THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1884
COURSE OF LECTURES
The Church here was crowded on Friday evening last to hear Mr Thomas Brash’s lecture on the ‘Oratorio’. Mr Brash gave a historical account of its development and progress down to the present time.
The lecture was a great success, and its interest was greatly increased by the vocal illustrations which were given by Mrs Christian Williams and Miss Mainds, and a select choir from Helensburgh. Mr Brash himself rendering valuable assistance at the harmonium.
Mr Walter McLellan, junior, occupied the chair, and proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Brash and the ladies and gentlemen who assisted him, which was heartily responded to by the audience; a similar vote to the chairman brought the proceedings to a close.