Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 - Woolworths Carols by Candlelight

South Australia’s largest community Christmas concert, Woolworths Carols by Candlelight, is returning for its 70th year on Sunday December 14.

To celebrate the iconic event’s 70th year, the Woolworths Carols by Candlelight presented by Adelaide City Council and the Advertiser wants to establish a new record by creating the biggest community choir ever assembled in Adelaide this Christmas!  The event is a chance for South Australia’s community choirs, singing groups or individual singers to come together and perform eleven of Adelaide’s favourite carols.

The inaugural Community Choir event is a fundraising effort to support three of South Australia’s favourite children’s charities – the Cora Barclay Centre, Novita Children’s Services and the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.  The choir that raises the most money for these charities will have the chance to perform in the main concert on the main stage.

Woolworths Carols by Candlelight chair Michael Forwood said, “the inaugural Community Choir event will give South Australia’s talented choirs and singing groups the chance to live out their dream and perform in front of 30,000 people and in the main concert at Elder Park.”

“At the heart of this year’s event is the fundraising campaign, the Spirit of Giving, in association with the Community Choir, to support the work of the three charities in making a real difference in the lives of children and their families right throughout the year”.

Singing superstar Kate Ceberano, James Morrison with his sons William and Harry and musical sensation Orianthi are headlining the Woolworths Carols by Candlelight 70th celebrations, which will also include performances by:

At Sunset | Nathan Stafford | Macintyre Howie Reeves | Rachael Leahcar | Humphrey B Bear

Choirs and groups need to register and start fundraising now at  for their chance to perform on the main stage. Fundraising closes on Monday December 8 and the winning choir will be announced on Tuesday December 9.


WHAT:           Woolworths Carols by Candlelight

WHERE:         Elder Park, Adelaide

WHEN:           Sunday December 14

                        2.00pm: Gates Open 

                        7.00pm: Community Choir carols

                        8.00pm: Main concert



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