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About Vocalise

A community choir based in Blackburn, Lancashire. We welcome anyone who simply enjoys singing.

Vocalise is our Youth Choir.

Under the leadership of our musical directors, Matthew Thomas and Jeff Borradaile, we sing an exciting range of songs, all a cappella. No audition!

Our choir is supported by Blackburn People’s Choir and friends and there is no charge for members. We meet every Thursday 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Vocalise is sponsored by Blackburn with Darwen Arts Council, The John Laing Charitable Trust Fund, and The Young Weavers.

For more information email vocalise@blackburnpeopleschoir.org or call 07834 609846.

Wesley Hall Central Methodist Church
Feilden Street

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Published: 8 Jul 2018


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 ...

Vocalise Videoed!
Published: 6 Nov 2017

Vocalise has been fortunate to receive funding from the Community Foundation for Lancashire.

A Film crew recently visited to make a video of what we do.

You can see it here! 

Congratulations to all involved!


Vocalise at SingTogether
Published: 30 Mar 2017

Our fabulous youth choir Vocalise sent at the SingTogether concert on Saturday 25th March




Thursday 25th October 2018

No Vocalise rehearsal - half term holiday

Thursday 13th December 2018

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before Christmas break

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas concert In Holy Trinity church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, 7.30 pm. BPC, Maelstrom, Decibelles, Vocalise, members of Accrington Pipe Band.  Donations on the door and for refreshments.

Thursday 20th December 2018

Last rehearsal for BPC before Christmas break

Thursday 10th January 2019

Return of Vocalise and BPC after Christmas break

Thursday 21st February 2019

No Vocalise - half term holiday

Thursday 4th April 2019

Last Vocalise before Easter break

Thursday 11th April 2019

No Vocalise – Easter break

Thursday 18th April 2019

No BPC or Vocalise rehearsals - Easter break

Thursday 25th April 2019

Return of Vocalise after Easter break

Thursday 30th May 2019

No Vocalise reheatsal - half term holiday

Thursday 13th June 2019

Possible involvement in Sing Together’s 10th anniversary Festival of Choirs, King George’s Hall, BPC and Vocalise

Thursday 18th July 2019

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before summer break


Fountains Abbey
A few select pictures from the choirs visit to Fountains Abbey in support of Ordsall Acapella Singers.
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