Carols for community

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Brendon Bailey and son Campbell, 5, get in the mood for Apex’s annual carols by candlelight.
Camera IconBrendon Bailey and son Campbell, 5, get in the mood for Apex’s annual carols by candlelight. Credit: Laurie Benson

Anticipation for this year’s Apex Carols by Candlelight is as high as ever after many were saddened by its cancellation last year because of bad weather.

The free annual Christmas music event will be held in a new location this year, moving to the revamped Alison Hartman Gardens while works are taking place at Middleton Beach.

Father Christmas will make a special appearance for the 67th carols, while local musicians will bring the classics alive on stage.

Apex Club of Albany’s Brendon Bailey said the carols played a big part in the City’s celebrations.

“The Apex club feels that this is an important tradition to keep alive as it promotes community involvement and good spirit for the Christmas period,” he said.

“People should come down to enjoy a hopefully pleasant evening of singing carols and we will also be having a visit from Santa.

“It was unfortunate that we had to cancel last year due to the weather but with all the electrical equipment for the band and choir, safety is paramount.”

He encouraged people to join the Apex Club of Albany and help bring the community together.

“Over the last few years the Apex Club has had a decline in membership and this can make it difficult to organise and run larger events such as the Carols,” he said.

“Apex is a not-for-profit community service group for anyone aged between 18 and 55 although this can be flexible.”

The event plans to return to Ellen Cove next year “bigger and better”.

The Apex Carols by Candlelight will take place on Saturday, December 21 at 7pm.

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