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

31 October 2021
Blue Mountains NSW

20th – 21st November, 2021
Canberra, ACT

23-28 May 2021
Wallaroo NSW

12-15 May 2022
Ross River Homestead

Near Alice Springs, NT

5-12 September 2021
Lamington National Park QLD

13-14 November 2021
Forster, NSW

What’s On

Sending big love to all my singing community! We will be back on board with all of our events as soon as it is safe to do so.

I would love you to join me at one of my Singing Workshops or on a Singing Holiday, or to see you at a Concert.

Spend a joyful weekend immersed in beautiful harmonies and rhythm in the bush, the mountains or by the sea.  Or, if a weekend is not long enough, come along on a tour and experience the joy of singing in some amazing locations around the world. Or come along to a choir performance.  Read on for details of what’s coming up.

Events

Fundraiser Movie Night for Big Sing Inc

Acton, ACT

Be part of National Reconciliation Week 2021

2 June 2021, 6pm – 8:30pm


Big Sing events are all about connection – bringing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together through a shared joy of singing and music.

From singing, sitting and talking together at Big Sing gatherings, many important and lasting connections have been made. Out of these connections, enduring friendships, co-operative projects and new choirs have been born.

Support the work of Big Sing Inc at this Fundraiser Movie Night featuring acclaimed Australian documentary Teach a Man to Fish followed by Q&A with film maker and Biripi man Grant Saunders.

ALSO a performance by Rachel Hore’s Pop Up Choir will open the event.

When: Wednesday, 2 June from 6pm – 8.30pm
Bar open from 5.30pm and tea, coffee, cake, snacks available. Food options for dinner available nearby.
Venue: Kambri Cultural Centre
Ground Floor, Building 153 ANU Campus, University Avenue, Acton, ACT
Cost: $30/$20

Singing Holidays

Singing and walking in Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat QLD

5-12 September 2021


Welcome to our first venture in this gorgeous part of the world. Restore and replenish yourself in a week of singing and walking in the beautiful Lamington National Park, in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Our home for the week is the iconic O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Our program includes daily singing classes with Rachel, and guided bush walks of 1-3 hours exploring the Park with Jo Cresswell. The walks can be hilly but you can choose your level amongst the signed or guided walks.

O’Reilly’s offer a number of activities that you also are welcome to engage in. These include a number of signed walking trails, massage, spas, facials, infinity pool, bird walks, a Flying Fox adventure, Birds of Prey show.

This week is a small group (max 30 singers) so please book ASAP to secure your place.

More details and bookings
Email Jo Cresswell at: jo@jocresswell.com

TRIP NOW FULLY BOOKED

Singing and walking in the beautiful Yass Valley

Wallaroo NSW

23-28 May 2021


Welcome to this picturesque and unknown region with a variety of award winning vineyards. Our days will be spread between singing classes in wineries and local churches, walks of 1–2 hours, a visit to a nearby historic town and delicious home cooked meals back at our Homestead every night.

NOTE: Due to this workshop being so popular, our waiting list is also now closed.

Due to the ongoing COVID19 situation, our French Alps Trip 2021 has now been CANCELLED

Singing and walking tour in the French Alps

21 August – 1 September 2021


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 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.

For details and registration visit:
https://francewalks.com/new-singing-trips/

or email Jo Cresswell at: jo@jocresswell.com

TRIP NOW FULLY BOOKED

Singing and walking in the Kosciuzko National Park

Charlotte Pass NSW

31 January – 7 February 2021


After such a difficult year for all of us, I invite you to restore and replenish yourself in a week of singing and walking in the beautiful Australian Alps. Join Rachel for daily singing workshops (small and Covid safe) followed by stunning Alpine walks and beautiful home cooked meals in the Lodge at the end of the day. Staff on this week also include Jo Cresswell and Dave O’Neill who I run the French Alps walking tours with. Jo has been visiting this region for decades and has great local knowledge.
This tour is a small group (max 20 singers) and limited to NSW and ACT residents only.

More details and bookings
Email Jo Cresswell at: jo@jocresswell.com

Workshops

Public Singing Workshop

Blue Mountains

Saturday 31 October 2021
9.30-3.30pm


Rachel invites you join her for a lovely winter warming workshop at the beautiful Kindlehill School in the Blue Mountains, NSW. BYO Lunch. Morning tea provided.

Kindlehill School, 8 Lake St, Wentworth Falls NSW.

Registration from 9am.

Cost:
$110.00 (Full. incl GST)
$88.00 (Conc. incl GST)
$55.00 (Young people under 18)

Magical Mystery Tour

Canberra, ACT

Sat 20th and Sunday 21st November, 2021


Let me take you on a magical mystery tour of my home town, Canberra. Cycle and sing your way around the city on our glorious bike trails as we sing from venue to venue.

Book your own accomodation. We will hire you bikes or bring your own.

Send your expression of interest to Jodie Lee. We are still in the planning phase for this event, and we will send you more info soon.

More info:
Jodie Lee
jodie@rachelhore.com

 

Singing on Deerubbin Shores

Richmond, NSW

DATES TO BE ADVISED


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 will be singing on Darug Country, close to the shores of Deerubbin.

Deerubbin is the Darug word for the Hawkesbury River.

Big Sing in the Desert 2022

Ross River Homestead near Alice Springs

12-15 May 2022


Join Central Australian Indigenous singers in a 4-day choral camp at Ross River homestead near Alice Springs. Follow events as they happen on the Big Sing Facebook page.

Baraya-djukal Garuwa-ga

Big Sing by the Sea

13-14 November 2021

Forster, NSW


Worimi Elders and Forster Neighbourhood Centre, on behalf of Better Learning, Better Communities (BLBC), and Big Sing Inc, invite you to share the fourth Big Sing by the Sea, a musical Worimi cultural experience where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people sing and learn together.

Due to latest COVID-19 outbreak in Greater Sydney, NSW, this event has been rescheduled from September to 13-14 November 2021.  Bookings will open in mid September.

Wintersong 2021

We are sad to say Wintersong 2021 will not be going ahead as our usual venue is unavailable. Sorry folks! Due to the ongoing COVID19 situation, workshop venues are limited.  We will let you know here when we are up and running again.


Fabulous annual choral weekends 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.

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.