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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

Isle of Man Festival of Choirs
Published: 21 Oct 2019

Musical Director Jeff Borradaile receiving the Mixed Voice Choirs 2nd prize certificate from adjudicator Steven Roberts, won by Blackburn People's Choir at the 6th Isle of Man Festival of Choirs.  The festival is held every two years and is a recognised quality event for choirs and choral groups from the UK and the island. 


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Lancashire Life article featuring Jeff Borradaile
Published: 11 Sep 2019

Article in Lancashire Life featuring the musical director of Blackburn People's Choir.  To read about Jeff Borradaile's choirs please click this news link


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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

Monday 25 November 2019

Christmas lights switch-on, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Rd, Blackburn BB2 3HH, 3.30 – 5.00 pm.

Meet in the foyer at 3.15 pm.

Thursday 28th November - Sunday 1 December 2019

Trip to the Barcelona Advent Singing festival.

Monday 2 December 2019

No Decibelles rehearsal. Maelstrom rehearsal instead.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Christmas dinner- Foxfields, Langho. 7.30 pm

Thursday 5 December 2019

Christmas songs in the main reception area, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Haslingden Rd, Blackburn BB2 3HH.

Meet 1.15 for 1.30 pm start – about one hour.

Saturday 7th December 2019

Christmas concert at Holy Souls RC Church, Whalley New Rd, Blackburn BB1 9BE

Meet 6.45 pm for 7.30 pm start.  Click for directions 

Tickets £5 (include refreshments) telephone 07707878968

Saturday 14th December 2019

Darwen Market Christmas Sing, 2.00 - 2.30 pm and 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Meet 1.45 pm

Thursday 19th December 2019

Lancashire Sings Christmas (limited numbers to include a few voices from Vocalise) rehearsal and sound check 5.30 pm, BBC Radio Lancashire, Darwen St, Blackburn. On air 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas

Saturday 21st December 2019

Blackburn Market Christmas Sing, with some Vocalise voices. 12.30 - 1.00 pm and 1.30 - 2.00 pm.

Meet 12.15 pm

Thursday 9 January 2020

Return of BPC and Vocalise after Christmas.

Thursday 9th January 2020

Return of BPC after Christmas

Saturday 18th January 2020

Retro Workshop – Singing Old Songs: for all Jeff’s choir members. 10.00 am – 3.30 pm.

Venue and price to be confirmed. Tickets at rehearsals or on the door.

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 attend the Hazel Grove Musical Festival, Stockport

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Maelstrom, Decibelles and Vocalise also Darwen Ladies Choir to sing at St Cuthbert’s Church, Earnsdale Rd, Darwen. BB3 1QJ

Start 7.30 pm, meet 6.45 pm.

 

Saturday 28 March 2020

An Evening of Brass and Voices – the National Association of Choirs centenary conference concert, King George’s Hall, BPC and Vocalise with Rossendale, Colne and Nelson choirs and  the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band. 

Afternoon rehearsal 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, concert starts 7.30 pm. 

Tickets when available from www.kinggeorgeshall.com, £10, accompanied under 16s free. In aid of East Lancashire Hospice.

Saturday 18 April 2020

Possible attendance at the Eskdale Festival of the Arts, Whitby Pavilion. 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.

Concert to be arranged

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

Galleries

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
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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12 images in this gallery
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