Lancashire Life article featuring Jeff Borradaile
Published: 11 Sep 2019

Article in Lancashire Life featuring the musical director of Blackburn People's Choir.  To read about Jeff Borradaile's choirs please click this news link



Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October 2019

BPC to attend the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs

Thursday 24 October 2019

Charity concert with Gathered Voices in aid of SEED (Support for Education in Eating Disorders), New Longton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, New Longton, PR4 4AA. Click here for directions

Meet 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start.

NOTE: There will be no rehearsal at Wesley Hall.

Vocalise on half-term holiday, return on 31-Oct-19

Thursday 28th November - Sunday 1 December 2019

Trip to the Barcelona Advent Singing festival.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Christmas dinner- Foxfields, Langho.

Thursday 5 December 2019

Christmas songs in the main reception area, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Rd, Blackburn BB2 3HH.

Meet 1.15 for 1.30 pm start – about one hour.

Saturday 7th December 2019

Christmas concert at Holy Souls RC Church, Whalley New Rd, Blackburn. BB1 9BE

Meet 6.45 pm for 7.30 pm start

Saturday 14th December 2019

Possible town centre sing, with Vocalise morning

Thursday 19th December 2019

Lancashire Sings Christmas (limited numbers to include a few voices from Vocalise) rehearsal and sound check 5.30 pm, BBC Radio Lancashire, Darwen St, Blackburn. On air 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas

Saturday 21st December 2019

Possible town centre sing, with Vocalise

Monday 6th January 2020

Return of Decibelles after Christmas

Thursday 9 January 2020

Return of BPC and Vocalise after Christmas.

Thursday 9th January 2020

Return of BPC after Christmas

Friday 17 January 2020

Decibelles to sing at the Sing Together Teachers Concert, Blackburn Cathedral, meet 5.15 pm for 6.00 pm start

Saturday 18th January 2020

Retro Workshop – Singing Old Songs: for all Jeff’s choirs, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm, Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, PR5 0AG.

Tickets at rehearsals, price to be confirmed

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th February 2020

Residential weekend, Prince of Wales Hotel, Lord St, Southport PR8 1JS.

Thursday 20 February 2020

Vocalise on half-term holiday

Saturday 29th February 2020

Maelstrom and Decibelles to attend the Hazel Grove Musical Festival, Stockport


Maelstrom and Decibelles to sing at St Cuthbert’s church, Earnsdale Rd, Darwen BB3 1QJ. Start 7.30 pm, meet 6.45 pm.


Saturday 28 March 2020

An Evening of Brass and Voices – the National Association of Choirs centenary conference concert, King George’s Hall, BPC and Vocalise with Rossendale, Colne and Nelson choirs and  the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band. 

Afternoon rehearsal 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, concert starts 7.30 pm. 

Tickets when available from, £10, accompanied under 16s free. In aid of East Lancashire Hospice.

Thursday 9 April 2020

Vocalise on Easter holiday

Thursday 16 April 2020

Vocalise on Easter holiday

Return 23 April 2020

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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