Portland Students Perform on China Day, September 13, 1909

Four Chinese from Portland, Miss Moy Ling, pianist, and William Lai, Harry Ding and Thomas Hom took part in the musical exercises on China Day. The opinion was that they honored their teacher, Mrs. Marie S. Wingham and the city of Portland. A critic wrote: “William Lai is a tenor of more than ordinary ability, and when he sang “Then You’ll Remember me,” the applause was nearly deafening. The piano solo of Miss Moy Ling, a Portland High School girl, was well received. The skill with which these Chinese musicians interpreted the Western music was a surprise to the assemblage in the Auditorium.”

Source: Oregonian, Sept 19, 1909, p3; accessed from Newsbank.com

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