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The Big Sing Regional festivals 2018

The Big Sing regional festivals start next month. With around 10,000 secondary school students taking part, it is New Zealand’s largest musical competition.

The goals of The Big Sing are:
• to provide opportunities for school choirs to sing in a professional but supportive setting at regional and national levels
• to encourage enjoyment in singing
• to foster excellence in performance and repertoire

Check out the dates and times of festival in your own region and come along to hear some wonderful singing!



Here are the dates and venues for The Big Sing regional festivals in 2018.

Auckland Auckland Town Hall

Timetable for choirs performing here

The public are welcome to attend daytime sessions as listed on this timetable. The cost is $2 paid at the door. No booking is required.
In addition to this, most choirs perform in the gala concert at 7pm the same evening. Tickets for the gala concerts will be available from May 28 through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz or Ph 0800 111 999.

Cost – $25 waged; $21 unwaged; $19 full time students inl school students
Enquiries should be directed to Shirley Harvey thebigsingauckland@gmail.com

Tue 12 -Thu 14 June
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Holy Trinity, Tauranga Fri 8 June
East Coast Waiapu Cathedral, Napier Tue 29-30 May
Wellington Michael Fowler Centre

All sessions are open to the public. The day sessions will begin at 10:30am and 2:00pm each day, with tickets available on the door ($5 per session, or $8 for both). The evening gala concerts will begin at 7:00pm with tickets available via ticketmaster ($16/$10 plus booking fee).

Event Schedule (both days)
Tickets for Monday 18 June Gala Concert
Tickets for Tuesday 19 June Gala Concert

Enquiries should be directed to wellington@nzcf.org.nz

Mon 18-Tue 19 June
Taranaki New Plymouth Girls’ High School Fri 8 June
Manawatu/Whanganui Regent Theatre, Palmerston North Wed 13 June
Canterbury/West Coast The Piano, 156 Armagh St

Daily sessions: $5 entry at the door

Daily programme here

Thu 7- Fri 8 June
Gala Concerts – St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral,                   373 Manchester St at 7pm – both nights

Gala concert programme here

Ticket details on  chchch.nz

Nelson/Marlborough ASB Theatre, Blenheim Thu 14 June
Otago/South Canterbury Dunedin Town Hall Wed 6 June
Southland First Church, Tay St, Invercargill Tue 19 June
Wellington Michael Fowler Centre (no organ) Thu 30 Aug -Sat 1 Sept