Sing It Big is the cool choir experience for adults and teens based in Chorley, Lancashire.
The Sing It Big choir is run by choir leaders Debbie and Karen who are colleagues and friends who have collaborated together on many occasions and share the same philosophy about music and attitudes to teaching.
Debbie is the lead singer in a successful jazz/blues band Tipitina and has worked as a singer/ backing singer with many bands over the years.
This work has brought many TV and Radio appearances and Tipitina have featured on many radio stations worldwide including BBC Radio 2.
Tipitina have played all over Europe and the UK, at many festivals and played sell out shows at Ronnie Scotts. They were nominated for a British Jazz Award in 2012 and came third in the small band category.
Debbie is an educator in music, teaching piano and vocals and she runs four young choirs.
She is passionate about her teaching work also loves to write music, having written songs for choirs in schools and on Tipitina’s second album ‘Taking Care of Business’.
Karen has been teaching voice and piano for over 20 years. Karen leads numerous choirs in Lancashire and is a professional accompanist.
Karen’s former students have attended prestigious colleges such as Performers, Bird College, Italia Conti and Phil Winstons Theatreworks. Many have progressed to successful careers on the west end and world stages.
Karen owns and runs pianotracksformusicals.com – a service offering “Professional and expressive downloadable piano accompaniments for singers of musical theatre.”
Passionate about all styles and genres of music, Karen is a music educator and enthusiast, incorporating all styles of repertoire into her teaching. “I hope to enthuse more and more singers in the area and encourage more singing in Chorley – we are after all a talented bunch!”