Wintersong 1

21 - 23 June
Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner

Wintersong 2

5 - 7 July
Rachel Hore with Valanga and Andrea Khoza

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 in 2019

Due to Stephen leaving the country for a Spooky tour, we are excited to introduce two new teachers into the Wintersong mix for 2019 (Wintersong 2). Valanga and Andrea are beautiful musicians based in Melbourne. They lead many choirs and workshops, and lead singing tours to South Africa.

Bookings now open

Places still available for Wintersong 2!

Please get in early with your booking as Wintersong books out quickly each year.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to secure your place.


Contact: Jodie Lee
Mob: 0415 885 335

About Wintersong

Wintersong is an annual, fabulous choral weekend led by Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner, in the Blue Mountains, NSW. In 2019, Rachel will be joined by Valanga and Andrea Khoza for Wintersong 2.

Learn wonderful new choral arrangements, and explore the beautiful power of singing amongst 100 other singers. The Brahma Kumaris retreat centre provides a gorgeous backdrop of cosy fires, vegetarian food, misty walks through ghost gums and fabulous hospitality.

Experienced singers and beginners all welcome. Youth scholarships available. Choose from residential or non-residential accommodation options.

Wintersong 2019 prices

$430/ $380 conc / Youth (under 21) $235 (includes all meals )

Non- Residential
$365 / $315 conc / Youth (under 21) $170 (includes lunch and dinner)

Our Venue

The Brahma Kumaris retreat centre in Leura, NSW, is set in beautiful bushland that includes established Mountain gardens, a lovely creek, singing hall with central heating and dining room with roaring fire. Accommodation is twin share with own bathroom (reserved with your booking). Meals are all vegetarian at Brahma Kumaris. Please note that no alcohol, smoking or drugs are permitted on the site.

The Program

Registration is from 4pm on Friday evening. Each day starts at 9am with a series of singing sessions. There is time for electives, free time and a concert on Saturday night. Wintersong finishes at 3pm on Sunday.

Youth Scholarships

10 places are available to young people (26 and under) who need financial assistance to attend Wintersong. Tell us about yourself, your musical interests and why you’d like assistance.

People said:

“I could not wipe the smile from my face all weekend as I felt challenged, uplifted, educated, empowered and embraced by the beauty of the magic you wove into the 100 plus participants at Wintersong.”

Helene NSW

“Thank you so much for an incredible and life-shifting experience. That was one of the best weekends of my adult life (I hope that’s not too daggy to say out loud) The safe-yet-challenging space you both (along with your support crew) adeptly provide to enable vocal wonderment during this weekend is something that’s pretty unique in this country.”


“Wonderful music, teaching, people, place/food and fun. I loved being there and I particularly loved all the songs you taught us. You continue to inspire, give me hope and open my heart.”

Judy NSW

See more of what people said here.

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