For the second year running, the

Edinburgh University Music Society and Bethany Christian Trust

are teaming up to bring you The Big Sing 2012.

Saturday 3rd November 2012
St Cuthbert’s Parish Church
Come along and sing Handel’s Messiah under the baton
of legendary past EUMS conductor Nick Fletcher
whilst supporting Bethany’s acclaimed ‘Stop Homelessness’ campaign.


The event will involve rehearsals throughout the day (with tea and coffee being provided) and a concert in the evening, where performers and audience members will be able to bid for the chance to conduct the Hallelujah Chorus in all of its glory. Music will be available to hire for £2 per copy.

A large, colourful group of singers
The Big Sing 2011 in full swing.

Invite all of your friends and family to come and see the concert in the evening… We will also make a collection at the end of the evening, and any donations will be more than welcome. All proceeds will be given to Bethany Christian Trust to support their Stop Homelessness campaign.

Concert dress for the day will be brightly coloured shirts and blouses!


Rehearsals will run all day with the concert taking place in the evening. Doors will open at 9.30 with Nick starting rehearsals at 10am. There will be a bake sale during the day and at the interval in the evening.

If you wish to buy tickets to watch the performance then go to the concert page here.


To sign up, follow the link below to be taken to our Ticketsource mini-site. Here you will be able to purchase your tickets. If you wish to sign up a large group then please contact our Community Relations Manager at If you would be happier booking tickets via email then use this email address.

Check back to our website or follow our twitter feed (hashtag #bethanybigsing) to get the latest information.

Bethany’s mission is to relieve the suffering and meet the long term needs of homeless and vulnerable people. Every year Bethany helps over 4,000 people to find, equip and maintain a home, overcome addictions and tackle other social and educational barriers which prevent them from living a full and healthy life.

Bethany offers shelter and so much more besides, working with people to address the root causes of homelessness so they can move on into independent living. Bethany gives homeless and vulnerable people hope and a future. Watch the video to find out more and get a feel for the campaign.

To go to the campaign’s website, follow this link.


To find out more about the work EUMS does in the community, click here.