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Decibelles sing for their Supper!
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Last Saturday evening, members of Decibelles were treated to a fabulous evening of singing.

A joint concert, showcasing the hard work and joy of singing, was arranged by Kath from Gathered Voices.

Six choirs took part, singing a wide variety of music and styles.

Decibelles performed four songs from their repertoire to much applause.

As usual we had a great time singing led by Jeff.

It was a wonderful evening with great cakes too!

Thank you to everyone for taking part and to all our supporters.

Roll on next year.

Margaret


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FOUNTAINS BY FLOODLIGHT 6 OCTOBER
Published: 7 Oct 2018

Enter the visitors centre at Fountains Abbey after sunset wind your way down the twisted path through the  trees, catch a glimpse of a hooded monk and hear the  haunting sound of Vespers hovering over the spectacle of the statuesque ruin. This was the experience members of BPC enjoyed on Saturday 6 October as we joined Ordsall Acapella singers to take part in Fountains by Floodlight held on weekends from 6 October through to 3 November, with a different choir performing each night. 

We regailed a packed audience with an hours performance full of seasoned favourites like  I’ve Got Rythm, Here Comes The Sun, Say a little Prayer and ...


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Sing with Salford
Published: 28 Sep 2018

A great opportunity to spend a day exploring choral repertoire and singing technique with like-minded singers in a convivial atmosphere.
We will be working on Elgar’s moving and passionate work 'The Music Makers' led by our Music Director Tom Newall.

Fees: £17 per adult, £10 u/19s and students in full-time education
Music is available to hire (£2 payable in advance).

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A new term begins!
Published: 7 Sep 2018

Before you know it, summer has gone and September is here.  Yes, BPC is back with a bang!

After a 4 week break our choral director Jeff Borradaile is ensuring that we make up for any slacking over the summer.  We have some exciting concerts planned, the first of which is a joint concert with Ordsall Acapella Singers at Fountains Abbey in Ripon.  

We're off to Austria in October and to the Advent Festival in Prague in December, all before the Christmas chaos starts in earnest.

If you like to sing and have fun, come and see what we're all about ...


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SUMMER SENSATION!
Published: 8 Jul 2018

HOT HOT HOT!

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 ...


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Beautiful Venue, Wonderful Evening
Published: 6 Jul 2018

On hot sunny Saturday evening, Decibelles and Gathered Voices were invited to sing in the wonderful church at Barnacre, near Garstang. Decibelles, in stunning sparkly outfits, sang part of their growing repertoire with great confidence, including two newer songs, Yellow Leaves and The Rose. The audience gave them huge applause appreciating the musical skills.

Gathered Voices from Preston and Morecambe performed their set with huge enthusiasm and enjoyment to the packed church again to huge applause.

The concert finished with all the singers joining together to sing songs common to all the singers.

The choirs were invited to share the ...


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Events

Monday 15th April 2019

No Decibelles rehearsal - Easter break

Thursday 18th April 2019

No BPC or Vocalise rehearsals - Easter break

Monday 22nd April 2019

No Maelstrom rehearsal - Easter break

Thursday 25th April 2019

Return of Vocalise after 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

2nd - 6th May 2019

Maelstrom hoping to attend the Male Voice Choral Festival, Cornwall

Saturday 11th May 2019

Possible attendance at Chester Competitive Festival of Performing Arts – BPC or groups

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

Sat 15th & Sun 16th June 2019

Possible involvement in the 3rd Festival of Making, to be confirmed.  (Not Saturday afternoon)

Thursday 18th July 2019

Last rehearsal for Vocalise before summer break

Saturday 28th March 2020

Possible involvement in concert at King George’s Hall

About Us

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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