Information for choristers on this page includes: Rehearsals • The Score • Learning Tracks • Posters • Venue Map

Schedule for Sunday 1 December, 2019

All participating choristers must attend both the morning and afternoon rehearsals.

9:30        Sign in / seating 
10:00      Rehearsal 1
12:00      LUNCH  (Food available to buy – details will be announced)
1:00        Rehearsal 2 
3:00        Break 
4:00        Performance (2 hours)

Rehearsal Opportunities prior

If you’d like to attend further rehearsals, three choirs have kindly offered to open a number of their rehearsals for Big Sing registrants to attend during October and November. There is a small attendance fee of $5 per rehearsal payable direct to the choir on the night.

Adelaide Harmony Choir   
Tuesdays  7.30 pm – 8.30pm
October 15, 29. November 12, 26
Kent Town Wesley Uniting Church Hall, 27 Grenfell Street, Kent Town (cnr Fullarton Road and Grenfell Street). Contact: Viv Rusk, 0422002885 or

Fleurieu Singers   
Mondays 7pm – 9pm
November 4, 11, 18, 25
St Margaret’s Anglican Church Hall, 99 Main Road McLaren Vale
Contact: Annette Johnston 0428 375 851 or

Voices in the Wilderness  
Fridays 9:30am – 11:30am
November 8, 15, 22, 29
St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 379 Halifax St, Adelaide 
Contact: Ela Hardy on 0412 333 561 or

Music Scores

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.

Download Elijah 2019 Score

We will be performing a shortened version of around 90 minutes, with the following chorus numbers:

1 Help, Lord
5 Yet doth
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 Tracks

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.
Details at

Choirparts: Synthesized orchestra, part played by piano, score on screen


Download Elijah 2019 Posters

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 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.

Payment Requisition Form