You can tell by the photograph that members of Felling Male Voice Choir were proud to perform in the “75th Anniversary Concert”.
The venue was Newcastle City Hall on Saturday, 6th May 1995 and the compere and narrator was Richard Baker, OBE.
The choir were proud to be entertaining their audience and guests with a mixed programme spanning their 75 years of performing male voice singing in the North of England, the UK and overseas. They were supported by solo performers and guest conductors.
The first half of the programme included ‘Music’, ‘The Song of the Jolly Roger’, ‘In Absence’, ‘Martyrs of the Arena’, ‘The Listeners’, ‘Ho, Who Comes Here’, ‘To My Heart’, ‘In St. Paul’s’ and ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ all conducted by Colin Short. Ernest Tomlinson conducted ‘Cullercoats Bay’ and ‘Adam Buckham’.
The second half included ‘Great Things’ accompanied by Ken Murray, ‘The Country Wedding’ with Sarah Hydes on solo violin, ‘Myfanwy’ and ‘Gwahoddiad’ conducted by Haydn James, ‘He’s the Lily of the Valley’ with soloist James Crombie, ‘Blaydon Races’ with soloist Norman Grainger and ‘Felling Showstoppers’ which was a medley of favourite light music arranged by Chris Wiltshire.
This was certainly a programme for the guys from Felling to be proud of!