Carols set to chorus

IT’S sure to be an evening of music, fun and entertainment for the whole family when the 2018 Glenorchy Carols – A Not So Silent Night kicks off on 8 December.

Choirs, dancers and bands are currently busy practising their moves and warming up their voices in readiness for the festive evening.

The event will be hosted by six of the community’s favourite ABC presenters.

Ryk Goddard, Lucie Cutting, Leon Compton, Helen Shield, Guy Stayner and Selina Ross will be up on stage, entertaining the crowd and singing along to the carols.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to stop by the ABC marquee, a donation point for the ABC Giving Tree, which is now in its 30th year.

“I’m so excited to be at the Glenorchy Carols again this year,” ABC Breakfast presenter Ryk Goddard said.

“Come along and say hello, and don’t forget to bring a present to leave under the Giving Tree.”

ABC Your Afternoons presenter Helen Shield said Glenorchy Carols was a wonderful annual tradition for so many families.

“I’m really looking forward to experiencing the festive atmosphere and joining in the carols at this great community event,” she said.

Glenorchy City Council cultural programs officer Kelly Drummond Cawthon said she was particularly excited about the Derwent Scottish Pipe Band and the Hobart Highland dancers who would be leading the YMCA Community Parade.

“It’s all about people coming together” she said.

“We are going to be parading, dancing and singing together – so much community magic that Santa won’t be able to resist joining us for the sing-along finale.”

Glenorchy Carols will be held at Tolosa Park on Saturday 8 December.

Gates open at 5pm, with free family activities from 5.30pm, including circus skills and the YMCA Holiday Village, which has two tents filled with free hands-on activities for the whole family.

Santa is expected at about 9pm.

For more information about the evening, email carols@gcc.tas.gov.au or phone 6216 6800.

Caption: From left, Lucy, Greg, Kristie, Ben and Harry Johnston at last year’s Carols event.