It’s coming up
This is the illustrious Felling Male Voice Choir’s appeal for you to come and join them.
The group is coming up to its 100th year anniversary in 2020 and is preparing to mark the occasion.
They are hoping to boost the numbers in their ranks ahead of the centenary.
Felling MVC committee chairman Stuart Dearlove said: “The choir has such a reputation on Tyneside we wanted to make sure it doesn’t fade away.
“Times change and it’s best to do things before it gets to a crisis.
“What we are trying to do is to get the choir back up to the 100 members it had in its heyday.”
The Felling Male Voice Choir has performed all over the world and won more than 100 national and international competitions.
They have sung at major moments in the history of the North East, including the opening of Newcastle’s Millennium Bridge.
The group is now led by musical director Mark Edwards and has members ranging from 15 years old to some in their 80s.
They choose a wide range of music to learn instead of just classic tunes.
Stuart, who has been with the choir for 18 years, said: “It’s an intensely enjoyable experience.
“There’s the comradeship of being part of a large group of people from all walks of life. You expand your network of friends.
“When you have 50 or 60 men performing and you hear it all come together and sung properly it’s thrilling, it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.”
Are you interested? The group practice at 7pm each Friday at Felling Methodist Church.