Rachel Hore

Choir leader – Singer – Songwriter

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 is passionate about the role of singing in creating community and bridging cultural differences. Rachel is organiser of the Big Sing in the Desert, a choral event for Indigenous and non-Indigenous singers near Alice Springs. She has led numerous singing and cultural tours to Fiji, Bali, France, Holland and Italy, where songs and performances are shared.

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