On Saturday the usual evening concert was held in the  Market-Hall, when the
room, as has been on the usual previous occasions, was  crowded. The programme
was equal to previous ones, and the chair was occupied by  Mr. T. NICHOLSON,
who in opening the proceedings said the committee intended to  make the
meetings as attractive as possible during the winter.

 Mr. W. H. BATES very ably presided at the pianoforte. The singing  
throughout was very good. The number present was 980 - 20 in excess of the  previous