Registration Information • Key Dates (including optional rehearsals) • The Score • Learning Tracks • Posters • Seating • Venue Map • Terms and Conditions


Please note: Registrations will open on Sunday 1 March, 2020

In a Big Sing first, there will be two performances in 2020.

Sunday 13 September • Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale
Saturday 19 September • Adelaide Festival Theatre

Registration for the McLaren Vale performance entitles you to also register for the Adelaide performance the following weekend if you wish.

Chorus registrations for the Adelaide Festival Theatre performance will be capped at 250 (and a maximum per voice part) and participation in the McLaren Vale performance is mandatory if you wish to sing in Adelaide.

You may register for either (1) Adelaide & McLaren Vale or (2) McLaren Vale only.

Before you register, please ensure you can commit to the full mandatory schedule

Payment of the registration fee indicates your agreement to the Big Sing McLaren Vale Terms and Conditions

Download Chorister Terms and Conditions


McLaren Vale/Adelaide $90
McLaren Vale Only $45
Earlybird Registrations close at midnight on Sunday 31 May, 2020

Registrations after 31 May
McLaren Vale/Adelaide $100
McLaren Vale Only $50

Key Dates

Mandatory Schedule for all Choristers

Tuesday 8 September • 7- 9:30pm
Piano rehearsal with Keith Crellin
Marryatville High School, 170 Kensington Rd, Marryatville (enter carpark from The Crescent)

Saturday 12 September • 2-5pm
Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale
Orchestral rehearsal

Sunday 13 September • 11am -1pm
Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale
Touchup rehearsal

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

Additional Calls for those registered for both performances
Saturday 19 September
Adelaide Festival Theatre
1) Morning Rehearsal (time TBA)
2) Performance #2 at 7pm

Optional rehearsal opportunities

Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Fleurieu Singers and Voices in the Wilderness are offering additional optional rehearsals in the lead up to the Mandatory Schedule.

$5/session pay as you go (pay direct to the choir)

Fleurieu Singers
Contact: Annette Johnston 0428 375 851 or
Mondays 7pm – 9pm
July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
St Margaret’s Anglican Church Hall, 99 Main Road McLaren Vale

Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus
Contact: Ian Brown 0437 435 230 or
Tuesdays 7.15 pm – 9.30pm
July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1
Cynthia Poulton Hall, St Peter’s Cathedral, 27 King William Road, North Adelaide
Saturday August 8
Marryatville High 10am-1pm

Voices in the Wilderness
Contact: Ela Hardy on 0412 333 561 or
Fridays 9:30am – 11:30pm
July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4
St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 379 Halifax St, Adelaide

Score and Learning Tracks

The conductor is using the Barenreiter edition of the score. The matching vocal score is available from Book Depository for under $30. Download the marked up score in pdf format (breathing, bar numbers, sits, stands etc).If you choose to use your own score, please transfer all the markings, in particular bar numbers as indicated.

You are welcome to print out the downloadable version.  If you do, please bind your score rather than place in plastic sheets, so you can easily pencil mark your score during the limited rehearsals available.

Sanctus (for double choir):As a rule of thumb, Soprano 1, Alto 1, Tenor 1 and Bass 1 should prepare to sing in Choir 1, and others prepare Choir 2.

Rehearsal tracks —singer with piano accompaniment—can be freely downloaded for use on your devices or burnt to CD.

ChordPerfect has tracks with synthesised orchestral backing and singers on all parts, with the selected voice prominent. These tracks are free to use online, and are available for purchase.

Our sincere thanks to Brett Weymark and ChorusOz for sharing the score and learning tracks

Download 2020 Verdi Rehearsal Tracks

Download 2020 Verdi Requiem Score


At Tatachilla you will be able to remain at ground level if you wish. Please contact Greg John prior if you have mobility issues. 0405 053 331 or

At the Festival Theatre you will be able to access stage via
lifts, but may need to go up a few 150mm steps on the choir platform. Seating
is on the 300mm wooden risers (much lower than normal chairs), so you may like
to bring a black cushion.

Payment Requisition

For any expenses incurred on behalf of Big Sing McLaren Vale Inc., please use the form at the link below to request a payment. Payments to musicians who do not have an ABN and cannot supply an Invoice should also complete an ATO Statement by a supplier form and upload this as an attachment to the Payment Requisition.

Payment Requisition Form