, Rawinia
Cody, Lesley
Crook, Lorna
Drayson, Adrian
Epplett, Leonard
Epplett, Margaret
Fargher, Pamela
Garrod, Dulcie
Geary, Iris
Graham, Margaret
Graham, David
Hammond, Margae
Hammond, Joan
Harris, Brian
Harris, Raemyn
Hall, Lorna
Hayes, Patricia
Hickey, Audrey
Hill, Margaret
Hiron, Lenny
Houseman, Mavis
James, Doreen
Johnson, Myrtle
Kay, Iris
Killen, Patrick
Kirkpatrick, Barry
Lambert, Fay
Land, Shirley
Laidlaw, Barbara
Lee, Dawn
Leonard, Beverley
Liddington, Verna
Liddington, Doreen
Liley, Rae
Little, Gerald
Little, Margaret
Lochore, Don
McCormick, John
McDonald, Isla
McDonald, Heather
McMurray, Bruce
McIntyre, Shirley
Miller, Patty
Mitchell, Rosaline
Moss, Joyce
Neil, Sylvia
Neil, Nita
Nelson, Judith
Patterson, Dawn
Pere, Huia
Pere, Mate
Polglaze, Shirley
Procter, Eunice
Pryce, Ngaire
Ray, Hazel
Ritchie, Jean
Robinson, Ian
Robinson, Lois
Rodgers, Molly
Rodgers, Leslie
Ryder, Billy
Smith, Noeline
Sowersby, Robert
Spencer, Betty
Spencer, Irene
Stacey, Pamela
Stewart, Isla
Sewell, Hilma
Steele, Doreen
Tong, Betty
Tong, Patty
Townsend, Shirley
Timia, Wiki
Timms, Averil
Trask, Charlie
Veresmith, Pamela
Wood, Dixie
Wilford, Helen
Wilson, Valerie
Walker, Margaret
di Menna, Gillian

MAHORA SCHOOL.

Bartlett, Joan
Boshier, Lyndle
Brown, Margaret
Burns, Thelma
Bull, Hazel
Curtis, Joy
Davis, Ellen
Dawson, Shirley
Dunn, Dorothy
Daig, John
Eastwood, Ngaire
Elsworth, Doreen
Evans, Patty
Foster, Esther
Godfrey, Verna
Gilbertson, Josephine
Harris, Ian
Hill, Bernard
Jillings, Yvonne
List, Pauline
Marshall, Lesley
McKenzie, June
Paviour, Sally
Pedersen, Joan
Stewart, Heather
Stevens, Anita
Tahau, Paul
Tahau, Eric
Tasker, John
Taylor, Alice
Tweedie, Matthew
Walker, Esma
Weller, Elsie
Wilson, David
Wilson, Josephine
Woods, Zelda
Yule, Sandy

PARKVALE SCHOOL.

Aldridge, Mary
Apperley, Jocelyn
Arnold, Arthurina
Arnold, Marjory
Black, Marlene
Black, Shirley
Blake, Mary
Brain, Theo
Buckingham, Mary
Buckley, Phyllis
Butler, Margaret
Campbell, Heather
Cohen, Jonathan
Collins, Ngaire
Cook, Yvonne
Daniels, Marion
Daniels, Margo
Duckitt, Gordon
Farnell, Evie
Finlayson, Doreen
Hellyer, Doreen
Hewitt, Richard
Hunter, Doreen
Kelly, Ellen
Lee, Robert
Leeves, Bryan
Lennox, Bruce
Lennox, Ian
Lucre, Maureen
Macdonald, Ann
McLaren, Valerie
McLeod, Joan
May, John
Mawson, Douglas
Mawson, Joan
Milne, Robert
Musson, Selwyn
Mustchin, Elvina
Mustchin, Nellie
Nathan, Betty
Nathan, Shirley
Oliver, Norman
Paget, Valmai
Painter, June
Parkes, Ralph
Price, Tui
Rae, Dawn
Rutherford, Anne
Rutherford, Lassie
Shuker, Nolene
Single, Barry
Single, Natalie
Smith, Annette
Smith, Doreen
Sparling, Stuart
Steele, Nanette
Taylor, Jean
Thomas, David
Tindall, Jill
Tobin, Kenneth
Trask, Donald
Wall, Aileen
Warren, Noleen

HAVELOCK NORTH SCHOOL.

Barnock, Dorothy
Beere, Nancy
Boyes, Eileen
Brittin, Edna
Brittin, Valerie
Chapman, Rosemary
Liley, Harry
Person, Valmai
Rich, Helen

HASTINGS WEST SCHOOL.

Arbuckle, Ruth
Bone, Peter
Berry, Pamela
Bishop, Nola
Brock, June
Cameron, Jean
Evans, Grace
Grave, Margaret
Grave, Beth
Grover, Peter
Hastings, Averill
Haycock, Janet
Haycock, Kenneth
Hoskins, Jill
Huddleston, Jean
Jackson, Betty
Jackson, Nancy
Lange, Margaret
Le Quesne, June
Liddington, Joan
Mudgway, Diane
Murton, Peggy
Painter, Gladys
Pocock, Alice
Robinson, Elaine
Spooner, Dorothy
Stowe, Maureen
Ward, Marjorie
Wilson, Rex

MANGATERETERE SCHOOL.

Apatu, Winnie
Apatu, Minola
Chubb, Betty
Deans, Barbara
Gilmore, Colleen
Graham, Margaret
Hurae, Winnie
Hingston, Janice
Jones, Pauline
Kaye, Jacqueline
McKeesick, Jean
Nia Nia, Helen
Painter, Shirley
Paul, Ivy
Rattray, Hazel
Rapsey, Colleen
Robert, Rae
Rowe, Margaret
Te Ua, Ruth
Tichborne, Patricia

Ashford, Reuben
Apatu, Nepe
Apatu, Tute
Anderson, Eric
Anderson, Allan
Deans, John
Deans, David
Israelson, Neils
Nikera, Hape
Paku, Thomas
Paul, Takiwa
Purcell, Solomona
Thompson, Derek
Tichborne, Edward

PAKI PAKI SCHOOL.

Edwards, Rahunga
Te Poki, Hine

BAMBOO PIPE GROUP.

Arbuckle, Ruth
Bishop, Nola
Brock, June
Evans, Grace
Grave, Margaret
Hastings, Averill
Haycock, Janet
Haycock, Kenneth
Hoskins, Jill
Jackson, Betty
Jackson, Nancy
Le Quesne, June
Liddington, Joan
Murton, Peggy
Painter, Gladys
Robinson, Elaine
Spooner, Dorothy
Ward, Marjorie
Wilson, Rex

MAORI ITEM GROUP.

GIRLS
Apatu, Winnie
Apatu, Minola
Chubb, Betty
Deans, Barbara
Gilmore, Colleen
Graham, Margaret
Hurae, Winnie
Hingston, Janice
Jones, Pauline
Kaye, Jacqueline
McKeesick, Jean
Nia Nia, Helen
Painter, Shirley
Paul, Ivy
Rattray, Hazel
Rapsey, Colleen
Robert, Rae
Rowe, Margaret
Te Ua, Ruth
Tichborne, Patricia
Timu, Wiki
Pere, Huia
Pere, Mate
Edwards, Rahunga
Te Poki, Hine

BOYS
Ashford, Reuben
Apatu, Nepe
Apatu, Tuite
Anderson, Eric
Anderson, Allan
Deans, John
Deans, David
Israelson, Neils
Nikera, Hape
Paku, Thomas
Paul, Takiwa
Purcell, Solomona
Thompson, Derek
Tichborne, Edward

CHORAL SPEAKING GROUP.

Anthony, Ian
Bowen, Ray
Cater, Janet
Clark, Margaret
Cody, Lesley
Crook, Lorna
di Menna, Gillian
Hall, Lorna
Hammond, Margae
Harris, Brian
Harris, Raemyn
Hayes, Pat
Hiron, Lenny
Hickey, Audrey
Johnson, Myrtle
Kay, Iris
Kirkpatrick, Barry
Liley, Ray
Leonard, Beverley
McIntyre, Shirley
Mitchell, Rosaline
Miller, Patty
Neil, Sylvia
Neil, Nita
Patterson, Margaret
Proctor, Eunice
Ritchie, Jean
Rodgers, Molly
Sewell, Hilma
Spencer, Irene
Steel, Doreen
Timu, Wiki
Timms, Averil
Tong, Margaret
Veresmith, Pamela
Walker, Margaret

OFFICERS

PATRON: Mr. G. A. Maddison.

PRESIDENT Mr. T. B. Jackson.

VICE-PRESIDENTS:

Bishop Bennett, Mrs. M. E. Christie, Mr. S. Crawford, Rev. W. T. Drake, Mr. P. G. Lewis, Mr. A. I. Rainbow, Mr. C. B. Spinney, Mr. J. E. Sutcliffe.

HON. SECRETARY & TREASURER:
Mr. R. McMurray, Central School.

EXECUTIVE:

Mrs. T. Bell, Miss K. Coles, Miss M. Lynch, Miss R. Parke, Miss K. Tate, Miss W. Tinsley, Rev. R. Grave, Mr. W. S. Eastwood, Mr: T. B. Jackson, Mr. R. McMurray.

GENERAL COMMITTEE:
Mr. R. Arbuckle, Mr. J. Beilby, Mr. J. A. Engebretsen, Rev. D. M. Cattanach, Mr. Harris, Mr. L. Fail, Mr. D. F. MacDonald, Mr. V. L. Mummery, Mr. E. R. B. Nielsen, Mr. D. Rees, Mr. W. B. Roe, Mr. H. Parker-Smith, Mr. J. Spence, Mr. H. Spence, Mr. R. Spence, Mr. T. Tomoana and Mr. G. W. White.

Miss M. T. Burton, Miss N. Botaroff, Miss J. Bowen, Mrs. W. Eban, Miss H. Hill, Miss E. Holmes, Miss A. Locke, Mrs. E. McCormick, Miss B. O’Connell, Mrs. C. E. Ritchie, Miss M. Rodgers, Mrs. A. A. Smith, Miss M. Sowersby, Miss J. Sykes, Miss D. Williams.

CONDUCTOR: Mr. W. S. Eastwood.

PIANISTE: Miss K. Coles.

HOUSE MANAGER: Mr. G. W. White.

Assisting Artiste:
MISS MOLLY ATKINSON.

Conductor:
MR. W. S. EASTWOOD,

Accompanistes:
MISS K. COLES and MRS. T. BELL.

Maori Group Trained and Conducted by:
MISS K. COLES.

Choral-Speaking Group Conducted by:
MR. R. McMURRAY.

Bamboo Pipe Group Conducted by:
MR. T. B. JACKSON.

It is with a sense of pride and achievement that the Committee of the Primary Schools’ Choir presents this, its first Annual Concert. Unlike many pioneering ventures, the Choir did not have to suffer the discouragement of opposition or apathy, for so spontaneous was the enthusiasm engendered by the proposal to establish a cultural medium of this kind that its adoption was a mere formality and its subsequent development an assured success.

It is now some eighteen months since the idea of a Primary Schools’ Choir was first conceived, but it was not until early this year that its sponsors called a meeting to decide upon its practicability. This meeting, attended by representatives of the primary schools of the Hastings district, interested members of musical bodies and other music-lovers, decided unanimously to proceed with the formation of a body to be known as “The Hastings Primary Schools’ Choir.” An interim Committee was formed for the purpose of framing a Constitution, investigating facilities available, and deciding upon routine matters of organization. A subsequent meeting, again representatively attended, proceeded with the election of its officers, adopted rules, agreed upon general procedure, and the Hastings Primary Schools’ Choir had come into formal existence.

The first practice, held early in the second term, was attended by over three hundred children, and weekly since then the children have continued to attend with such regularity and such enthusiasm that the Committee feels that the effort it has devoted to the establishment and development of this institution has been well repaid by what must be considered a definite contribution to the cultural life of the Hastings district.

Programme

PART ONE

GOD SAVE THE KING

1.   CHOIR –

“Hark to the Echoes” (Two-part Canon) – (Piccini)
Hark to the echoes far up the mountain,
Hark to the echoes sounding again;
Voices above us, voices below us,
Voices around us floating in air,
Does not some wizard dwell up there?

2.   SOLOS –
(a)   “To Music”   (Schubert)
(b)   “On Wings of Song”   (Mendelssohn)
MOLLY ATKINSON

3.   CHOIR –
(a)   “Summer and Winter”   (Schubert)
(b)   “The Sandman”   (Brahms)

SUMMER AND WINTER.
‘Tis sweet to breathe the balmy air
When days are bright,
And hills and vales and woods look fair
In golden light;
But in the winter dark and drear,
When woods are bleak and trees are bare,
For summer we’re sighing.

In summer bright all Nature glows
With life and love,
While many lovely flowers blow
In field and grove;
But oft in winter’s sunless day
The skies refuse one cheering ray,
For summer we’re sighing.

THE SANDMAN.
The little flowers are sleeping beneath the gleaming moon,
And from their stems in slumber their tiny heads droop down;
The trees o’erhead wave to and fro and murmur soft and low:
Sleep thou, sleep thou, my own, my darling child.

The Sandman comes round peeping through windows great and small,
Where children are not sleeping he knows and finds them all;
If on a bed one sleepless lies, he strews sand in his eyes:
Sleep thou, sleep thou, my own, my darling child.

The Sandman brings sweet slumber to soothe my little one,
And fast he locks the eyelids until the night is done;
Till morning sheds its welcome light upon thine eyes so bright:
Sleep thou, sleep thou, my own, my darling child.

4.   CHORAL-SPEAKING GROUP –
(a)   Tarantella”   (Hilaire Belloc)
(b)   “The Wind”   (Charles Kingsley)

TARANTELLA.

Do you remember an Inn,
Miranda?
Do you remember an Inn?
And the tedding and the spreading
Of the straw for a bedding,
And the fleas that tease in the High Pyrenees,
And the wine that tasted of the tar?
And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers
(Under the vine of the dark verandah)?
Do you remember an Inn, Miranda,
Do you remember an Inn?
And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers
Who hadn’t got a penny,
And who weren’t paying any,
And the hammer at the doors and the Din?
And the Hip! Hop! Hap!
Of the clap
Of the hands to the twirl and the swirl
Of the girl gone chancing,
Glancing,
Dancing,
Backing and advancing,
Snapping of the clapper to the spin
Out and in –
And the Ting! Tong! Tang! of the Guitar!
Do you remember an Inn,
Miranda?
Do you remember an Inn?

Never more,
Miranda,
Never more.
Only the high peaks hoar:
And Aragon a torrent at the door.
No sound
In the walls of the Halls where falls
The tread
Of the feet of the dead to the ground.
No sound:
But the boom
Of the far Waterfall like Doom.

THE WIND.

Hark to the song of the scattering, scurrying,
Blustering, bullying, bellowing, hurrying Wind!
Over the hills it comes, laughing and rollicking,
Curling and whirling, flying and frolicking.
Spinning the clouds that are scattered and thinned,
And shouting a song
As it gallops along,
A song that is nothing but wind.

Soft, soft wind, from the sweet south sliding,
Waft thy silver cloud-webs athwart the summer sea.

Sure, by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go,
By heather tracks wi’ heaven in their wiles,
If it’s thinkin’ in your inner heart braggart’s in my step,
You’ve never smelt the tangle o’ the Isles.
Oh, the far coolins are puttin’ love on me,
As step I wi’ my cromak to the Isles.

It’s by Sheil water the track is to the west,
By Aillort and by Morar to the sea.
The cool cresses I am thinkin’ of for pluck,
And bracken for a wink on Mother knee.

It’s the Blue Islands are pullin’ me away,
Their laughter puts the leap upon the lame,
The Blue Islands from the Skerries to the Lews,
Wi’ heather honey taste upon each name.

THE FLIGHT OF THE EARLS.

Beside the campfire’s fitful blaze,
Amid the forest drear,
I picture in the dying rays
The home to me so dear:
The lowly cot, the leaping stream,
The spire upon the hill,
I see them as I lie and dream,
My heart is with them still.

To my green isle my thoughts return,
Sweet Erin ever blest,
For thy deep valleys oft I yearn,
Wherein my kindred rest;
The shamrock springs within my heart
When Patrick’s Day is nigh,
For Tho’ from home and friends apart
To them fond mem’ries fly.

The loving hearts I’ve left behind
With mine in exile beat,
A joyful welcome sure I’ll find,
When there some day we meet.
Oh! haste ye weary laggard years,
Oh! speed me o’er the foam,
To greet again mid happy tears
My native land, my home.

6.   SOLO –
“Hinemoa’s Love Song”   (William James)
MOLLY ATKINSON

7.   CHOIR –
(a)   “Nymphs and Shepherds” – (Henry Purcell)
(b)   “John Peel”   (English Traditional)

NYMPHS AND SHEPHERDS.

Nymphs and shepherds come away,
In this grove let’s sport and play,
For this is Flora’s holiday.
Sacred to ease and happy love,
To music, to dancing, and to poetry.
Your flocks may now securely rest,
Whilst you express your jollity.

Nymphs and shepherds pipe and play,
Leave your flocks and haste away,
For this is Flora’s holiday.
Blithely we tread with merry song,
With music, with dancing, and with poetry,
Now trip we round with merry song,
And pass the day in jollity.

JOHN PEEL.

D’ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?
D’ye ken John Peel at the break of day?
D’ye ken John Peel when he’s far, far away
With his hounds and his horn in the morning?

For the sound of his horn brought me from my bed,
And the cry of his hounds which he ofttimes led,
Peel’s view-hall’oo would awaken the dead,
Or the fox from his lair in the morning.

Yes, I ken John Peel and Ruby too!
Ranter and Ringwood, Bellman and True;
From a find to a check, from a check to a view,
From a view to a death in the morning.

D’ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?
He lived at Troutbeck once on a day;
Now he’s gone far, far away:
We shall ne’er hear his voice in the morning.

“GOD OF NATIONS”

Thanks

TO –

Rev. D. M. Cattanach and officers of St. Andrew’s Church for use of Hall for practices.

Rev. Russell Grave and officers of the Baptist Church for use of Hall for practices.

Wrestling Association for use of seating for stage.

Headmaster, Central School, for use of room for committee meetings.

Headmasters for their willing co-operation, without which the Choir could not have been formed.

All those teachers who so enthusiastically assisted at the weekly practices.

Mr. F. C. Rush-Munro for loan of Piano.

All who have in any way assisted the progress of the Choir.

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Surnames in this booklet –
Aldridge, Anderson, Anthony, Apatu, Apperley, Arbuckle, Arnold, Ashford, Atkinson, Austen, Bainbridge, Banks, Barnock, Bartlett, Beale, Beere, Beilby, Bell, Belloc, Bennett, Berry, Bishop, Black, Blake, Bone, Boshier, Botaroff, Boult, Bowen, Boyes, Brain, Brenchly, Brittin, Brock, Brown, Buckingham, Buckley, Bull, Burns, Burton, Butler, Cameron, Campbell, Cate, Cater, Cattanach, Chapman, Christie, Chubb, Clark, Cleary, Cody, Cohen, Coles, Collins, Cook, Crawford, Crook, Curtis, Daig, Daniels, Davis, Dawson, Deans, di Menna, Drake, Drayson, Duckitt, Dunn, Eastwood, Eban, Edwards, Elsworth, Engebretsen, Epplett, Evans, Fail, Fargher, Farnell, Finlayson, Foster, Garrod, Geary, Gilbertson, Gilmore, Godfrey, Graham, Grave, Grover, Hall, Hammond, Harris, Hastings, Haycock, Hayes, Hellyer, Hewitt, Hickey, Hill, Hingston, Hiron, Holmes, Hoskins, Houseman, Huddleston, Hunter, Hurae, Israelson, Jackson, James, Jillings, Johnson, Jones, Kay, Kaye, Kelly, Killen, Kingsley, Kirkpatrick, Laidlaw, Lambert, Land, Lange, Le Quesne, Lee, Leeves, Lennox, Leonard, Lewis, Liddington, Liley, List, Little, Lochore, Locke, Lucre, Lynch, Macdonald, Maddison, Marshall, Mawson, May, McCormick, McDonald, McIntyre, McKeesick, McKenzie, McLaren, McLeod, McMurray, Miller, Milne, Mitchell, Moss, Mudgway, Mummery, Murton, Musson, Mustchin, Nathan, Neil, Neilsen, Nelson, Nia Nia, Nikera, O’Connell, Oliver, Paget, Painter, Paku, Parke, Parker-Smith, Parkes, Patterson, Paul, Paviour, Pedersen, Pere, Pere, Person, Pocock, Polglaze, Price, Procter, Pryce, Purcell, Rae, Rainbow, Rapsey, Rattray, Ray, Rees, Rich, Ritchie, Robert, Robinson, Rodgers, Roe, Rowe, Rush-Munro, Rutherford, Ryder, Sewell, Shuker, Single, Smith, Sowersby, Sparling, Spence, Spencer, Spinney, Spooner, Stacey, Steel, Steele, Stevens, Stewart, Stowe, Sutcliffe, Sykes, Tahau, Tasker, Tate, Taylor, Te Poki, Te Ua, Thomas, Thompson, Tichborne, Timia, Timms, Tindall, Tinsley, Tobin, Tomoana, Tong, Townsend, Trask, Tweedie, Veresmith, Walker, Wall, Ward, Warren, Weller, White, Williams, Wilson, Wood, Woods, Yule

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