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The Big Sing provides a platform for choristers to join a massed choir to sing the best loved classical choral works with a symphony orchestra and professional soloists. This is what people say:

Thank you for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. NEVER did I think that I would get the chance to sing with a very large Choir and a Symphony Orchestra”; “Thanks for letting me sing in the requiem. An enjoyable experience…Honestly singing tonight helped me to enjoy singing again.”


No plans to cancel Big Sing 2020 yet

For the moment, there are NO PLANS TO CANCEL BIG SING 2020.

Big Sing McLaren Vale is committed to the health and safety of its singers, musicians, audience, crew and committee. These are uncertain times and we will be monitoring the situation constantly, as well as taking the advice of the authorities.

We know that singers are feeling the effects of cancelled rehearsals and performances, and will welcome Big Sing in September if its possible to go ahead.

Our decision will ultimately be determined by the capacity of our collaborators—the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and a number of choirs who rehearse in advance in order to participate in the Big Sing as a group—to come together for sufficient rehearsal prior given the restrictions currently in place. 

In the meantime, stay safe everyone.

The Big Sing Committee

Chorister Registrations Now Open

Big Sing just keeps getting Bigger!

We’ve joined forces with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus to present Verdi’s monumental Requiem for Big Sing 2020.

From the thunderbolt explosions of the Dies Irae to the hushed prayers of the Libera Me, few pieces in the repertoire offer the drama of opera and the thrill of wonderful symphonic writing combined with stellar, virtuosic solo moments.

Performance 1, Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale
Sunday 13 September 2020 at 3pm

Performance 2, Adelaide Festival Theatre
Saturday 19 September 2020 at 7pm

Registrations for the Big Sing Chorus will open on 1 March 2020 and tickets for the McLaren Vale performance will go on sale in April.

To be part of the Chorus for the Festival Theatre performance, you must also have taken part in the McLaren Vale rehearsal and performance the previous week. Chorus registrations for the Festival Theatre will be limited due to the size of the stage and taken on a first come first served basis. 

“This is music which enters the heart and shakes the soul.”
So wrote the great English writer George Bernard Shaw.

Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem
Adelaide Youth Orchestra
The Big Sing Chorus
Conductor: Keith Crellin OAM       
Soprano: Teresa La Rocca
Mezzo Soprano: Emma Woehle   
Tenor: Robert Macfarlane      
Bass: Pelham Andrews         
Chorus Master: Aldis Sils