Carols on Campus ends academic year in song

Thursday, 8 December 2016

One thousand voices will be joined in song at this year's free public Carols on Campus event, to be held in historic Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide on Thursday 15 December.

"Carols on Campus has become one of the public’s favourite events in the University's calendar. Each year Bonython Hall is filled with members of the community, who take part in rousing singing to mark the festive season in one of Adelaide's most unique venues," says the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Warren Bebbington.

Held in the tradition of Carols from King's at Cambridge University, the University of Adelaide's Carols on Campus will feature a full academic procession, soloists and choristers from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and the Bonython Hall organ played by Karl Geiger.

The Head of Voice, Opera, Conducting & Ensembles at the Elder Conservatorium, Associate Professor Carl Crossin, OAM, will again lead the Elder Conservatorium Chorale.

"The program for Carols on Campus is never the same each year, with a combination of traditional and non-traditional carols, readings and musical performance," Associate Professor Crossin says.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase some of the many talents of the Elder Conservatorium. With the voices of staff and students joining with members of the community, Carols on Campus has become a special event that we look forward to each year," he says.

Those who attend Carols on Campus are encouraged to bring a present to place under the University's Christmas Gifting Tree in Bonython Hall, to be distributed to children in need by the Smith Family.

WHAT: Carols on Campus – A Celebration of Christmas at the University of Adelaide
WHERE: Bonython Hall, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 7.00pm Thursday 15 December 2016
COST: Free — all welcome

Carols on Campus will also be streamed live via the University's website:


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