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

Welcome to the choristers page where you will find all the resources you need to prepare you to sing in the Verdi Requiem in 2021.


Registrations are now closed for 2021’s chorus as we have reached the maximum we can accommodate under COVID restrictions.

Extra staging will be in place to accommodate the 220 voice choir in a suitably spaced arrangement.

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

Download Chorister Terms and Conditions

Additional Rehearsal

Saturday 11 September • 10am – 1pm
Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal
Elder Hall, Adelaide University
This is a mandatory call for Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus and Fleurieu Singers. All other choristers are encouraged to attend if possible

Mandatory Schedule for all Choristers

Tuesday 14 September • 7- 9:30pm
Piano rehearsal with Keith Crellin
Marryatville High School

Saturday 18 September • 2-5pm
Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale
Orchestral rehearsal

Sunday 19 September • 11am -1pm
Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale
Touchup rehearsal

Sunday 19 September at 3pm
Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale

Optional Open Rehearsals

Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus and Fleurieu Singers additional optional rehearsal dates are now available. Conductor of Fleurieu Singers, Alex Roose is also holding rehearsals in Hawthorn on Saturday afternoons from May 22. It is expected that participants will be learning the notes at home and be familiar with the work before attending these rehearsals.

Please contact the organiser prior if you wish to attend.

$10/session paid direct to the choir.

Fleurieu Singers
Mondays from 7pm – 9pm • Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, Sept 13
St Margaret’s Anglican Church Hall, 99 Main Road McLaren Vale
Contact: Annette Johnston 0428 375 851 or

Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus
Tuesdays from 7.15 pm – 9.30pm • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept 7
Cynthia Poulton Hall, St Peter’s Cathedral, 27 King William Road, North Adelaide
AND Saturday August 21 from 10am-1pm at Marryatville High School, 170 Kensington Road, Marryatville
Book for APC sessions
Contact: Ian Brown 0437 435 230 or

Alex Roose
Saturdays May 22, June 5, June 26, July 17, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21, Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 11.
St Columba’s Church, 101 Cross Road / Rosevear Street, Hawthorn
Details and to book for Alex’s sessions:
Contact: Alex Roose  0426117437

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.

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.

Rehearsal tracks from ChorusOz —singer with piano accompaniment—can be freely downloaded for use on your devices or burnt to CD. Make sure you also download the track guide pdf.

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

Concert Dress

Concert Dress is all black. Current Government guidelines also require you to wear a mask and you will not be able to participate in either the rehearsals or performances without one. Whilst we encourage you to wear a black mask if you have a choice, please wear whatever mask is comfortable and effective for you, whatever colour it may be.


Big Sing McLaren Vale are working to providing appropriate spacing for singers—distances between singers will therefore be greater than usual. If you have mobility issues you will be able to remain at ground level if you wish. Please contact Greg John prior on 0405 053 331 or

Payment Requisition

For any authorised 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