South Coast Sings 2016

A weekend workshop with Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner

7th-9th April 2017

A weekend of song in the bush on the South Coast of NSW with close to 100 singers under the direction of two of Australia’s most respected choral conductors, Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner, makes for a very special retreat. Each day will be structured around singing sessions and time to relax. You may want to start your day with a paddle on the lake, catching a wave, go for a walk through the bush or on the beach or enjoy a yoga session led by Amy Hubers.

Our home for the weekend is the Kioloa Coastal Campus of the ANU, beautifully located on pristine bushland between Kioloa and Bawley Point villages. Accommodation is dormitory style.

Rachel and Stephen are both widely known throughout the Australian a cappella community and beyond for their exciting and inspiring teaching styles, their funky choral arrangements and unique compositions. They are expertly skilled at bringing the best out of a group of singers, experienced and beginners alike. | |

Full weekend

Arrival 4pm Friday. Includes all meals.


Arrive Saturday morning

Arrival 9am, after breakfast.
Includes all meals.


Saturday and Sunday day visitors

Arrive Saturday morning. Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner on Saturday. Morning tea and lunch Sunday.


Saturday only

Arrival 9am, after breakfast.
Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner


Bookings NOW OPEN

Download a booking form and info PDF here.

Spring into Song 2016 - Vocal Point Events

A Weekend Of Song On the Lake By the Sea
with Rachel Hore and Stuart Davis.

Bonny Hills near Port Macquarie NSW

3rd - 5th November, 2017

The combination of beautiful food, good company, sharing of song and the expertise of leading choral teacher, Rachel Hore, makes for a very special weekend. Each day will be structured around singing sessions, with the opportunity for time just to relax. Rachel is well known in the a cappella and wider music community throughout Australia and beyond for her inspiring teaching and unique blend of world music, original choral compositions and funky arrangements. This year Rachel will be joined by Stuart Davis.

About Rachel Hore

Rachel Hore is a much sought after teacher of choral singing throughout Australia and internationally. Rachel began her singing career with the highly acclaimed Australian vocal quartet ‘Arramaieda’, who became an important influence on the now flourishing choral scene in Australia.

Rachel is passionate about the role of singing in creating community and bridging cultural differences. She leads cultural tours to Fiji on a regular basis, where songs and performances are shared. She also leads the popular 'Sing, Bike and Barge' singing tours to Holland that have also become a regular event.

Rachel is coordinator of the Big Sing in the Desert, a choral event for indigenous and non-indigenous singers near Alice Spings.

She has conducted several large choral events for over 500 voices, including the, the Woodford Folk Festival Fire Choir, the National Folk Festival Choir and the Melbourne Millennium Chorus.

About Stuart

Stuart has been directing community and school choirs and workshops for about 25 years, as well as organising large events and performing in a couple of small groups. His choral arrangements of pop songs are sung by choirs in the UK, Europe and the US. Stuart started the Sydney Acappella Association, The Sydney Acappella Festival, The Choral Sea, and SingUp! Choirs. He was part of the very influential choir ‘The Cafe of the Gate of Salvation’.

For more information contact Elly here.

To see details and a video from previous Spring into Song weekends click here.

Sing! Bike & Barge

Saturday 3rd September to Saturday 10th September 2016

Rachel Hore leads this singing tour of the roads, rivers and resonant spaces of Eastern Holland.

For more information and pictures from previous tours click here.

For more infomation and booking

For more details or to book contact Elly Franchimont by email here.
or Phone: (02) 6587 6097
Mobile: 0424 220 937