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The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage 2019 - Blackburn M
Published: 26 Jun 2019

The Sixteen is delighted to invite the Blackburn People’s Choir to our Choral Pilgrimage 2019 concert on Saturday 21 September at Blackburn Cathedral.

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.

We offer a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more, and hope this ...


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Concert & Cake
Published: 14 Feb 2019

Decibelles and Maelstrom will be raising money for the Blackburn branch of Samaritans.

Come and support them on Saturday 9th March.

Candelight concert with plenty of cake.  Wrap up warm!

 


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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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Events

Thursday 1st August 2019

Last rehearsal for BPC before summer break

Monday 9th September 2019

Return of Decibelles - extra rehearsal (instead of Maelstrom)

Monday 16 September 2019

Decibelles regular rehearsal

Monday 23 September 2019

Return of Maelstrom

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th September 2019

Decibelles to attend Return to the Coast (Terug naar de Kost) choir festival at Scheveningen, hosted by Dutch choir Luscinia

Monday 30 September 2019

Fifth Monday in the month – Maelstrom rehearsal

Friday 4 October 2019

Decibelles to attend Chorley Live, details to follow

Sunday 6th October 2019

Christmas Music Workshop – open to all Jeff’s choirs.

Witton City Learning Centre, Buncer Lane, Blackburn BB2 6TD, 9.30 am – 3.30pm. This is not the school, use the bottom gate.

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October 2019

BPC to attend the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs

Thursday 28th November - Sunday 1 December 2019

Trip to the Barcelona Advent Singing festival.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Christmas dinner- Foxfields, Langho.

Saturday 7th December 2019

Christmas concert at Holy Souls RC church, Whalley New Rd, Blackburn

Saturday 14th December 2019

Possible town centre sing, with Vocalise morning

Thursday 19th December 2019

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas

Sunday 21st December 2019

Possible town centre sing, with Vocalise

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Possible wedding booking, St Peter’s, Stonyhurst, 12.20 pm. To be confirmed Oct-19

Monday 6th January 2020

Return of Decibelles after Christmas

Thursday 9th January 2020

Return of BPC after Christmas

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

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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