Xmas Carols

— 2019–

Another very enjoyable night of Xmas Carols was attended by over 60 residents on Monday 16th December 2019. As tradition now dictates. residents were greeted  with some Xmas cake and the choice of sherry or fruit punch before taking their seats.

Rosemary once more ensured that everything ran smoothly and arranged for Tempo Terrific to play for us again.

Tempo Terrific really got our toes tapping with a good mixture of carols and other tunes.

Lyn recited a Xmas poem that she had written and Richard performed several solo numbers.

A successful final Social Committee event for 2019. Thanks go to all members of the Social Committee for their hard work during the year.

Merry Xmas to All

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— 2018 —

We had another good turnout for the 2018 Xmas Carols evening, once again hosted by our very own Rosemary.

By tradition, guests were greeted with the offer of some xmas cake and a choice of either a sherry or fruit punch.

President Colin welcomed all, in particular the Tempo Terrific Brass Band, a group of some 30 plus musicians who performed for us the entire evening.

Rosemary accompanied the band as a vocalist for the carols. Richard and Joan also provided several musical interludes.

Lyn read one of her popular poems and there was another poetry reading by Peter.

Of course the highlight of the evening was a visit by Mr and Mrs Claus as they handed out bags of lollies to everyone..

Another successful Xmas Carols evening organised by Rosemary who did a great job this year by enticing a full strength brass band to join us and entertain us. I wonder what Rosemary will do next year to top that..

See you all again in 2019

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— 2017 —

At this time of year many residents gather in our Centre for Rosemary’s popular evening Xmas Carols and once again there was a good turnout on Monday 18th December 2017.

Earlier, Rosemary and a her band of helpers had been over and “dressed” the stage appropriately for the evenings event.

Those attending were greeted at the door and offered a choice of a sherry or punch along with a choice of dark or light Xmas cake.

A good sized crowd

Then it was “On with the Show”.

Rosemary and Graham performed the first Carol
Joan on the piano supported the performers for the whole concert

Our resident Poet, Lyn, presented one of her original poems.

We dont seem to have a photo of Lyn performing, but here is one of her waiting for the call.

Of course, no Xmas Carols event would be complete without a visit by the Big Man in Red handing out a range of goodies…

Thanks Rosemary for another very pleasant evening….

And a Merry Xmas to all

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— 2016 —

(WEBMASTERS NOTE — Unfortunately, I was overseas at the time this event was held and was unable to attend, so I am not able to report on it personally. As an “easy way out” I have “poached” the report produced by Dave I for the TV channel and the credit goes to him for this content. Thanks Dave..)

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Heather Jesse’s son, Graham, is an accomplished musician from Sydney and joined us once again for this event. His expertise on Saxaphone and flute was most appreciated..

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And of course a visit by Father and Mother Xmas was a hit with the audience..

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Great to see some of younger relatives attending too…

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Xmas Carols
Monday 21st December 2015

It would have been lovely to have held our Xmas Carols outside under the stars as originally planned, but a change in the weather dictated otherwise. Not to be deterred, our galant organiser, Rosemary, pressed on and the result was a most enjoyable evening inside our Centre.

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A gold coin donation not only secured a seat at the event but also saw everyone enjoying a welcoming sherry and a slice of Xmas cake..1512 Xmas Carols02

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It was great to see some of the younger relatives there as well as residents..

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Rosemary was assisted on stage by Richard and Graham (son of our resident, Heather) who had travelled up from Sydney. Graham is a professional and accomplished musician and his contribution was greatly appreciated.

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Lynn also contributed to the evening with a reading of one of her poems.

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Of course no Xmas function would be complete without a visit by the “big man in red”.

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After it was over the many helpers got to relax too…

Many thanks to Rosemary for organising a wonderful evening. These events take a lot of hard work.. Notwithstanding that, lets do it all again next year..

— MERRY XMAS TO ALL —

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Xmas Carols
Monday 21st December 2015

It would have been lovely to have held our Xmas Carols outside under the stars as originally planned, but a change in the weather dictated otherwise. Not to be deterred, our galant organiser, Rosemary, pressed on and the result was a most enjoyable evening inside our Centre.

Rosemary...
Rosemary…

A gold coin donation not only secured a seat at the event but also saw everyone enjoying a welcoming sherry and a slice of Xmas cake..

Checking in..
Pat at the entrance..
WOW... Sherry and Cake
Sherry and Xmas Cake.. Yummmm…
It was great to see grandchildren there as well
It was great to see grandchildren there as well…

Once everyone was settled the carols commenced….

All ready.. then lets go..
All ready?? away we go..

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Rosemary was assisted on stage by Richard and Graham (son of our resident, Heather) who had travelled up from Sydney. Graham is a professional and accomplished musician and his contribution to our evening was greatly appreciated.

Lynn also contributed to the evening with a reading of an appropriate Xmas poem.

Lynn also contributed with a reading of an appropriate Xmas poem.
Lynn….

But of course, no Xmas function would be complete without a visit by the “Big Man in Red”.

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Mrs Claus came along to assist….
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A nice relaxing evening…

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After it was all over the many “helpers” got to relax too..

Many thanks to Rosemary for a wonderful evening, these events take a lot of hard work to organise… Not withstanding that, lets do it all again next year…

***  A MERRY XMAS TO ALL  **