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Richmond Planet

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Location: Richmond, Virginia
Date of Publication: July 25, 1891 (Wednesday)
Frequency: weekly
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Charlottesville, Va., July 8, '91.

Editor of the Richmond PLANET:

Please allow me space in your paper to speak of a Grand Sacred Concert given in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. J. H. Presley, who preached I the absence of our pastor. We had on Monday night, July 6th, the One Hundred Voice Concert.

Recitations were rendered by Misses M.E. Bullock, M. Kennie, Mr. Thomas Jones and Mrs. L. E. Presley. All of these were well delivered and enthusiastically encored. This is Mrs. Presley's first visit t o Charlottesville and she simply carried the audience at will with her touching recitation. She was loudly recalled by the audience who seemed almost charmed by her recitation. The singing was grand indeed , every face seemed to give signs of happy approval, and the singers were loudly encored. Duetts [sic] were sung by Misses E. Gamble, Addie Johnson, Fannie and Jennie Brown, Lula Brown, Lizzie Toland, Sallie and Lula Brown. Solos were sung by Mrs. L. Barber, Miss J. Cary, and Rev. J. H. Presly.

The audience was again enraptured by the solos which seemed to touch the deepest cords of emotion in every heart. Rev. J. H. Presly who is not only gifted in the pulpit but also as a songster responded to an encore after singing a fine bass solo, and again captured the audience by singing the sweet solo "If I were a voice." Mrs. Inge and Miss J. Cary, presided at the organ. The church is highly pleased with the result of the concert and hope to have it repeated soon. Rev. Presly has greatly improved in health.

The Mt. Zion Baptist Church is greatly encourage in her efforts to pay off her debt, which we hope to do by this fall.

Yours truly,


Summary of Article
Reports on a successful concert given at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

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