FAMOUS CHOIR CELEBRATES THE GEORDIE NATIONAL ANTHEM!
It is popular wherever they travel and sing!
‘The Blaydon Races’ is always requested whenever the Felling Male Voice Choir performs a concert. It is fitting in the week of the 159th anniversary of this famous race, The Men of Felling are planning to meet up again for a ‘live’ rehearsal on Friday evening with safeguarding measures. The choir has not met for 15 months during Covid restrictions but have kept rehearsing using ‘Zoom’ and teaching tracks.
A Centenary put on hold!
During the pandemic, this famous local choir reached a milestone when it celebrated its Centenary on the 15th October 1920. Unfortunately, all planned events to celebrate had to be put on hold.
Felling Male Voice Choir is already planning a full progamme of concerts to celebrate their Centenary when they can resume events in front of ‘live’ audiences.
Keeping our local heritage alive!
The Men of Felling have been true ambassadors for the North East! And ‘The Blaydon Races’ is always one of the first numbers to be included in concert programmes.
The Choir sang the number in the Royal Festival Hall in London in June 1951 after their musical director was presented with ‘Festival of Britain’ Rose Bowl by Princess Elizabeth. In May 2002, they sang it again after Queen Elizabeth opened the Millennium Bridge. 15 months ago, at their last concert on Tyneside to support the Newcastle West End Foodbank, a video clip of them singing it was viewed by over 150,000 on Twitter. You can check it out by following this link, www.fmvc.org/our-live-music-collection.
The guys at Felling are now waiting on the call to Unite 52,000 fans at St. James Park by leading the singing of the ‘Geordie National Anthem’ and promoting ‘The Blaydon Races’ to the rest of the world!
Would you like to be part of this top North East choir?
How would you like to be a member of this famous local choir?
It is a great time to consider joining Felling Male Voice Choir. If you are interested in joining, then check out their website, www.fmvc.org.