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Things have been a little different this year, and Carols by Candlelight 2020 was too. The great news is that you can still enjoy our event right from your own home.
Enjoy and watch the Carols now Sing along with the 2020 songbook(PDF, 5MB)
2020 has been a year of disrupted daily life. Nights with Denis Walter on 3AW has continued from a home studio and although a new album through Sony Music has been delayed, a new Christmas single, 'We Need A Little Christmas', is available for your enjoyment.
"It's lovely to be part of this Christmas event and I hope families are gathered together enjoying the spirit of Christmas."
Nadia Komazec made her professional debut at the age of 17 as Meg Giry in The Phantom of The Opera. Since, she has appeared in numerous professional productions, such as Mamma Mia, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, Matilda, The Rocky Horror Show, Bring It On and most recently The School Of Rock.
"I would like to wish everyone and their families a wonderful Christmas. I hope it is filled with love, light and joy. Merry Christmas!"
Established in 2015, Melbourne Contemporary Choir, affectionately known as MCCHOIR, is a new breed of choir and one of our city's most highly regarded, un-auditioned vocal ensembles. They are fresh, progressive and perform a wide repertoire of songs including a growing catalogue of inspiring original tunes. MCCHOIR has performed for Mastercard, Cricket Australia, The Geelong Football club at Crown Palladium, White Night and more.
"May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill. And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a merry Christmas from Melbourne Contemporary Choir."
The Australian Children's Choir (ACC) is regarded as one of Australia's finest and longest running mixed voice children choirs. 2020 has provided many new opportunities for the choir in transitioning to online rehearsals and performances with other high-profile musicians. Daniel Brinsmead, ACC's artistic director, continues to inspire the choristers with new and exciting repertoire and arrangements, and is thrilled to be presenting and sharing our Christmas program with the families and friends of Banyule.
"The Australian Children's Choir wishes the families and friends of Banyule a Christmas filled with laughter, music, family and friendship. The most precious things in life! Merry Christmas!"
The Kazoos have toured nationally and internationally since 2008, taking their musical comedy show everywhere from performing arts centres to remote communities in outback Australia. Shows are based on the foundations of good old-fashioned entertainment and are sure to get everyone into the Christmas spirit! Are you ready to help The Kazoos find Santa?
"We are delighted to be invited back to celebrate Christmas with the community of Banyule this year. Even though Christmas is going to look a bit different this year, Santa asked us to let you know that it is still going to be as special as ever! We hope you all have a safe and happy festive season.
Love, The Kazoos"
Diamond Valley Brass is one of the most versatile band in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne over the past 40 years. The band has recently concentrated on producing its own concerts with popular guest artists and contributing to community events such as Australia Day, citizenship ceremonies and enhancing civic carols by candlelight productions.
"The band would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy Christmas with your family and friends."
We work to ensure our events and festivals are as inclusive and accessible as possible, for all people. To support increased community participation we have a number of strategies and resources available.
Auslan Stage Left is the principal provider of Auslan interpreting for our events, and provides qualified interpreters who have been specifically trained for the genre.
Auslan is the language of the Australian deaf community. This rich, vibrant community is diverse with its members having a wide range of interests, including Christmas carols!
The stream will be available to watch until 31 December.