LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS OPENING NIGHT - THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 2019
Lights of Christmas this year will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special Opening Night Concert featuring two international performers ahead of this year’s spectacular light and audio show.
Recording artist and Franciscan friar, Friar Alessandro, the Voice from Assisi will sing a number of Christmas carols on the steps of St Mary’s Cathedral. He will be accompanied by Sydney-born concert pianist Vivian Choi who is now based in New York but returning for this special event and the full Artes Christi Choir and Orchestra.
Everyone is welcome to this community event, now a Sydney tradition. The music, the voices and the amazing light show on the Cathedral façade promises to be the highlight of Sydney’s Christmas celebrations.
2019 CHARITY PARTNER - ST VINCENT’S HOSPITAL
For the second year, Lights of Christmas has partnered with St Vincent’s Hospital to raise funds for one of Sydney’s oldest and most respected medical institutions. Lights of Christmas provides a platform for the public to support this year’s fundraising project: mental health.
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney has a long history of providing mental health services as far back as 1868 when the Sisters of Charity opened the first service in Darlinghurst. Through innovative telehealth and online outreach programs, St Vincent’s now provides mental health services to people in rural and remote regions of NSW that would otherwise not be available to them.
“St Vincent’s is thankful to be the Charity Partner of Lights of Christmas for the second year. The support of the community allows us to continue developing our online mental health care services in regional NSW.”
Dr Nicholas Babidge, Clinical Director, Mental Health St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney