When ceremony meets tradition, our hearts erupt in silent fireworks. From music and voice in the soundshell, dance and sing-alongs on the grass and creative happenings in the Holiday Village through to the tiny flames we shelter together in the shared 1 Minute of Silence just before dark and the parade of lanterns, the 2017 Glenorchy Carols will give us moments that make us laugh, make us gasp, make us hold our breath, and might even make us take each other’s hands for the coming year.
Join our host, Ryk Goddard, for a wonderful musical afternoon in Tolosa Park!
Download the Sing-Along Book to your mobile device before the event so you are ready to sing!
– The Bootleg Gin Sluggers –
A tasty eclectic mix of covers of the old, & originals that sound like Bootleg era classics. Kick your shoes off and dance… you’ll just want to!
– Group Noise Rock Choir –
Accompanied by some of Hobart’s most accomplished musos – Group Noise will have you singing along and dancing in the grass.
– Tasmanian Song Company –
From university students to octogenarians, this inter-generational community choir has shared their love of singing at the Glenorchy Carols for as long as we have been running.
– Glenorchy City Concert Brass –
With over 25 brass and percussion musicians, this ensemble can lift the spirits and the roof of any occasion.
– ThylaSing Vocal Ensemble –
A young choir with pop arrangements ideal to sing along with!
– QTas Choir –
Tasmania’s choir for LGBTIQ+ community and their allies.
– Combined School Choir –
A 100 voice strong choir form local elementary schools.
– Hobart’s Choir of High Hopes –
Inspiring and uplifting in many ways – the Choir of High Hopes offers people experiencing disadvantage in its many forms the opportunity to sing in a safe and welcoming environment.
– Deep South Chorus –
A male a cappella chorus singing in four part harmony.
– Wheelie Bin Orchestra –
A quartet of Australian percussionists who play on…Wheelie Bins.
– African Children’s Choir –
Celebrating Contemporary gospel music and African dance.
– Local School Choirs –
Including Moonah Primary + Dominic College Senior Choir.
– Holiday Village –
Be inspired. Be reinvigorated. Re-energise and re-connect.
Transform yourself from a regular caroller to a living artwork with mask-making, or share your holiday spirit by making a card or joining the lantern and music making parade!
Supported by Commonwealth Bank Australia.
– Community Parade –
Meet the artists in the Holiday Village to make a lantern, forge an instrument, create a costume and then just before dark join the magical community parade.
– PSYCH-les –
If a bike looks crazy and you have to pedal backwards to ride it, chances are it is a Psychles.
Challenge yourself to a ride on these awesome pedalling machines on the Criterium Circuit.
– Glenorchy Cricket Club –
The crew at Glenorchy Cricket Club will open up the lawns with the MILO in2CRICKET program and MILO T20 Blast.
Hit a few balls, practice your skills and have fun!
Glenorchy Carols is wheelchair accessible, will have live captioning and Auslan interpretation.
Photo: Sandi Sissel
The Not-So-Silent-Bus is now fully booked. If you missed out on tickets we will be running free shuttle busses from Glenorchy to Tolosa Park. Register for the shuttle busses by joining the bus waiting list here.
The ABC Giving Tree Appeal is Tasmania’s biggest Christmas charity, raising money and gifts to donate to disadvantaged and vulnerable people around the state throughout the holiday season.
Since its establishment in 1988, the Giving Tree Appeal has become a tradition amongst families and communities alike. With up to $100,000 raised each year, we are urging people to continue to generously donate to this outstanding Tasmanian charity. Proceeds from the Giving Tree Appeal are distributed between Launceston Benevolent Society, Launceston City Mission, St Vincent de Paul Society, The Salvation Army, Uniting Care Tasmania, Hobart City Mission, Mission Australia, Anglicare and Colony 47.
As a registered charity, all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Donate now to help your fellow Tasmanians in need this Christmas.
You can make a donations either online, or in person at Glenorchy Carols 2017!