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The Big Sing - Wellington Regionals - Daytime Sessions


Wed 7 Jun 2017, 10:30am–1:30pm
Wed 7 Jun 2017, 2:15pm–5:15pm
Thu 8 Jun 2017, 2:15am–4:15pm
Thu 8 Jun 2017, 10:30am–1:15pm

Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission (One Session): $3.00
  • General Admission (Day Pass): $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: NZCF Wellington

The central city will be humming with the sound of young voices in song on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June as 44 secondary school choirs descend upon the Michael Fowler Centre for the annual Big Sing regional competition.
The Big Sing has been a firm fixture on the choral calendar in regions throughout New Zealand for over 20 years. In Wellington, it has developed a special position, with a supportive festival-like atmosphere amongst the entrants, and participation rates that would be unimaginable almost anywhere else.
Each choir will present three pieces in a 10-minute bracket during daytime sessions, including an art song and one with New Zealand or Pacifica origins. From those sets, they select one item to perform as part of the evening's Gala concert.
At the conclusion of each Gala concert, this year's Adjudicator (renowned singer and choral director Pepe Becker) will have the task of awarding category prizes in an increasingly deep pool of talent, recognising the outstanding skills of our regional choirs. And for many choirs, the focus is on qualifying in the Big Sing Finale for which only 24 choirs are chosen nationally, which will be staged in Auckland in August this year. 
The wider public are encouraged to come along and support these talented choristers as they start what will hopefully be lifelong passions.

The evening Gala concerts will begin at 7pm, with tickets available from Ticketek.

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