Hastings Primary Schools Choir Concert 1945

HASTINGS PRIMARY SCHOOLS

CHOIR

SECOND

Annual Concert

MUNICIPAL THEATRE
HASTINGS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1945

SOUVENIR
PROGRAMME

SIXPENCE

(WATTIE LTD PRINT)

HASTINGS CENTRAL SCHOOL.

Apperley, Maurice
Bainbridge, Ashley
Barlow, Yvonne
Boult, Colin
Banks, Betty
Cardie, Robert
Cater, Janet
Carmichael, Jean
Clark, Margaret
Coates, Brenda
France, Janet
Garrod, Dulcie
Gillies, Anne
Graham, Mary
Grant, Peter
Green, Margaret
Hambly, Doreen
Harrison, Dawn
Hammond, Joan
Harris, Adelaide
Hickey, Audrey
Hodgkinson, Martin
Hawkins, Anne
Hayes, Patricia
Jones, Walter
Johnson, Terry
Johnson, Maureen
Kingi, Tama
Kainuku, Betty
Kelly, Ganeme
Leonard, Joan
Lambert, Fay
Land, Shirley
Liddington, Doreen
Liddington, Verna
Liley, Rae
Lincoln, Jean
Lincoln, Violet
Lincoln, Pearl
Little, Gerald
Little, Margaret
Little, Michael
Le Quesne, Ngaire
Lord, Bruce
Laing, Shirley
Lambert, Valda
McAlister, Patsy
McCormick, John
McIntyre, Shirley
McMurray, Bruce
McDonald, Isla
McKennie, Elaine
Nelson, Judith
Patterson, Keith
Palmer, Donald
Plummer, Peter
Price, Gay
Proctor, Eunice
Pryce, Elaine
Rodgers, Leslie
Ryder, William
Smith, Noeline
Stacey, Pamela
Stewart, Aileen
Stuart, Margaret
Spencer, Irene
Tong, Muriel
Townsend, Shirley
Trask, Maxine
Timu, Wiki
Walker, Margaret
Waring, Patricia
Wilford, David
Wilson, Valerie
Wood, Dixie
White, Leslie
Young, Margo

HAVELOCK NORTH SCHOOL.

Fraser, Marjorie
Fulford, Irene
Morgan, Adair
Morgan, Craig
Person, Joan
Person, Valmai
Romminger, Peggy
Wake, Elaine
Wake, Ethne
Williams, Barbara

MAHORA SCHOOL.

Brown, Margaret
Briggs, Marjorie
Boyd, Elizabeth
Carswell, Jean
Curtis, Joy
Croucher, Anne
Davis, Ellen
Eastwood, Yvonne
Eastwood, Ngaire
Godfrey, Verna
Godfrey, Judith
Gutterson, Jean
McKenzie, Patricia
Moss, Eva
Potts, Shirley
Stewart, Heather
Spence, Barbara
Webb, Joan

MANGATERETERE SCHOOL.

GIRLS:
Adamson, Doreen
Adamson, Nancy
Apatu, Minola
Apatu, Winnie
Bradshaw, Betty
Cooper, Marie
Cooper, Zeta
Dyett, Jean
Gilmore, Colleen
Graham, Margaret
Kaye, Jacqueline
Kaye, Judy
Lee, Margaret
Nia Nia, Helen
Painter, Shirley
Paul, Ivy
Pope, Nancy
Rattray, Hazel
Rowe, Margaret
Teuki, Lorraine
Tichborne, Patricia
Tichborne, Henrietta
Tomoana, Frances
Tomoana, Wendy
White, Jill
White, Lenore

BOYS:
Apatu, Nepe
Ashford, Reuben
Austin, Chris
Carrol, Rei
Carrol, Rex
Davis, Henry
Deans, John
Flanders, Rex
Graham, Cecil
Graham, Noel
Griffiths, Edward
Hamlin, Thomas
McKay, Ross
Ormsby, Billy
Ormsby, John
Paku, Thomas
Paul, Taki
Purcell, Solomon
Purcell, Wuki
Tichborne, Neddy
Watterson, Stanley

PAKI PAKI SCHOOL.

Carrol, Pricie
Collier, Donny
Collier, Janie
Cracknell, Barbara
Crawford, Gladys
Crawford, Lily
Crawford, Sidney
Edwards, Rahunga
Hawthorne, Donny
Karipa, Mako
Kenrick, Moana
Kingi, Marlene
Meha, Mary
Tomlins, Paratene
Pere, Marie
Quarrell, Ngaire
Ripohau, Hine
Tipoki, Hine

PARKVALE SCHOOL.

Aldridge, Mary
Anderson, Jean
Andrews, Barbara
Apperley, Jocelyn
Arnold, Marjory
Brain, Prudence
Buckley, Phyllis
Butler, Margaret
Butwell, Noeline
Campbell, Heather
Collins, Ngaire
Finlayson, Doreen
Hawkins, Diana
Hewitt, Richard
Hirini, Margaret
Kelly, Evelyn
Lane, Margaret
Lee, Rob
Mawson, Hartley
Mawson, Joan
McLaren, June
McLaren, Valerie
Moana, Taru
Olive, Norman
Oliver, Beth
Painter, June
Price, Tui
Rae, Dawn
Ross, Kathleen
Single, Barry
Single, Natalie
Schofield, Doreen
Smith, Annette
Sleeman, Valerie
Smith, Heather
Trask, Don
Tindall, Jill
Tobin, Ken
Wall, Celeste
Wall, Aileen
Willis, Jocelyn

WEST SCHOOL.

BOYS:
Bone, Peter
Curd, Frank
Francis, Robin
Munro, Gerald
Pocock, Owen
Palmer, Malcolm
Short, Ian
White, Ray
Wilson, Rex

GIRLS:
Arbuckle, Ruth
Carter, Dorothy
Dyson, Faye
Evans, Grace
Grave, Beth
Grave, Margaret
Le Quesne, June
Long, Elaine
Mosley, Ann
Mudgway, Deane
Oldridge, Dawn
Oldridge, Margaret
Pocock, Alice
Preston, Ngaire
Reid, Elaine
Scott, Faye
Spooner, Dorothy
Smith, Janet
Taylor, June
Wilson, Pauline
Wilson, Marian
Ward, Joyce
Williams, Anne

OTHER SCHOOLS.

Bryant, Mary
Dagg, Judy
Dagg, Lois
Dagg, Nita

MAORI ACTION SONG.

GIRLS:
Avatu, Minola
Apatu, Winnie
Apatu, Nepe
Ashford, Reuben
Carroll, Pricie
Carrol, Rei
Carrol, Rex
Collier, Janie
Collier, Donny
Cooper, Zeta
Cracknell, Barbara
Crawford, Gladys
Crawford, Lily
Davis, Henry
Edwards, Rahunga
Hamlin, Thomas
Harris, Adelaide
Johnson, Maureen
Johnson, Terry
Kainuku, Betty
Karipa, Mako
Kingi, Tama
Kenrick, Moana
Meha, Mary
Nia Nia, Helen

BOYS:
Ormsby, Billy
Ormsby, John
Paul, Ivy
Paul, Taki
Puku, Thomas
Purcell, Solomon
Purcell, Wuki
Ripohau, Hine
Teuki, Lorraine
Timu, Wiki
Tipoki, Hine
Tomoana, Frances
Tomoana, Wendy

OFFICERS:

PATRON:  Mr. G. A. Maddison.

PRESIDENT:  Mr. R. Short.

VICE-PRESIDENTS:
Mr.  A. I. Rainbow, Mr. S. Crawford, Mrs. A. Christie, Bishop Bennett, Mr. R. W. D. Maxwell.

HON. SECRETARY & TREASURER: Mr. R. McMurray.

CONDUCTOR: Mr. W. S. Eastwood.

PIANISTE: Miss K. Coles.

HOUSE MANAGER: Mr. G. W. White.

EXECUTIVE:
Mrs. T. Bell, Miss K. Coles, Miss T. Bird, Rev. D. M. Cattanach, Rev. R. Grave, Mr. T. Tomoana, Mr. C. J. Bishop, Mr. W. B. Roe, Mr. L. E. Tucker, Mr. R. Arbuckle, Mr. R. Short and Mr. R. McMurray.

GENERAL COMMITTEE:
The Executive, plus Mrs. G. H. Bainbridge, Mrs. J. Mawson, Mrs. A. A. Smith, Mrs. R. McMurray, Mrs, Hewitt, Miss D. Pinfold, Miss de Montalk, Miss S. A. Shaw, Miss D. Williams, Miss Renner, Miss. E. Holmes, Miss M. O’ Connell and Miss M. Rodgers.

Mr. G. H. Bainbridge, Mr. J. Mawson, Mr. J. Beilby, Mr. J. A. Engebretsen, Mr. V. L. Mummery, Mr. L. Fail, Mr. F. C. Rush-Munro, Mr. D. Rees and Mr. A. Campbell.

Maori Group Trained and Conducted by
Miss K. COLES.

Programmes: Mr. A. CAMPBELL.

GUEST ARTISTS:
Miss MOLLY ATKINSON (Wellington), Contralto.
Accompanist: Mr. CLEMENT HOWE (Wellington).
Miss MARIE GANNAWAY (Napier), Solo Piano.
Mr TOM GANNAWAY (Napier), Violin.

Those who were responsible for the inauguration of the Hastings Primary Schools’ Choir a little over two years ago have every reason to feel pride in the fact that to-night, on the occasion of its Second Annual Concert, the Choir may be said to have become an established institution, tried and proved, and amply justified by the enthusiasm of the young performers – and by the co-operation of the parents and all sections of the community.

That its cultural and educational effect must be for the good of the youth of the district is indisputable, but the Committee and its many supporters hope that the children taking part may gain such pleasure and benefit from their association with the Choir that they will continue permanently with choir work, in some form or another, after they leave school. It is also hoped that those responsible for planning the Community Centre of the future will remember that here, as with a number of other established organizations for youth welfare, there exists an activity which is deserving of inclusion in their plans for buildings and facilities.

The Choir includes 260 pupils of seven of the primary schools of the district. The fact that pupils from surrounding country schools have continued for two years to put up with the expense and trouble of weekly trips to town for practice is proof in itself that the Choir has real enjoyment to offer for those who take part, while the regular attendance of so many pupils shows that parents are aware of the good that their children gain from the Choir. The Committee desires it to be known that all primary pupils of the district ten years and over are both eligible and welcome, whatever type of school they attend.

Programme

PART ONE

GOD SAVE THE KING

1.   CHOIR –
Hymn: “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”
(Two Parts and Descant)   (J. Goss)

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven,
To His feet thy tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him, praise Him,
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise Him for His grace and favour
To our fathers in distress;
Praise Him, still the same for ever,
Slow to chide and swift to bless:
Praise Him, praise Him,
Glorious in His faithfulness.

Father-like He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows;
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes:
Praise Him, praise Him,
Widely as His mercy shows.

Angels help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon bow down before Him;
Dwellers all in time and space:
Praise Him, praise Him,
Praise with us the God of Grace.
(H. F. Lyte)

2.   VOCAL SOLO –
“O Peaceful England” (From “Merrie England”)
(Edward German)
MOLLY ATKINSON

3.   CHOIR –
(a)   “A Basque Lullaby’’ (Two-part Song)
(b)   “O No, John!”
(Somerset Folk Song, arranged by Cecil J. Sharp)

A BASQUE LULLABY

Lullaby, twilight is spreading
Silver wings over the sky,
Fairy elves are softly treading,
Folding buds as they pass by;
Lullaby whisper and sigh,
Lullaby, lullaby.

Lullaby, daytime is weary,
Tired of work, tired of play,
Sleep, my baby, sleep, my dearie,
Now you are as tired as they;
Lullaby whisper and sigh,
Lullaby, lullaby.
(Florence Hoare)

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O NO, JOHN!

On yonder hill there stands a creature,
Who she is I do not know,
I’ll go and court her for her beauty,
She must answer yes or no.
O No, John! No John! No John, No!

My father was a Spanish captain,
Went to sea a month ago;
First he kissed me, then he left me,
Bid me always answer no.
O No John! No John! No John, No!

Oh Madam, since you are so cruel,
And that you do scorn me so,
If I may not be your lover,
Madam, will you let me go?
O No John! No John! No John, No!

Oh hark! I hear the church bells ringing,
Will you come and be my wife,
Or, dear Madam, have you settled
To live single all your life?
O No John! No John! No John, No!

4.   PIANO SOLOS –
(a)   Waltz Brilliant in E Flat, Op. 18   (Chopin)
(b)   ‘‘Rituel Fire Dance’’   (De Falla)
MARIE GANNAWAY

5.   MAORI GROUP –
Action Song: “Runga o nga puke’

Runga o nga puke paami to re-o hau mai-angi i kawe mai
He reo a roha pa-a tai a na mai: he a hau tau e pirangi ne-i.
Kia awhi kau atu ki to tinanai tama e ngaro nei e-Enei ra!
Tokou aroha to aku a roha ka mutu pe-a! Aue te pai.

6.   CHOIR –
(a)   “Shepherd’s Cradle Song”   (Arthur Somervell)
(Unison Song with Descant)
(b)   “Minka’’   (Russian Folk Song)

SHEPHERD’S CRADLE SONG

Sleep, baby sleep,
Thy father guards his sheep,
Thy mother shakes the dreamland tree,
Down falls a little dream for thee,
Sleep, baby, sleep,

Sleep, baby sleep,
The large stars are the sheep,
The little stars are lambs, I guess,
The gentle moon the shepherdess,
Sleep, baby, sleep,

Sleep, baby, sleep,
The Saviour loves His sheep,
He is the Lamb of God on high,
Who for our sakes came down to die,
Sleep, baby sleep.

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MINKA

From the Volga was he riding,
On his horse so quickly striding,
When he saw in ambush hiding,
Who but pretty Minka.

Shy thou are and very bashful,
Tho’ my heart is ever faithful
Yet to you I’d be more grateful
If you’d love me, Minka.

Chorus:
Minka, Minka, go not from me,
Do not in the forest hide thee;
Come and tell me if you love me,
Pretty little Minka.

INTERVAL

PART TWO

1.   CHOIR –
“King Arthur” (Two Parts)   (Dorsetshire Song)

King Arthur had three sons, that he had,
King Arthur had three sons, that he had,
He had three sons of yore and he kicked them out of door,
Because they couldn’t sing, that he did.

Chorus:
Because they couldn’t sing, because they couldn’t sing,
He had three sons of yore and he kicked them out of door,
Because they couldn’t sing, that he did.

The first he had was a miller, that he was,
The second he was a weaver, that he was,
And the third he was a little tailor boy,
And he was mighty clever, that he was.

Now the miller stole grist for his mill, that he did,
And the weaver stole wool for his loom, that he did,
And the little tailor boy he stole corduroy,
For to keep those rogues warm, that he did.

O the miller he was drown’d in his dam, that he was,
And the weaver he was killed at his loom, that he was,
But the devil ran away with the little tailor boy,
With the broadcloth under his arm, that he did.

2.   VIOLIN SOLOS –
(a)   “Czardas”   (V. Monti)
(b)   “Cavatina”   (J. Raff)
TOM GANNAWAY

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3.   VOCAL SOLOS –
(a)   “A Maiden’s Wish”   (Chopin)
(b)   “O Could I But Express in Song”   (Malashkin)
MOLLY ATKINSON

4.   CHOIR –
(a)   “The Lamb”  (Unison Song)   (Rutland Boughton)
(b)   “The Merry Minstrels” (Unison Song)   (Horace Gleeson)

THE LAMB

Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life and bade thee feed
By the stream and o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing woolly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice
Making all the vales rejoice:
Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Who made thee?

Little lamb, I’ll tell thee!
Little lamb, I’ll tell thee!
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb:
He is meek, and He is mild;
He became a little child;
I, a child, and thou, a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little lamb, God bless Thee!
Little lamb, God bless Thee!
God bless thee.
(William Blake)

THE MERRY MINSTRELS

I love the merry Minstrels that come to my garden
Each morning at sunrise their chorus to sing,
A band of serenaders, sweet melody makers,
Such gay entertainers would honour a king,
If they should desert me it surely would hurt me,
I cannot believe they would leave me for long,
‘Tis wonderful to hear them, and I know I am near them,
God sent the merry Minstrels to greet me in song.

I love the merry Minstrels, and who would deny me
The joy that they bring to my ear when they sing?
Whenever I am lonely I think of them only,
And pray for the comfort their coming will bring.
Sometimes in my slumbers I vision their numbers,
Like fairies returning to me on the wing,
They never will forsake me if sorrows o’ertake me;
I love the merry Minstrels, God made them to sing.

5.   PIANO SOLOS –
(a)   “Fantasie Impromptu”   (Chopin)
(b)   “Musical Box”   (Stern)
MARIE GANNAWAY

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6.   VOCAL SOLO –
“Softly Awakes My Heart”
(From “Samson and Delilah”)    (Saint Saens)
MOLLY ATKINSON

7.   CHOIR –
(a)   “The Traction Engine”   (Unison Song)
(Stanley Marchant)
(b)   “Hunting Song”   (From “Der Freischutz”)
(Two Parts, arranged by Evelyn Wales)   (C. Weber)

THE TRACTION ENGINE

I met an engine on the road, all hot and heavy-hearted,
And this is what he said to me as up the hill he started:
“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can,
I think I can, I think, I think, I think I can;
At any rate I’ll try it.”

He reached the top, and looking back to where I stood and doubted,
He started on the downward track and this is what he shouted:

“I said I could, I said I could, I said I could, I said I could,
I said, I said, I said, I said I could,
My friend, you might have known it.”
(Hugh Chesterman)

HUNTING SONG

O hark to the sound of the huntsmen in the morning;
Their clear notes re-echo afar on the hill.
All fresh with the dew-drops the grass sparkles gaily,
And perfumed with sweet-scented flowers is the air,
As over the meadow the hunters are rushing, to baying of hounds
And the horn’s loud fanfare.

Chorus:
Then come, follow on, follow on, follow on,
The stag is away!
O’er the fields, across the shining streamlet,
See him at bay.
Through the readies and the emerald valley
Sing Tally-ho! Sing Tally-ho!
On, Hark Away! View Halloo!

The stag leads them onward through coppice and moorland;
The air is like wine as they gallop along.
No barrier can stay them till daylight is over,
And proud but exhausted their quarry is won;
Then homeward they turn at the horn’s cheerful calling, contented and happy
‘Neath the fast setting sun.
(Evelyn Wales)

GOD OF NATIONS

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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 be maintained.

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

Wireless Service Co. for loan of Piano.

Mr. Leon Fail for handling the booking arrangements free of charge.

Mrs. R. McMurray for floral decorations.

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

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Surnames in this booklet –
Adamson, Aldridge, Anderson, Andrews, Apatu, Apperley, Arbuckle, Arnold, Ashford, Atkinson, Austin, Bainbridge, Banks, Barlow, Beilby, Bell, Bennett, Bird, Bishop, Blake, Bone, Boughton, Boult, Boyd, Bradshaw, Brain, Briggs, Brown, Bryant, Buckley, Butler, Butwell, Campbell, Cardie, Carmichael, Carrol, Carswell, Carter, Cater, Cattanach, Chesterman, Christie, Clark, Coates, Coles, Collier, Collins, Cooper, Cracknell, Crawford, Croucheer, Curd, Curtis, Dagg, Davis, de Montalk, Deans, Dyett, Dyson, Eastwood, Edwards, Engebretsen, Evans, Fail, Finlayson, Flanders, France, Francis, Fraser, Fulford, Gannaway, Garrod, German, Gillies, Gilmore, Gleeson, Godfrey, Goss, Graham, Grant, Grave, Grave, Green, Griffiths, Gutterson, Hambly, Hamlin, Hammond, Harris, Harrison, Hawkins, Hawthorne, Hayes, Hewitt, Hickey, Hirini, Hoare, Hodgkinson, Holmes, Howe, Johnson, Jones, Kainuku, Karipa, Kaye, Kelly, Kenrick, Kingi, Laing, Lambert, Land, Lane, Le, Quesne, Lee, Leonard, Liddington, Liley, Lincoln, Little, Long, Lord, Lyte, Maddison, Marchant, Mawson, Maxwell, McAlister, McCormick, McDonald, McIntyre, McKay, McKennie, McKenzie, McLaren, McMurray, Meha, Moana, Monti, Morgan, Mosley, Moss, Mudgway, Mummery, Munro, Nelson, Nia Nia, O’Connell, Oldridge, Olive, Oliver, Ormsby, Painter, Paku/Puku, Palmer, Patterson, Paul, Pere, Person, Pinfold, Plummer, Pocock, Pope, Potts, Preston, Price, Proctor, Pryce, Purcell, Quarrell, Rae, Raff, Rainbow, Rattray, Rees, Reid, Renner, Ripohau, Rodgers, Roe, Romminger, Ross, Rowe, Rush-Munro, Ryder, Schofield, Scott, Sharp, Shaw, Short, Single, Sleeman, Smith, Somervell, Spencer, Spooner, Stacey, Stewart, Stuart, Taylor, Teuki, Tichborne, Timu, Tindall, Tipoki, Tobin, Tomlins, Tomoana, Tong, Townsend, Trask, Tucker, Wake, Wales, Walker, Wall, Ward, Waring, Watterson, Webb, Weber, White, Wilford, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Wood, Young

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