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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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Christmas Concert
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Our Christmas concert takes place on Wednesday 19th December at Holy Trinity Church.  A rare opportunity to see all 4 of our choirs performing on the same night.  We will also joined by the Accrington Pipe Band.  What better way to head into Christmas?  

Grab your blankets and santa hats for a fantastic night of singing!


Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2018
Published: 9 Dec 2018

Members of Blackburn People Choir plus four friends from Ordsall Acapella Singers were honoured to take part in this years Prague Advent festival. Choirs from Austria, Finland, Germany, Portugal & Switzerland participated.

The programme over the weekend of the 30/11- 2/12 included two concerts held at St Nicholas Church  and St Martin in the Wall church both to be found in the iconic Old Town. We also had busking opportunities on Charles Bridge, Wenceslas square Christmas markets to name but a few..Plus we participated in an advent mass at Wenceslas Church Zderas a particularly cold church populated with warm welcoming ...

Party Time!
Published: 9 Dec 2018

Fancy a chance to dress up and wear something other than black and red, come along to the annual BPC Christmas Party!

This year 62 members and guests are participating at the event hosted by Foxfields  Country Hotel, Langho, BB7 9HY Wednesday 12 December at 7.30 for an 8.00 start  good food, great company guaranteed!



Saturday 15th December 2018

Christmas events in Blackburn – market 2.30 – 3.00 pm; King William St. 3.30 – 4.00 pm. Meet 2.10 pm market.

Sunday 16th December 2018

Singing with Community Church, Blackburn – Christmas celebration service, Wesley Hall 10.30 am – 12.00, followed by refreshments. Arrive 10.00 am

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas concert In Holy Trinity church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, BB1 5BN, start 7.30 pm, helpers meet 6.15 pm, others meet 6.45 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, limited numbers) 7.00 – 8.00 pm, rehearsal 5.30 pm Radio Lancashire.

Thursday 20th December 2018

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas break

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Christmas events in Darwen – market 1.00 – 1.30 pm; School St 2.00 – 2.30 pm. Meet 12.40 pm market.

Saturday 6th January 2018

Matthew's party from 6pm

Thursday 10th January 2019

Return of Vocalise and BPC after Christmas break

Saturday 19th January 2019

Jeff’s 20th Anniversary Workshop, sing some old songs, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm with short concert, Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury PR5 0AG. Tickets £10 at rehearsal

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

Concert at St Michael and All Angels church, Beetham.  Details to follow.

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)

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October 2019

bPC to attend the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs

Saturday 28th March 2020

Possible involvement in concert at King George’s Hall


Prague 2018
Advent Festival December 2018
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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
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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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