98five is proud to once again partner with the Churches in the Shire of Kalamunda to present the 2016 Stirk Park Carols on Sunday 11 December.
Pre-show: from 5.30 pm
There will be a petting zoo and pony rides along with food vans — coffee, ice cream, pizza and baked potatoes.
Family Carols: 7–8.30 pm
The Kalamunda Swing band will be providing the music again this year with school choirs from Forrestfield and Kalamunda. 98five’s very own Sundays host John ‘JD’ Donoghue will be your MC for the night.
This year we will have a dedicated children’s segment, singing favourites like Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, along with all of the traditional carols.
Theme: The Power of a Moment
A moment can change everything and the 2016 Stirk Park Carols is based on the 1914 World War 1 Christmas truce which was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front. In the week leading up to the holiday, French, German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk. In areas, men from both sides ventured into no man’s land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs. There were joint burial ceremonies and prisoner swaps, while several meetings ended in carol singing. Men played games of football with one another, giving one of the most memorable images of the truce.
Pursuing the idea that a moment can change everything, everyone is invited to think about how the Christmas story might change their lives this year.
Check out the Stirk Park Carols Facebook page for more information.
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