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2020 Fine Tuning workshops for TBS choirs and conductors

This year’s Fine Tuning workshop for choirs participating in The Big Sing 2021 will take place in September in Christchurch. Well-known choral advisor David Squire will work with selected choirs in a 90-minute coaching session, helping them refine their chosen repertoire and sharing insights into what adjudicators look for in performance. In addition, the conductors will have a 30-minute one-on-one coaching/discussion session to answer any questions they may have.

Who can take part?
All schools in the Canterbury/West Coast  regions entering The Big Sing 2021 can apply and acceptance is on a first-in-first-served basis. Up to four schools will be chosen from each region. The only restrictions are:

  • only one choir per school may enter
  • conductors may only apply for one choir
  • choirs that took part in the 2018 or 2019 TBS Finales are not eligible for the 2020 programme.


Dates, locations and advisors


Date Location Choral advisor
Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September Christchurch David Squire

Click here for more information and for choral advisor profiles


What to do next

Online registration is now open.

The cost for the workshop is $150 for each choir and schools will be invoiced on acceptance.


Please contact Emma Billings (Events Manager) emma.billings@nzcf.org.nz, tel 021 171 8501