About BMS

Blackburn Music Society is a large mixed-voice choir of around 60 singers founded in 1932 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.  Directed by John Robinson, a charismatic and supportive conductor with high expectations of the choir, BMS offers a rewarding experience to all of its members.

We offer:

Our members

  • an enjoyable, challenging learning experience in singing
  • a varied and exciting repertoire
  • collaboration with other choirs and orchestras in a variety of settings
  • a friendly social environment

Our audiences

  • choral concerts of a high standard
  • an exciting listening experience and the chance to hear choral works rarely performed locally
  • good value for money

Our Musical Director, accompanists, musicians and soloists

  • the satisfaction of working with a Society with a rich musical heritage
  • the reward of working with a committed and enthusiastic choir
  • an opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing development of the Society

Our local community

  • choral performances supporting a range of local organisations, charities and community events
  • collaborations with local schools and colleges to broaden the musical experience of their students
  • a diverse range of opportunities to enjoy musical events