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Big Sing 2021 • Verdi Requiem

Big Sing McLaren Vale joins forces with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra to present Verdi’s monumental Requiem on Sunday 19 September, 2021, 3pm @ Tatachilla Lutheran College Stadium, McLaren Vale.

Bookings for audience tickets are now open.

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.Big Sing McLaren Vale has joined forces with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus to present Verdi’s monumental Requiem for Big Sing 2021.

The massed choir of 220 singers, including the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus and Fleurieu Singers, and the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, will be led by Keith Crellin OAM, with soloists Teresa La Rocca, Emma Woehle, Mark Oates and Pelham Andrews.

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

Big Sing McLaren Vale grows every year—a platform for choristers to join a massed choir to sing the best loved classical choral works with a symphony orchestra and professional soloists. In 2020 the Chorus will number around 220 singers.

If you are a registered chorister, please see the Chorister Page for details including learning tracks and additional rehearsal options. Registrations for the chorus are now closed as we have reached the maximum we can accommodate under COVID restrictions. If you missed out, be sure to register early in 2022! If you need to contact us regarding your registration, please do so by email

Dinner with Verdi

Andy Clappis, Patron of Big Sing McLaren Vale, invites you to our major fundraiser for 2021.
This event has now been rescheduled to Friday 27 August, 2021 at 6pm

3 course dinner, wine & entertainment at Our Place @Willunga Hill
Dress: Special Occasion
Time: 6 for 6:30pm
Tickets: $150
book your place
All proceeds will go towards Big Sing McLaren Vale’s presentation of Verdi’s monumental Requiem in September.

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.

In the meantime, stay safe everyone.