Blackburn Peoples Choir Home

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

Contact Us

News

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.


read more...
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 ...


read more...
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 ...


read more...

Events

Thursday 21st June 2018

Lunchtime concert at Wesley Hall for Friends of Infirmary Area, meet 12.30 pm, sing 1.00 – 1.45 pm

Thursday 21 June 2018

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

Friday 29th June 2018

BPC and Vocalise to sing at the Sing Together event at Blackpool Tower ballroom, with Paul Whittaker’s Signing Choir.

Tickets £7 / £4. Details to follow.

Sunday 1st July 2018

BPC and Vocalise to sing at the In Memory event, Corporation Park Remembrance Garden, time to follow.

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 2.45 pm.

Finale event 7.00, with Honour choir and mass sing, meet 5.45 pm

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 September 2018

Possible involvement in Rivington Brewery Taps beer festival

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.

Friday 19 October – Tuesday 23 October 2018

Trip to Braunau-am-Inn, Austria

Friday 7th December 2018

Wedding at St Helen’s Church, Waddington

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Christmas dinner, Foxfields, Langho

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

Saturday 23rd March 2019

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

Directions from Wesley Hall

Galleries

6 images in this gallery
Tenth Anniversary
Tenth Anniversary
15 images in this gallery
Amnesty 2014
performance for Amnesty International at Blackburn market
7 images in this gallery
Christmas 2013
christmas in santos grotto
8 images in this gallery
Rydal Hall 2013
Rydal Hall
12 images in this gallery
Christmas Party 2012
Christmas Party
3 images in this gallery
MAG 2010
MAG
11 images in this gallery
Rydal Hall 2009
Rydall Hall
16 images in this gallery
Rugby Club 2009
Rugby Club
11 images in this gallery
Cyprus 2009
Cyprus
40 images in this gallery
Thwaites 2008
Thwaites
7 images in this gallery
Sweden 2008
sweden
50 images in this gallery
Scargill 2008
Scargill
40 images in this gallery
Manchester Competition 2008
Manchester Competition
13 images in this gallery
Ceilidh 2008
Ceilidh
11 images in this gallery
12 images in this gallery
Edinburgh
2007
26 images in this gallery
Clitheroe
2007
6 images in this gallery
Scargill
Scargill
5 images in this gallery
Radio Lancashire 2007
Radio Lancs
5 images in this gallery
Feast Day 2007
Feast Day 2007
9 images in this gallery