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

Two Workshops
2nd & 3rd April 2022
Blue Mountains NSW

Postponed to 2022
New dates to be advised
Canberra, ACT

14 May 2022
Hobart, Tas

Postponed to 2023 – Dates to be advised
Ross River Homestead

Near Alice Springs, NT

4-11 September 2022
Lamington National Park QLD

September 2022
Exact dates to be advised
Forster, NSW

What’s On

Sending big love to all of my singing community!

I am so very happy to be back singing with my choir in Canberra and leading workshops again.  Read on for details of what’s coming up in 2022 and what’s being planned!

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

Join us for a fundraising event for Big Sing Inc and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2022

8 June 2022
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Kambri Cultural Centre, ACT

THE SONG KEEPERS is a remarkable film that documents the stories of four generations of women who make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, and their first choir tour to Germany.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Morris Stuart, Musical Director of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, and tutor at Big Sing in the Desert.

With MC John Paul Janke, co-host of NITV Australia’s The Point. Welcome to Country by Paul Girrawah House, Ngambri & Ngunnawal custodian. And short performances by Yuin choir Djinama Yilaga and Rachel Hore’s Pop Up Choir.

When: Wednesday June 8 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Bar open from 6pm. Tea, coffee, cake, snacks available.
Food options for dinner available nearby.
Venue: Kambri Cultural Centre
Building 153 ANU Campus, University Avenue, Acton, ACT
Cost: $35/$25

This fundraiser will support Big Sing Inc’s work connecting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians through singing and choral music events on Country.

Singing Holidays

Singing, Walking and Celtic Music in Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat QLD

4-11 September 2022

Welcome to our first venture into 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 programme offers two music streams – singing or instrumental. There will be daily singing and choir workshops with Rachel, or Celtic music with Dave O’Neill.

Add to this guided bush walks of 1-3 hours exploring the National Park with Jo Cresswell and Woo O’ Reilly. The walks can be hilly but you can choose your level among the signed or guided walks.

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

More details and bookings here.
For enquiries contact:  Jo Cresswell at jo@jocresswell.com


Public Singing Workshops

Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Two workshops to choose from.

2nd & 3rd April 2022
9.00am – 3.00pm

Rachel invites you join her for a lovely singing workshop in beautiful Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, NSW. BYO Picnic Lunch. Morning Tea provided.

Blackheath Community Hall – Phillips Hall

Registration from 9am.

$110.00 (Full. incl GST)
$88.00 (Conc. incl GST)
SPECIAL $25.00 (Child/Youth – Under 18)

Public Singing Workshop

Hobart, TAS

Saturday 14 May 2022
10am – 3pm

Multicultural Hub
65 Hopkins St,
Hobart, TAS

Enquiries and bookings:
Carol Robey 0410 026 473

E: info@sisongke.org

Magical Mystery Tour

Canberra, ACT

Postponed to 2022 – New dates to be advised.

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


Baraya-djukal Garuwa-ga

Big Sing by the Sea

September 2022 – Exact dates to be advised.

Forster, NSW

Worimi Elders, Forster Neighbourhood Centre 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.

Singing on Dyarubbin Shores

Richmond, NSW


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.

Dyarubbin is the Darug word for the Hawkesbury River.

Big Sing in the Desert

Ross River Homestead near Alice Springs

Postponed to 2023 – Dates to be advised

Join Central Australian Indigenous singers in a 4-day choral camp at Ross River homestead near Alice Springs. 

Wintersong 2022


Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, we can’t bring you Wintersong this year. But we WILL be back. I have been missing our amazing Wintersong community.

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.