Carols in the Domain

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Carols in the Domain
Genre Christmas, pop
Location(s) The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Years active 1983–present
Founded by Robyn Hobbs[1][2]
Website
www.carolsinthedomain.com

Carols in the Domain is an annual Christmas concert event held in the Domain Gardens in Sydney. It began in 1983. It is broadcast around Australia on the Seven Network and simulcast on Smooth FM. The free event is held on the last Saturday before Christmas,[3] and has become one of Australia's largest free Christmas events.[4]

In 2013, Carols in the Domain was held on Saturday 21 December.[5][6] It was presented by Matt White and Melissa Doyle.[7] It is estimated to draw about fifty thousand people[8] although previous Carols events have brought over a hundred thousand.[1]

It is a major supporter of The Salvation Army's OASIS Youth Support Network.

History[edit]

Carols in the Domain was started by Robyn Anne Hobbs, who observed Christmas carol events in Australia and wanted to develop one for Sydney.[1] In an article with the Sydney Morning Herald, she said "I suppose I started Carols in the Domain from a purely selfish point of view because I'm an only child and Christmas and birthdays were always wonderful occasions to celebrate and yet Sydney didn't really have a major Christmas celebration." She had worked with Qantas and chose The Salvation Army as the charity. The first Carols event was held in 1983 and was attended by 15,000 people.[9][10]

Hobbs was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM – General Division) in 2009 for services to the community in founding Carols in the Domain and her fundraising efforts for the Salvation Army[2]

The main sponsor is designated with Naming Rights.[11] In 1989, the main sponsor was Esso.[12] In 1996, the main sponsor was Pacific Power, however, because the government had split up the company, they could not fund the sponsorship, but the state government stepped in to sponsor the event,[9][13][14] pledging over AUS$300,000.[15] The event was televised for the first time to New Zealand on TVNZ and Southeast Asia on Australia Television.[14] The Sydney Morning Herald also became a sponsor for the event.[16]

In 1997, the naming rights sponsor was RAMS Home Loans.[17][18] In 2004, the event was called "The Good Guys Good Kid Carols in the Domain".[19] In 2005, the naming rights were assumed to be The Good Guys again,[20] but Woolworths acquired the naming rights and renamed the event to "Woolworths Carols in the Domain",[21] and has retained the name since.[11]

Charity[edit]

Carols in the Domain supports both The Salvation Army and The Salvation Army OASIS Youth Support Network through the sale of candle bags during the performance.[22] Oasis seeks to assist homeless youths aged between 16–24 in the inner city of Sydney with emergency housing, case management and training.[23]

Major Sponsors[edit]

The sponsors for the 2013 event were:[11]

List of past events[edit]

All events have included a visit by Santa Claus, and music from local orchestras and choirs.

Date Hosts Guests Orchestra and choir Musical Director Refs
1983
1984
1985
20 December 1986 Normie Rowe, Jackie Love, Fabulous Singlettes, Don Spence Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra and Chorale, Young Sydney Singers [24][25]
1987 2MBS FM Children's Choir [26]
1988 Ian Turpie Normie Rowe [27]
1989
22 December 1990 Barry Crocker Tina Arena, Jackie Trent Jeanne Little, Grace Knight, Clare Gormley Sydney Youth Orchestra, The Salvation Army Massed Choirs, Cafe Of The Gate Of Salvation [28][29]
21 December 1991 Barry Crocker and Jackie Love Judith Durham, David Hobson, Suzanne Clachair, Mickey and Minnie The Australian Girls Choir [30][31]
19 December 1992 Barry Crocker and Jackie Love Jeanne Little, Suzanne Johnston, John Williamson, Georgie Parker, Tom Burlinson, Noel Ferrier, June Bronhill, The Tin Lids, Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent, The Salvation Army Choir, The Sydney Youth Orchestra. [32][33]
18 December 1993 Girlfriend, Toni Pearen, Jackie Love, Rob Guest, Suzanne Johnston, David Hobson, The Wiggles, Lee Kernaghan, Tara Morice Sydney Youth Orchestra, The Salvation Army Choir [34][35][36]
17 December 1994 Rob Guest [37]
23 December 1995 Rob Guest, Julie Anthony, Peter Cousens, Andrew Daddo, The Wiggles, Tempany Deckert Sydney Youth Orchestra, Philharmonic Choir Michael Harvey [38][39][40][41]
21 December 1996 Noni Hazlehurst and John Jarratt Belinda Emmett, Julia Morris, Human Nature, Troy Cassar-Daley, Georgie Parker and Jim Walton, Miriam Gormley, Roger Lemke, Gregory Tomlinson, Peter Cousens and Maree Johnson, Sharon Millerchip, Adriana de Caires, Peter Combe, Sesame Street cast, Disney Channel, The Wiggles, Janice Breen Showgroup. Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Victorian Boys' Choir Michael Harvey [42]
20 December 1997 Noni Hazlehurst and John Jarratt Ghillian Sullivan, Roger Lemke, Hugh Jackman, Monica Trapaga, Home and Away stars, Disney Channel's Mickey and Goofy, The Wiggles Michael Harvey [17]
19 December 1998 Hugh Jackman Belinda Emmett, CDB, Monica Trapaga, Suzanne Johnson, David Hobson, Peter Cousens, Dan Tullis Jr., Simon Gallaher, Georgie Parker, Peter Combe, Janice Breen Showgroup, The Wiggles Sydney Youth Orchestra, University of Western Sydney Choir, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus Michael Harvey [43][44]
18 December 1999 Andrew Daddo and Belinda Emmett Vanessa Amorosi, Lisa McCune and The Sound Of Music's Von Trapp children, Vika and Linda, The Wiggles, Adam Brand Michael Harvey [45]
23 December 2000 Andrew Daddo and Katrina Warren Anthony Warlow, Amelia Farrugia, Peter Hobson, Nikki Webster, Belinda Emmett, Adam Brand, Bardot, Jimmy Little, Todd McKenney, Caroline Craig, Glen Shorrock, Rachel Marley, Doug Parkinson, Danielle G’aha, Tim Draxl, Morgan Crowley, Maryanne Fogarty, The Wiggles, Disney with Monica Trapaga, Janice Breen Showgroup Sydney Youth Orchestra, Singers 2000, Australian Youth Choir, Beethoven Society Michael Harvey [18]
22 December 2001 Andrew Daddo and Katrina Warren Caroline Craig, Nikki Webster, Sister2Sister, Simon Burke, Bardot, Rob Guest, Clare Gormley, Troy Cassar-Daley, Georgie Parker, Hayley Westenra, Beccy Cole, Amelia Farrugia, Scandal'us, The Wiggles, Monica Trapaga, The Disney Channel with Colin Buchanan, Janice Breen Showgroup Sydney Youth Orchestra, Tenor Australis, Beethoven Society Choir Michael Harvey [46]
21 December 2002 Andrew Daddo and Katrina Warren Rob Guest, Julie Anthony, Adam Brand, Rebecca Cartwright, Tom Burlinson, Caroline Craig, Cameron Daddo, Belinda Emmett, David Hobson, Marcia Hines, Melinda Schneider, Selwyn, Shu Cheen Yu, Katie Underwood, Wayne Scott Kermond, Scott Cain, Daniel Bowden, Natasha Lee, Carolettes, The Wiggles, Disney Channel, Janice Breen Showgroup Sydney Youth Orchestra, Beethoven Society Choir, Australian Girls Choir, Jubilation Gospel Choir Michael Harvey [47]
20 December 2003 Andrew Daddo and Katrina Warren Kane Alexander, Julie Anthony, Rachael Beck, The Carolettes, Troy Cassar-Daley, Peter Cousens, Eran, Amelia Farrugia, David Hobson, Stars of The Lion King, Todd McKenney, Mercury 4, Amanda Muggleton, Georgie Parker, s2s, Melinda Schneider, Katie Underwood, The Wiggles, Disney Channel, Janice Breen Showgroup Sydney Youth Orchestra, Beethoven Society Choir, Australian Girls Choir, Jubilation Gospel Choir Michael Harvey [48][49]
18 December 2004 Andrew Daddo and Bec Cartwright Kane Alexander, Rachael Beck, Ian Stenlake, Bella, Tim Campbell, Cosima de Vito, Clare Gormley, David Hobson, Janice Breen Showgroup, Lee Kernaghan, Todd McKenney, Andrew O'Keefe, Chloe Dallimore, Guy Sebastian, Reg Livermore, Cast of We Will Rock You, Ross Wilson, Shu Cheen Yu, The Wiggles Sydney Youth Orchestra, Beethoven Society Choir, Australian Girls Choir, Jubilation Gospel Choir Michael Harvey [19]

[50]

17 December 2005 Andrew Daddo and Jennifer Hawkins Todd McKenney, Sophie Monk, Shannon Noll, the Janice Breen Showgroup, Georgie Parker, Paulini, Human Nature, Christine Anu, Nikki Webster, Tim Campbell, Adam Brand, Beccy Cole, Amelia Farrugia, Tenor Australis, a Disney spectacular, The Wiggles, Patrizio Buanne, Leo Sayer, David Hasselhoff Sydney Youth Orchestra, The Salvation Army Choir, Jubilation Michael Harvey [21][51]
16 December 2006 Grant Denyer and Shelley Craft Adam Harvey, Chloe Dallimore, Damien Leith, David Hobson, Deni Hines, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature, Jade MacRae, The Janice Breen Showgroup, Melinda Schneider, MiG, Rachael Beck, Raggs, The Wiggles, Tim Campbell, Young Divas, Yvonne Kenny Sydney Youth Orchestra, The Salvation Army Choir, Australian Girls Choir, Jubilation Michael Harvey [21][52][53]
22 December 2007 Kate Richie and Grant Denyer Tina Arena, Yvonne Kenny, Christine Anu, Tim Campbell, Rachael Beck, Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, Songbirds, Raggs, The Wiggles, Doug Parkinson, Human Nature, Paulini, Janice Breen Showgroup, David Hobson, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Ross Wilson, Alvin and the Chipmunks Sydney Youth Orchestra, The Salvation Army Choir, Australian Girls Choir, Jubilation, Australian Contemporary Singers Michael Harvey, Jamie Rigg [54][55][56]
20 December 2008 Kate Ritchie and Grant Denyer Brian McFadden, Shannon Noll, Guy Sebastian, Paulini, Delta Goodrem, Charli Delaney, Melinda Schneider, David Hobson, High School Musical on Stage!, Christine Anu & Deni Hines, The Wiggles, University of Newcastle Chamber Choir, Rachael Beck, Amelia Farrugia, ARYA, Janice Breen Showgroup, Justine Clarke, Battle of the Choirs Judges Sydney Youth Orchestra, Australian Girls Choir, The Salvation Army Choir, Jubilation Gospel Group Jamie Rigg [57][58]
19 December 2009 Kate Ritchie and Grant Denyer The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Adam Brand, The McClymonts, Georgie Parker, Mark Vincent, cast of Wicked the Musical, Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and The Little Hillbillies, Katherine Jenkins, Kate Ceberano, Ronan Keating, Leo Sayer, Engelbert Humperdinck Sydney Youth Orchestra, Australian Girls Choir, The Salvation Army Choir, Sydney Childrens Choir, Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir Graeme Press [59][60][61][62]
18 December 2010 Grant Denyer and Kylie Gillies The Wiggles, Janice Breen Showgroup, Georgie Parker, Mark Vincent, Felicity Urquhart, Greta Bradman, Charli Robinson, Jersey Boys, Troy Cassar-Daley, Straalen McCallum, Josh Groban, Stan Walker, Justice Crew, Cassie Davis, Tap Dogs Sydney Youth Orchestra, Australian Girls Choir Graeme Press [63][64]
17 December 2011 Grant Denyer and Natalie Barr Georgie Parker, Mark Vincent, Shannon Noll, Damien Leith, Jack Vidgen, Hugh Sheridan, Amelia Farrugia, Melinda Schneider, Katie Noonan and Elixir, Cosentino, Tania Doko, Justice Crew, Paulini, Danielle Spencer, Jay Laga'aia, Reece Mastin, David Campbell Sydney Youth Orchestra, Australian Girls Choir, Jubilation Gospel Group, The Salvation Army Choir, Sydney Children's Choir Graeme Press [65][66]
22 December 2012 Matt White and Natalie Barr Sid & Scrat, Georgie Parker, Mark Vincent, Jay Laga'aia, Samantha Jade, The Collective, Rachael Beck, cast of Legally Blonde the Musical, The Wiggles, Jessica Mauboy, Ali McGregor, John Waters, The Ten Tenors, Doug Parkinson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Justice Crew, Johnny Ruffo, Rod Stewart, Emma Birdsall Australian Girls Choir, The Salvation Army Choir, Sydney Youth Orchestra Graeme Press [67][68][69]
21 December 2013 Matt White and Melissa Doyle Tina Arena, Jimmy Barnes, The Wiggles, Jessica Mauboy, Human Nature, Samantha Jade, Johnny Ruffo, Stan Walker, Dami Im, Jai Waetford, Mark Vincent, Amanda Harrison, Justine Clarke, cast of Grease The Musical, cast of Strictly Ballroom the Musical, cast of Angelina Ballerina the Mousical, Kelly Clarkson. Sydney Youth Orchestra, Australian Girls Choir, Jubilation Gospel Group, The Salvation Army Choir, Graeme Press [7][8][70][71]
December 2014 TBA TBA Graeme Press

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