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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
Blackburn
BB2 1LQ

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News

Vocalise Co-op Donation
Published: 22 Nov 2019

Pete Monk, Chair, and David Brown, Treasurer, from Blackburn People's Choir went to the Co-op yesterday to receive the cheque for Vocalise,our youth choir.  In total we have received over £2011. We hope to invite them in the New Year to come and listen to Vocalise singing. Well done to the Co-op for supporting local causes.


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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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Support for Vocalise
Published: 2 Jun 2019

Vocalise are pleased to announce they have been awarded a grant from Blackburn with Darwen Community Volunteer Services.  This grant is gratefully received and will go towards equiment and running costs in the year ahead. 


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Events

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 20 February 2020

Vocalise on half-term holiday

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.

Thursday 9 April 2020

Vocalise on Easter holiday

Thursday 16 April 2020

Vocalise on Easter holiday

Return 23 April 2020

Thursday 28 May 2020

Vocalise on half-term holiday

Friday 10 July - Sunday 12 July 2020

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

Thursday 16 July 2020

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before summer break

Galleries

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