Carols by candlelight

City residents observe Carols by Candlelight


And right beneath, hundreds of Port Moresby residents gathered for the carols by candlelight at Murray Barracks.

Families, couples, friends, came together as early as 6pm for that one night of joining voices as one into the magic of Christmas.

Various performances included acrobatic display and singing featuring bands, church choir groups and PNG’s known musicians.

Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop, who’s behind the initiative, was at the event to thank those who turned up.

Carols by Candlelight to come alive with live performance tomorrow

The family fun event is a sleep away, set to be held at Murray Barracks.

If you’re not excited yet, you’ve got to be.

Loop PNG entertainment had a chat with Sybil Taule, one of the performers for tomorrow night’s event.

“I'm doing Jingle Bell Rock with the Bomana Prison Band, Magic of Christmas (Celine Dion), Little Drummer Boy, and Angels we have heard on high by Josh Groban.

“Christmas is my favourite part of the year.

What is Carols by Candlelight?

Away in a Manger, Do you hear what I hear, Carol of the Bells, Angels we have heard on high, you know them all.

Just like the idea of Santa bringing presents to children, this tradition has fit comfortably into many societies despite its foreign origin.

Carols a big success at Murray Barracks

Hundreds of people including children, youths and adults attended the event with their candles and sang along to the carols performed by various local artists.

The artists including Straky, Twin Tribe, Mereani Masani and the Concert Band entertained the crowd under the moonlight and in front of  a flood of lit candles.

Duo Sentanya and Henry Gewang blew the crowd away with their rendition of Winter Wonderland.

Carols by candlelight ushers in festive season

Parents and guardians joined their children for a night of carols and related performances as another Christmas approaches.