Big Sing McLaren Vale Big Sing McLaren Vale
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 featuring Mozart’s Requiem, was a great success, with a choir of 120 and an orchestra of 25. We followed up 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. In 2019, a choir of over 200 performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Harmony Choir. The 2020 Event, Verdi Requiem with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, conducted by Keith Crellin, has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.