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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

SUMMER SENSATION!
Published: 8 Jul 2018

HOT HOT HOT!

On one of the hottest nights of the summer our Summer Concert was a sizzler!

Singing to a full house all four choirs gave confident competent performances to a rapt audience. Starting with Maelstrom who crooned and musically caressed the audience into the evening, confidently showcasing a wide range of tempo and styles. Followed by Decibelles whose performance out shone their sparkly outfits  The Rose and Yellow Leaves were particular highlights in a very polished performance.  Next up Vocalise the ever growing Youth choir who never fail to win the hearts of the audience. Ably lead by their sensational conductor Mathew Thomas and accompanied  by ...


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Beautiful Venue, Wonderful Evening
Published: 6 Jul 2018

On hot sunny Saturday evening, Decibelles and Gathered Voices were invited to sing in the wonderful church at Barnacre, near Garstang. Decibelles, in stunning sparkly outfits, sang part of their growing repertoire with great confidence, including two newer songs, Yellow Leaves and The Rose. The audience gave them huge applause appreciating the musical skills.

Gathered Voices from Preston and Morecambe performed their set with huge enthusiasm and enjoyment to the packed church again to huge applause.

The concert finished with all the singers joining together to sing songs common to all the singers.

The choirs were invited to share the ...


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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.


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Events

Saturday 25th August 2018

Wedding - check sign-up sheet for location – near Lancaster. Start 2.00 pm, meet 1.00 – 1.15 pm

Sunday 26 August 2018

Wedding at St Peter and St Paul’s Parish Church, Blackburn Rd, Rishton, BB1 4BS, 1.30 pm, meet 12.45 pm

Thursday 30th August

Return of BPC after summer break

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

Thursday 20th December 2018

Last rehearsal for BPC and Vocalise before Christmas break

Thursday 10th January 2019

Return of Vocalise and BPC after Christmas break

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

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April 2019

Possible attendance at Community Choirs Gathering, Stratford – BPC or groups

Saturday 27th April 2019

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

Saturday 11th May 2019

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

Galleries

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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
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