News

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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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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Events

Thursday 4th April 2019

Last Vocalise before Easter break

Thursday 11th April 2019

No Vocalise – Easter break.  BPC rehearsal as usual

BPC members to wear black and red and meet for a photograph – 7.00pm, Corporation Park gates,

Preston New Rd.  Rehearsal will follow as usual. Anyone not wishing to be in the photograph meet at Wesley Hall 8.00 pm.

Saturday 13th April 2019

BPC to attend Eskdale Festival of the Arts, Pavilion Theatre, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN.

Afternoon and evening, performing in classes starting at 2.45 and 6.30 pm.

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 will attend the Male Voice Choral Festival, Cornwall

Saturday 11th May 2019

Wedding at St Luke’s church, Shady Lane, Slyne, Lancaster LA2 6JG, meet 10.00 am for 11.00 am

Saturday 11th May 2019

Concert at St Michael and All Angels church, Beetham, Milnthorpe LA7 7AL.  Meet 6.45 pm for 7.30 pm.

Thursday 30th May 2019

No Vocalise rehearsal - half term holiday

Saturday 8th June 2019

Wedding at St Peter’s Church, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, BB7 9PZ, starts at 1.00 pm, meet 12.00.

Directions from Wesley Hall

Thursday 13th June 2019

Possible involvement in Sing Together’s 10th anniversary Festival of Choirs, King George’s Hall, BPC and Vocalise

Sat 15th & Sun 16th June 2019

Possible involvement in the 3rd Festival of Making, to be confirmed.  (Not Saturday afternoon)

Thursday 27th June 2019

Vocalise End-of-Year concert, Wesley Hall, 7.00 pm. Free to family and friends

Saturday 30th June 2019

Garden party at Chris Fossard’s house

Thursday 18th July 2019

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before summer break

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

Sunday 6th October 2019

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