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News

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 ...


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SUMMER SENSATION!
Published: 8 Jul 2018

HOT HOT HOT!

On one of the hottest nights of the summer our Summer Concert was a sizzler!

Singing to a full house all four choirs gave confident competent performances to a rapt audience. Starting with Maelstrom who crooned and musically caressed the audience into the evening, confidently showcasing a wide range of tempo and styles. Followed by Decibelles whose performance out shone their sparkly outfits  The Rose and Yellow Leaves were particular highlights in a very polished performance.  Next up Vocalise the ever growing Youth choir who never fail to win the hearts of the audience. Ably lead by their sensational conductor Mathew Thomas and accompanied  by ...


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Beautiful Venue, Wonderful Evening
Published: 6 Jul 2018

On hot sunny Saturday evening, Decibelles and Gathered Voices were invited to sing in the wonderful church at Barnacre, near Garstang. Decibelles, in stunning sparkly outfits, sang part of their growing repertoire with great confidence, including two newer songs, Yellow Leaves and The Rose. The audience gave them huge applause appreciating the musical skills.

Gathered Voices from Preston and Morecambe performed their set with huge enthusiasm and enjoyment to the packed church again to huge applause.

The concert finished with all the singers joining together to sing songs common to all the singers.

The choirs were invited to share the ...


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Rosemere Cancer Foundation Spring Concert
Published: 8 May 2018

We recently took part in the spectacular Spring Concert held in Blackburn Cathedral.  Over 350 guests supported this very worthy cause and were treated to performances by a number of local performers.

The night was hosted by John Gilmore from BBC Lancashire and was opened by Blackburn People's Choir who were followed by the fabulous St. Christophers High Schoola dn BAE Systems Workplace Choir.  Linda Tolchard then took to the stage for a beautful performance, rounding off the evening in the style of Last Night of the Proms.

Over £2,800 was raised on the night!  

Thanks to Rosemere for inviting us once again.


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Decibelles sing their way to victory.
Published: 22 Mar 2018

On Saturday 3rd March , despite the snow and ice, Decibelles travelled to Hazel Grove to take part in the prestigious Hazel Grove Musical Festival. We enjoyed listening to the other wonderful choirs in our class then, led by our brilliant director Mr Jeff Borradaile and supported by members of maelstrom and BPC , we sang our way to victory, with a score of 89 (DISTINCTION)

 

The Judge, Mr John Pomphrey, commented:-

“…….this interpretation was so good and the interplay between the parts is excellent.”

“Excellent understanding of the style expected. Ensemble singing is excellent-controlled so well with good ...


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Waistcoated Warblers Rock Rydal !
Published: 5 Feb 2018

Another sensational weekend at Rydal Hall!

Members of BPC just returned from another successful weekend at Rydal Hall.  It was lovely to see lots of new faces there this year all of whom swore they’ d be back next year!  Some things never change though warm hospitality, loads of singing, wonderful companionship and plenty of cake!

Special thanks to those who kept us entertained on Saturday night Derek, Margaret, Amanda, Bekah, Chis,John and Fleur. Gwen for yet another sensational raffle which alone raised over £200 pounds for the Lancashire and Lakes blood bikes charity at our concert, alongside the newly formed Ambleside Theatre Singers. To Jeff ...


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Events

Saturday 6th October 2018

Performance at Fountains Abbey, Ripon, with Ordsall Acappella Singers. ‘Fountains by Floodlight’ 7.00 – 8.00 pm, arrive 5.30 pm.

Saturday 13th October 2018

Decibelles to attend the Gathered Voices Big Sing Social Evening, Penwortham Priory Academy, Crowhills Road, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0JE, 6.30 pm, with other groups.

Directions from Wesley Hall

Friday 19 October – Tuesday 23 October 2018

Trip to Braunau-am-Inn, Austria

Thursday 25th October 2018

No Vocalise rehearsal - half term holiday

Friday 7th December 2018

Wedding at St Helen’s Church, Waddington

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Christmas dinner, Foxfields, Langho

Thursday 13th December 2018

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before Christmas break

Thursday 20th December 2018

Lancashire Sings Christmas (small group only) 7.00 – 8.00 pm, rehearsal 5.30 pm Radio Lancashire.

Thursday 20th December 2018

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas break

Monday 7th January 2019

Return of Decibelles after Christmas break

Thursday 10th January 2019

Return of Vocalise and BPC after Christmas break

Friday 1 - Sunday 3rd February 2019

Rydal hall 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 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

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April 2019

Possible attendance at Community Choirs Gathering, Stratford – BPC or groups

Monday 15th April 2019

No Decibelles rehearsal - Easter break

Thursday 18th April 2019

No BPC or Vocalise rehearsals - 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
Blackburn
BB2 1LQ

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