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A choral workshop With Rachel Hore 3 – 11 May 2014

                                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.

If you have any queries, please email us with the Contact us form, or if you would like to make a booking, please fill in our booking form.

COST:

A$1550 twin share in Poolhouse; A$200 single supplement
A$1750 in Family Ocean View Bure; A$250 single supplement
A$1850 in Ocean View Bure; A$300 single supplement.
Price includes course fees, all meals, and excursions as listed.
Non-singing partners welcome: A$750 in Poolhouse; A$850 in Family Ocean View Bure; A$900 in Ocean View Bure.

Program Includes
Return airport transfers from Savusavu to Daku Resort.
8 nights accommodation at Daku Resort
Breakfasts, lunches and all dinners except Thursday
Course fees.
Excursions as listed.

Program Excludes

Travel to Savusavu
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.

 Programme

Sat May 3  
Leave Australia.  Fly straight on to Savusavu.

Sun May 4    
9.3 0 – 12.30     Workshop.

Women rehearsing

Women rehearsing

1.00          Lunch
4.30 – 6.30     Beach outing
7.00         Dinner and informal singing.

Mon May 5
9.3 0 – 12.30     Workshop
1.0    Lunch
Afternoon:     visit to village with church choir
7.00         Dinner

Tue May 6
9.3 0 – 12.30     Workshop :
1.00         Lunch.
Afternoon     Optional visit to town
7.00         Dinner

Wed May 7    
9.3 0 – 12.30     Workshop :

Fijian village choir

Fijian village choir

1.00         Lunch.
Afternoon free
7.00         Dinner and informal singing.

Thu May 8  
9.3 0 – 12.30     Workshop
1.00        Lunch
3.00         Visit to village with church choir
Free evening.

Fri May 9 
9.3 0 – 12.30    Workshop
1.00         Lunch
Afternoon    Free time. Options for private tours, relaxing.
4.00 – 5.30     Traditional Fijian meke (dance)
7.00         Dinner

Rachel and Seka on the guitar

Rachel and Seka on the guitar

Sat May 10    
10.00 – 11.30     Final session
Free day.
Concert and party

Sun May 11 
Return to Nadi and on to Australia.