Boonah and Tamborine Mountain to start Christmas early with music and art

FESTIVE: Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band will lead a Christmas singalong at Boonah Cultural Centre. Photo: Supplied
FESTIVE: Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band will lead a Christmas singalong at Boonah Cultural Centre. Photo: Supplied

Scenic Rim Regional Council is getting into the spirit of the festive season with two cracking Christmas events early next month.

Christmas will come early at Boonah Cultural Centre with a singalong led by acclaimed cabaret artist and theatre actress, Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band on Friday, December 4.

A council spokeswoman said featuring a beautifully designed set and stunning costumes, the concert would offer the audience an opportunity to sing along to favourite Christmas carols and songs with Nadia Sunde, who has delighted Scenic Rim music lovers for years with her warmth and wit.

"The four members of her Yuletide Band are all highly acclaimed musicians in their own right -Michael Fix on guitar, John Reeves on piano and accordion, Andrew Shaw on bass and Kym Ambrose on percussion," she said.

"Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band have been perennial favourites with audiences at Brisbane's City Hall and now it's Scenic Rim's turn to enjoy their musical magic."

The show starts at 11am with tickets available at $16 or $12.50 per person for groups of 10 or more.

After nine months of council's Arts Dinners online, the first Arts Dinner live since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions will be held at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre on Tamborine Mountain from 6pm on Tuesday, December 8.

The council spokeswoman said the evening would feature a review of the unprecedented year that was 2020 and a preview of arts programming for 2021.

"Scenic Rim Regional Council is partnering with the Regional Arts Service Network for South West Queensland to deliver an exciting series of the newly-named Arts Dinners Live and Online, which will continue a more than 10-year tradition of encouraging skills development, networking and workshops," she said.

"The community is invited to join the celebration of the South West Queensland Cultural Champions and Regional Arts Development Fund in the free December Arts Dinner, which also features great food and entertainment by two of Tamborine Mountain's best-loved bands, The Inadequates and the Haystack Mountain Hermits.

"As numbers are limited, registration is essential."

For tickets for A Christmas Song and to register for the December Arts Dinner, visit liveatthecentre.com.au