Singing in the spirit at Carols on the Merri

Despite the damp conditions, festivity was all around at the 2017 Carols on the Merri event.

The event, now in its 20th year, has only been forced to use Brauer College as a plan b, just once.

“We’ve only had to move to Brauer’s stadium once,” event organiser David Kelson said. “And that was back in 2005.”

“Knowing Warrnambool though you never know what you’ll get. We can’t order the weather.”

The evening featured performances from schools including the Warrnambool Special Developmental School, St John’s, St Pius, Emmanuel College and Brauer College.

Musician Nancie Schipper also performed.

Standard photographer Christine Ansorge was there to capture the evening.