WITH Christmas just three weeks away, the community is invited to welcome in the festive season at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday afternoon.
The Colour City Chamber Orchestra will start off the afternoon at 2.30pm with a community concert called The Lark Ascending, in the church, with around 30 musicians coming together to play a number of popular pieces, including the title piece, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, as well as Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio and Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas concerto.
Orchestra leader Andrew Baker said the concert was designed for everyone, including children.
“Children are more than welcome to come, they don’t have to be particularly quiet or sit still for too long ... we’d like for children to sit and experience classical music,” Mr Baker said.
Tickets to the concert cost $10 for adults, while children under 16 are free.
After the concert, afternoon tea will be held from 3.30pm, before a community picnic (bring-your-own food) takes place on the grass outside the church from 4.30pm, with children’s entertainment and the Holy Trinity Christmas carols from 5.30pm.
The orchestra will play music for the first half of the two-hour carol service, before the Holy Trinity contemporary band takes over.
Reverend Mal Dunnet encouraged everyone to attend the “really laid-back” family event, with glow sticks to be handed out in lieu of candles.