Blackburn Music Society

Welcome to Blackburn Music Society

Rehearsals resumed on Monday 6th September 2021.  They are now from  7.00pm to 9.00pm in The Hornby Theatre in Blackburn Central Library.  Further information is available here

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.

For the 2021 Autumn term we welcome the inspiring Musical Director, John Robinson, who together with our professional accompanist Joy Fielding, will facilitate our return to live rehearsals and performances.  This promises to be an exciting time following our extended break due to the Covid pandemic.

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

In recent 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 has particularly enjoyed participating in events associated with the East Lancashire Hospice and local schools.

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 Library.

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