From 4 July our FOGO program allows you to place food waste in the garden waste bin for collection.
Sing along with the songbook(PDF, 7MB)
Denis Walter is one of Australia's most popular entertainers having been a part of people's lives for over 50 years. He is the host of 3AW's Nights, has a new album Yesterday Once More on Sony Music and is thrilled to be sharing Christmas in Banyule.
"It's lovely to be part of this Christmas event and I hope families are gathered together enjoying the spirit of Christmas."
Euan Doidge has recently performed in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Perth and Brisbane as well as playing Lewis in the production of Pippen The Musical in Sydney. His first musical was Anything Goes, then The Producers, then as Paul San Marco in A Chorus Line for which he was the youngest ever nominee for the Helpmann Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. He has also appeared in Legally Blonde and Grease, in which he understudied the roles of Kenickie and Vince Fontaine, as well performing the role of Teen Angel. He has also been cast in the dream role of Marius in the Australian tour of Les Miserables.
"Christmas is my favourite time of the year and no matter the hurdles 2021 has thrown our way this years carols will be a special one filled with love, joy and celebrations!"
Tayla Coad pursued her love for music theatre and moved to Melbourne from Adelaide to further her studies at the Victorian College of Arts in 2016. There she was given the opportunity to play Maggie in Flora: The Red Menace (dir. Jason Langley) and an Ensemble/Ivy Smith cover in On The Town (dir. Adam Mitchell). Tayla also studied in New York City as part of the Global Atelier subject. Before she graduated in 2019, she was given the opportunity to work with Michael Ralph where she made her debut as Margot in Legally Blonde the Musical (James Terry Collective). During rehearsal, she found out that she had successfully gained the role of Sandy in Grease (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ) in which she was starring before COVID intervened. She returned home from the Caribbean in March 2020.
"May this Christmas Season end this very difficult year on a much more optimistic and cheerful note. Seasons Greetings to you all."
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 sends their best wishes to everyone for the Christmas and holiday season as we come together as a community, to celebrate through music and song."
The Diamond Valley Brass has been one of the most versatile bands 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 celebrations, citizenship ceremonies and enhancing civic carols productions.
Celia Wordsworth has been writing, producing and performing children’s musical theatre for over 15 years. She has toured shows nationally and internationally, and performed at some of Australia’s most prestigious events, including the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight. Celia is happy to be returning to Carols by Candlelight as Santa’s little helper. She will be joined by Frosty the Snowman and friends to count down how many sleeps are left until Christmas. There will be lots of Christmas songs, dancing and plenty of Christmas cheer! And maybe even a visit from the man himself ... 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".
Accessible drop-off at Ester Street.
Henry Street, Greensborough War Memorial Park, Greensborough 3088 View Map
Greensborough War Memorial Park ,
Free, bookings essential. Tickets are limited.
We have created a scrapbook(DOCX, 8MB) for people of all abilities to get the most out of Carols by Candlelight.
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!