The Annual Concert at Newcastle City Hall by Felling Male Voice Choir in 1987 certainly had an international flavour to it!
The guest performers were the nationally and internationally famous “Hoverla” Ukranian Dance Ensemble from Derby. Formed in 1971, they had won sixteen times in Ukranian competitions.
The Ensemble had the audience spellbound! Their colour, the complex rhythms, the high leaps of the men and the graceful beauty of the ladies not only enthralled, it inspired those privileged to be there to see.
Felling Choir sang “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” and the famous “Men of Felling”. Colin Short conducted “A Roman War Song” and “Calm Is The Sea”. The conductor of the London Welsh Choir, a guest, conducted three Welsh pieces, including “Myfanwy”. The concert concluded with a group of songs, “There Is Nothing Like A Dame”, “Born Free” and “West Side Story” arranged by Chris Wiltshire.
The concert supported Tyneside Leukaemia Research Association.