Carols by Queerlight 2017

November 8, 2017

CbQ Logo


The Melbourne Rainbow Band is delighted to announce that Carols by Queerlight returns to the St Kilda Town Hall in 2017.  Presented by the Melbourne Rainbow Band with the support of the City of Port Phillip and the Victorian AIDS Council. Music, singing, and spectacle – join with us in celebrating all the fun and fabulousness of the festive season.

Directed by Tracy Videon and featuring the Melbourne Rainbow Band with guest artists including Rachel Dunham and Don Winsor, as well as a special choir – The CbQ Singers – which will be formed to lead community singing.

Bring your own snacks or pre-order a cheese platter to collect on the night.  Soft drinks and alcohol can be purchased at the venue.  No BYO drinks, please.

Saturday, 16 December 2017 @ 7:30pm (doors open 6:30pm)

St. Kilda Town Hall

Corner of Carlisle Street and Brighton Road, St Kilda


Tickets start from $15 for adults and $8 for children* and are available now via


 *Ticket prices start at $15 for adults and $8 for children based on D Reserve.

View a copy of the seating plan here

Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks. Drinks and alcohol can be purchased at the venue though, so no BYO drinks, please.

CbQ Cheese PlatterWe are pleased to be able to offer cheese platters which can be pre-ordered via TryBooking and collected on the night.

Serving two guests, these cheese platters include one soft and two hard cheeses, served with quince paste and crackers alongside a selection of dried fruit and nuts, hummus dip and a crudité of vegetables. *

Pre-order a platter and pick it up from 6:30pm on the night.

* Slight variations may occur due to availability of stock

Carols by Queerlight returns to the St Kilda Town Hall in 2017, and the Melbourne Rainbow Band is putting out an invitation to choristers from everywhere to join the occasional choir: The CbQ Singers.

A special choir will be formed to lead community singing and expressions of interest are invited from experienced choristers who read music and will be able to perform with minimal rehearsal time.

Proposed rehearsal dates:

Initial choir-only rehearsals:
Sunday 19 November, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Prahran RSL, 301 High St, Prahran

Sunday 26 November, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Prahran RSL, 301 High St, Prahran

Rehearsal with band:
Thursday 30 November, 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Will Sampson Centre, 102 Henry Street, Windsor

Final rehearsal with band & soloists:
Thursday 14 December, 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Will Sampson Centre, 102 Henry Street, Windsor

The Event:
Saturday 16 December Sound Check – Time TBC
Performance: 7.30pm Venue – St Kilda Town Hall

If you are interested, please email your name, voice part and contact phone number to the choir convener: or join the Facebook group The CBQ Singers.

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