A MALE voice choir will celebrate a significant milestone in May.

Eight men met in a field in 1903, after an evening service at Wylam Methodist Church, among them was local butcher Tom Leathard.

These men founded Prudhoe Gleemen Male Voice Choir, and Tom became their first musical director.

On Saturday, May 13, Prudhoe Gleemen will celebrate 120 years of singing, led by its sixth musical director, Judith Thompson, at its annual concert at Highfield Middle School in Prudhoe.

This concert, featuring organist Mark Thompson as a special guest, will support the British Red Cross's appeal for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. The concert will start at 7pm.

The concert programme includes various songs and musical styles, including a song, discovered by Judith, written by Gerard and Armstrong in 1903. If you can name that tune, or to buy concert tickets, email gleemen@uwclub.net or telephone James on 01661 833895.

Prudhoe Gleemen are always ready to welcome new members to practices at Prudhoe Methodist Church on Monday at 7pm, which are open to all male voices irrespective of faith.