Date

Sunday 24 December

Time

8pm

Location

Sidney Myer Music Bowl King's Domain Melbourne

Come Christmas Eve this year the  Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight will celebrate their 80th anniversary.

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight is the largest Carols by Candlelight event in Australia. The event on Christmas Eve and was first held in Alexandra Gardens in 1938 and attended by around 10,000 people. Following World War II, the Carols became so well patronised that the decision was made to move it to the neighboring park in King’s Domain. In 1959, the newly constructed Sidney Myer Music Bowl provided a permanent venue, where they are still held to this day.

The National Boys Choir of Australia has been performing with Carols by Candlelight for 30 years.  We are delighted to announce that the boys will again join a cast of national and international guests on stage at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl this Christmas Eve.

 

Elementary choristers will not participate  – this event is available for the Performing choristers only.

 

Junior choristers will not participate  – this event is available for the Performing choristers only.

CAROLS KIDS SEGMENT BOYS RECORDING – Tuesday December 12

All Carols Kids segment boys are required. The recording should only take about an hour, so details are:

Venue:                 Channel 9 Docklands – 717 Bourke St (Channel 9 entrance is on the upper level)

Arrive:                  6.40pm

Depart:                 8.00pm

Wear:                    Normal rehearsal gear

Bring:                    Music satchel, drink

 

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT – December 22 to 24

Friday 22 December

Kids Segment Boys Afternoon Rehearsal

Venue              Myer Music Bowl

Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne (Melways ref 2F J8)

Arrive              3.10pm – Meet NBCA staff at the bottom of the driveway in Linlithgow Avenue – the boys will move as a group to the tent behind the Bowl stage.

Wear               NBCA rehearsal gear (polo/rugby top)

Bring               Satchel with music, drink, snack, quiet activity

Depart             4.10pm – from the same place in Linlithgow Ave.

Main Program group – Afternoon Rehearsal

 Venue              Myer Music Bowl

Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne (Melways ref 2F J8)

Arrive              3.00pm – Meet NBCA staff at the bottom of the driveway in Linlithgow Avenue – the boys will move as a group to the tent behind the Bowl stage.

Wear               NBCA rehearsal gear (polo/rugby top)

Bring               Satchel with music, drink, snack, quiet activity

Depart             6.30pm – from the same place in Linlithgow Ave.

Saturday 23 December

Kids Segment Boys – Morning Rehearsal

Venue              Ministry of Dance (64 Sutton St, North Melbourne VIC 3051).

Arrive              8.50am

Wear               NBCA Street wear with short sleeve shirt, Rugby top if cool (no tie or blazer)

Bring               Snack, drink and quiet activity

Depart             11.00am

Kids Segment  – Afternoon Rehearsal

Venue              Myer Music Bowl (as for Friday)

Arrive              12.50pm

Wear               as for the morning

Bring               Snack (having had lunch), drink, quiet activity

Depart             5.00pm

Main Program group – Afternoon Rehearsal

Venue              Myer Music Bowl, Linlithgow Ave  (as per Friday)

Arrive              5.15pm

Wear               NBCA Street wear with short sleeve shirt, rugby top if cool (no blazer or tie)

Bring               substantial snack, drink and quiet activity

Depart             6.45pm

Sunday 24 December Christmas Eve – Show time!

A bus will be provided for all performing choristers – both Kids Segment and Main program group boys.

Venue              NBCA Ringwood

Arrive              6pm for bus departure 6.15pm latest

Wear               NBCA streetwear, taupe trousers, black belt with short sleeve shirt, black shoes and socks, blazer and tie (carry blazer if warm)

Bring

Kids Segment boys

Carried in your Uniform Bag – black NBCA performance trousers (please check that these fit well as they haven’t been worn this year!!).  A t-shirt will be provided. Ensure you have black socks on with your NBCA uniform black shoes.

In your music satchel – snack, drink and quiet game/book etc

Main Program group boys

Carried in the Robe Bag – robe, low neck white t-shirt, jiffies, white socks

In your music satchel – snack, drink and quiet game/book etc

Return             12.00 midnight (approximately) to NBCA Ringwood

Please note   If any parent wishes to collect their boy/boys from the Music Bowl, please put a request in writing to be handed to the NBCA staff member on duty with the roll at the Dress Rehearsal Saturday 23 Dec and then on Christmas Eve, after the performance, you MUST collect the boy/boys promptly (the remaining boys have a bus to catch to get home before Santa does his rounds!) from the bottom of the rear driveway, so that the names can be recorded as having left the group.  You will not be allowed to enter the security area.

 

Kids Segment Group

Liam Browne Soren Adkin Charlie Banias
Caelan Chong Oliver Fromm Connor Chong
Daniel Elias Liam Kiernan Christopher Karathanassis
Harry Hendel Riki Lethbridge Zac Karathanassis
Nathan Magpantay Harrison Martin Nathaneal Khor
Natsuki Rogers Patrick Nguyen Aaron Tan
Robin Soeradinata Jay Tolentino  

Main program group

Daniel Cho Ryan Cole Hunter Greco
Tommy De Simone Callum Corbally Jonathan Liew
Joshua Doan Lucas D’Costa Leroy Liu
Caspian Furman Simon D’Costa Noah Liu
Xavier Grindlay Elliot Hulbert Hayden Makmur
Ivan Li Aidan Maher James Manson
Geoff Liu Hamish McLean Davies Ryan Ong
Santiago Merchant James Newton Bjorn Steguweit
William Morrison Nhan Nguyen Robert Strangward
Matthias Mullins Damon Prothero Mitchell Ting
Will Parker Alexander Rozakeas Hamish Warner
Isaac Pearson Alessio Russo Leon Zhang
Matthew Risson Henry Smith  
Lachlan Tang Jason Zhao  

 

 . . . in anticipation of some frequently asked questions

  • sadly we do not receive any special ticket deals
  • you will need to find your own way to and from rehearsals on the Friday and Saturday
  • a bus will operate to and from the Choir and Music Bowl on Christmas Eve

 


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