Family and Friends Gather for a Night of Carols

31 12 2010

KUCHING – The Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) Carollers gathered with family members and friends for an evening of fellowship on 12 December 2010. It was held at the St Joseph’s Parish Gallery just after the sunset mass around 7.30pm. Family Night is an annual occasion that all KYCS Carollers look forward to with the objective to thank all families especially parents of the carollers for their utmost support and generous contribution in allowing their children to be actively involved in carolling activities.

The event began with an opening speech by Rachel Remus, the KYCS Carolling Coordinator of 2010 followed by an opening prayer which was shortly followed by a brief sketch originally rehearsed and performed by the carollers themselves. Everyone had finally settled into their comfort zones as soon as the sketch ended and the whole team of carollers streamed in from the back and into the limelight to perform two christmas carols as the actual opening of the event.

Parish priest, Fr Simon Poh was present and invited upfront to say the grace before meal before the families present were called to partake in a potbless. Chairperson of Kuching Archdiocesan Commission for Youth, Stephanie Ng and Lucy Gumek were also present, with the Empowered youths supporting in providing the sound system. While families settled themselves outside on the gallery to enjoy the food, the team of carollers came upfront once more to perform Christmas carols, followed by sectional performances. The audience were swayed by performances consisting of a medley entitled Have Yourself a Holy Night, an improvised version of Stand By Me, The Christmas Song and sketch and a semi instrumental piece of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Games were played afterwards among the families to liven the atmosphere as soon as the carollers seated themselves among the audience. The audience was wound up in a state of frenzy when the games were in progress. After everyone had had a good laugh and the games had finally drawn to an end, a few parents of the carollers were invited upfront to give short sharing and affirmation to the carollers, especially those whose parents were unable to be present.

The night ended with a final performance by the carollers ~ a christmas favourite entitled Away In The Manger. The event was officially ended with a closing prayer.

Brenda Ngu



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