Excerpt from The Normal Herald, Vol. 3: May, 1897
Doubt had been expressed as to whether a program carried out entirely in the German language would be really interesting to the general public. But such doubt was soon allayed. Many attended out of courtesy and good will, many out of curiosity, but whatever the motive that drew the people together, one could not desire a more refined or intelligent audience or a more unani mous verdict of appreciation and satisfaction at its close. It was a revelation to many that music can tell its own story, and that thought may sometimes depend more upon expres sion than upon words. Keen interest, close attention, and amusement were Visible upon every face in the audience as the hour passed by.
As can be seen by the accompany ing program. There were songs, poems and simple literary efforts, with a few noteworthy solos by Mr. Apple, Mr. Owens, and Mr. Sherrard, The piano accompaniments were rendered by Miss Peabody to whose intelligence and refinement the high character of the entertainment was owing. Not only the German students but the school in general is greatly indebted to her for her efforts in their behalf.
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