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Decibelles sing for their Supper!
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Last Saturday evening, members of Decibelles were treated to a fabulous evening of singing.

A joint concert, showcasing the hard work and joy of singing, was arranged by Kath from Gathered Voices.

Six choirs took part, singing a wide variety of music and styles.

Decibelles performed four songs from their repertoire to much applause.

As usual we had a great time singing led by Jeff.

It was a wonderful evening with great cakes too!

Thank you to everyone for taking part and to all our supporters.

Roll on next year.


Published: 7 Oct 2018

Enter the visitors centre at Fountains Abbey after sunset wind your way down the twisted path through the  trees, catch a glimpse of a hooded monk and hear the  haunting sound of Vespers hovering over the spectacle of the statuesque ruin. This was the experience members of BPC enjoyed on Saturday 6 October as we joined Ordsall Acapella singers to take part in Fountains by Floodlight held on weekends from 6 October through to 3 November, with a different choir performing each night. 

We regailed a packed audience with an hours performance full of seasoned favourites like  I’ve Got Rythm, Here Comes The Sun, Say a little Prayer and ...

Sing with Salford
Published: 28 Sep 2018

A great opportunity to spend a day exploring choral repertoire and singing technique with like-minded singers in a convivial atmosphere.
We will be working on Elgar’s moving and passionate work 'The Music Makers' led by our Music Director Tom Newall.

Fees: £17 per adult, £10 u/19s and students in full-time education
Music is available to hire (£2 payable in advance).

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A new term begins!
Published: 7 Sep 2018

Before you know it, summer has gone and September is here.  Yes, BPC is back with a bang!

After a 4 week break our choral director Jeff Borradaile is ensuring that we make up for any slacking over the summer.  We have some exciting concerts planned, the first of which is a joint concert with Ordsall Acapella Singers at Fountains Abbey in Ripon.  

We're off to Austria in October and to the Advent Festival in Prague in December, all before the Christmas chaos starts in earnest.

If you like to sing and have fun, come and see what we're all about ...

Published: 8 Jul 2018


On one of the hottest nights of the summer our Summer Concert was a sizzler!

Singing to a full house all four choirs gave confident competent performances to a rapt audience. Starting with Maelstrom who crooned and musically caressed the audience into the evening, confidently showcasing a wide range of tempo and styles. Followed by Decibelles whose performance out shone their sparkly outfits  The Rose and Yellow Leaves were particular highlights in a very polished performance.  Next up Vocalise the ever growing Youth choir who never fail to win the hearts of the audience. Ably lead by their sensational conductor Mathew Thomas and accompanied  by ...

Beautiful Venue, Wonderful Evening
Published: 6 Jul 2018

On hot sunny Saturday evening, Decibelles and Gathered Voices were invited to sing in the wonderful church at Barnacre, near Garstang. Decibelles, in stunning sparkly outfits, sang part of their growing repertoire with great confidence, including two newer songs, Yellow Leaves and The Rose. The audience gave them huge applause appreciating the musical skills.

Gathered Voices from Preston and Morecambe performed their set with huge enthusiasm and enjoyment to the packed church again to huge applause.

The concert finished with all the singers joining together to sing songs common to all the singers.

The choirs were invited to share the ...



Thursday 15th November 2018

Visit of Dan’s Grand Choir, from Clitheroe, to the rehearsal.

Thursday 29th November - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Trip to Prague. Dan Adams will conduct the rehearsal.

Friday 7th December 2018

Wedding at St Helen’s Church, Waddington, near Clitheroe BB7 3HS.  Meet 12.00 for singing start at 12.30, wedding at 1.00 pm.


Directions from Wesley Hall

Saturday 8th December 2018

Vocalise involved with the cathedral Christmas Spectacular, 7.00 pm

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Christmas dinner, Foxfields, Langho

Thursday 13th December 2018

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before Christmas break

Saturday 15th December 2018

Christmas events in Blackburn – market 2.30 – 3.00 pm; King William St. 3.30 – 4.00 pm.

Monday 17th December 2018

Decibelles to sing at the Grand Choir Christmas concert, Grand Theatre, Clitheroe. Details to follow.

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas concert In Holy Trinity church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, 7.30 pm. BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles, Vocalise, members of Accrington Pipe Band.  Donations on the door and for refreshments.

Thursday 20th December 2018

Lancashire Sings Christmas (small group only) 7.00 – 8.00 pm, rehearsal 5.30 pm Radio Lancashire.

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas break

Thursday 20th December 2018

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas break

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Christmas events in Darwen – market 1.00 – 1.30 pm; School St 2.00 – 2.30 pm

Monday 7th January 2019

Return of Decibelles after Christmas break

Thursday 10th January 2019

Return of Vocalise and BPC after Christmas break

Friday 1 - Sunday 3rd February 2019

Abbot Hall Hotel, Kents Bank,Grange-over-Sands, residential weekend

Saturday 9th February 2019

BPC afternoon workshop and evening concert to support Methodist Action North West, Fulwood Methodist Church, 2 Watling Street Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8EA.

Directions from Wesley Hall

Thursday 21st February 2019

No Vocalise - half term holiday

Saturday 9th March 2019

Concert for Maelstrom and Decibelles at Holy Trinity, 7.30 pm, in support of the Samaritans. To be confirmed.

Saturday 23rd March 2019

BPC concert Padiham Unitarian Chapel, Church St, Padiham BB12 8JH, 7.30 pm

Directions from Wesley Hall

Thursday 4th April 2019

Last Vocalise before Easter break

About Us

A community choir based in Blackburn, Lancashire. We welcome anyone who simply enjoys singing.

We are an enthusiastic group of around 95 members of all ages. Under the leadership of our inspirational musical director, Jeff Borradaile, we sing an exciting range of songs, all a cappella. No audition! We perform to a high standard at events throughout the year, and welcome experienced singers to become involved and encourage those who may be new to choral singing.

We meet every Thursday, 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm.

Wesley Hall Central Methodist Church
Feilden Street

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