21 Oct 2020

National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant announces Christmas carols and Light of Hope ceremony

Two unique elements of this year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant have
been unveiled following support from convenience retailer OTR.

In a year of firsts for the Pageant, audiences at Adelaide Oval and home viewers on
Channel 9 will be treated to a series of Christmas Carol performances throughout the
evening by the Australian Girls’ Choir and a powerful Light of Hope ceremony.

The Light of Hope ceremony will incorporate a truly memorable and poignant moment
involving 400 dancers and more than 1000 candles. Audiences at home and at the
Oval will be invited to join in with their mobile phone lights to help shine a light of hope
for the future.

The Australian Girls Choir will create an event spectacular as Adelaide Oval comes
alive with a 100 strong Choir singing carols on-stage alongside a soon to be announced
headline act.

“Each of these new elements to the Pageant have been creatively designed to
incorporate a simple, but powerful image, that shares a very important message – and
that is the message of hope, said Pageant Director, Brian Gilbertson.

“The Light of Hope will be a very moving feature of the Pageant, and one that we would
encourage all families at Adelaide Oval and at home to participate in through the use of
their mobile phones.”

Yasser Shahin, Executive Chair, OTR and Peregrine Corporation stated that these
two unique elements, which will both be presented as part of the National Pharmacies
Pageant for the first time, represent the joy and community spirit of the Christmas
season.

‘The Light of Hope is set to be a centrepiece of the Pageant and a great symbol of
optimism for South Australians, after such a challenging year for many in our
community,” said Yasser.

“We’re delighted that with OTR’s support this wonderful event will be enhanced, at a time
when so many seasonal events have been cancelled in 2020”.

“This year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is about doing everything we can,
to bring the Christmas message of family, love, hope and joy to our state, from the City
to our suburbs, and regional communities” said National Pharmacies CEO, Vito
Borrello

The 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is being held as a twilight parade on
Saturday 14 November 2020 at Adelaide Oval. 

For further event information, visit https://www.christmaspageant.com.au/

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