Ten secondary school choirs selected from The Big Sing Regional competitions in Nelson/Marlborough, Canterbury/West Coast, Otago/South Canterbury and Southland took to the stage to compete in the inaugural Big Sing Cadenza in Timaru on 16 and 17 August.
Christie Anderson, Artistic Director of Young Adelaide Voices, was the adjudicator for the event and also led the singers in a series of workshops during the two-day event. The festival culminated in a Gala Concert in the Theatre Royal in which all the choirs performed one song from their repertoire, as well as the three pieces they had rehearsed in the workshops. At the end of the evening, each choir was presented with a Merit, Distinction or Excellence award.
Download the 2019 South Island Cadenza awards here.