Blackburn Chamber Choir

Welcome to Blackburn Chamber Choir (formerly The Renaissance Singers)

We are one of the leading choral ensembles in the region. You can find out more about our history, people and activities by visiting our About Us page.

Open Rehearsal

Our next open rehearsal for potential new members is on Thursday 12th October 2023. Please arrive at 7.30pm for a 7.45 start. Parking will be available in front of the cathedral. We will provide the music and a warm welcome!

If you are intending to come, it would be helpful if you could email us to let us know at

Next concert:

Saturday 4th November

English Polyphonic Music

Book early for this feast of English polyphonic music, all by composers enjoying major anniversaries in 2023.

William Byrd (1539-1623), a firm favourite of Elizabeth I, will be heard at his most brilliant in Laudibus in Sanctis, and his most popular in his Lullaby.

Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623), the disinhibited Organist of Chichester Cathedral, brings not only earthiness to his sacred music, but a sense of redemption and transcendence. William Cornysh (1465-1523) is a mysterious figure. Some of his music seems much older than his dates, and there's every possibility it is by his father, also called William Cornysh.

Blackburn Cathedral, 7.30pm

For information about our other performances for 2023-4 please see Forthcoming Events, or you can download a copy of this season's events brochure here.

Blackburn Chamber Choir photo by Terry Givens

Please use the links on the right-hand side of the page to navigate around our site. We hope you will enjoy your visit, and that you’ll find the information you need, whether you’re looking to join us as a singer, or attend one of our forthcoming concerts. You can also get in touch with us through the website – whatever your enquiry, we will look forward to hearing from you.

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Blackburn Chamber Choir

Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Office, Cathedral Close, Blackburn, BB1 5AA.

Registered Charity No 506072

Page last modified: August 20, 2023

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