AUDIENCES will still be entertained by local performers this Sunday when the Blue Lake Carols light up their screens for the second year in a row.
Traditionally held at the Mount Gambier Railway Lands, the event this year will once again be broadcast from the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, without an audience, and live streamed across media platforms for all to enjoy.
Organisers concluded a virtual event was the best option to guarantee the delivery of the performance due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
Blue Lake Carols master of ceremonies Danni Reade said despite not having the community all together at the Railway Lands, the event will gain traction by being able to present local talent to a worldwide audience.
“The positive feedback from the 2020 online event was completely overwhelming and we received well wishes and Christmas cheer from literally right across the country and the world,” Ms Reade said.
“By adapting the format of the traditional concert, the community can celebrate the joy of the festive season and Mount Gambier can show the world what a talented, innovative and vibrant community we are.”
For this year’s event, spectators are expected to welcome back local performers Gabe Strachan, Scott Maxwell, Lilli Fulwood, Ben Hood, the Congolese Choir, Tamara Seeley, Fiona Unger, Gajanan Frost, Jordy Jones, Simon Fisher and the Phoenix Choir.
Alongside solo artists, two duo performances are also scheduled including Louise Adams and Gavin Clarke as well as Emma Anderson and Alison Newman.
All performers will be supported by the Blue Lake Carols Band.
The event will be live streamed from the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on Sunday, December 12, beginning at 7.30pm and can be viewed online, or heard on 5GTR FM.