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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!


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 ...

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!

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 ...

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 ...



Saturday 15th December 2018

Christmas events in Blackburn – market 2.30 – 3.00 pm; King William St. 3.30 – 4.00 pm. Meet 2.10 pm market.

Sunday 16th December 2018

Singing with Community Church, Blackburn – Christmas celebration service, Wesley Hall 10.30 am – 12.00, followed by refreshments. Arrive 10.00 am

Monday 17th December 2018

Decibelles to sing at the Grand Choir Christmas concert, Grand Theatre, 18 York St, Clitheroe BB7 2DL, start 7.00 pm, meet 6.15 pm

Directions from Wesley Hall

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas concert In Holy Trinity church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, BB1 5BN, start 7.30 pm, helpers meet 6.15 pm, others meet 6.45 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, limited numbers) 7.00 – 8.00 pm, rehearsal 5.30 pm Radio Lancashire.

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. Meet 12.40 pm market.

Saturday 6th January 2018

Matthew's party from 6pm

Monday 7th January 2019

Return of Decibelles after Christmas break

Thursday 10th January 2019

Return of Vocalise and BPC after Christmas break

Saturday 19th January 2019

Jeff’s 20th Anniversary Workshop, sing some old songs, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm with short concert, Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury PR5 0AG. Tickets £10 at rehearsal

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 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

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

Thursday 11th April 2019

No Vocalise – Easter break

Monday 15th April 2019

No Decibelles rehearsal - 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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