BLC is well known for its entertaining performance and its imaginative presentation. We are a 55-strong choir who sing all styles of music from secular, folk, show-stoppers to the latest chart-busters. In concert songs are sung from memory. The choir has made broadcasts on television and recordings and has performed with many UK and international choirs both at home and overseas, travelling to Canada, France, Germany and Malta. In 2015 the choir enjoyed a 3 night cruise to Guernsey performing a mini-concert – all unaccompanied- in the atrium of the ship. In May 2016 the choir travelled to Spain to perform with the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir. A very successful trip to Cornwall in 2018 was enhanced by beautiful sunshine and the choir sang with two choirs in Falmouth and Penzance.
We meet on Monday nights at 7.30pmat the Carnival Hall in Basingstoke and during rehearsals new songs are learnt, known repertoire revised and vocal technique and vocal health instruction is given as we work hard to aim for high standards of performance. Pieces are choreographed and costumes are decided. Concert plans and general management are organised by the committee. BLC raise funds in concerts for many charities and are proud to represent Basingstoke and the County of Hampshire.