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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: 27 Jun 2017

Holy Trinity Church is the location for the first joint concert for Blackburn Peoples Choir, Decibelles, Maelstrom and our youth choir Vocalise. This will make for a full programme of singing, showcasing each division of Blackburn Peoples choir to full advantage in this former Anglican Church at Mount Pleasant, Blackburn.

The concert starts at 7.30 p.m. tickets are £5.00 each (under 16’s free) and include refreshments, tickets are on sale and available through choir members or on the door. All proceeds will go towards Vocalise funds. Vocalise is our growing Youth Choir which remains free for all ...

Events happening in the area
Published: 15 Jun 2017

The Great Get Together

Big neighbourhood celebrations will be taking place all over the borough in June as part of an exciting national project.

This summer, on June 16 to 18, the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties are being organised. It’s called The Great Get Together and everyone in Blackburn and Darwen can be a part of it.

The events are inviting people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common. It ...

Maelstrom Goes Live in Cornwall!
Published: 30 Apr 2017

Our fabulous men's group Maelstrom are showing Cornwall a taste of Lancashire.  They are taking part in the Cornwall International Choral Festival and have been streaming live from a performance at Falmouth Maritime Museum.


Listen to the performance here



Thursday 2nd November 2017

No Vocalise (half term)

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Black and Red sale in Wesley Hall 6pm to raise funds for Vocalise

Saturday 25th November 2017

BPC and Vocalise at Fleetwood Music and Arts Festival

Thursday 21st December 2017

Last Vocalise and BPC rehearsal before Christmas

Thursday 11th January 2018

Return of BPC and Vocalise after Christmas

Sunday 11th February 2018

Vocalise to take part in Manchester Amateur Choral Competition (to be confirmed)

Thursday 15th February 2018

No Vocalise (half term)

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before Easter break

Thursday 29th March 2018

No Vocalise (Easter break)

Thursday 5th April 2018

No Vocalise (Easter break)

No BPC (Easter break)


Thursday 12th April 2018

Return of  Vocalise after Easter break

Thursday 19th July 2018

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before summer break