Come all ye faithful: Carols by Candlelight to light up the night

COMING TO TOWN: James Buchanan, Mitch Davis, Rachel the elf, Gerry Rammage, Donna Riles and Santa are ready for Saturday's carols. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1205jkcarols1
COMING TO TOWN: James Buchanan, Mitch Davis, Rachel the elf, Gerry Rammage, Donna Riles and Santa are ready for Saturday's carols. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1205jkcarols1

COME all ye faithful, the Orange Carols by Candlelight are on again this Saturday night.

Performers and a big crowd will be decking the halls, keeping time with the little drummer boy, ringing jingle bells and doing everything they can to have anything but a silent night.

Orange mayor Reg Kidd said it would be a big night for people of all ages.

“The families of Orange are once again in for a fantastic night’s entertainment,” he said.

“It’s that one night of the year when the children of Orange can have fun with the sights and sounds of mum and dad singing their favourite carols.”

This year’s music will be provided by the Orange Regional Conservatorium Orchestra and Chamber Choir and the City of Orange Brass Band.

FESTIVE: Performers on stage at the Northcourt for the 2016 carols. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1210jkcarols28

FESTIVE: Performers on stage at the Northcourt for the 2016 carols. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1210jkcarols28

Cr Kidd said the organisers tried to balance the music and the carols.

“It gives the opportunity for everyone young and old to join the singing together,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to being there at the Northcourt.

“The event starts at 7pm on Saturday night and will be over in time to get some very excited kids to bed in good time.

“Over the years thousands of Orange people have turned out for this event and we’re expecting a big crowd again.”

And he said there was even a strong chance Santa would pay the carol-singing crowd a visit.