It’s that time of year again!

Saturday, December 10 @ 7:00pm

(Doors open @ 6:00pm)

St Kilda Town Hall
Corner of Carlisle Street and Brighton Road, St Kilda

Carols by Queerlight is back to help you see out 2022.  Join the Melbourne Rainbow Band, along with our special guests and seasonal choir – the CbQ Singers – as we kick off the silly season in style.

Gather your family and friends and get ready to sing along with what has been billed the “Campest thing since Christmas” and “A rainbow Christmas for everyone”. There is nowhere like Carols by Queerlight, where being home with the LGBTIQ+ for Christmas puts the sparkle and glitter back into the festive season and brings together the Diverse Gender and Sexuality (DGS) community.

We are encouraging families of all ages to attend, with an early start time of 7 pm and a visit from the jolly Man in Red likely to occur in the first part of the program. Then, after the interval, we’ll see how the grown-ups celebrate once the kids go to bed!

Tickets for individual seats or whole tables, with special prices for concession and children 12 & under, as well as discounts for booking a whole table, it’s possible for everyone to be part of the festivities.

Book now!

Wow, what an amazing afternoon.

We couldn’t be more proud of both ourselves and our talented friends at Kyneton Rainbow Voices, Castlemaine Pride, and shOUT Youth Chorus! All that hard work paid off and we successfully juggled watching two conductors to pull off one of our most exciting (and daunting) performances yet.

A huge thank you to the Darebin Arts Centre for the use of their amazing stage, and the help of their brilliant tech and stage crew. Walking into a beautifully set stage made our jobs so much easier than we thought, we couldn’t have done it without you.

And of course we can’t forget our favourite sound guru Colin, patiently walking us through our collective sound checks with endless patience.

Thank you also to our supporters at City of Stonnington and Thorne Harbour Health.

Can’t wait for our next gig…Christmas, OMG!

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