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Please contact Ann Parker on 01254 260 468, or at enquiries@blackburnpeopleschoir.org.


News

Singing for Fun
Published: 8 Jan 2019

Come and join the main choir for a day of singing in support of Methodist Action North West.  Our musical director Jeff Borradaile will be leading an afternoon workshop which is open to anyone who wants to have a fun day and willing to 'have a go'.  The choir will then be performing an evening concert, joined by the workshop singers to show the fruits of their afternoon.

Workshop 2.15 - 5.30pm.  Concert starts at 7.30pm.

Workshop and concert costs £12.  Concert only £8.  Please book using this form.

 


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Christmas Concert
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Our Christmas concert takes place on Wednesday 19th December at Holy Trinity Church.  A rare opportunity to see all 4 of our choirs performing on the same night.  We will also joined by the Accrington Pipe Band.  What better way to head into Christmas?  

Grab your blankets and santa hats for a fantastic night of singing!

 


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Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2018
Published: 9 Dec 2018

Members of Blackburn People Choir plus four friends from Ordsall Acapella Singers were honoured to take part in this years Prague Advent festival. Choirs from Austria, Finland, Germany, Portugal & Switzerland participated.

The programme over the weekend of the 30/11- 2/12 included two concerts held at St Nicholas Church  and St Martin in the Wall church both to be found in the iconic Old Town. We also had busking opportunities on Charles Bridge, Wenceslas square Christmas markets to name but a few..Plus we participated in an advent mass at Wenceslas Church Zderas a particularly cold church populated with warm welcoming ...


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Party Time!
Published: 9 Dec 2018

Fancy a chance to dress up and wear something other than black and red, come along to the annual BPC Christmas Party!

This year 62 members and guests are participating at the event hosted by Foxfields  Country Hotel, Langho, BB7 9HY Wednesday 12 December at 7.30 for an 8.00 start  good food, great company guaranteed!


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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.

Margaret


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FOUNTAINS BY FLOODLIGHT 6 OCTOBER
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 ...


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Events

Friday 1 - Sunday 3rd February 2019

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

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Songs from Abbot Hall extra rehearsal, 7.00 pm Wesley Hall

Saturday 9th February 2019

Singing for Fun - BPC afternoon workshop and evening concert to support Methodist Action North West, Fulwood Methodist Church, 2 Watling Street Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8EA. Workshop 2.15 – 5.30pm, concert 7.30 pm. Tickets (£12 for both, £8 concert only) from Mavis Fletcher 01772 655939

Directions from Wesley Hall

Thursday 21st February 2019

No Vocalise - half term holiday

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Decibelles and Maelstrom to attend Hazel Grove Musical Festival, Hazel Grove Methodist Church, Wesley St, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JQ. Times to be confirmed.

Directions from Wesley Hall

Friday 8th March 2019

BPC at Burnley Festival, Burnley Campus, Barden Lane, Burnley BB10 1JD. Meet 6.15 pm for 7.00 pm start.

Directions from Wesley Hall

Saturday 9th March 2019

In support of the Samaritans, concert for Maelstrom and Decibelles at Holy Trinity, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn BB1 5BN, 7.30 pm, meet 6.15 pm.

Monday 11th March 2019

Maelstrom rehearsal starts late at 7.30 pm

Monday 18th March 2019

Decibelles rehearsal starts late at 7.30 pm

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

Thursday 11th April 2019

No Vocalise – Easter break.  BPC rehearsal as usual

Saturday 13th April 2019

BPC may attend Eskdale Music Festival

Monday 15th April 2019

No Decibelles rehearsal - Easter break

Thursday 18th April 2019

No BPC or Vocalise rehearsals - Easter break

Monday 22nd April 2019

No Maelstrom rehearsal - Easter break

Thursday 25th April 2019

Return of Vocalise after Easter break

Saturday 27th April 2019

BPC concert at St Silas’s Church, Preston New Rd, Blackburn BB2 6PS, 7.30 pm

Directions from Wesley Hall

2nd - 6th May 2019

Maelstrom hoping to attend the Male Voice Choral Festival, Cornwall

Saturday 11th May 2019

Concert at St Michael and All Angels church, Beetham.  Details to follow.

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
Blackburn
BB2 1LQ

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