Carols by Candlelight events will fill the region with Christmas spirit this weekend. cont
Carols by Candlelight events will fill the region with Christmas spirit this weekend. cont

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CAPELLA has added the X-factor to its Carols by Candlelight event with Andrew Lawson from X Factor television show performing.

The evening will be held at the Capella Cultural Centre tomorrow starting from 7pm.

Also performing will be the Central Highlands Children’s Choir. The master of ceremonies will be Angela Collins, who will also lead some carols.

There will be a sausage sizzle available and the bar will open from 6pm.

There will be Christmas treats and exotic beer available and while the event will be held inside, candles will be handed out at the door.

“I look forward to seeing everyone at the event and are very excited to be able to present Andrew Lawson as the feature artist on the night,” Capella Cultural Centre manager Emma Elkington said.

“This is an event run by the community for the community… fun for the whole family.”

IT may be a new venue but all the old favourite carols will still be sung at the Emerald 2010 Rotary Christmas Carols.

Due to unpredictable wet weather, the 2010 Rotary Christmas Carols will no longer be held at the showgrounds and will now be at the Emerald Town Hall.

All previously planned events will take place, except the fireworks, and thankfully weather will not prevent a visit from the big man in red.

Come and join in on the Christmas spirit and sing-along with the community of Emerald to carols on Sunday starting from 5pm.

The night will include performances by celebrity guests Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake, along with the Emerald State High jazz band, Marist High musical band and combined children’s choir.

Organiser Russell Reynolds said this was his fifth and final Emerald carols event and that he enjoyed seeing people come together and celebrate Christmas as a community.

“My vision was to see guest artists, the outdoors and good wholesome family entertainment and through the eyes of a child. The community is very supportive, it has been fantastic,” he said.

 SPREAD some Christmas cheer and join the Blackwater community at the Rotary Community Carols on Sunday.

The Rotary Community Carols will be held at the Blackwater Civic Centre.

Blackwater North and Wey Street school choirs will perform along with brass bands from the primary and high schools.

Blackwater North will also be leading the carol, Little Drummer Boy, with the djembo drums.

“The choirs definitely put on a great show, I love seeing the kids sing,” organiser of the event Captain Stuart Haynes said.

“(I) had to send messages to the North Pole for Santa and his little helpers to come.”

There will be food served from 5pm with the program set to start from 5.30pm.

“(The) best part about it is that it’s unique to Blackwater; bring along the true spirit of Christmas and celebrate.”


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