The choir welcomed Felling Male Voice Choir from Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, to Much Wenlock for a joint concert at The William Brookes School on Saturday 26th September. Felling choir were formed in 1919 and are a large choir that has won many contests, including the Cork International Festival, the North of England Festival and BBC Choir of the Year.
The concert was well supported and the choir performed to a full auditorium, singing some of its trademark songs including the John Miles classic ‘Music’ and the traditional ‘Going Home’, best known as the theme music from the ‘Hovis Bread’ advert.
The choir stayed at the Radison Park Hotel during their visit to the county and were able to spend time visiting Ironbridge and Bridgnorth.The concert ‘afterglow’ included refreshments provided by Much Wenlock choristers and patrons and Don Reid, Bass singer with Felling, said “may I just express my thanks for a splendid night…the choristers were swept away with the concert, friendship and hospitality”.
The choir wishes to thank all its supporters for their work in making the Felling choirs visit a success and ensuring that they were given a true ‘Wenlock Welcome’!