Sounding joy at Christmas in July

The original Voices of Casey gets into the festive spirit. Picture: SUPPLIED

The original Voices of Casey, with their award-winning founding artistic director Jonathon Welch AM, will perform for the first time in 18 months at a Christmas in July extravaganza.

The concert will be held on Saturday 24 July at the Narre Warren Bowls Club from 6pm.

“One of my favourite carols has the line ‘repeat the sounding joy’, and that’s exactly what we will be doing at Christmas in July,” Mr Welch said.

“It’s been such a joy for the choir returning to rehearsals this year after a long year on Zoom during 2020.

“But now we are back at warp speed, preparing for this, our first concert in 2021.  

“We have had several new members join our wonderful original members, many of whom have been with the choir since we began singing together in 2013, and there is a real buzz and energy at rehearsals again.

“I have always loved working with this choir and the amazing work they’ve done with many of our projects supporting the Casey community. Now it’s time to celebrate again!” he said.

The choir has a new rehearsal home at the Narre Warren Bowls Club, a place that Mr Welch said “exudes a wonderful community spirit”.

“We’re so thrilled to have their support and to be collaborating with them on lots of exciting projects in the future as well,” he said.

The concert will feature singalongs to everyone’s favourite Christmas carols, a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings as well as plenty of festive cheer.

“Given the year we’ve just had, I think we all deserve to have some fun and celebrate Christmas twice this year,” Mr Welch said.

Tickets are $35 for concession and under 18, and $40 for full-price tickets.

The ticket price includes a two-course roast Christmas dinner. All funds raised will support the original Voices of Casey in their work.

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