Choir leader, Singer, Songwriter, Arranger
2023 Dates TBA
17 - 20 March 2023
Atherton Tablelands, QLD
20 - 23 April 2023
Ross River Homestead
Near Alice Springs, NT
Saturday 27 May 2023
W1: 30 June – 2 July 2023
W2: 14 July – 16 July 2023
Blue Mountains, NSW
2023 Workshop dates TBA
Blue Mountains, NSW
Main picture above: Rachel at the High Court, Canberra with PopUp Choir. Photo courtesy of Lona Logan.
A passion for choirs and community
Singer and choir leader, Rachel Hore OAM, leads singing workshops for groups, schools, festivals, and community events throughout Australia and internationally.
Rachel has led numerous singing and cultural tours to Fiji, Bali, France, Holland and Italy, where songs and performances are shared.
Rachel is passionate about the role of singing in creating community and bridging cultural differences. She is the founder of Big Sing in the Desert, a unique music and cultural exchange event for First Nations and non-Indigenous singers held annually near Alice Springs. This event has inspired others and evolved into the Big Sing Community – bringing people together to share language, culture, story and the joy of singing.
A much sought-after teacher of choral singing in Australia, Rachel writes and arranges songs for choir, and has been performing and teaching for over 25 years. A graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Rachel began her singing career with the acclaimed Australian vocal quartet Arramaieda, who became an important influence on the now flourishing choral scene in Australia.
Rachel has conducted several large choral events for over 500 voices, including Under One Sky (with the African Children’s Choir, Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices) the Woodford Folk Festival Fire Choir, the National Folk Festival Choir and the Melbourne Millennium Chorus.
In 2014, Rachel received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work with choirs and communities.
Projects include –
Choral Camps • Singing Holidays and Cultural Tours • Indigenous Youth and Choirs
Festivals and Community Events • Young People • Conferences