On Saturday December 10th a much loved event returns to Jenolan caves, this year celebrating its 20th year - Carols in the Caves! The highlight of Jenolan's annual event calendar, Carols is a multi award-winning phenomonen - winning Gold again at this year's Regional Tourism Awards of Excellence.
The annual Carols in the Caves is a celebration of Christmas held in the magnificent natural amphitheatre of the Grand Arch. There are two concerts held, with a 2pm matinee and an 8pm evening performance. In both cases, the Grand Arch is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, with performers on stage as well as (on occassion) appearing from high up, perched on rocks or between the stalactites and stalagmites. A variety of performers from across the region donate their time and talents to the event. This year will also feature celebrity MC Peter Vickery of TVs MasterChef fame! For the past six years the Carols have been produced and directed by Domino Houlbrook-Cove - Jenolan's Manager of Corporate, Functions and Events. Domino has the further distinction of having performed in all 19 Carols concerts to date! Classically trained as an Opera singer, Domino was once known as the 'Singing Guide' of Jenolan.
Carols in the Caves is a charitable event, with all monies raised going towards the Children's Hospital at Westmead for research into childhood cancer. Over the past four years Carols has raised in excess of $50,000 to this most worthwhile cause, and it is hoped that a record donation can be made in 2011.
Tickets for the 20th Annual Carols in the Caves are available via Ticketmaster, or by calling Jenolan direct on 1300 763311. It would be wonderful to see a record crowd in 2011 for this special day, to join together in one of the most spectacular venues in the World to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.