I came along as an event assistant to help my lovely friend Rebecca (AKA the singing elf!) with her ambitious choral event of community singing. The day started with a busy program of singing workshops from experienced workshop leaders Sharon Durant & Simon Davies-Fidler who taught uplifting pieces from scratch to create one BIG choir raising the roof of the Gala’s main auditorium! Between the workshops choirs shared their passion for group singing with inspiring performances on Gala’s indoor stage. At lunchtime the sound of community singing filled the City with music, with choirs busking in the Market Place and other outdoor locations near the Gala Theatre. I always admire passionate individuals willing to create these opportunities for others and knowing that Rebecca has been planning for so long made the anticipation for the big sing so great. Choirs such as Bella Canta Ladies, Urban Chorus and Unity choir took to the stage and entertained all. The highlight for me was the feedback from individuals who told me what an inspiring and fantastic day they had had. Roll on next years Big Sing 2020 where I am told 2020 voices will unite in chorus.