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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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News

The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage 2019 - Blackburn M
Published: 26 Jun 2019

The Sixteen is delighted to invite the Blackburn People’s Choir to our Choral Pilgrimage 2019 concert on Saturday 21 September at Blackburn Cathedral.

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.

We offer a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more, and hope this ...


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Concert & Cake
Published: 14 Feb 2019

Decibelles and Maelstrom will be raising money for the Blackburn branch of Samaritans.

Come and support them on Saturday 9th March.

Candelight concert with plenty of cake.  Wrap up warm!

 


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Events

Sunday 6th October 2019

Christmas Music Workshop – open to all Jeff’s choirs.

Witton City Learning Centre, Buncer Lane, Blackburn BB2 6TD, 9.30 am – 3.30pm. This is not the school, use the bottom gate.

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October 2019

BPC to attend the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs

Thursday 28th November - Sunday 1 December 2019

Trip to the Barcelona Advent Singing festival.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Christmas dinner- Foxfields, Langho.

Saturday 7th December 2019

Christmas concert at Holy Souls RC church, Whalley New Rd, Blackburn

Thursday 19th December 2019

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Possible wedding booking, St Peter’s, Stonyhurst, 12.20 pm. To be confirmed Oct-19

Thursday 9th January 2020

Return of BPC after Christmas

Saturday 18th January 2020

Retro Workshop – Singing Old Songs: for all Jeff’s choirs, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm, Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, PR5 0AG.

Tickets at rehearsals, price to be confirmed

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th February 2020

Residential weekend, Prince of Wales Hotel, Lord St, Southport PR8 1JS.

Saturday 29th February 2020

Maelstrom and Decibelles to sing at St Cuthbert’s church, Earnsdale Rd, Darwen BB3 1QJ. Details to follow.

Saturday 28th March 2020

National Association of Choirs centenary conference concert, King George’s Hall, with Rossendale and Nelson choirs and Blackburn and Darwen brass band.  All details to be confirmed

Sunday 24th May 2020

Involvement in Civic Sunday, Cathedral. Details to follow.

Thursday 11 June – Sunday 14 June 2020

Possible visit of Da Capo Non Fine choir from Braunau am Inn, Austria

Wednesday 24 June - Sunday 28 June 2020

Possible visit to the Alta Pusteria Festival, Northern Italy

Friday 10 July - Sunday 12 July 2020

Involvement in the Clitheroe Festival of Choirs - BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles and Vocalise

Monday 21st December 2020

Wedding of Fleur and Charlotte, Samlesbury Hall, time to be confirmed

Galleries

Prague 2018
Advent Festival December 2018
22 images in this gallery
Fountains Abbey
A few select pictures from the choirs visit to Fountains Abbey in support of Ordsall Acapella Singers.
11 images in this gallery
6 images in this gallery
Tenth Anniversary
Tenth Anniversary
15 images in this gallery
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
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
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Radio Lancashire 2007
Radio Lancs
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Feast Day 2007
Feast Day 2007
9 images in this gallery