The Grand Choir are hosting the Festival and will open the three days at their home venue, The Grand. Not only does 2018 mark the 10th Anniversary of the Grand Venue opening it's doors to the public but also 100 years since the end of WW1 and 100 years of the Suffragette movement, giving women the right to vote in the UK.
We are very excited to launch our Clitheroe Festival of Choirs this year, with our Festival of Peace. The Festival will hopefully develop into a bi-annual, non-competitive Choral Festival with a new theme each time. The next event will be in 2020, when the Choir celebrates it's 10th Birthday.
Blackburn Peoples' Choir.
The Blackburn Peoples' Choir was formed in May 1998. The Choir sing songs from all over the world in an unaccompanied performance and has a wide ranging repertoire. The Choir have performed in Sweden, Northern Cyprus, and Munich, Rotterdam, Budapest and Vienna.
The Decibelles were formed in 2013 by the Blackburn Peoples' Choir with the aim of offering a different choral experience to the women members who wanted to take part. The Choir enjoys unaccompanied harmony singing. The Decibelles won the Choral trophy at the Hazel Grove Music Festival this year and hope to continue taking part in festivals and performing.
Vocalise are the childrens' choir set up by the Blackburn Peoples' Choir in 2014. The choir is made up of children from aged 7 and above. Vocalise have competed at the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition and at the Fleetwood Music Festival.
Maelstrom was formed in 2013 by the Blackburn Peoples Choir with the aim of encouraging more men to enjoy singing. Maelstrom have competed at the Cornwall Male Voice Festival in 2017 and the Hazel Grove Music Festival in 2018. The group sing four-part unaccompanied harmonies.