ROCHESTER is set to swing into the Christmas spirit with the annual Christmas Carols presented by the Rochester and Elmore Ministers Association at Windridge Oval on Sunday.
This year, the music will be provided by The Salvo Big Band, a 20-piece jazz band that has performed alongside artists such as The Idea of North, Chris Sebastian, Kane Alexander, Justin Gall, Emma Pask and Debra O’Toole.
There will also be performances from our local schools and the River City Singers, who have proved popular additions to the carols in previous years.
Along with the new location, the carols will also have kids’ activities including a jumping castle, big games and a craft table.
The Rochester Lions Club will be holding a sausage sizzle, and the Leos will be there with their fairy floss machine.
The Rochester Commonwealth Bank will be distributing candles.
‘‘Christmas is such a special time of the year, where Christians around the world come to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,’’ Ministers Association president and Rochester Presbyterian Church minister Stuart Withers said.
“But Christmas is also a time where the community comes together.
‘‘We spend time with families, we spend time with each other, and we look out for each other.’’
The Rochester community is invited to share in the carols, and bring along their blankets, chairs and picnics.
The Rochester and Elmore Ministers Association consists of the Anglican, Presbyterian, Rochester Christian Fellowship, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, and Uniting Churches in the Rochester, Lockington and Elmore area.