THE BIG BANDS CERTAINLY RATED THE FELLING!

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Felling Male Voice Choir were certainly an attraction for some of the most famous and largest bands in the country during the 1970’s!

In 1974, the choir took part in three concerts across the region with some of the best bands.

During May, they took part in the fifth annual brass band and choir concert in Durham Cathedral. The quality of the concert was excellent with the bands and choir working together in harmony and producing sounds which were fitting for the beautiful surroundings of the magnificent building.

In October, the choir took part in a concert in Newcastle City Hall with the Band of the Royal Marines in aid of the King George’s fund for Sailors. The climax of the concert was British Sea Songs, the march past of the Royal Navy “Heart of Oak”, the Regimental March of the Royal Marines, “A Life on the Ocean Wave”, and the band, choir and audience in “Crimond” and “Rule Britannia”.

In November, the choir were back at the City Hall but this time with the “City of Coventry” Brass Band. The choir sang “March of the Peers” and “Blaydon Races” with the band, two beautiful songs “Homing” and “The Isle of Mull” and a group of “Songs from America”.

The choir also performed some notable concerts at Holme Coultram Abbey in Whitehaven, Jarrow St Paul’s Church for the 1300 celebrations and Gateshead Technical College.