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Our repertoire for this season includes ...

The Prudda Lads     (the choir's own anthem - see below)
Let the earth resound My Lord, what a morning
Simple gifts Sweet lass of Richmond Hill
Watching the wheat Eriskay love lilt
Mairi's wedding Nile chorus (Aida)
Lascia ch'io Pianga (Rinaldo) Soldiers'chorus (Faust)
Day Oh! Jamaica farewell
Yellow bird Cavatina (She was beautiful)
Fishermen of England
(The Rebel Maid)
Memory (Cats)
A song for all people Canteque de Jean Racine
An American trilogy Softly as I leave you
With a voice of singing The Keel row
The water of Tyne Dance ti thy Daddy
Do you hear the people sing                          


photograph of Tom Leathard

Historical repertoire -

Thomas Leathard was our conductor in 1909 when we opened a concert with "Comrades' Song of Hope".

Engraving: Prudhoe Castle viewed across River Tyne     The Prudda Lads  
his old ballad is a celebration of Prudhoe and the surrounding area as told by a local lad.  He recalls his childhood memories playing in the cornfields and walking in the beautiful countryside.  But things take a turn for the worse.  He is branded a thief and leaves Prudhoe under a cloud of suspicion leaving his poor mother in tears.  He now laments his exile and would pledge a fortune if only he could return to the town of his birth.

n 2008 the choir adopted the ballad as its own anthem after it was arranged for male voice choir and soloists by S.Robinson.  It remains a firm favourite after it received an enthusiastic response upon its debut at the choir's Annual Concert in May 2008.

Website design Pete Barrett  March 2010   |   Updated 20 June 2010   |   Dedicated to the memory of Jim Walker