Vocal group Quadrum prepares to entertain in festive style at Carols in the Park at Maryborough on Sunday night.
Vocal group Quadrum prepares to entertain in festive style at Carols in the Park at Maryborough on Sunday night. Contributed

Festive tune invites locals

MUSICAL maestros young and old will display their talent as melodies resound across Maryborough’s Queen’s Park for the annual Carols in the Park on Sunday night.

Local musicians will star on the night, with a huge line-up of entertainment including performances by Maryborough vocal group Quadrum, the Maryborough Youth Choir and the Maryborough Special School Bucketeers.

For the young members of Quadrum, it will be the first time they have sung as a group in public.

“We’ve only been together for two or three months and we’re all good friends and trust each other so there’s no pressure,” member Matthew Richers said.

“We’ll be singing a lovely song from the children’s movie The Polar Express — I guess it could be described as one of the more mature Christmas carols.”

Family band The Twine will add a touch of culture to the night with their unique combination of didgeridoo, guitar, flute, various quirky instruments from across the globe and thumping rhythmical drums.

Acting Mayor Julie Arthur said she was delighted with the showcase.

“This year we called for expressions of interest from local performers and we’ve been amazed by the depth and range of talent we have uncovered in our community,” she said

The Apex Santa Fair is also on at Queen’s Park from 9am to 3pm this Sunday.

The carols start at 6pm and the night will finish with a bang as fireworks light up the sky about 8.30pm.

For more information and other regional Christmas events go www.festivefrasercoast.com.au



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