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. 

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



Monday 25 November 2019

Christmas lights switch-on, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Rd, Blackburn BB2 3HH, 3.30 – 5.00 pm.

Meet in the foyer at 3.15 pm.

Thursday 28th November - Sunday 1 December 2019

Trip to the Barcelona Advent Singing festival.

Monday 2 December 2019

No Decibelles rehearsal. Maelstrom rehearsal instead.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Christmas dinner- Foxfields, Langho. 7.30 pm

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.  Click for directions 

Tickets £5 (include refreshments) telephone 07707878968

Monday 9 December 2019

Decibelles to sing at a hospice fundraiser concert, 7.00 – 8.15 pm, Blackburn Cathedral.

Meet 6.30 pm. (No Maelstrom rehearsal)

Saturday 14th December 2019

Darwen Market Christmas Sing, 2.00 - 2.30 pm and 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Meet 1.45 pm

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

Blackburn Market Christmas Sing, with some Vocalise voices. 12.30 - 1.00 pm and 1.30 - 2.00 pm.

Meet 12.15 pm

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 choir members. 10.00 am – 3.30 pm.

Venue and price to be confirmed. Tickets at rehearsals or on the door.

Saturday 1 February 2020

Decibelles and Maelstrom to sing at The Venue, Liverpool Rd, Penwortham, Preston PR1 9XE, 7.30 – 9.30 pm, meet 6.45 pm.

Click here for directions 

Donations to benefit our youth choir Vocalise.

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, Decibelles and Vocalise also Darwen Ladies Choir 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.

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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