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

20 February 2022
Blue Mountains NSW

Postponed to 2022
New dates to be advised
Canberra, ACT

13-20 March 2022
Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Postponed to 2023 – Dates to be advised
Ross River Homestead

Near Alice Springs, NT

4-11 September 2022
Lamington National Park QLD

Postponed to 2022
New dates to be advised
Forster, NSW

What’s On

Sending big love to all of my singing community!

I feel I have been so fortunate to be able to teach choirs and workshops for the first half of this year. As you know, it is hard to plan ahead at the moment, and all events for the second half of 2021 are now cancelled or postponed till we have more certainty around restrictions for singing and choirs. 

Read on for details of what’s coming up in 2022! 

I would so love you to join me at one of my Singing Workshops or on a Singing Holiday, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Singing Holidays

Singing and walking in Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat QLD

NEW DATE: 4-11 September 2022

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

Singing and walking in the Kosciuszko National Park

Charlotte Pass NSW

13-20 March 2022

ONLY 3 places left!

This will be the second year that we run this wonderful event. After such a difficult time for all of us, you are invited 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. Jo has been visiting this region for decades and has great local knowledge.
This tour is a small group (max 25 singers).


$1,700 per person twin share (incl GST)

$1,900 per person single room (Incl GST)
We are looking for 2 sopranos to share a room, and one male tenor/baritone/bass to share a room
More info and registrations here.
For enquiries, email Jo Cresswell at: jo@jocresswell.com


Public Singing Workshop

Blue Mountains

Sunday 20 February 2022

Rachel invites you join her for a lovely singing 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.

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

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


Singing on Deerubbin 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.

Deerubbin 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. Follow events as they happen on the Big Sing Facebook page.

Baraya-djukal Garuwa-ga

Big Sing by the Sea

Postponed to 2022 – New dates to be advised.

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.

Wintersong 2022

We hope to be back in 2022! Please save the dates: 17-19 June and 1-3 July 2022.

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.