Past Events

In 2019 we presented Mendelssohn’s Elijah on 1 December, 2019, at Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale, in conjunction with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra.

The massed choir and orchestra were led by Michael Milton, with soloists Jeremy Tatchell as Elijah with soprano Lisa Cannizzaro, contralto Riana Chakravarti and tenor Branko Lovrinov.

Read more about Mendelssohn and his oratorio, Elijah in this article by Linda Foulsham.

2019 Supporters

Opera Supporter: Bendigo Bank
Chorus Supporter: Villeré Coffee
Ensemble Supporters: The Best is Yet to Come Network; Willunga 100
Wine Sponsors: Coriole Winery, Hedonist Wines, Primo Estate Winery, Sabella Vineyards, Serafino Wines, Top Note & Vigna Bottin Wines

This is what choristers and audience had to say about Big Sing 2017 and 2018

Congratulations on a thrilling, inspiring and most enjoyable Big Sing yesterday. I overheard many comments from people around me glowing in their praise of such a wonderful event in our local community.”

“What a wonderfully organised and well executed event! Thanks so much to you and your team for pulling off such a feat. I really enjoyed the whole show.”

“I want to thank you for such a wonderful experience and sing. I felt so proud of us all and all I did was participate…Friends in the audience said it was ‘magnificent’, and so professional. I think they meant it as they kept saying it. I feel so privileged to have been part of such a wonderful event. Thank you.”

“Many thanks to you & your committee for yesterday’s Big Sing. As one of the singers I was most impressed with the level of expertise of the conductor & orchestra. The whole day & venue were most enjoyable. Hope you are already thinking of another similar event!”

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”

“Congratulations on such a well organised day. Singing with the Elder Con orchestra was electrifying! Thank you all!”

“Thanks for letting me sing in the requiem. An enjoyable experience…Honestly singing tonight helped me to enjoy singing again.”

2018: Faure Requiem

Sunday 9 September 2018 at Tatachilla Lutheran College Stadium
Conductor: Luke Dollman
Big Sing Massed Choir, Elder Conservatorium Chorale, Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Brooke Window – Soprano, Lachlan Scott –  Baritone, Madeleine Stewart – Flute
Fauré Requiem; The Hot Gospel Groove; Chaminade –  Concertino for Flute; Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine; Donizetti Arias

2018 Sponsors

2018 Supporters

Deborah Clark, Jonathan Billington, Anne-marie Murray, Helen Richardson, Terri Clark, Geoffrey Cornish, Julie Morgan, Doris Henderson, Christine Ingleton, David Swallow, Renata Ratzer, Mark Lloyd


2017: Mozart Requiem

Saturday 10 June 2017
Tatachilla Lutheran College Stadium
Conductor Kim Worley
Chorus Master Greg John
Soloists Lachlan Scott (Bass), Fiona McArdle (Alto), Beau Sandford (Tenor), Sara Lambert (Soprano)
Core Choir Fleurieu Singers

2017 Sponsors

2017 Supporters

Ann Wilson, Anne-Marie Murray, Carole Brett, Don & Veronica Aldridge, Geoffrey Seidel, Hugo Wines, Josh Smart, Julie Morgan, Mark Lloyd, Minko Wines, Neil Piggott, Rosemary Ketteridge, Tall Poppy, , Tim Jones, Willunga Farmers Market,