CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Combined Youth Chorus members Jett Johnson, Megan Underwood, Keeley Schloss and Karl Macasaet are ready for the 2019 Kingaroy Town Carols on Sunday, December 1. (Photo: Contributed)
CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Combined Youth Chorus members Jett Johnson, Megan Underwood, Keeley Schloss and Karl Macasaet are ready for the 2019 Kingaroy Town Carols on Sunday, December 1. (Photo: Contributed)

Community Christmas carols launches festive season

COME and celebrate the start of the Christmas season as the community bands together for the annual Kingaroy carols.

Kingaroy Carols Committee member Zoe Basham said the carols event, ‘Who’s in the Story -A night in Bethlehem’, on Sunday, December 1 was not to be missed.

“Come and not only experience the wonderful talent we have in Kingaroy, but to be apart of that community spirit that we have in our town,” she said.

“Enjoy the music, the message and enjoy each other’s company.”

Community members are welcome to dress up in their favourite Christmas gear or even as a character from the Christmas story.

“It’s put on by the community for the community, so it’s accessible, affordable and going to be a really great way to kick off the Christmas season,” she said.

Ms Basham said the carol event took on a new direction this year.

The afternoon will kick off with food and drink stalls run as fundraisers for local community groups in the Kingaroy Town Hall forecourt from 5pm.

“We’ve got everything from hot chips to licorice available for people to come down and settle into the atmosphere, ready for a good night,” she said.

The carols will then start from 6pm inside the town hall, with people encouraged to bring along their own picnic mats and camping chairs.

Community members will be able to sing along to some carol favourites led by choirs put together specifically for the festive event.

There will be a children’s chorus of singers from Prep to Year 6, a youth chorus made up of high school-aged students and young adults under 25, and an adults chorus.

“There’s 60 singers in total across the three choirs, it’s quite a spectacular sound,” Ms Basham said.

The carol singers will be accompanied by the Kingaroy State High School band, conducted by Matt Phillips.

Ms Basham said the Christmas story would be told from a different perspective this year, with the audience put at the centre of the excitement happening in Bethlehem.

The carol event is free, but the community will have the opportunity to support South Burnett school chaplains on the night.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Friday’s edition of The South Burnett Times which includes a Christmas Carols feature of words for each of the carols sung on the night.