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.”
Big Sing McLaren Vale was created by the team behind the successful McLaren Region Community Carols for many years.
The first event featuring Mozart’s Requiem, was a great success, with a choir of 120 and an orchestra of 25. We followed up in 2018 with a choir of 200 led by the Elder Conservatorium Chorale and the 50-piece Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra performing the Fauré Requiem. The program also included a Gospel Choir of 60, operatic solos, items by the Chorale and a short flute concerto. In 2019, a choir of over 200 performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Harmony Choir. Postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, we eventually staged Verdi’s monumental Requiem in 2021 with a choir of 220 singers in partnership with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus and Fleurieu Singers. For the first time we also partnered with AdYO’s presentation in the Adelaide Town Hall a week later. 2022 will see The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins in July.
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