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The Category Blackburn is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Blackburn which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Blackburn Darwen Music Hub

- Renaissance Singers [Blackburn]

 

! Blackburn KEY
VISITS (to Website)89
VIEWS (of this Record)109

'In addition to adult competitors, the Festival includes classes for juniors 18 years and under in all three disciplines and is still run by a voluntary committee and the faithful band of stewards who give their time each year to help supervise the halls and organise the performers in their appropriate classes. We are always looking for new helpers, as each year goes by we all get a little older! If you would like to help please contact the Secretary ...' Music Section held Mid June.

 

* Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)534

Folk at the Barlow (Bromley Cross Folk Club) meets at The Barlow, Edgworth (between Bolton and Darwen). A singaraound session is held from 8.00pm on the first Friday of the month, and a guest musician/singer, with support, on the third Friday.’

 

* Folk at The Barlow
VISITS (to Website)266
Also indexedFolk at the Barlow
VIEWS (of this Record)375

'Established in 1987 and since 1991 has been an annual event. The festival is keenly anticipated by piano music lovers, not only throughout the North West of England, but much further afield, many of whom return year after year ... Our list of performers over the years reads like a “who’s who” of classical pianists, including Moura Lympany ...' Held in July.

 

* Ribble Valley International Piano Week
VISITS (to Website)209
Also indexedBlackburn International Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)505

'The repertoire is extremely varied, and by no means all "a cappella"! It ranges from part songs and English folksong arrangements, church anthems and motets, through the more traditional larger-scale works ... The choir, which is an auditioned choir, meets weekly ... and aims to perform one concert each term, usually for local charities.'

 

+ A Cappella Singers [Blackburn]
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)546

Founded 1963: ‘The Society stages a full show every year, as well as various concerts and social events. A great way to get involved in local theatre and have fun with a friendly group of people, we welcome members of all ages who want to get involved, be it taking to the stage or helping out behind the scenes. Just get in touch with us or visit our website to find out more!’

+ Blackburn Gilbert & Sullivan Society
VISITS (to Website)248
VIEWS (of this Record)456

‘A large mixed-voice choir of around 90 singers founded in 1933. It offers enthusiastic amateur singers in Blackburn and the surrounding area the opportunity to learn and perform major choral works and other varied repertoire, often with professional musicians ... There are no formal auditions, but we expect you to be willing to commit to regular weekly rehearsals and be prepared to do some practice at home. You do not need to have been in a choir before, or to sight read, but you do need to be able to follow and understand the music.‘

 

+ Blackburn Music Society
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)293

‘We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of around 95 members of all ages from 18 to 80+ ... We sing a range of songs in different traditions, including : gospel, popular and religious. It is not necessary to know how to read music (although it is very useful) and we have no auditions. We sing a Capella (with no accompaniment) and enjoy performing whenever we can.’

 

+ Blackburn People’s Choir
VISITS (to Website)388
VIEWS (of this Record)391

‘One of the leading amateur orchestras in the North West. We attract players locally and across the north-west and work with professional conductors and soloists to achieve a high standard of performance.’

 

+ Blackburn Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)183
VIEWS (of this Record)326

‘The Friends of Blackburn Cathedral Music (FoBCM) aims to supplement the provision of Liturgical music at the Cathedral through an ambitious concert series at the Cathedral, providing not only wonderful education opportunities for Cathedral Choristers to sing great choral works with leading orchestras (chiefly the Northern Chamber Orchestra and the period instrument ensemble, The 18th Century Sinfonia), but also enriching the spiritual and cultural experiences of local people ... Blackburn Cathedral is blessed with a world-class Organ, built by JW Walker and rebuilt by Wood of Huddersfield. This is not only showcased to great effect through its use as an inspirational liturgical instrument, but also through the many recordings that have been made and in the regular lunchtime concerts and organ meditations that have taken place throughout the year.‘

 

@ Blackburn Cathedral
VISITS (to Website)286
Also indexedFriends of Blackburn Cathedral Music
VIEWS (of this Record)544

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