1200 Lights Concert


Blackburn Central High School choir were very proud to support Child Action North West by performing at their annual fund-raising concert at Blackburn Cathedral.

Child Action North West called on people from across the North West to switch off their lights for one minute as part of their 1200 Lights campaign to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in our region.

The lights switch off happened at 8:30pm on the 24th November 2016 when Blackburn Cathedral fell into darkness as the final note was sung, alongside a coordinated light switch off at some of the North West’s most loved buildings for 1 minute, including: Blackpool Tower, the dome of the Trafford Centre, Royal Liver Building, etc; allowing people to think about the young people who don’t have the bright, welcoming light of family in their lives.

To prepare for the concert the BCHS choir took part in CHANT workshops, delivered by professional opera singers, in which they learnt the songs, developed their voices and were taught new techniques. The BCHS Choir also visited The Grand in Clitheroe to record two songs for a charity CD on behalf of the 1200 Lights Project.

Sue Cotton, CEO of CANW said: “Last year our 1200 Lights campaign turned out the lights on some landmark buildings in the north west, and we are delighted that many more, including Carlisle Cathedral, Bolton Wanderers and the Port of Liverpool Building have agreed to join us for this year’s event.”

More information about the 1200 Lights campaign is available here.

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