Wingham Akoostik FestivalWingham Akoostik Festival, NSW

Sat 20th October 2018

Choir workshop 9.30-11.30am

Cost: $25

If you have an Akoostik Festival ticket (available at gate), you can join Rachel on the Akoostik stage straight after the workshop to perform the songs you have just learnt!

More details and workshop registration:
Please contact Donna Ballard

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Festival Info

Jamboree - WollongingJamboree, Wollongong NSW

A creative weekend escape
26th – 28th October 2018

An incredible weekend where you can indulge in many different creative workshops with outstanding facilitators.

Workshops include weaving, crafting, drawing, planting, dancing, building, and singing (with me!)

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Sprint into Song 2018Spring into Song, Bonny Hills, NSW

16th - 18th November 2018
with Rachel Hore and Stuart Davis
Bonny Hills, Mid North Coast NSW

A wonderful weekend of singing led by Rachel Hore and Stuart Davis. Learn songs in 3-4 part harmony, explore rhythm, performance skills and vocal styles.

Residential and non- residential places available. Held at the Frances retreat in Bonny Hills, close to the beach and caravan park.

More details and workshop registration: Please contact Elly Franchimont

Vocal Point Events

Big Sing in the Desert

Photograph by Elizabeth Turner

Big Sing Inc WomanSong

Singing on Deerubbin Shores

Two days of joyful singing on Darug country
with Aunty Jacinta Tobin, Stacy-Jane Etal, Rachel Hore and Suze Pratten

Sat 23rd – Sun 24th February 2019
Richmond, NSW

The weekend will feature 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.

Cost: $165/$115 Concession
Western Sydney Uni Memorial Hall
Building R8 Hawkesbury Campus,
Bourke Street, Richmond, NSW 2753

Enquiries: Stacy-Jane Etal


For more information here

This event is supported by Western Sydney University – Hawkesbury Provost Committee.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Deerubbin: the Booraborongal people of the Darug Nation.

Big Sing in the DesertBig Sing in the Desert 2019

25th – 28th April 2019

Bookings open here in November 2018.

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

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More info here.

Sponsor an Indigenous Singer

Sponsor an Indigenous SingerPlease help me to bring 50 Indigenous singers to Big Sing in the Desert, 2019

A contribution of $30, or an amount of your choice, will go directly toward the transport, accommodation and workshop costs for singers from seven remote Aboriginal communities.

My goal is to raise $20,000 by April 25th, 2019.

More info here.

BigSing Inc

Wintersong 2013

Wintersong 2019

June/July 2019

Wintersong 1: To be announced

Wintersong 2: To be announced

The annual, fabulous choral weekend 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.

For more information go here.

South Coast Sings  logoSinging and walking tour in the French Alps

Sunday 26 August -Thurs 6 September, 2018

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 as well. We will be based near the UNICEF world heritage listed town of Briancon, in southeastern France near the Italian border.

This tour is a small group (max 13 singers) so please get your deposit in early if you are interested.

More info here.


More info and bookings contact Jo Cresswell

Choir workshopsChoir Workshops in Your Area

I'm available to do workshops in your area, or with your choir. New repertoire, choral sound and blend, some fresh ideas,  or help with an old song. Email me soon to find an available date.