Rachel with the PopUp Choir at the High Court in Canberra 2019. Photo courtesy of Lona Logan

10-12 November 2023
Forster NSW

Date TBA
Richmond, NSW

Future dates TBA
Ross River Homestead

Near Alice Springs, NT

3 December 2023
Blue Mountains, NSW

June/July 2024
Blue Mountains, NSW

What’s On

Sending big love to all of my singing community!

Read on for details of what’s coming up.

I would so love you to join me at one of my Singing Workshops or Weekends.

And check out some of my recent past events here.

Workshops & Weekends

Singing on Dyarubbin Shores

Future date TBA

Richmond, NSW

Scheduling of Singing on Dyarubbin Shores is currently on hold.

However Suze and Stacy are having a small event

Barayaya – Let’s Sing!

A Day of Joyful Singing in Darug and English on Darug Ngurra (Country) on 28 October 2023.

Rachel unfortunately can’t be there but it will be a beautiful and full day of song.

Info & Bookings here: https://www.trybooking.com/CKVDS

Singing on Dyarubbin Shores is two days of joyful singing on Darug country with Aunty Jacinta Tobin, Stacy-Jane Etal, Rachel Hore and Suze Pratten.

The weekend features singing in Darug language with Jacinta and Stacy-Jane as well as acapella songs and harmonies with Rachel and Suze. We sing on Darug Country, close to the shores of Dyarubbin.

Dyarubbin is the Darug word for the Hawkesbury River.

Big Sing by the Sea 2023

Forster, NSW

10-12 November 2023

Worimi Elders, Forster Neighbourhood Centre and Big Sing Community, invite you to share Big Sing by the Sea – Baraya Djukal Garuwaga, a musical Worimi cultural experience where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people sing and learn together.

Singing begins on Saturday, guided by Rachel Hore, OAM, founder of Big Sing in the Desert, and Sandra Kwa, Conductor of Wingsong and Baraya Wakulda choirs. We will sing familiar songs, learn new ones, including some in Worimi language, Gathang. All this while we form a new singing community!

Priority bookings will open first for the local community and later for the wider public if places are available.  Contact Jodie Lee to join the Expression of Interest list to be notified when bookings are open to all.

Public Singing Workshops

Blue Mountains – Blackheath, NSW

Sunday 3 December 2023

We will sing some of my greatest hits and old faves, as well as beautiful new songs and arrangements.

If you have sung with me before, tell us a song from the past that you would love to sing again when you book.

Morning tea provided. BYO picnic lunch.

Full: $110.00 (incl GST)
Conc: $88.00 (incl GST)

Wintersong 2024

June/July 2024 – dates TBA

Fabulous annual choral weekends with Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner. Two weekends to choose from. Both workshops are held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW.

Learn wonderful new choral arrangements, and explore the beautiful power of singing together. 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.

Big Sing in the Desert

Ross River Homestead near Alice Springs

Future dates TBA

A unique four-day singing camp in the heart of Australia, Big Sing in the Desert is much loved by all who attend, providing an opportunity for musical and cultural sharing through song, dance, food, art, conversation and community.

To allow time for planning and fundraising Big Sing in the Desert will not take place in 2024.  Future dates to be advised. Watch this space!

Past Events

Public Singing Workshop

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland

18 – 19 March 2023

A fabulous fun workshop in a beautiful old time dance hall in Yungaburra, Queensland.  A glimpse of preparations.

Public Singing Workshop

Hobart, Tasmania

Saturday 27 May 2023

“She is one of Australia’s best choral conductors/teachers. If you think you sound like a raven, she will get you singing in a few minutes!” – thanks to my hosts, Sisongke Choir for that vote of confidence and a wonderful workshop.

Public Singing Workshops

Blue Mountains – Blackheath, NSW

December 2022

Singers gathered in the beautiful Blue Mountains for two workshops in December 2022.

We revisited some of my most popular old favourites, as well as learning some beautiful new songs and arrangements.

Such good awesome singing folk. Such a beautiful loving community. You are always with me, in my heart. People travelled from far and wide. With Welcome to Country by Stacy Jane Etal and Aunty Carol Cooper. And a secret visit from the Spooky Men’s Chorale. Thank you to everybody who came.


National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
19 February 2023

At a special event organised by the National Portrait Gallery audience members were invited to draw while listening to the Pop Up Choir – “with colour your instrument and line your melody as you create your own visual composition”. Watch a small snippet of artists in action while Pop Up Choir sing Sing You, one of my original songs, in the video below.

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