Sprint into Song 2018Spring into Song, Bonny Hills, NSW

16th - 18th November 2018
with Rachel Hore and Stuart Davis
Bonny Hills, Mid North Coast NSW

A wonderful weekend of singing led by Rachel Hore and Stuart Davis. Learn songs in 3-4 part harmony, explore rhythm, performance skills and vocal styles.

Residential and non- residential places available. Held at the Frances retreat in Bonny Hills, close to the beach and caravan park.

More details and workshop registration: Please contact Elly Franchimont elly@vocalpointevents.com

Vocal Point Events

Big Sing in the Desert

Photograph by Elizabeth Turner

Big Sing Inc WomanSong

Singing on Deerubbin Shores

Two days of joyful singing on Darug country
with Aunty Jacinta Tobin, Stacy-Jane Etal, Rachel Hore and Suze Pratten

Sat 23rd – Sun 24th February 2019
Richmond, NSW

The weekend will feature singing in Darug language with Jacinta and Stacy-Jane as well as acapella songs and harmonies with Rachel and Suze.

We will be singing on Darug Country, close to the shores of Deerubbin. Deerubbin is the Darug word for the Hawkesbury River.

Cost: $165/$115 Concession
Western Sydney Uni Memorial Hall
Building R8 Hawkesbury Campus,
Bourke Street, Richmond, NSW 2753

Enquiries: Stacy-Jane Etal deerubbin19@gmail.com

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/YOLP

For more information here

This event is supported by Western Sydney University – Hawkesbury Provost Committee.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Deerubbin: the Booraborongal people of the Darug Nation.

Big Sing in the DesertBig Sing in the Desert 2019

25th – 28th April 2019

Bookings open 9am, 26 November 2018.

Join Central Australian Indigenous choirs in a 4 day choral camp at Ross River homestead near Alice Springs.

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More info here.

Sponsor an Indigenous Singer

Sponsor an Indigenous SingerPlease help me to bring 50 Indigenous singers to Big Sing in the Desert, 2019

A contribution of $30, or an amount of your choice, will go directly toward the transport, accommodation and workshop costs for singers from seven remote Aboriginal communities.

My goal is to raise $20,000 by April 25th, 2019.

More info here.

BigSing Inc

South Coast Sings 2019

17 - 19 May 2019 
with Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner

Kioloa Coastal Campus, NSW

A weekend of song in the bush on the South Coast of NSW with up to 100 singers. Our home for the weekend is the Kioloa Coastal Campus of the ANU, beautifully located on pristine bushland between Kioloa and Bawley Point villages, with the beach right across the road.

More details and workshop registration:
Please contact Elly Franchimont elly@vocalpointevents.com or visit vocalpointevents.com.au

Vocal Point Events

Wintersong 2013

Wintersong 2019

Wintersong 1: 21 - 23 June
with Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner

Wintersong 2: 5 - 7 July
with Rachel Hore with Valanga and Andrea Khoza.

The annual, fabulous choral weekend of 100 plus singers, with Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner.  Two weekends to choose from. Both workshops are held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW.

Rachel Hore is joined by Valanga and Andrea Khoza for Wintersong 2 next year.

Due to Stephen leaving the country for a Spooky tour, we are excited to introduce two new teachers into the Wintersong mix for 2019. Valanga and Andrea are beautiful musicians based in Melbourne. They lead many choirs and workshops, and lead singing tours to South Africa.

For more information go here.

Singing Holidays 2019

South Coast Sings  logoSinging in Savu Savu, Fiji

16-23 November, 2019

I deeply love Fiji. The incredible energy of the choirs, and the openness and generosity of the people willing to share their music and love of singing always moves me deeply.

Our week long singing holiday is in Savu Savu, on the Fijian island of Vanua Levu. Daku Resort is our home for the week, where we will have singing sessions each day. We will visit several villages, sing with local choirs with time for swimming, snorkelling, or just relaxing and reading a book.

For more info contact: susan@paradisecourses.com

More details here.

Singing Holidays 2020

South Coast Sings  logoSinging and walking tour in the French Alps

Saturday 29 August -Wednesday 9 September 2020

Join me for 12 delightful days exploring and singing in the magnificent French Alps. Our walking guides are Jo Cresswell and Dave O’Neill (who are both fabulous musicians too). This will be my second triip to France with Jo and Dave, and truly, we had the most most fantastic time. We are based near the UNICEF world heritage listed town of Briancon, in southeastern France near the Italian border. The walking is not difficult, and so spectacular. We will be joined at times with singers from local French choirs.

This tour is a small group (max 13 singers) so please get your deposit in early if you are interested.

More info here.

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