Wintersong 2018

Wintersong 1: 22 June – 24 June 2018

Wintersong 2: 6 July – 8 July 2018

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.

Photographer: Judy Pincus

Bookings open here March 2018

Please get in early with your booking as Wintersong books out quickly each year.

A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required to secure your place.

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Contact: Jodie Lee
Mob: 0415 885 335

About Wintersong

Wintersong is an annual, fabulous choral weekend led by Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner, in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Learn wonderful new choral arrangements penned by Rachel and Stephen, 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.


The prices listed below were for Wintersong 2017. Prices for Wintersong 2018 are to be confirmed.

$400/ $350conc
Youth (under 21) $210
(includes all meals )

Non- Residential
$335 / $285 conc
Youth (under 21) $145

(includes lunch and dinner)

Our Venue

The Brahma Kumaris retreat centre in Leura, NSW, is set in beautiful bushland that includes established Mountain gardens, a lovely creek, singing hall with central heating and dining room with roaring fire. Accommodation is twin share with own bathroom (reserved with your booking). Meals are all vegetarian at Brahma Kumaris. Please note that no alcohol, smoking or drugs are permitted on the site.

The Program

Registration is from 4pm on Friday evening. Each day starts at 9am with a series of singing sessions led by Stephen Taberner and Rachel Hore. There is time for electives, free time and a concert on Saturday night. Wintersong finishes at 3pm on Sunday.

Youth Scholarships

10 places are available to young people (26 and under) who need financial assistance to attend Wintersong. Tell us about yourself, your musical interests and why you'd like assistance.

Youth Scholarship applications open here in March 2018

People said:

"I could not wipe the smile from my face all weekend as I felt challenged, uplifted, educated, empowered and embraced by the beauty of the magic you wove into the 100 plus participants at Wintersong."

Helene NSW

"Thank you so much for an incredible and life-shifting experience. That was one of the best weekends of my adult life (I hope that's not too daggy to say out loud) The safe-yet-challenging space you both (along with your support crew) adeptly provide to enable vocal wonderment during this weekend is something that's pretty unique in this country."


"Wonderful music, teaching, people, place/food and fun. I loved being there and I particularly loved all the songs you taught us. You continue to inspire, give me hope and open my heart."

Judy NSW

See more of what people said here.


Contact: Jodie Lee
Mob: 0415 885 335

Photo of Stephen in the header by Jack Begbie
Photo of Rachel in the header by Amy Jean Harding

Wintersong - Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner