Since 2017, Big Sing McLaren Vale has provided 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.”
Members of the Big Sing Chorus register to join the choir and rehearse the work on their own or join some of the optional rehearsals available. We also work with at least one choir who undertake to fully rehearse the work and provide the ‘core’ of the Chorus.
Big Sing McLaren Vale was created by the team behind the successful McLaren Region Community Carols and has presented Mozart’s Requiem (2017), Fauré’s Requiem withthe Elder Conservatorium Chorale and Symphony Orchestra plus a Gospel Choir of 60 (2018), Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Harmony Choir (2019) and Verdi’s monumental Requiem (2021), with a choir of 220 singers, and in partnership with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus and Fleurieu Singers. The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins (2022) saw us collaborate with Elder Conservatorium plus an orchestra drawn from Marryatville and Brighton High Schools.
Postal Address: 19 Grapevine Lane, McLaren Vale SA 5171
The Big Sing McLaren Vale Inc Committee is made up of the following people:
Julie Morgan, Chair and Public Officer
Greg John, Music Director
Josh Smart, Production
Martin Morgan, Site Director
Carolyn Colling, Fundraising
Mark Lloyd, Fundraising
Jo Pike, Treasurer
Kath Waterhouse, Marketing
Big Sing McLaren Vale is an Incorporated Association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (South Australia).
Big Sing McLaren Vale Incorporated is a registered charity in Australia.
Association Number A43261