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See us at any of our events listed below, or come to our rehearsals every Thursday 7 - 9.30pm at Wesley Hall, Blackburn.


Published: 27 Jun 2017

Holy Trinity Church is the location for the first joint concert for Blackburn Peoples Choir, Decibelles, Maelstrom and our youth choir Vocalise. This will make for a full programme of singing, showcasing each division of Blackburn Peoples choir to full advantage in this former Anglican Church at Mount Pleasant, Blackburn.

The concert starts at 7.30 p.m. tickets are £5.00 each (under 16’s free) and include refreshments, tickets are on sale and available through choir members or on the door. All proceeds will go towards Vocalise funds. Vocalise is our growing Youth Choir which remains free for all ...

Events happening in the area
Published: 15 Jun 2017

The Great Get Together

Big neighbourhood celebrations will be taking place all over the borough in June as part of an exciting national project.

This summer, on June 16 to 18, the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties are being organised. It’s called The Great Get Together and everyone in Blackburn and Darwen can be a part of it.

The events are inviting people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common. It ...

We made the Cyprus News!
Published: 15 Jun 2017

Following a successful visit to Cyprus last month, the choir have made the press. Read the article here

Published: 25 May 2017

Saturday 27 May sees 41 choir members mainly from BPC but with some friends from Ordsall acapella, flying out to Ecran in Northern Cyprus where a coach will be waiting to whisk us off to Kyrenia.  This will be our base for a week filled with singing and merriment.

Gwen Sangster has arranged a full itinerary so we won't just be giving the local Kyrenians the benefit of our choral delights but those of Famagusta,Salamis home to an ancient amphitheatre and Bellapais to name but a few. Some of us are off for an overnight stay in Karpaz the pan handle ...

Choir members under the spotlight!
Published: 2 May 2017

Members of BPC attended a recording session on Thursday 27 April at Blackburn College in preparation for our performance  at the National Festival of Making!
 We are the only choir involved in the festival to be held over the weekend 6 & 7 May, where we will be performing an original piece of music " Blackburn to the fore" at 2.00 p.m in the Cathedral.
This performance will be preceded by a set of our popular repertoire at 13.15- 13.30
The free family festival, the first of its kind celebrates Blackburns manufacturing heritage by highlighting ...

Blackburn Festival of Making.
Published: 2 May 2017

We are proud to be a part of the Festival of making 6th-7th May.

Detals here




Thursday 27 July

Last rehearsal before summer break

Saturday 21st October 2017

Decibelles to take part in Gathered Voices Choirs event, Penwortham Priory Academy, Crowhills Road, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0JE.  Meet 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start.

Thursday 2nd November 2017

No Vocalise (half term)

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Black and Red sale in Wesley Hall 6pm to raise funds for Vocalise

Saturday 25th November 2017

BPC and Vocalise at Fleetwood Music and Arts Festival

Thursday 30 November – Sunday 3 December 2017

Trip to Vienna for the Advent Choral Festival

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Christmas dinner, Samlesbury Hall

Thursday 14th December 2017

Lancashire Sings Christmas with BBC Radio Lancashire, small group in studio.  Details to be confirmed.

Friday 15 December 2017

Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn BB1 5BN, 7.30 pm

Directions from Wesley Hall

Thursday 21st December 2017

Last Vocalise and BPC rehearsal before Christmas

Saturday 6th January 2017

Joint performance with Ordsall Acappella Singers at Fountains Abbey, Music and Lights Festival, Ripon.  Details to follow

Monday 8th January 2018

Monday groups return after Christmas: Maelstrom

Thursday 11th January 2018

Return of BPC and Vocalise after Christmas

Saturday 27th January 2018

Afternoon workshop and evening charity concert, Fulwood Methodist Church – for Decibelles and Maelstrom only.

Sunday 11th February 2018

Vocalise to take part in Manchester Amateur Choral Competition (to be confirmed)

Thursday 15th February 2018

No Vocalise (half term)

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before Easter break

Thursday 29th March 2018

No Vocalise (Easter break)

Thursday 5th April 2018

No Vocalise (Easter break)

No BPC (Easter break)


Thursday 12th April 2018

Return of  Vocalise after 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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