The Big Sing

Making music accessible to everyone in the community.

Power in the Community

  • Over £200K raised since 2017
  • Delivered over 160 projects
  • Providing FREE singing workshops benefitting over 15,000 vulnerable children and adults 

The BIG Sing SOUL, which stands for ‘Singing, Outreach, Unity and Love’, is an extension of The BIG Sing vision and enables us to generate funding for vulnerable groups with financial freedom.

We want to capture what’s been created by The BIG Sing and take it to those who can’t get to a community choir, giving everyone an opportunity to sing motivating songs when they may not have considered it before and to enjoy the therapeutic qualities singing has.

Our aiM

To provide uplifting, inspirational and motivational singing workshops to be accessible to vulnerable groups of children and adults to bring them the joy of singing together.

Our vision

To reach out to every area of the community where The BIG Sing currently are with our charity.

Our Mission

SOUL stands for:
Singing – improve the health and wellbeing of others by singing positive and uplifting songs making people feel happier, relieve suffering and reduce depression.
Outreach – to take music and singing opportunities to those that cannot attend a Community choir by providing singing tutors to teach, inspire and value everyone regardless of age, race, culture, religion, financial constraint, disadvantage or vulnerability.
Unity – bring communities together as one to achieve social inclusion.

Love – inspire people bringing them joy through music by sharing the love and passion for singing.


We have set ourselves a challenge for 2023 to raise £30,000 to enable us to continue to run our established projects and also fund more projects.  We would love to be able to fund the following projects to reach more people where there is the greatest need.


  • 4 more SOUL choirs
  • 6 more TINY Sings
  • more online resources in our library for schools and care homes
  • launch a new choir for people with profound disabilities.

What's happening this month



  • 12 amazing hampers to win
  • Tickets £1.00 each or £5.00  for 6
  • Draw  21 Dec
Raffle Christmas 2021


  • FREE 30-minute YouTube videos of wonderful familiar songs people will love, from ‘Singing in the rain’, We’ll Meet Again’, along with festive cheer ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Away in a Manger’ and of course ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ plus many more. 


  • SAVE ON PAPER AND STAMPS   join our choir members who have opted to donate to our charity instead of sending Christmas Cards-we will use the funds to send online resources and choirs into care homes to bring them some festive cheer

What we do


1)FREE online resources for pre-schools, schools, care homes, hospitals, vulnerable groups and those living with dementia. This project enables us to serve not only those areas where we have a BIG Sing choir but all communities within the UK, creating continuous support to children and vulnerable adults.

2)FREE SOUL Choirs during the day for people who cannot attend our evening Big Sing choirs, giving people the chance to learn new uplifting songs and connect with members of the community, helping to alleviate social isolation and to form new friendships.

3)FREE TINY Sing groups. A chance for 0-4 year olds to sing, move and play instruments along with a Big Sing Tutor. Followed by 45 minutes free-play, helping children interact and form new friendships gaining valuable social skills. This also gives parents/ carers a chance to form friendships and support each other, helping to reduce social isolation. 


Our FREE Online Resources

Staying connected and reaching out to those in the community to use music to support mental health and wellbeing.

Flexible to use when you want, where you want, individually, in groups, face to face or virtually it’s a product to keep year after year. We are  able to reach all counties across the UK and world wide via our online resources. Helping to spread the joy and positivity that music and singing uplifting songs can bring to everyone within the community. 

We have 8 songs all taught via YouTube videos for teachers to use in classrooms. Featuring Makaton, body percussion and actions, the videos have full teaching of each song. With full lesson plans the teacher can pause and rewind and keep their students singing. Aimed at Primary School children and can be adapted to suit each Year group. Includes links to send home for remote learning or extra practice. Flexible to use when you want, where you want, across the whole school in group sizes of your choice and a product to keep year after year.

The resources are totally FREE as they are funded by Tesco Community Grants.  Click FIND OUT MORE and apply.                                                                           

Tesco Community Grants are managed by the community charity Groundwork UK.


Babies and toddlers age 0-4 years

Our baby/toddler choirs ‘The TINY Sing’ which have been running for the past 6 years have shown us that by getting children to sing at an early age they are encouraged to express themselves and feel more confident before they start school.
8 x 30 minute videos led by expert tutors with fun jazzed up nursery rhymes, like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and This Little Light of Mine, modern pop tunes and our own funky self-penned songs plus warm ups and bubble songs the children will love which encourage rolling, tapping, clapping and moving to the beat with suggested instruments to shake, rattle and wave.

The resources are totally FREE as they are funded by grants from Tesco Bags of Help Scheme and CO-OP Community Foundation.  Click FIND OUT MORE for more details or go straight to APPLY NOW and get the children you support singing!                                                                           


We have a FREE programme of music resources to underpin Early Years Foundation Stage for all UK Pre-Schools, Nurseries, Community groups looking after babies and children age 0-4 years as well as groups supporting vulnerable families like Home-Start, Barnardos, Action for children. 


Our online resources are not limited to pre-schools and nurseries. They are also great for face to face groups or using in virtual sessions (e.g. Zoom) to connect with vulnerable families that cannot attend face to face groups, so they too can stay connected and avoid isolation. If you support babies and children age 0-4 years then you can apply for our FREE resources too!

Following a trial with Home-Start Essex these resources are now available to all groups throughout the UK supporting children and vulnerable families.

Home Start Essex Testimonial:
“Thank you so much for helping us with this project, our families really enjoyed all the instrument packs and who knows, maybe we have some future popstars in the making.”

The BIG Sing Online resources for Seniors, vulnerable adults and those living with Dementia.

Music improves health and wellbeing as it aids memory recall, encourages participation and brings joy. Introducing our Sing-Along video led by our expert tutor to bring you some upbeat music to connect with your seniors and your dedicated teams of carers.

Access to FREE YouTube videos of wonderful familiar songs your residents will love, from ‘We’ll Meet Again’, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, ‘Jail House Rock’ to The Supremes ‘Baby Love’ plus many more. You can join in with the BIG Sing tutor or sit back, relax and enjoy the singing. More resources will be added soon.


The resources are totally FREE as they are funded by Tesco Community Grants.                                                                       

Tesco Community Grants are managed by the community charity Groundwork UK.

big sing soul daytime choirs IN ESSEX


Do you love SINGING? Does music make you HAPPY?  Do you want to meet new people and make new friends?

Come and join The BIG Sing as we are opening our BRAND new daytime choirs in HALSTEAD and GREAT DUNMOW

They are choirs with a difference! A great opportunity to learn new songs, connect with members of your community and have some time for YOU!

No fees, no auditions and tickets are FREE but please pre-book so we know you are coming.

Halstead’s BIG Sing SOUL FREE Daytime Choir

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead, CO9 2BY
Every Tuesday morning (except the 1st Tuesday every month) 

10am til 12 noon


Burnham on Crouch’s BIG Sing SOUL FREE Daytime Choir

Studio on the Quay, Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8AT
Every Wednesday morning (except 1st Wednesday every month)

10.30am til 12.30pm




Open to everyone but you may relate to one of these…

  • Do you work shifts and can’t get to an evening choir?
  • Maybe you have a disability and find evening transport tricky or fear the dark and need daytime activities?
  • Are you a parent who cannot leave your children at night but can spare a few hours in the day to be YOU not mum or dad! Bring the children with you – they are welcome and we have space for babies and tots with musical instruments so they can join in too!
  • Are you retired and looking for things to do during the day that will keep you connected in the community and create new friendships
  • Whatever your reason our daytime choirs welcome everyone in the community age 16+


Great Dunmow’s BIG Sing SOUL FREE Daytime Choir

The Maltings, 11 Mill Lane, Great Dunmow, CM6 1BG
Every Wednesday afternoon (except the first Wednesday of every month) 

 12:30 til 2:30pm


Holme Hall’s BIG Sing SOUL FREE Daytime Choir

Holme Hall Edge Centre, Wardgate Way, Chesterfield, S40 4SL
Every Thursday morning 

10.00am til 12.00pm

Listen to what our BIG Singers say about the benefits of joining our choirs

Are you a parent who needs some ME time? Our daytime choirs welcome you with or without the kids.

Are you retired, or just got time on your hands? 

Do you have health problems or disabilities which make evening choirs a challenge or d’you just hate going out in the dark? 

Do you work shifts, or work from home and need a break from your desk? 


Here are our guidelines for attending BIG Sing SOUL Rehearsals:

1) Please book online – this is so we know how many of you are coming and also acts as our emergency list should we need to evacuate the premises. If you have problems booking online then please email and we will help find a solution.

2) Lyrics – we are now paperless. So please download your lyrics to your devices or print off at home. If you need help with this just email

3) Respect – everyone is welcome at our rehearsals – please treat everyone you meet with respect and politeness.

4) Please book up as soon as you know you can make it to a rehearsal so we know how many to expect.

Reviewed September 2022

How to get involved

We largely rely on the support from individual donors, trusts, foundations and corporate sponsorship. Read more below about how you can help give the therapeutic benefits of singing to a vulnerable adult or child. 

Would you like to raise funds for our charity by holding an event or doing an activity? Whether it’s a sponsored walk, marathon, cake sale or a daring Skydive talk to us about how we can support your event with sponsorship forms and promoting it.

Other ways to get involved

Did you know you can raise money for our charity simply by joining Give as You Live, it’s free to register and you just spend what you would have done, so no extra cost to you, but a donation to us! Whether it’s high street retailers, booking a trip away or insurance, you can raise money for The BIG Sing SOUL with every online purchase you make and it’s completely FREE!

Music benefits everyone, as early as babies in their mother’s womb to those living with dementia.
Our work in the community is reliant on the generosity of supporters like you.
Every penny given counts towards making our music accessible and FREE to vulnerable adults and children in your community,
If you are able to make a donation, simply click on the button below.

If you’d like to donate by post, simply send a cheque made payable to The BIG Sing SOUL, to 4 Buttercup Way, Southminster, Essex CM0 7RZ.


We want to reach more beneficiaries. One of the easiest ways to help us is to promote what we do in your community. So if you know a nursery, school or a community group supporting vulnerable adults or children tell them about our cause and encourage them to get in touch.

 Want to know more? Contact: or call: 07598 402658


Do you have fundraising experience? Worked in a charity? Got some spare time? Please get in touch and see how you can help our charity. We are always looking for a more diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge.

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A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to our volunteers – over £200,000 raised

We are indebted to our AMAZING BIG Sing choir members who volunteer to help us raise funds. Without their time, kindness, creativity, talents and generosity they make it possible for our charity to exist to take our music to those that cannot come to us, and in doing so there is POWER IN COMMUNITY.


If you have an idea of how we could raise funds or if you would like to volunteer please get in touch

We would like to thank and acknowledge these organisations who have supported us:

The Rotary Club of Ipswich Awards
Recognition of good works in the community 2019

Pride of Essex Awards

Highly Commended
Braintree District Volunteer Awards
Winner Volunteer Group
2018 – Witham Fundraising Team

The BIG Sing SOUL is a project administered by the charity Imagine the Day who along with the BIG Sing have Christian values.
They have a board of trustees dedicated to ensuring the charity is regulated in line with the charity commission.

Imagine the Day Limited: Registered Limited Company in England and Wales 04942225
Registered Head Office: The Rock, International Drive, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4WA
Registered Charity: 1100673

Thank You!

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