CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 2022
For over 20 years MCC Sydney has given Sydney a gift: A place to come on Christmas Eve where everyone is welcome with no exceptions. A place to come and reflect on the meaning of Christmas and to experience something memorable.
2022 continues the tradition with another very special night of Carols at the Sydney Town Hall. Come and join us as we sing carols together, reflect on the meaning of Christmas and experience something unique and memorable. Enjoy the music from the grand Pipe Organ and our performers and hear a message from our guest speaker Pastor Stef Fenton.
The event is Auslan interpreted, and entry is free to everyone.
MCC Sydney acknowledges the very generous support of the City of Sydney Council in bringing this event to the Sydney Town Hall in 2022.
On behalf of all of us at MCC, I would like to personally invite you to our carols service at Sydney Town Hall. We are really excited to be able to gather in person once again. I’m really looking forward to seeing your face light up as we sing carols, be entertained and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Read down and learn more about what to expect on the night.
Pj Dwyer - Board Member
JOIN THE CHOIR!
Monday 12 December
6:30pm–9pm at MCC Sydney
Saturday 24 December
5:45pm at Sydney Town Hall
Cost to cover printing - $5
Join link: www.trybooking.com/986555
or via QR code.
Steff Fenton (they/them) is Co-Pastor and Co-Founder of New City Church, an inclusive community exploring faith in new and engaging ways. Steff is an advocate, speaker and writer, who shares the intersections of being trans and Christian.
Steff was the co-founder and Chair of Equal Voices Sydney, an interdenominational network of LGBTIQA+ Christians and allies across Sydney. They recently graduated with a Master of Divinity through the University of Divinity, writing a thesis about masculinity, male entitlement, and gender-expansiveness in the Gospel of Matthew.
Steff is passionate about sharing stories, creating safe spiritual spaces for LGBTIQA+ people and cultivating a more equitable and expansive faith. Wearing a different hat, Steff is also the Learning & Development Manager at Twenty10. They also enjoy scrolling Instagram for cute puppy photos.
Twitter & Instagram: @steff_fenton
Pacific Opera alumna Pamela Andrews returns to the stage to Embrace MCC's Christmas in 2022.
Pamela was a 2013 Young Artist with Pacific Opera in Sydney and has won numerous prizes and awards in eisteddfods around Australia. She's in demand as a soloist, and has performed both the Mozart and Brahms Requiems, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Handel's Messiah with many choirs and orchestras, including SCUNA and the National Capital Orchestra, Tasmania's Festival of Voices and the Hobart Chamber Orchestra, among (many) others.
Ian Warwick is a baritone, director, writer and designer. In 2014, Ian completed a Master of Music (Classical Singing) at the Australian Institute of Music, and performs regularly around Sydney in opera productions, musical theatre, cabaret and recitals. Ian was an associate director for Pacific Opera’s young artist program in 2017, and in 2018, Ian interned with Opera Australia on their new outdoor production of “La Boheme”. Most recently, Ian wrote, produced, and featured in “Make Believe”, a tribute show to MGM stars Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel, for the 2022 Sydney Fringe. Ian currently studies with renowned mezzo-soprano, Deborah Humble.
Winner of the prestigious Australian ‘MO Award’ for ‘Best Live Comedy Act’, Jackie Loeb has maintained her reputation as one of today’s most hilarious and multi-talented comedians while simultaneously distinguishing herself as a singer, musician, writer and world-renowned sugar and carb addict. As seen on Superstore, Better Things and the Emmy-nominated animated Netflix series ‘Trash Truck’ where she voices the role of Ms. Mona, a worldly and wise rat.
The Sydney Town Hall can accommodate up to two thousand people. The ornate rooms, central location and easy access using public transport make it an ideal place for MCC Sydney to sing out
As in past years, we hope to fill the ground floor of the Centennial Hall, and -- let's pray big -- a large section of the upper mezzanine as well..
When it was installed in 1890, Sydney Town Hall’s Grand Organ was the largest in the world and described as the ‘finest organ ever built by an English organ builder’. Today, it continues to enthrall organ lovers and audiences.
The magnificent tones of the 8,672 pipes are a perfect accompaniment to the carol singing.
At the keyboard of the Grand Organ is Rev Gavin Ward, a former pastor of MCC Sydney. Gavin has delighted thousands with his magnificent playing at Sydney Town Hall. We're equally delighted to have Gavin back with us again for Christmas Eve 2022. Gavin also plays the keyboard for us in some of the more contemporary performances.
Support MCC Sydney's Christmas Eve Carols Service by making a one-off donation via PayPal. Click the logo to be taken to the 'Donate Now' page of our website. Your generous contribution helps ensure that we're able to continue bringing a special Christmas Eve event to the people of Sydney each year.
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street Sydney.
(Clicking "Directions" above the Red Drop Point on the picture will take you to Google Maps)
For trip planning via public transport, visit transportnsw.info or call 131 500
There is bicycle parking on each side of the Town Hall, and car parking in nearby QVB.
CITY OF SYDNEY COUNCIL
Metropolitan Community Church Sydney thanks Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the City of Sydney for their generous support in the use of the Sydney Town Hall for MCC Sydney Christmas Eve Service 2022.
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MCC WELFARE SERVICES
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