The Brass Bands certainly loved performing with Felling Male Voice Choir.
In December 1979, the choir was invited to sing in a concert of “Sounding Brass and Voices” with the premier band “Besses O’ The Barn”. The venue was the New Tyne Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne and the occasion was the Tyne and Wear Brass Band Championships.
The band and choir combined for “Border Ballad”, “Morte Christe”, “To Isis and Osiris” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.
The choir also gave a concert in Durham Technical College with the Framwellgatemoor Comprehensive School Brass Band. This was a second hearing of the joint items in the earlier concert.