The Big Sing

The BIG FEST is BACK!

Our 8th annual Choir Festival! And this year we are taking you through the DECADES!! We want to celebrate 100 years of music starting from 1920’s right up to 2020!  Come and join us for a day of expert singing workshops led by our special guest tutors:  Bazil Meade MBE and Gareth Fuller.
Tickets can be purchased online : CLICK HERE to book yours now

We are SOOOOO excited that Bazil Meade is going to be at BIG FEST 2020! Founder and Principal of The London Community Gospel Choir, Bazil has had over 40 years of experience in the music industry! Under his direction and tuition some of the industry’s finest gospel and R’n’B singers have blossomed and found successful careers and can be seen with artists such as Ellie Goulding, Kylie, Robbie Williams, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Sam Smith, Damon Albarn, and Emili Sande as well as private individuals merely wanting to learn or improve their skills.

He has provided musical direction for the hit west end production ‘Mama I Want To Sing’, the BBC film ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’ and provided his music and choir for The National Theatre’s production of “The Amen Corner” by James Baldwin.

In 2018 Bazil was awarded an MBE for “services to music especially the development of British Gospel Music”  He was recognised for what he has accomplished with LCGC.  The choir was originally set up for a one off concert but the performance went so successfully that they went on to release 13 albums over 35 years.

Continuing to live the dream, he now tours the “The Bazil Meade Experience” to relive the music of his youth inspired by soul, jazz and gospel.

Bazil is going to be teaching us a SOUL classic from the decades on the afternoon of BIG Fest – with his gospel vibe and inspirational stories, you are going to feel so uplifted from his workshop – do NOT miss this! 

 

Gareth is a great friend of ours and an amazing choir director and musician. He has been leading the Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir from the start and works with choirs across the country as director and vocal coach, drawing the best from every single performer. Choirs under his tutelage have performed with the likes of Sting, Sir Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, and Eric Clapton. 
He runs an annual Choir Festival called ‘Northants Sings Out’, which unites all his choirs under one roof simular to our BIG FEST.  This is the natural fruit of Gareth’s hard work, commitment and talent bringing incredible live music from across the genres and inspiring and entertaining both audiences and Choir members. We are VERY EXCITED to have Gareth with us this year – you are going to LOVE his workshop as he brings his experience and knowledge to inspire us all. You will be learning a new song in his workshop too that we will sing in the evening concert. EXCITING! 

Evening tickets are available for guests to come and watch the amazing evening show where each BIG Sing Choir will take it in turns to perform their song learnt especially for this event. We have loads of songs from the decades that you will be singing along to! The BIG finale will see our guest tutors joining The BIG Sing Choirs!

VIP Tickets are on sale. VIPS’s get special treats on the day including: Meet & Greet with Bazil Meade and Gareth Fuller, VIP lanyards, VIP Choir on stage for the BIG finale in the show, 10% voucher for the merchandise stand and VIP seating in the workshops. There are only 50 VIP tickets available so treat yourself!

PRICES

VIP Ticket: £50 (Earlybird £45)
Standard All Day and Eve Ticket: £40 (Earlybird £35)
Evening Ticket: £17 / £14

Teens All Day and Eve Ticket (ages 11 to 16 years): £20
EVE CONCERT CONCESSION TICKET is for over 60’s and under 17’s