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News

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!

 


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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 ...


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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!


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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.

Margaret


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FOUNTAINS BY FLOODLIGHT 6 OCTOBER
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 ...


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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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Events

Thursday 18th April 2019

No BPC or Vocalise rehearsals - Easter break

Monday 22nd April 2019

No Maelstrom rehearsal - Easter break

Thursday 25th April 2019

Return of Vocalise after Easter break

Saturday 27th April 2019

BPC concert at St Silas’s Church, Preston New Rd, Blackburn BB2 6PS, 7.30 pm

Directions from Wesley Hall

2nd - 6th May 2019

Maelstrom hoping to attend the Male Voice Choral Festival, Cornwall

Saturday 11th May 2019

Concert at St Michael and All Angels church, Beetham.  Details to follow.

Thursday 30th May 2019

No Vocalise reheatsal - half term holiday

Thursday 13th June 2019

Possible involvement in Sing Together’s 10th anniversary Festival of Choirs, King George’s Hall, BPC and Vocalise

Sat 15th & Sun 16th June 2019

Possible involvement in the 3rd Festival of Making, to be confirmed.  (Not Saturday afternoon)

Thursday 18th July 2019

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before summer break

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October 2019

bPC to attend the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs

Saturday 28th March 2020

Possible involvement in concert at King George’s Hall

May 2020

Possible trip to Hungary

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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