ORANGE Theatre Company (OTC) will produce traditional Carols by Candlelight in conjunction with Orange City Council on Saturday, December 15.
OTC president Trevor Carroll said the company offered to produce the popular event, using the resources it has with performers and musical connections.
“We will be offering a traditional-style Carols By Candlelight with all the carols everyone knows and loves using the voices of our talented local performers,” he said.
Performers are already in rehearsal for the event, with soloists to be accompanied by the Orange Regional Conservatorium (ORC) orchestra,on stage for the first time at the carols.
A children’s program will kick off 6.30pm with the adult program to follow at 7.15pm.
“We have carefully planned the program so it isn’t a long night for everyone, but the program will be full of energy and enthusiasm,” Mr Carroll said.
ORC director Graham Sattler said the organisation’s focus on community involvement and performing at carols was a perfect match.
“We are thrilled because we have wanted to be very much a part of this for some time,” he said.
Members of the public are invited to come early, set up on their blankets and bring a picnic, however, refreshments will be available.
Glo Sticks will be on sale and the Central Western Daily will producing a free Carols by Candlelight songbook to be handed out on the night.
Community choirs are coming together to form the choir.
People wishing to be part of the choir should attend the next rehearsal on Tuesday night at the Band Hall in William Street from 7pm to 9pm.
Carols by Candlelight program
Carols by Candlelight 2012 will be held at the North Court on Saturday, December 15.
* Childrens program starts at 6.30pm
* Santa arrives on the antique Fire Engine at 7.15.
* Program continues including soloists who will also lead the carols accompanied by Orange Regional Conservatorium Orchestra.
* Bring a picnic and rug.
* Glo Sticks will be available for sale on the night.
* In the event of rain Carols by Candlelight will move to the Orange Function Centre.
* The Central Western Daily will hand out a free glossy Carols Songbook on the night.