Burnley Municipal Choir is Burnley’s oldest established four part (SATB) choir. It was originally formed on instruction of Burnley Town Council in May 1920 and held its first concert at Palace Theatre, Burnley on 26th December 1920. The choir has performed a large number of major choral works since then including Verdi’s Requiem, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Mass in C., Handel’s Messiah and Jenkin’s Armed Man and continues to maintain a high standard of singing for the people of Burnley.

The choir perform at least four annual major concerts, usually accompanied by the Burnley Municipal Orchestra. Performance venues vary from St Peters Church, Burnley to Colne Municipal Hall. Rehearsals take place each Wednesday at 7.30pm at St Peters Church and are led by our conductor, Nigel Wilkinson, piano accompaniment provided by Paul Greenhalgh.

Forthcoming Event
Italian Masterpieces
7:30pm - St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Burnley

A selection of some of the most beautiful music of Verdi, Rossini and other Italian composers




Verdi           Nabucco

Overture and chorus of Hebrew Slaves

Bellini         “Mira o Norma”  from Norma

Verdi            Stabat Mater 

“Bella figlia dell’amore” from Rigoletto

Rossini       The Prayer from Mose in Egitto

Mascagni    The Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana


Rossini        Stabat Mater


Conductor:              Nigel Wilkinson

Soprano:                  Camilla Roberts

Mezzo soprano       Kathleen Wilkinson

Tenor:                       Nicholas Sales

Bass baritone:         Henry Waddington

Join The Choir
Burnley Municipal Choir is always ready to welcome new members to their midst.

We ask for: You do not need: For any further information on joining the choir, please contact choir secretary Eleanor Rothwell by telephone on 07983 482184 or via email at admin@burnleychoir.co.uk.
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