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A Choral Workshop, Rachel Hore, May 11-19

A choral workshop

With Rachel Hore

May 11 – 19 2013


Rachel’s week of Singing in Paradise in Fiji is a regular part of the calendar for many of her followers. It is a joyous week in a beautiful location: a feast of workshops wrapped up in a holiday in Fiji. In the mornings, everyone comes together to learn and practice songs in 3 and 4 part harmony, singing from Rachel’s collection of contemporary Australian, gospel and world music songs. In the afternoons, the choir spends time learning Fijian songs and singing with a Fijian village choir. It’s a time when people form wonderful friendships both within the group and with the Fijians, and revel in the blissful release that singing brings. And as well as singing, there’s also time to snorkel on the coral reef, swim in the pool – or just relax and read a book.


Rachel Hore is an exceptional teacher who brings a fantastic energy and warmth to her work. She can mould a group of relative strangers into a beautiful choir in an astonishingly short time, and she makes each and every singer believe in the glory of their own contribution. She has a relaxed, fun style of teaching and it suits beginners right through to experienced singers.

Perhaps her most impressive strength is her unique ability to arrange music in a way that is not difficult to learn, even for a beginner, and those arrangements resonate deeply with the singers – call it bliss, call it ecstasy, but it raises the hair on the back of your neck, and is never forgotten.

Rachel has been performing and teaching throughout Australia and internationally for the past 20 years. A graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music, she 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 has conducted large choral events for over 400 voices including the Melbourne Millennium Chorus and the Woodford Folk Festival Fire Choir. She teaches at the annual choral retreat Wintersong, and overseas choral workshops Singing in Tuscany and Singing in Siena. She welcomes both experienced and novice singers.

$2180 twin share : includes course fees, all meals, excursions as listed and domestic flight from Nadi to  Savusavu. International flight to Nadi is not included, but we are happy to make the booking if requested.

$350 single room supplement

Non-singing partners welcome: $1200 (excludes international flight)

Program Includes

Return domestic flight from Nadi to Savusavu.
Return airport transfers from Savusavu to Daku Resort.
8 nights accommodation at Daku Resort.
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Course fees.
Excursions as listed.

Program Excludes

International flights to Nadi.
Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Optional activities not listed on the program.
Costs of a personal nature eg laundry, massages, private trips.
Meals taken in transit at the airport.

The course runs for 7 days, and includes workshops, local excursions and free time.
Prices quoted are per person twin share with private facilities.


Sat May 11 Fly  to Savusavu.
Sun May 12
9.3 0 – 12.30     Workshop.
1.00                       Lunch
3.30 – 5.00        Visit to Yaroi village to join church choir practice.
7.00                      Dinner and informal singing.
Mon May 13
9.3 0 – 12.30    Workshop
1.00                       Lunch
Afternoon:          Visit to village with church choir
7.00                      Dinner
Tue May 14
9.30 – 12.30     Workshop
1.00                      Lunch.
Afternoon          Optional visit to town
7.00                     Dinner
Wed May 15
9.3 0 – 12.30    Workshop
1.00                     Lunch.
3.00                    Visit to village with church choir.
7.00                    Dinner and informal singing.
Thu May 16
9.3 0 – 12.30    Workshop
1.00             Picnic lunch at Devodara beach
6.30pm      Drinks at Savusavu Yacht Club. Informal dinner at Daku
Fri May 17
9.3 0 – 12.30    Workshop
1.00             Lunch
Afternoon        Free time. Options for private tours, relaxing.
7.00             Dinner
Sat May 18
10.00 – 11.30    Final session.
Afternoon rehearsal.
5.30                       Concert and party
Sun May 19 Return to Nadi and on to Australia.