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Byron Music Society presents ‘A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms’ (Ein Deutsches Requiem), recognised as one of the greatest choral works ever written, at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre for one show only.

The Big Sing will showcase 100 singers, predominately from the Northern Rivers, and a 40-piece orchestra, who will perform this towering masterpiece of romantic music for audiences in Lennox Head.

This will be Byron Music Society’s first Big Sing performance in two years, following COVID restrictions. It will be conducted by Nicholas Routley, a local musician and founder of the Sydney Chamber Choir, along with international soloists Gaynor Morgan (soprano) and Patrick Donnelly (baritone), both from the Gold Coast. 

Singers are coming from all around the region, and some are travelling from as far as Sydney to perform at this event.

President of Byron Music Society, Nicholas Routley, says The Big Sing events were established in 2016 as an annual concert to give singers an opportunity to perform in a big choir, and the orchestra is made up of local musicians too. It was originally intended to be a concert by the community for the community, but the concept was such a huge success it has now become a major event in the community music calendar for our region.

‘We are excited to be coming together after a two-year break, with such a touching and moving piece. I encourage music lovers to come along for a wonderful afternoon to enjoy an experience like no other seen at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre,’ says Routley.

‘A German Requiem’ will be performed on Sunday 16 October. A bar serving beverages and refreshments will operate for this event. 

Tickets are $53–$59 and are available via: communityspaces.com.au/tickets.

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