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

19 February 2023
Canberra, ACT

2023 – Dates to be advised
Canberra, ACT

2023 – Dates to be advised
Blue Mountains, NSW


20-23 April 2023 (to be confirmed)
Ross River Homestead

Near Alice Springs, NT

4-11 September 2022
Lamington National Park QLD

23-25 September 2022
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.


NEW DATE 19 February 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm 
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Draw while listening to the Pop Up Choir, singing songs that will leave your toes tapping and heart full. Directed by Rachel Hore OAM, the choir love singing in public spaces in and around Canberra, changing the nature of space with the sound of the human voice. Be swept away in the moment, with colour your instrument and line your melody as you create your own visual composition.

All materials provided; for all ages and abilities.

Limited capacity

Singing Holidays

Singing, Walking and Celtic Music in Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat QLD

4-11 September 2022

A few spaces still available!
(1 single room, 2 twin rooms)

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


Magical Mystery Tour

Canberra, ACT

2023 – 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 accommodation. 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 will send you more info when confirmed.

More info:
Jodie Lee


Baraya-djukal Garuwa-ga

Big Sing by the Sea

24-25 September 2022

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

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.

Dyarubbin is the Darug word for the Hawkesbury River.

Big Sing in the Desert

Ross River Homestead near Alice Springs

20-23 April 2023 – To be confirmed.

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

We are really hopeful that we will be able to go ahead with Big Sing in the Desert in April 2023. We will be discussing with the communities involved closer to the time and confirm later in the year. Meanwhile, save the date!

Wintersong 2023

Dates to be advised.

We haven’t been able to bring you Wintersong for a number of years, but we WILL be back. I have been missing our amazing Wintersong community.

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.