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About Blackburn Peoples Choir

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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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 ...

Published: 7 Dec 2017

It’s our Christmas Party  at Samlesbury Hall on Wednesday 13 December.

Please arrive from 7.30 for an 8.00 start bar closes at midnight

be prepared for fun and festivities in true BPC style.

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



Thursday 5th April 2018

No Vocalise (Easter break)

No BPC (Easter break)


Thursday 19th April 2018

Participation in the 20 th Anniversary Spring Concert of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Blackburn Cathedral, 7.30 – 9.45 pm, meet 6.15pm

With other performers

Sunday 13th May 2018

Possible involvement in the 2nd Festival of Making

Sunday 17th June 2018

In Memory event, Corporation Park (afternoon) BPC and Vocalise

Thursday 21 June 2018

Festival of Voice 2018, King George's Hall, Blackburn - with other groups

Friday 6th July 2018

End of year concert for all groups – BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles and Vocalise, 7.30 pm Wesley Hall

Sunday 15th July 2018

Involvement in the launch of the first Clitheroe Peace Festival for Choirs, a First World War commemorative event. Provisionally:
Possible busking in the morning in Clitheroe, meet 11.00 am.
Grand Theatre concert 4,00pm, for BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles and Vocalise, meet 3.15 pm.

Finale event 7.00, with Honour choir and mass sing, meet 6.15

Thursday 26th July 2018

Last rehearsal for BPC before summer break

Saturday 25th August 2018

Wedding - check sign-up sheet for location. Time to be confirmed.

Sunday 26 August 2018

Wedding at St Peter and St Paul, Rishton. To be confirmed by May 2018

Thursday 30th August

Return of BPC after summer break

Friday 21st September

Possible involvement in World Peace Day singing

Saturday 22nd Septembe 2018

Possible involvement in Rivington Brewery Taps beer festival

Friday 19 October – Tuesday 23 October 2018

Trip to Braunau-am-Inn, Austria

Friday 7th December 2018

Wedding at St Helen’s Church, Waddington

Friday 1 - Sunday 3rd February 2019

Rydal hall Residential Weekend

Saturday 23rd March 2019

BPC concert Padiham Unitarian Chapel, Church St, Padiham BB12 8JH, 7.30 pm

Directions from Wesley Hall


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Tenth Anniversary
Tenth Anniversary
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Amnesty 2014
performance for Amnesty International at Blackburn market
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Christmas 2013
christmas in santos grotto
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Rydal Hall 2013
Rydal Hall
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Christmas Party 2012
Christmas Party
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MAG 2010
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Rydal Hall 2009
Rydall Hall
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Rugby Club 2009
Rugby Club
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Cyprus 2009
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Thwaites 2008
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Sweden 2008
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Scargill 2008
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Manchester Competition 2008
Manchester Competition
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Ceilidh 2008
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Radio Lancashire 2007
Radio Lancs
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Feast Day 2007
Feast Day 2007
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