Clyde Carols by Candlelight to spread Christmas cheer

The 2019 Clyde Carols by Candlelight drew a huge crowd of local residents.

By Jamie Salter

It is time to warm up those vocal cords with the Gethsemane’s 2021 ‘Clyde Carols By Candlelight’ Television Spectacular right around the corner.

Presented by Gethsemane Church and Charity, the event will reach millions of viewers across the globe.

The carols include 27 performances and incorporates the annual Gethsemane ‘Christmas Miracle’ which donates 1,000 gifts to children in the community.

Gethsemane Charity founder Kerrigan La-Brooy said he was looking forward to hosting the fifth annual carols event.

“I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be hosting again this year, we’re expecting it to be bigger than ever,” Mr La-Brooy said.

“It’s a two and a half hour show which is a lot to put together.

“Having it online is a bit different to a live performance- there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes and we have to time everything perfectly.

“I’m proud to be able to launch it in Casey, and it will be viewed around the world.”

Mr La-Brooy said the carols will shine some light into an otherwise dark world, particularly following the past two years of navigating the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Christmas Miracle is pretty special,” he said.

“We spend a couple of days wrapping the presents like Santa’s elves.

“It’s good for the kids because they can see there are people out there who care.”

Clyde Carols By Candlelight is sponsored by Berwick’s Barry Bourke Motors and the City of Casey.

The broadcast launches on Saturday 18 December from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

People can tune in to the online event from the comfort of their own home on the Gethsemane website and Channel 31

The show will also be televised on Nashville TV, Galaxy Global TV, Roku TV and the American Gospel Network.