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Carols night a true delight

Monday, 12th December, 2011

SEASONAL SING-A-LONG: Johanne Wilde and Mark Curtis perform a duet in Sturt Park last night. SEASONAL SING-A-LONG: Johanne Wilde and Mark Curtis perform a duet in Sturt Park last night.

By Kurtis Eichler

 Sounds of Christmas carols echoed across Sturt Park yesterday evening as thousands turned out for Carols by Candlelight.

The local tradition was alive with festive spirit as more than 2300 people attended the event last night.

Family favourites including ‘O Holy Night’, ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’ were performed by a range of local artists.

Master of Ceremonies, John Curtis, now in his 26th year with Carols, said the weather had been kind to them on the night.

“The weather is just perfect,” Mr Curtis said.

Saturday’s thunderstorm and shower had threatened to wash out the outdoor event.

“In fact, our sound technician rang and asked if we had any plans if it was going rain,” Mr Curtis said.

But the rain didn’t return for last night’s show, with cool temperatures and balmy winds hovering over the parklands.

Mr Curtis, who has recently had to deal with his wife Judith’s illness, said Carols was always something to look forward to.

“To see such a great effort from the acts and singers who pull it all together is great,” he said.

“It always is a great thing to witness the community coming together.”

 

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