A choral workshop With Rachel Hore 16 – 23 November 2019

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Choral workshop in Fiji with Rachel Hore

November 16 – 23 2019

A glorious week of choral singing in the unique surrounds of  a Pacific paradise

Choral workshop: Retreat Summary

Dates: November 16 – 23, 2019
Teacher: Rachel Hore
Content: Singing
Programme: Daily morning workshops of 3 hours
Suitability: All levels
Excursions and extras: Visit to waterfall, beach picnic, village visit
Food: Three meals a day.
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Nov 16. Course starts morning Nov 17, ends evening Nov 22. Depart Savusavu Nov 23.
Cost: AUD $2400 single room
AUD $2050 twin room
AUS$1175 non-singing partner

Choral workshop in Fiji: Course description

We’re delighted to welcome Rachel Hore back to Fiji. After a 5 year break, she’s coming back to the place that gave her and her choir so much pleasure, introduced  new singing experiences and forged many new friendships.

Her Choral workshop in Fiji 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.

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Read more about Rachel
Daily Programme

Choral workshop in Fiji with Rachel Hore

AUD $2,050

Prices per person:

Twin Shared room: AUD $2050
Single room: AUD $2400
Non-painting partners: AUD $1175


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  • Choose whether you both want a twin shared room or a single room
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Accommodation is in our bures, houses and villas, and will be allocated on a first-come basis. The houses and villas have 2 / 3 /4 rooms. You are welcome to request a certain type of accommodation and if that is still available we will let you have it. To see all accommodation types, look at the Daku Resort website.

What’s included

  • 7 nights’ accommodation at Daku Resort

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Workshop fees

  • Excursions as indicated

  • Airport transfers from Savusavu Airport to Daku Resort by road (approx 10 minutes).

What’s not included

  • Travel to Savusavu

  • Comprehensive travel insurance (strongly recommended)

  • Optional activities not listed on the program.

  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips.

Choral singing in Fiji: Teacher – Rachel Hore

Singer and choir leader, Rachel Hore OAM, leads singing workshops for groups, schools, festivals, and community events throughout Australia and internationally.

Rachel is passionate about the role of singing in creating community and bridging cultural differences. Rachel is organiser of the Big Sing in the Desert, a choral event for Indigenous and non- indigenous singers near Alice Springs. She has led numerous singing and cultural tours to Fiji, Bali, Holland and Italy, where songs and performances are shared.

A much sought after teacher of choral singing in Australia, Rachel writes and arranges songs for choir, and has been performing and teaching for over 25 years. A graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Rachel began her singing career with the acclaimed Australian vocal quartet Arramaieda, who became an important influence on the now flourishing choral scene in Australia.

Rachel has conducted several large choral events for over 500 voices, including Under One Sky (with the African Children’s Choir, Sydney children’s choir and Gondwana voices) the Woodford Folk Festival Fire Choir, the National Folk Festival Choir and the Melbourne Millennium Chorus.

In 2014, Rachel received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work with choirs and communities.


Daily Programme

Choral workshop: The programme is structured around morning workshops with afternoons for activities and free time to enjoy a massage, snorkelling, or just relaxing by the pool.


Arrive in Savusavu.
6.00 pm Welcome ceremony
7.30 pm Dinner


9.00 – 12.00 workshop
Afternoon : free time. Optional visit to Yaroi church service.
7.30 pm Dinner

Tapa cloth


9.00 am – 12.00 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 Handicraft display and tapa making demonstration: some of the local women will come to display and sell their jewellery. One of them will give a demonstration of making tapa – the decorated Fijian bark cloth.
Afternoon: Trip to Savusavu Town to see local market and shop. Savusavu town is a mileaway – 5 minutes in a taxi. We will send you in by taxi and then leave you to wander round and make your own way back by taxi – it’s $F4 (US$2).
7.00 pm Dinner


9.00 am – 12.00 pm Workshop
12.30 pm Picnic Lunch and swimming at Devodara Beach. Return to Daku approx. 3.00 pm.
3.30 Visit to village to sing with the choir.
7.00 pm Dinner


9.00 am – 12.00 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: Trip to waterfall: this is about 25 minutes’ drive and is a beautiful natural fall where you can plunge into the cool clear water and swim.
7.00 pm Dinner


9.00 am – 12.00 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
Trip to local village to sing….and then see the traditional meke dance performed with an entrancing energy by the villagers.
7.00 pm Dinner


9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
5.30 Closing concert.
7.30 pm  Dinner


Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi International flight home


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