Sounds of the season in fine health

IT might be old-fashioned but it’s still a guaranteed way to put a smile on people’s faces.

Hundreds of people disregarded cool conditions — and even rain — to enjoy Carols by Candlelight on Warrnambool’s Civic Green last night.

They were treated to traditional Christmas carols sung by a choir of more than 50 people, whose ages ranged from seven to 70.

Other performances by experienced Melbourne rock singers David and Rosanna Palmer and Melbourne vocalist Ray Chee gave the crowd a varied musical program and helped warm up the crowd with their lively performance.

Also adding cheer to the event was the Salvation Army brass band.

The night was hosted by the Christian Churches of Warrnambool. 

Event co-ordinator Reverend David Hodgens said young people comprised a large part of the night’s big choir, showing Christmas songs still resonated strongly with young people.

Also yesterday, members of Warrnambool’s St John of God Hospital auxiliary and friends sang carols in the wards as Santa and some young helpers distributed gifts.

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