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.
A selection of some of the most beautiful music of Verdi, Rossini and other Italian composers
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
First rehearsal of the season will take place on Wednesday 7th September 2016 at 7 30 pm at St Peter’s Church, Burnley. We will be rehearsing for our performance of Handel’s Messiah on 3rd December New members welcome.
A fantastic opportunity for all singers! Our new Musical Director, Nigel Wilkinson, will be holding a free workshop for Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. This will be held at St Peters’ Church, Burnley on Saturday 5th September from 9.45 until 16.30. Refreshments available all day, including lunch at a small cost. The day will close […]
Members of the choir will be singing Christmas Carols in the foyer of Banny’s Fish & Chip Restaurant at Boundary Mill on the evening of 17th December. We will also be singing Carols to residents, family and friends at Belgarth Nursing Home, Barrowford at their Christmas Party on Saturday 21st December
On the evening of December 18th, diners at Banny’s Fish and Chip Restaurant, Boundary Mill, Colne will be greeted by mulled wine and carols from the Choir. What a superb start to Christmas!
Our first rehearsal of the season will take place on Wednesday 28th August at 7.30pm at St Peters Church, Burnley. We will be practising for our Autumn concert- a performance of Verdi’s Requiem to celebrate Verdi’s bicentenary year. New singers will be very welcome.