The grand finale Gala Concert at The Big Sing, held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland on 26 August 2017

The grand finale Gala Concert at The Big Sing, held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland on 26 August 2017

Each of the participating choirs from secondary schools around the country presents one song from their repertoire and the announcement of prize winners is made at the end of the concert.

The Big Sing is the national Secondary Schools' Choral Festival and the Finale is the culmination of months of rehearsing and planning for all involved. In 2017, 10,500 students entered, in 273 choirs from 160 schools around the country.  After regional competitions, 24 secondary school choirs were selected to perform at The Big Sing Finale 2017 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. The The Big Sing Finale runs over three days and is managed by the New Zealand Choral Federation.