News

SUPPORT EAST LANCASHIRE HOSPITAL TRUST
Published: 27 Mar 2020

Blackburn People's Choir have today received this appeal. This appeal is from the charity who benefit from our singing Christmas carols at the hospital:

East Lancashire Hospital Trust is seen as the beating heart of our wonderful and diverse community. Our hospitals serve a population of around 530,000 and are there for us all from birth and throughout our lives.

The #COVID19 situation is unprecedented, but one constant is the remarkable work of our hospitals and incredible NHS staff. As the official charity for East Lancashire Hospital Trust, we are working closely with our hospitals to keep up with the ...


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CORONA VIRUS
Published: 15 Mar 2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE CHOIR'S MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Hi everyone.

Today I have made the decision to cancel all rehearsals and events for the foreseeable  future.
The committee will be continuously reviewing the situation over the coming weeks and months and of course following government advice.
The decision has been made with a heavy heart but with everyone's best interests in mind including my own.

There are many questions that we will need to find solutions for. 
These include how to get your "choir fix" and of course choir subs.
Please give ...


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Decibelles win at Hazel Grove Music Festival
Published: 1 Mar 2020

Decibelles celebrating their success having been awarded The John Riches Memorial Shield in the Choral Recital section of the Hazel Grove Music Competition and also awarded The Glazier Award for the best performance of an individual piece.


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Royal Blackburn - Christmas Lights Switch On
Published: 27 Nov 2019

An exciting afternoon for Blackburn Peoples Choir performing with Darwen Brass Band at The Royal Blackburn Hospital to support ELHT&me, a local hospital charity.  Christmas Lights Switch On by Blackburn Rovers  and Irish international footballer Darragh Lenihan.  To read more aout this event click here https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/18062756.blackburn-rovers-star-darragh-lenihan-attends-hospital-lights-switch-on/


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Vocalise Co-op Donation
Published: 22 Nov 2019

Pete Monk, Chair, and David Brown, Treasurer, from Blackburn People's Choir went to the Co-op yesterday to receive the cheque for Vocalise,our youth choir.  In total we have received over £2011. We hope to invite them in the New Year to come and listen to Vocalise singing. Well done to the Co-op for supporting local causes.


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Isle of Man Festival of Choirs
Published: 21 Oct 2019

Musical Director Jeff Borradaile receiving the Mixed Voice Choirs 2nd prize certificate from adjudicator Steven Roberts, won by Blackburn People's Choir at the 6th Isle of Man Festival of Choirs.  The festival is held every two years and is a recognised quality event for choirs and choral groups from the UK and the island. 


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Events

Saturday 14 March 2020

As from this date rehearsals and events will be cancelled or postponed due to concern about coronavirus and the need to safeguard health and wellbeing for all singers, their families and other users of our rehearsal spaces. Return to rehearsals will be decided in line with government and health authority guidelines, and will be reviewed as necessary. In the meantime we are setting up online resources, so enjoy those and stay safe.

Thursday 11 June – Sunday 14 June 2020

Visit of Da Capo Non Fine choir from Braunau am Inn, Austria. Saturday 13 June joint concert ‘100 Voices’ with BPC and the Grand Choir (limited numbers for BPC), CONCERT AND VISIT CANCELLED. POSTPONED TO MAY OR JUNE 2021

Wednesday 24 June - Sunday 28 June 2020

Visit to the Alta Pusteria Festival, Northern Italy, with some members of Ordsall Acappella Singers. FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY CANCELLED. POSTPONED TO 2021.

Friday 10 July - Sunday 12 July 2020

Involvement in the Clitheroe Festival of Choirs - BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles and Vocalise EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 2021

Friday 25 September - Sunday 27 September 2020

Visit of the Luscinias women’s choir from The Hague. VISIT POSTPONED TO 2021

Tuesday 17 December 2020

BBC Radio Lancashire : Lancashire Sings Christmas, limited numbers

Monday 21 December 2020

Wedding of Fleur and Charlotte, Samlesbury Hall.  POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 2021

Saturday 12 June 2021

Wedding at Ludlow Castle.  Limited numbers.  Details to follow.

Friday 9 July 2021

Clitheroe Festival of Choirs, BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles and Vocalise.

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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