16th CENTURY COMPOSER EMBRACES THE VALUE OF MALE VOICE SINGING!

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William Byrd

In his introduction to “Men O’ Felling” – The History of Felling Male Voice Choir, 1920 – 1970, Norman Williams, the Musical Director, quoted the great Elizabethan composer.

He said that in 1588, William Byrd wrote “There is not any Musicke of Instruments whatsoever, comparable to that which is made of the voyces of Men, where the voyces are good, and the same well sorted and ordered.”

Norman Williams said “But the truth remains, however, that the voices of men, ‘good, well sorted and ordered’, singing in concert, have a sound unique in musical ensemble. The closely-knit texture and lively intensity of the male choir can be both satisfying to the performer and moving to the listener.” Felling Male Voice Choir will be celebrating its Centenary in 2020. If you enjoy singing, why don’t you consider joining a great bunch of guys with a great reputation. Check out some of our recruitment postings or our website for further details!