Saturday, 5 December 2015

Carols by Candlelight in Darwin

Wow, can not believe it has been so long since I wrote here. Life gets in the way of living at times.
On stage. Lots of fans. About 32 degrees so quite nice really.

This afternoon we rehearsed for Carols by Candlelight. Tomorrow night is the show at the amphitheatre in the Botanic Gardens. It might rain. It did while we rehearsed today.

Some of the singers and musicians are still at school.

This is the choir. We are a combination of the Darwin Chorale, the Youth Choir, the Indonesian Mission Church Choir, the Filipino Congregation of St Paul, Vox Crox, Sing Song Signers, and Sing Australia. The Sing Song Signers not only sing with their voices but sign the carols with their hands.
The techies' view.

We have music from the Darwin City Brass Band, the Army Band, NT Music School, and Ritmico. Ritmico are a percussion band of about 20 school students.

And of course the soloists, including Shalom Kaa, Stevie Kyriacou, Danica Walker, Nimila Heys, Katie Young, Jazmin Tomsen, Ambrose Nichols-Skene, Angela Martinez, Sevasti Karavas, Fiona Wake, Brian Manning, Jemima Fernandes, Ken Broday, Mike Foley, and Angie Datseres.

Children will run about all through the concert. Food stalls will keep everyone feeling fine. Stars and moonlight if the clouds stay away. Perfume of tropical flowers. Live entertainment.
The audience will sit on the lawn. It is a fabulous venue right in the heart of the city.
Wonderful sponsors. Lots and lots of generous sponsors. Just a gold coin entry and the money all goes to charity.

After the singing and speeches there will be fireworks.

Gotta love that! Why live anywhere else? Bet you wish you were here.

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