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Concert Program on the R.M.S. Aquitania, Cunard Line, 21 August 1924

Beautiful Cover Graphics adorn this program for a Benefit Concert held at the Second Class Dining Room on the R.M.S. Aquitania of the Cunard Line in Aid of British and American Seamen's Institutions, Orchestrated by Chairman Mr. William Ryan.

Cunard Line

Entertainment IN AID OF British & American SEAMEN'S INSTITUTIONS.

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Charity Benefit Program

Entertainment IN AID OF
British & American
SEAMEN’S INSTITUTIONS
HELD ON BOARD THE
CUNARD R.M.S. “ AQUITANIA ”
Commodore Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R. (Rtd.)
IN THE
SECOND CLASS DINING ROOM,
ON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st, 1924, AT 9-15 P.M.
Chairman
Mr. William Ryan.

Programme.

PART I.

  • Overture
    "Aquitania" Orchestra
  • Sleight of Hand
    Mr. G. Clayton
  • Song
    My Dear Soul ” Miss Olive Thomas
  • Baritone Songs
    Mr. Dennis Hoey
    (a) “ The Lute Player ’ ’ (Ellison)
    (b) “ The Floral Dance ” (Kate Moss)
    Accompanied by Mr. Douglas Burbidge
  • A Dance
    By the Six Tiller Girls
    (Of the “ Lollipop Company,” Knickerbocker Theatre, N.Y.C.)

Chairman's Remarks

Collection

PART II.

  • Selection
    "Aquitania ' Orchestra
  • Song
    "Asthore” (Trotere)
    Mr. W. A. Bishop
  • Pianoforte Selection
    Mr. W. Mayerl
  • Song
    "The Slave Song"
    Miss V. E. Olney
  • English Concertina Selections
    Mr. E. S. Smalley

"America" and “God Save the King.”

Entertainments In Aid of Seamen’s Children

MONEY DERIVED from the various Entertainments held from time to time on Cunard Steamers is distributed to various organisations working in the interests of necessitous children of all classes of Seamen or Seafaring Men. It is divided between British and American Institutions.

A large number of these Children have lost their fathers by the perils of the sea in crossing the Atlantic, and conveying passengers and cargo to and from America. A still larger number of Children have been rendered destitute owing to the death of their fathers from diseases contracted by exposure to the weather, in all seasons and at all hours.

The Institutions which permanently benefit are :

BRITISH

  • ROYAL LIVERPOOL SEAMEN’S ORPHAN INSTITUTION.
  • HOME FOR AGED MARINERS, EGREMONT.

AMERICAN

  • NEW YORK PORT SOCIETY.
  • AMERICAN SEAMEN’S FRIEND SOCIETY.
  • SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE.
  • SEAMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
  • Y.M.C.A. MARINERS’ BRANCH.
  • SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF DESTITUTE CHILDREN OF SEAMEN. MARINERS’ FAMILY ASYLUM.
  • St MARY’S EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION, EAST BOSTON.

CANADIAN

  • MONTREAL SAILORS’ INSTITUTE.
  • MONTREAL CATHOLIC SAILORS’ CLUB.

Other British Charities which are helped from time to time are :

  • ROYAL MERCHANT SEAMEN’S ORPHANAGE, LONDON
  • ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION.
  • MERCANTILE MARINE MASTERS’ AND OFFICERS’ RELIEF FUND.
  • SEAMEN’S ORPHANAGE, SOUTHAMPTON.
  • SAILORS’ HOME, SOUTHAMPTON.
  • MISSIONS TO SEAMEN.
  • SEAMEN’S FRIEND SOCIETY, LIVERPOOL.
  • SEAMEN’S CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, LIMPSFIELD.

Prepared 2015-06-02 by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist

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