Information for choristers on this page includes: Rehearsals • The Score • Learning Tracks • Posters • Venue Map
Rehearsals on the day
All participating choristers must attend the rehearsals in the morning and early afternoon of the concert, with the concert starting at 4pm.
If you’d like to attend further rehearsals, three choirs who will be working on Elijah later in the year have kindly offered to open a number of their rehearsals for Big Sing registrants to attend during October and November.
Exact times and contact details to be announced later in the year.
Harmony Choir – Tuesday evenings in Kent Town
Fleurieu Singers – Monday evenings in McLaren Vale
Voices in the Wilderness – Friday mornings in Adelaide
The score for Big Sing 2019 is the Novello Edition of Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah. You are encouraged to use your own score, or to purchase one, but please consult the pdf and mark your score appropriately. The downloadable version (79 pages) contains all the chorus music, with cuts, and has the same rehearsal markings as the conductor’s score and the Novello edition.
You are welcome to print out the downloadable version (79 pages). 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 on the day.
We will be performing a shortened version of around 90 minutes, with the following chorus numbers:
1 Help, Lord!
9 Blessed are the men who fear Him
10 As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth
11 Baal we cry to thee
12 Hear our cry, O Baal
13 Baal, hear and answer
15 Cast thy burden
16 O Thou, who makest
20 Thanks be to God!
22 Be not afraid
28 Lift thine eyes
38 Then did Elijah
42 And then shall your light
Rehearsal materials online are of varying quality. Here are links to two of them.
ChordPerfect: Synthesized orchestral music with professional singers. Use online for free, or for US $20 you can purchase one part + get a coupon code to share with up to 50 others so they can download their part for free. https://www.chordperfect.com/felix-mendelssohn/
Details at https://www.chordperfect.com/chord-perfect-choir-packs/
Choirparts: Synthesized orchestra, part played by piano, score on screen https://www.youtube.com/user/Choirparts/search?query=elijah
Posters will be available for downloading and printing later in the year.
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 can not supply an Invoice should also complete an ATO Statement by a supplier form and upload this as an attachment to the Payment Requisition.