SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TALENT IN LONDON.
Our London correspondent wrote on Ds« comber 9.— Mr. R. J. Champion scored a splendid success in tbe concert organized tinder his direction b aid of the building
fund for a proposed new church of St. Michael and All Angels, South Led.iingtou, Surrey. The entertainment was given en tirely by Soutjli Ai£truli2|ii lMmbrmere, with' tho exception of a substitute for Miss Elsie Jfxei, who was suffering from a cold. Mr. Peter Dawson was in magnificent voice, every note being full, round, and raeilow. His numbers, 'Tlie forest son?,' 'To my first love,' 'Thy beaming eyes,' ''Tis i,' and 'Scots wha hae,' were all equally ap preciated. This fine singer greatly im pressed his audience with the quality of his remaikibic voice. Madame Margaret Swan (Mrs. Ccnr. founders), like Mr. Dawson, was recalled. She was in happy mood, and King with effect 'Land of hope and glory.' 'Lave is meant to make us glad,' and 'Only for one.' But the honours of tlio evening were by common consent nwarded to .Miss Duris Cloud. Her violin solo, 'Al- legro Melto,' from Godard's 'Concerto Rumard.io.ne,' exhibited such control, and was rendered with such exquisite sympa thy, that when the concluding note had flicl nwny the silence was broken by a per fect Ktcrm of applause, which was main tained until tlic young Wallaroo student returned. Liter her interpretation ot 'Terpeluum mobile' (Franz Ries), receiv ed sn equally marked appreciation. Miss Lily Duncan played -the accompaniment* with evprcssion. Mr. Wybert Reeve recit ed Shahy care's 'Seven ases' and Hood's Apology for 1'owlegs'' in good style, nnd in His easy stage presence the pleased Us- ^ teners quickly detect ed the veteran. Mr. Ritchard Nitschke rendered with much ar tistic force 'A song of thanksgiving,' 'If thcu are sleeping,' and 'Because.' The ? old Adelaide favourite has rince he left his native city improved considerably in his platform manner, and liis selections were given in finished style. At the conclusion. of the programme the 'Song of Australia' was sung by Messrs. Dawson and Nitschke in alternate verges. The other Soutiv Australians prevent stood and siiii!_« tlie --lio-
ru.s with great heartiness. Among tiuso ?present in addition to the performers already named were Mr. and Mr*. Cham pion, Mrs. Ernest Good, and hc-r father (Mr. ?yvilliams), Mrs. Nitschke, Mr. A. W Srindfonl, and the Misses Sandford, Mr. ind Mrs. Sadler, Mr. and Mrs. Tre genza, and Messrs. Whiting, Cloud, Strick land, Percy Goode Kingsboroiijrii, and Goudie most of whom afterward* plcasautn ly fo:gutlic-rcd iu the 'greenroom.'