Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Tyne
Northallerton Male Voice Choir has been a member of the National Association of Choirs North-east Group for very many years and the Choir's Founder, Bob Barratt, is its Vice President.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary since the founding of the National Association of Choirs, the North-east Group is currently making arrangements to hold a Massed Choral Spectacular.
The event is to be held in Hall 1, the largest of the three halls, at The Sage, Gateshead on 25 April 2020.
Andrea and Catherine lead the massed Male Voice Choir singing 'You Raise Me Up' during the 2015 concert
Twenty-seven member choirs from around the north-east have been invited to join the festivities, one of which is Northallerton Male Voice Choir. The event includes massed ladies choirs, men's choirs and mixed choirs, each of which will perform a selection of music, before the grand finale, when all voices will join together in song.
Linden Purvis, NMVC's representative at NAC North-east group meetings said 'It's always a great privilege to be given the opportunity to perform at one of the country's premier concert venues and this centenary concert is likely to be such a special event. This is the fourth time that the North-east group has arranged one of these massed choir events at The Sage and they're always a complete sell out.
There's nothing like singing in harmony with hundreds of other singers and the power of all of those voices more than fills the space of Hall 1, which has seating capacity for over 1,600 people.'
The music for this event has now been selected, although the details of the concert are being kept under wraps to enthral the audience on the day. All of the partaking choristers require to attend a series of rehearsals with other male voice choirs in order to attend this concert, the first of which is to be held at Yarm Methodist Church on 22 September 2019.
Bob Robinson, NMVC's Secretary indicated that 'This could be an excellent opportunity for any new members of the Choir to experience the pleasure of singing in such a prestigious venue alongside well over 100 other male voices - they are always really special and memorable events.'
The concert is scheduled to start at 7.30pm and NMVC is always well supported by its followers at these events. Tickets for the concert can be bought from The Sage Booking Office by calling 0191 443 4661.