Christmastide (Loosely Woven)

Sydney Northern Beaches
04 December 2022 @ 2:00pm - 4:30 pm

A free, light-hearted, folky, Christmassy acoustic concert/cabaret featuring 20 instrumentalists and singers.

Loosely Woven is a community based group of people who put together and perform two to three new shows each year.

This year the ‘Christmas Concert’ will, for once, be just that – almost every item is related to Christmas. But you shouldn’t expect anything like your local ‘Carols by Candlelight’. For one thing, scattered throughout the concert will be a number of carols based on arrangements done by Winsome Evans for The Renaissance Players.

See the audience program.

There will be a number of well known carols/Christmas songs including

  • Away in a manger (Trad. Normandy tune)
  • The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
  • In the bleak midwinter (Gustav Holst)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Panis Angelicus
  • Happy Christmas (War is over) (John Lennon)
  • The First Nowell (with a stunning flute instrumental)
  • Santa Baby (Marilyn Monroe)
  • O Holy Night
  • Silent Night (stunningly beautiful Renaissance Players arrangement)

Some lesser known carols/songs:

  • Panxolina (a Spanish carol)
  • Job & Job’s Gygge
  • The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Browne)
  • All in the morning
  • Rudolph the Hoofer (Minnie the Moocher parody)

And a few fun items:

  • Fairy (based on Rod Stewart’s ‘Sailing’)
  • Santa Claus is coming to town (with three Santas!)
  • Grandma got run over by a reindeer

Instruments this time will include violins, viola, cellos, flute, clarinet, harp, glockenspiel, guitars, keyboard and percussion.


Wayne Richmond


The Lakes Parish Hall

21, Lagoon Street, Narrabeen, New South Wales, 2101, Australia

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