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Felling Male Voice Choir played host to Assen Mannenchoor in 1979. This was the second leg of the exchange with the Dutch choir after Felling’s successful visit the previous year.

After the usual sightseeing and shopping, the Assen choir visited and sang in Durham Cathedral. They also took part in two “Joint Concerts” with Felling at St. James’ Church in Newcastle and St. Patrick’s Church in Felling.

The Assen choir gave a varied programme including a music portrait of Duke Ellington – Bernstein – Rogers and Eric Coates. They received a rousing reception and well deserved standing ovation when they sang the choral version of the “Dam Busters March”.