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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
Blackburn
BB2 1LQ

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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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Sing with Salford
Published: 28 Sep 2018

A great opportunity to spend a day exploring choral repertoire and singing technique with like-minded singers in a convivial atmosphere.
We will be working on Elgar’s moving and passionate work 'The Music Makers' led by our Music Director Tom Newall.

Fees: £17 per adult, £10 u/19s and students in full-time education
Music is available to hire (£2 payable in advance).

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Events

Friday 19 October – Tuesday 23 October 2018

Trip to Braunau-am-Inn, Austria

Thursday 29th November - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Trip to Prague. Dan Adams will conduct the rehearsal.

Friday 7th December 2018

Wedding at St Helen’s Church, Waddington

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Christmas dinner, Foxfields, Langho

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas concert In Holy Trinity church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, 7.30 pm. BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles, Vocalise, members of Accrington Pipe Band.  Donations on the door and for refreshments.

Thursday 20th December 2018

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

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas break

Thursday 20th December 2018

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas break

Thursday 10th January 2019

Return of Vocalise and BPC after Christmas break

Friday 1 - Sunday 3rd February 2019

Abbot Hall Hotel, Kents Bank,Grange-over-Sands, 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

Saturday 23rd March 2019

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

Directions from Wesley Hall

Thursday 18th April 2019

No BPC or Vocalise rehearsals - 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

Saturday 11th May 2019

Possible attendance at Chester Competitive Festival of Performing Arts – BPC or groups

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)

Saturday 28th March 2020

Possible involvement in concert at King George’s Hall

Galleries

Fountains Abbey
A few select pictures from the choirs visit to Fountains Abbey in support of Ordsall Acapella Singers.
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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
MAG
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Rydal Hall 2009
Rydall Hall
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Rugby Club 2009
Rugby Club
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Cyprus 2009
Cyprus
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Thwaites 2008
Thwaites
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Sweden 2008
sweden
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Scargill 2008
Scargill
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Manchester Competition 2008
Manchester Competition
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Ceilidh 2008
Ceilidh
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Edinburgh
2007
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Clitheroe
2007
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Scargill
Scargill
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Radio Lancashire 2007
Radio Lancs
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Feast Day 2007
Feast Day 2007
9 images in this gallery