Since 2017, Big Sing McLaren Vale has provided a platform for choristers to join a massed choir to sing the best loved classical choral works with a symphony orchestra and professional soloists.

Big Sing McLaren Vale was created by the team behind the successful McLaren Region Community Carols for many years. The first event in 2017 featuring Mozart’s Requiem was a great success, with a choir of 120 and an orchestra of 25.

This was followed in 2018 with a choir of 200 led by the Elder Conservatorium Chorale and the 50-piece Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra performing the Fauré Requiem. The program also included a Gospel Choir of 60, operatic solos, items by the Chorale and a short flute concerto.

This year, Big Sings presents 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 will be led by Michael Milton, with soloists Jeremy Tatchell as Elijah with soprano Lisa Cannizzaro, contralto Charlotte Kelso and tenor Robert McFarlane.

Big Sing McLaren Vale grows every year. In 2018, the choir consisted of 200 singers from all over South Australia. Choirs and choristers are invited to help make 2019 the biggest and best Big Sing yet.

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