Blackburn Music Society

Welcome to Blackburn Music Society website.

Established in 1932, Blackburn Music Society is a large amateur choir for mixed voices with members from various parts of Lancashire and beyond  ranging in age from students to senior citizens.

We are very fortunate to have John Robinson, the Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral as our Musical Director.  He is providing us with a variety of new opportunities which have included joining English Touring Opera in Blackburn Cathedral for their production of Bach’s St John Passion.

BMS prepares for three or four  concerts each year and in addition we hold, one or two singing days sometimes associated with our planned concerts.  We regularly perform major choral works, often with professional musicians, accompanists and solo singers and Handel’s Messiah has been an annual event for us for over 80 years.

The Society has joined forces from time to time with other well-established choirs from the North West for some spectacular concerts.  We work hard to maintain a high standard but we also have fun.  The choir takes every opportunity to play an active part in the local community and whenever possible participates in events associated with the local area.

If you enjoy singing, you are most welcome to come along to a rehearsal and see if you would like to join us.  You don’t need to have had any previous experience but the ability to read music would obviously be an advantage.  Mainly what we’re looking for is enthusiasm and a love of making music.

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at the Hornby Theatre in Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall St. Blackburn. BB2 1AG.  Further information is available here.

If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we will be very pleased to hear from you – email