Felling Male Voice Choir
Felling Male Voice Choir was established in 1920 and is based in Felling, Gateshead, in the North East of England. The choir performs throughout the region and also undertakes national and international tours, and has won several major awards.
- October 2008: Celebrity Concert with Sir Thomas Allen (at Sage Gateshead)
The choir has the unique honour of winning the choral competition at the 1951 Festival of Britain.
The choir today
FMVC has a membership of around 80 members, ranging in age from 20s upwards. Their current director of music is Mark Edwards.
- The Long Day Closes
- The Caller
- Cullercoats Bay
- I'm Gonna Sing
- Ain't Got Time to Die (1973)
- Home and Away
- Rejoice with Felling
- Voices of the Tyne (1981)
- Voices of the North
- Chart Toppers (2006)
- Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny! (2006)
- Christmas with Felling (2010)
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- Felling Male Voice Choir website
- FMVC on Youtube: photographic montage set to a sample FMVC music excerpts.
- BBC News story: performed for Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Sunderland.
- The National Archives stores records of the Felling Male Voice Choir from 1921-95.
- Performed the national anthem for Queen Elizabeth at the opening of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
- "Men of Felling", a piece dedicated to the Choir by composer Alan Bush.
- Article on Alan Bush in journal The Musical Times, references "Men of Felling".
- Entry for "Men of Felling" at the Alan Bush Music Trust.
- Catalogue of Records at the Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
- BBC News article on a piece of public art incorporating recordings of the Choir.
- Northern Echo Article on For Saturday 10th Niv 2007 concert, at St Oswald's Church, Durham City