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Many historic images of the choir can be seen on our Centenary CD-ROM archive
Please visit the "Our History" page to access the online version.


Welcome to the Prudhoe Gleemen gallery
  see enhanced images of our early years 
click thumbnails to enlarge

Music by the River
Saturday 16th July 2022 Sat 21st May 2022

Photos by Moira Wooldridge

It was HOT ... very, very HOT as we sang at the Tyne Riverside Amphitheatre
Lighting the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon
at Eastwoods Park on Thursday 2nd June 2022 Sat 21st May 2022

Photos by Moira Wooldridge

It was wet ... very, very WET as we sang with Prudhoe Community Choir
... and we declare the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon officially lit.
Three cheers for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ... long may she reign!
Annual Concert 2022
at Prudhoe Parish Church on Sat 21st May 2022

Photos by Audrey and Steve Gladstone

PREPARATIONS : Meticulous shuffling and milling-about half an hour before kick-off!
Peter and David
Top Tenors
Ray and Pete
Alison takes
her place
Judith - aka
"The Boss"
Graeme tests
the mike?
... and then
it's chocks away!
With soloists:
Steve Gladstone
David Stabler David Parker and
Derek Shane
and John Clark
Our President, Brian Japes, brings the concert to a close and presents bouquets to our Musical Director,
Judith Thompson and our Accompanist, Alison Williams. Thanks to you all for your attendance.
"Songs for Ukraine" at Prudhoe Parish Church on Monday 21st March 2022 to provide
food, clothing, bedding and support for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Moldova.

Photos by Audrey Gladstone

THANK YOU to our generous audience who helped us raise £3,000 for Ukranian refugees in Moldova.
Prudhoe Community Arts Week with Prudhoe Community Choir
at Prudhoe Methodist Church Hall on Wed 29th May 2019

Photos by Moira Wooldridge

Prudhoe Gleemen conducted by Judith Thompson with accompanist Alison Williams
With solos by John, Robin, Steve and Ian (the famous DJ on Radio Prudhoe)
Prudhoe Community Choir conducted by Paul R Davies with accompanist Jess Hutson
Annual Concert at Thorp Academy
Sat 18th May 2019

Photos by David Fairbairn (performance) and Steve Gladstone (Green Room and presentations).
PANORAMA #1 PANORAMA #2 - Did we capture all the lads?
A warm welcome for our returning guest artistes "BEATI"
Our performance included Judith's own arrangements of North East Folk Songs and Gilbert & Sullivan Our deputy conductor Paul Nobody comperes to John Clark!
Brian Japes, our President, shows our gratitude for a job well done. 
new logo
Fun and relaxation in the Green Room before the concert
Concert at Keswick - Sat 23rd June 2018
at Keswick Methodist Church

Original photo and Lakeside fake by Steve, "Private Eye" cover by Pete
I do remember being outside the church, but the lakeside? Huh? Pete worried about memory loss until Steve admitted playing tricks.
Arts Week 30th May 2018 - Prudhoe Methodist Hall

Photographs by Moira Wooldridge
Alison (keyboard) 
Judith (conducting)
 and "the lads"
Can yers
lend 'wor a tenor 'till Friday?
Judith bemused as our Chair spins another yarn
Judith and the "top end"
"Up in heaven there's a go-cart
built by Amadeus
new logo
John Carr (solo)
Robin Lyle (solo) John Clark (solo)
Subtle hand signals
Can you spot the new logo on our
music files?
Annual Concert 19th May 2018 - Thorp Academy, Ryton
with guests Abbey Strings

Photographs by David Fairbairn & Steve Gladstone
Another opening
... another show
T2's and Bari's
Basso FUN and... Basso proFUNdo?
Our guests
Abbey Strings
Jessica (L)
and Karen (R)

Karen Wigham
Jessica Graham
on the big sceen
new logo   new logo
Choir re-branded
... didn't hurt!
String duet by
Abbey Strings
Our Chairman ... John Clark 115 years
1903 - 2018
Judith and the seven dwar tops
Rule Britannia!
Amazing Grace
- finalé with
Abbey Strings
Closing scenes with our President Brian Japes proposing the votes of thanks
for Abbey Strings
for Alison
for Judith
Three hours
Judith & Alison
at rehearsal
Jessica & Karen
Our Annual Concert 20th May 2017 - Royal Grammar School, Jesmond
with guest soloists Zoe Jackson, Anna Little
& accompanist David Murray
Photographs by David Fairbairn (auditorium) and Steve Gladstone
Alison (at piano),
Judith (conducting)
 and "the lads"
Treble control
Bass control
Guest soloist
Zoe Jackson
Guest soloist
Anna Little
Sea Shanties ...
Haul Away ...
Haul Away, Joe
Sailors' Hornpipe
... well, almost!
Zoe Jackson
Anna Little
Anna and Zoe
with David Murray
Accolade for our special guests
With our President, Brian Japes doing the honours Chair John Clark closing the show
Of course, the gallery is never complete without a few off-stage scenes.
Our Annual Concert 11th June 2016 - Royal Grammar School, Jesmond
with guest soloists Ana Fernandez-Guerra, Sophie Kidwell
& accompanist Julia Kennard
Photographs by Ed Turnbull (auditorium) & Pete Barrett
Alison Williams
Musical Director:
Judith Thompson
... and The Prudda Lads: Tenors 1&amp2, Baritones, Basses
Ana, Sophie & Julia with MC John Clark Ana Sophie "Let the Trumpet Sound" Ray
Margaret & Alison
with 'wor Steve
on bongos
Lucky lad Neville finds himself in the middle of Ana and Sophie's cat fight (Cats' Duet by Rossini)
Finale: Softly As I Leave You Margaret Clark assisted Alison Alison with brass-man Ray Hutchinson "Say cheese!". Our President
Brian with Ana and Sophie
With special thanks to Ana, Sophie, Julia, Ray, Judith, Alison and Margaret
Our Annual Concert 6th June 2015 - Royal Grammar School, Jesmond
with guest soloists James Quitman, Marnie Blair & accompanist David Murray
Photographs by John Fairbairn (auditorium) & Pete Barrett
Conductor: Judith Thompson Accompanist: Alison Williams Our guests soloists Marnie Blair and James Quitmann were accompanied by David Murray
Compere: John Clark Our President & audience Under starter's orders "Some Enchanted Evening" Applause for our guests
Presentations to Marnie, James, David, Alison and Judith by our President Brian Japes
Brian thanks our audience Judith with husband David and
parents John & Doreen Carr
It's a tough job being
Chairman or Registrar
Howard & Judith Judith with Conductor
Emeritus - Colin Smith
Our right-hand-man Neville
shows his skill to Brian
Behind the scenes - showing what really happens in the "green room"
Beginning our second century in 2004

In 2004 Howard Taylor celebrated 60 years in the choir

2004 - The choir with Rev Vivien Firth at Grassington,  North Yorkshire

2004 - John Carrick was compere at Skipton

2004 - Robin Lyall singing a solo at Skipton

2004 - The choir applaud guest soloist Gillian Ramm

The Choir's Centenary Celebrations in 2003
this photoset was provided by
the late Jim Walker (excluding video capture)

Christmas Carols in Corbridge (from centenary video)

President Alan Spence addresses the audience

Roger Lucas thanks Graham Danby

Alan Wallinger thanks Martyn Parkes

Graham Danby and Martyn Parkes

100 years

1903 - 2003

Robin Lyall with Alison Williams

Neville Fairbairn with Fiona Williams

Chris Forster and Colin Smith

Centenary wall hanging by Anna Thomas and Rita Watson

The Choir's Early Years
Computer enhanced images of some early prints from our archives

now with names

100 years

1903 - 2003

1920 1925 1927 1937

   Website design Pete Barrett   -   June 2012   -   Dedicated to the memory of Jim Walker